Pay attention to Referents.
On TOEFL®Test reading passages, you will find many words or phrases that refer to other things in the text. If you do not understand what these referents refer to, you will have great difficulty understanding the passage as a …[Read more]
Try to be unique!
The people who score TOEFL®Test speaking and writing answers hear and read thousands of responses. Many of those responses sound very similar. For this reason, it is a good idea to say and write something a little bit fres…[Read more]
What are “Integrated Tasks”?
On the speaking and writing sections of TOEFL®Test, you will have to do some integrated tasks. These tasks involve listening and reading. Integrated tasks require you to understand the opinions of others and how readings an…[Read more]
Listening,Reading,Speaking,Vocabulary & Grammar,Writing
Set your objectives to achieve your goals!
Setting goals is an important part of learning. What is your goal? Think carefully about this. Now, what are the steps that will take you toward that goal? These smaller steps can be called objectives. An objective might be som…[Read more]
There is only one way to become comfortable and skilled: practice. The more you practice, whether it's reading, listening, speaking, or writing, the more you will improve. But make sure your practice is "mindful" or "deliberat…[Read more]
Make the Logical Inference.
On the reading and listening sections of TOEFL®Test, you will have to answer inference questions. Inference questions ask you to "infer" something. This means that you understand something that is not stated directly. Inst…[Read more]
Vocabulary & Grammar,Writing
Beware of Collocation when you use Vocabulary.
Learning how to use good vocabulary is much more than just learning the meaning of words. It's equally as important to learn how words go together, or how they collocate. Let's look at an example or two: "Powerful" and "strong"…[Read more]
Analyze the Referents when you solve the Text Insertion Questions.
On the Reading part of TOEFL®Test, there are questions that ask you to insert a sentence into a text. You will have to choose which of four places to insert it. For these Insert Text questions, you will need to analyze the ref…[Read more]
Use Skimming or Scanning Depending on Your Purpose.
One important skill related to understanding main ideas is "skimming", which means reading quickly for main ideas. You don't need to read every word, just quickly read through the passage trying to find out the main idea. Anoth…[Read more]