In this passage we will be completing the analysis of the Speaking Section of the TOEFL-iBT.
Here we will be tackling the final two questions: The Integrated 2, and The Summary.
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes This post is the continuation of the first installment of the series, The Reading Section – Audios – TOEFL-iBT® (2/4). If you are new here, I would recommend starting from there in order to understand this better by clicking here (LINK TO The Listening Section Overview – TOEFL-iBT® (1/4)). If …
As you know, prepping for an international test is no easy challenge. You have all the stakes weighing deeper on your shoulders, you need a specific score with a deadline, the nerve of the moment, and so much more. It`s a lot of pressure. Luckily, you don’t need to cave in despair, as you can easily be the master of your destiny. You just need to be consistent with a few habits. Study habits that is. Here is the short answer:
Now as you may already know, Standardized tests such as the TOEFL or the IELTS, are infamous for draining energy. In fact one of the main reasons why students score lower is due to the marathonic lengths that these tests have. This can be statistically proven when you analyze the score of the first sections of the tests and compare them with the final sections. There is usually a clear lowering on their performance. Even though you will be allotted a few minutes to recover in 1 or more short breaks, it is not sufficient to just get a bathroom break, but rather a moment where you can regain some of that energy that has been lost. But you have to do this in a very efficient way. So here are the best and worst snacks that you can take for your standardized test. Starting with the best ones.
Now by far this is on the top 3 challenges any student can have when preparing for a standardized test, along with grammar and structuring your responses and to be honest there isn’t a super fast way to increase your vocabulary. It takes months or years to get to a very high level of vocab, depending on your starting point and how much you actually practice.
As you know during 3/4 of this test you will have to take notes. You will be doing this during The Listening Section, The Speaking Section, and The Writing Section. However, you must be aware that this is not an easy skill to master here is a shortlist of things that I have compiled and applied with my students to help them improve their writing skills as fast as they can.
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes Getting a high score on the TOEFL test is essential for whatever institution you are applying to. Nevertheless, obtaining that score is not as easy as it may sound. A lot of effort and time needs to be placed into studying, preparing, improving and repeating everything. So, here I brief …