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Published on March 13, 2009

Author: zappadelta

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What is TOEFL? TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language . It is a test designed to measure the English ability of non-native speakers who plan to study at universities in North America.

TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language . It is a test designed to measure the English ability of non-native speakers who plan to study at universities in North America.

TOEFL iBT? iBT stands for Internet-based test. This test focuses on testing the person’s English ability in an academic setting. - new speaking section - writing section expanded

iBT stands for Internet-based test.

This test focuses on testing the person’s English ability in an academic setting.

- new speaking section

- writing section expanded

TOEFL iBT Listening Format Listening Section 2 conversations 4 lectures/discussions 34 questions (5 per conversation, 6 per lecture) About 50 minutes

Listening Section

2 conversations

4 lectures/discussions

34 questions (5 per conversation, 6 per lecture)

About 50 minutes

TOEFL Scoring Reading 0-30 Listening 0-30 Speaking 0-30 Writing 0-30 Total Score 0 – 120 What is a passing score? There is no passing score. Every university has its own standards for admission. So, check the standards for the university you are interested in.

Reading 0-30

Listening 0-30

Speaking 0-30

Writing 0-30

Total Score 0 – 120

What is a passing score? There is no passing score. Every university has its own standards for admission. So, check the standards for the university you are interested in.

10 Keys to Success The book mentions 10 keys that will help you get better scores on the test. Increase general English knowledge Learn about the test Prepare – train for the test Be in good physical condition Get computer practice

The book mentions 10 keys that will help you get better scores on the test.

Increase general English knowledge

Learn about the test

Prepare – train for the test

Be in good physical condition

Get computer practice

10 Keys to Success Become familiar with format and directions of test Be organized – don’t cram at the last minute Use time wisely Use process of elimination for multiple choice Relax – don’t be anxious!

Become familiar with format and directions of test

Be organized – don’t cram at the last minute

Use time wisely

Use process of elimination for multiple choice

Relax – don’t be anxious!

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Important Listening Skills Understanding the main idea Understanding supporting ideas, facts Draw inferences - make a conclusion based on information from the conversation Identify the speaker’s purpose attitude (is he angry?, is she confused?) Ordering Analyzing charts

Understanding the main idea

Understanding supporting ideas, facts

Draw inferences - make a conclusion based on information from the conversation

Identify the speaker’s purpose attitude (is he angry?, is she confused?)

Ordering

Analyzing charts

The Test You will hear 2 conversations and 4 lectures - Conversations are between 2 people. One person is a student. The other might be another student, librarian, professor, etc. They deal with situations related to university life. - Lectures take place in the classroom. There may be one speaker (the professor), or an academic discussion between the professor and students.

You will hear 2 conversations and 4 lectures

- Conversations are between 2 people. One person is a student. The other might be another student, librarian, professor, etc. They deal with situations related to university life.

- Lectures take place in the classroom. There may be one speaker (the professor), or an academic discussion between the professor and students.

Timing You have 20 minutes to answer the questions - this does not include the listening time - individual questions have no time limit. For example, you can spend 5 seconds or 3 minutes on 1 question. But you must finish the entire section (34 questions) within the time limit. - the entire section (listening and answering) will take about 60 minutes

You have 20 minutes to answer the questions

- this does not include the listening time

- individual questions have no time limit. For example, you can spend 5 seconds or 3 minutes on 1 question. But you must finish the entire section (34 questions) within the time limit.

- the entire section (listening and answering) will take about 60 minutes

Note Taking You should take notes while listening to the conversations and lectures. We will practice this important skill today!

You should take notes while listening to the conversations and lectures. We will practice this important skill today!

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