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  • Hi, I am Rebecca And today well be answering some questions

  • that students ask about the Toefl exam, for those of you who’s just been told, found

  • out that you need to do the TOEFL. Herere some are very basic information

  • so that if you have any ideas what the TOEFL is all about.

  • So Ricado has asked us what is the TOEFL. Well, and what is ibt.

  • Let’s start with the beginning. TOEFL is actually acronym, an acronym means

  • that each letters of TOEFL. T-O-E-F_F stands for a word.

  • In these cases these stand for test of english as foreign language.

  • It’s also called the TOEFL ibt. That also stand for something.

  • That stands forinternet based testThe TOEFL ibt is conducted completely and

  • entirely over in the internet We don’t actually need to meet the examinor

  • at all. It just uses an computer throughout the four

  • hours or so of public exam. So what is TOEFL.

  • The TOEFL is the english for efficency exam, which is used to test your knowledge of reading,

  • writing, listening and understanding english in an academic contest, alright.

  • So that’s why a lot of the language use in the TOEFL.

  • It’s in fact, academic or campus space language. We retalking about this in another moment.

  • Kumico from Japan asked who take the TOEFL. Well, the TOEFL is often taken by the people

  • who are non native speakers of english. And why do they take that.

  • They take it to get the mission of the university or college.

  • Sometimes they take for profesional reasons to get certification in their profession in

  • certain countries. And some students take it simply to demonstrate

  • their fluency in English for a potential employer. Ok Kumico, I hope that I answered your question.

  • What kind of english is tested on the TOEFL. As I mentioned, TOEFL is really testing in

  • your academic english :the formal at the informal english.

  • So formal means academic lectures and the informal permanent means conversations

  • on campus between students and students, between students and professors or students and librarian.

  • These are the types of listening and reading passages that you find there.

  • Procastrer from Indian asked us how long is TOEFL.

  • Well the TOEFL is the long exam.It actually takes about three and a half to four hours

  • . It varies for a certain reasons I explain

  • that in the moment. The TOEFL has four sections : reading, writing,

  • listening and speaking. It starts with the reading section.

  • The minimum time of the reading section is sixty minutes.

  • In that area well have three sections. It’s possible that the reading section could

  • be a little bit longer. It could actually be about five sections in

  • which case each time, they past a section, they give you another twenty minutes.

  • So it can be anything from about sixty or one hundered minutes for the reading section.

  • Whether you have three sections or five sections, youre always tested on only.

  • Youre only. Sorry. Youre always scored or only three sections,

  • but we don’t know which ‘s three sections. The reason sometimes you give it extra sections

  • because ETS the company that makes the TOEFL exam want to try out an experiment with the

  • new questions and youre as it habits on whom they try

  • out these question. So you may have to do a longer reading section.

  • You may at the minimum which is three sections in one hour along.

  • In any case you don’t know which sections are going to be scored.

  • So youre gonna try your best into very well throughout the exam, ok.

  • that is sixty minutes reading section, that for by sixty minutes or one hundred minites

  • again of the listening section . Then you have a ten minutes break.

  • After the tape, after the break is the speaking section.

  • It lasts about twenty minites all so.you have six different tasks

  • and last of all you have yours TOEFL writing section.

  • TOEFL writing, today consists of two sections. In the first part, it’s integrated task,

  • you’r gived something treat which have few paragraphs along

  • then you have something to listen to, last you to write something which integrate the

  • information that you read and that you heard. You have to start sunmarising or contract

  • it and so on. And last the form you have to an essay

  • In this essay, you have half of hour to write and it should be about 300 to 350 words which

  • is about five paragraphs Now most important of all almost all my students

  • ask how can I get high score on TOEFL ibt. Well. Therere really four different ways

  • The first way is to have knowledge of the test itsefl ,

  • to understand the structure of the test, to know what to expect in the section and so

  • on. The second part is to have the skills.

  • It’s necessary to do well that primary skills : reading, writing, listening and speaking.

  • Secondary skills such as grammar, vocabulary,spelling and so on

  • and also academic skills are important to do well the TOEFL.

  • For example note taking summarising, skimming, scanning, things like these

  • Are going to be necessary while youre doing the TOEFL exam and as it would be necessary

  • when you go to the university. The third point which is better or not to

  • do well in the TOEFL is your attitude. Of course you want to minimine your fear and

  • your anxiety and you want to optimize the feeling that you can do well

  • Last of all the resource that you have access to

  • For example, you should prefer to good and current TOEFL ibt materials and bookswhether

  • theyre online, videos such as these books made by ETS and may such as company that produce

  • ebook. and also it would be very very helpful to

  • attend actual lessons. There are lessons in your country, these are

  • many student travel around the world to attend TOEFL programs in English speaking counties

  • To strange them that score and to improve their score.

  • For whatever reason, youre doing the TOEFL, i wish all the best.

  • Very good website, i believe can help you a lot is called that www.goodlucktoefl.com

  • I’ll write that for you, Here youre find a lot of informations which

  • i have mentioned here, as well as much more, lots of resources information

  • and there’s also TOEFL blog another questions that question and answer will help you

  • Whatever happened, good luck on your TOEFL .

  • Bye for now!

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