Paraphrasing means restating what you have heard or read in your own words. The objective is to use different words to express the same ideas. You must resist the temptation to copy entire lines or long phrases from the original passage, or learn acceptable ways in which to do so. Copying the..
Here are ten sentences with specific words bolded. Hopefully they are new vocabulary for you. See if you can understand the meaning of the words from the sentences using context clues. Below the sentences are the definitions of the bolded words. Try to figure out which definition matches with which ..
Dear students, can you spot the grammatical errors? Find the errors and reconstruct the sentences again using the correct grammar. Why don’t call me? Me is waiting. Where you go? I’m coming visit to my grandmother. Who is called? I hope we talk on phone today. I want ..
The Simplest Grammar Indefinite and Definite Articles Listen to the audio below and can you spot the mistakes in the conversation? Take careful notice of how to use indefinite articles and definite articles in this conversation. It is essential to fully comprehend the basic rules ..
Find out which version of the TOEFL you will take Depending on where and when you take the TOEFL test, you will encounter either the Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) or the TOEFL Paper-based Test (TOEFL PBT). Be sure of which format you will use. Your TOEFL score from either test will be accep..
Note taking Just like in a college classroom, you will be allowed to take notes on what you hear and read during the test and then use your notes when answering the questions. Writing On the iBT, the Writing test is 50 minutes and consists of two tasks. For one task, you write i..
TOEFL Listening Common Problem 1: Focus and Memory Because there is a lot of information in the recording, it can be difficult to pay attention the whole time. That’s especially true because the lectures are about topics that maybe you’re not interested in. Can you stay focused on all..
TOEFL Speaking Common Problem 1: Not Knowing the Format The format of the TOEFL speaking section is very specific. If you don’t know the format before you take the test, it can be confusing and much more difficult than it should be. In this week’s video, I mention a short story about ..