Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Test-taking Tips for the TOEFL iBT

  1. Become familiar with the format. Review the amount of time you have for each section.
  2. Remember: the TOEFL iBT tests not only language skills but academic skills, such as how well you take notes, remember information, can compare and contrast information, etc.
  3. Within the test, the same skills are tested over and over again.
  4. The same kinds of questions are repeated throughout the exam. Recognize this early on so that you feel more comfortable with the types of questions being asked.
  5. Don't worry if the reading topics seem unfamiliar - you can be assured that all the information needed to answer the questions will be included in the passage.
  6. Don't "get lost" in the details. Understand and take note of the main points.
  7. Answer the questions in the writing and speaking questions. Be direct and get to the point quickly. Your answer should be transparent (easy to understand).
  8. Use your organizational skills in the writing and speaking sections. Take notes on how you will organize your thoughts before you begin speaking/writing.
  9. Use vocabulary and grammar structures that you know you can use correctly. This is not the time to try something new and unfamiliar.
  10. Be sure to answer all the questions. Guess if necessary.

Tips from www.longmanusa.com/toefl.

1 comment:

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