The Official Guide to the Toefl Test (英語) ペーパーバック – 2017/12/13
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The bestselling official guide to the TOEFL iBT® test, from ETS, the maker of the test! Now expanded with a fourth authentic TOEFL iBT practice test.
The new Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test is the best, most reliable guide to the test that is used to meet English-language proficiency requirements at more than 10,000 institutions worldwide, including top universities in Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. This completely updated fifth edition includes real TOEFL test questions for practice, as well as explanations of all four sections of the test. The guide provides learners with information on how to integrate reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in order to construct effective answers that demonstrate university-level English proficiency.
Inside you'll find:
Hundreds of authentic TOEFL test questions and essay topics from the test maker
Four authentic TOEFL iBT practice tests (available in the book and on DVD)
Test-taking strategies to help you do your very best on the test
My biggest problem with this edition is with the dvd program. They used a new type of program that makes you hit another button to listen to any questions or listenings. For example, when you do a listening lecture, you need to hit "listen to conversation" button at the bottom before it plays. It doesn't play the listenings or questions without hitting this button. In the previous editions, they just play automatically like on the real test, but this one is different. The worst part is that the timer keeps going on the top right. So the time keeps going but when you go to the next question on anything, you need to hit next, and then play question, and then the answer choices show up. It's just one extra step but this really takes me out of the real test simulation feeling.
To sum up, this book is good for just book practice, but the dvd program is not worth it.
Should you consider doing the TOEFL exam, you will need to determine the best strategy to reach your desired score. Trust me, it will be the most important decision you can make with regard to this exam! So, do not mess it up.
Since the TOEFL is a standardized test and, by the time of your application, you should already have a solid knowledge of the English language, invest your precious time wisely and focus on practising the TOEFL model.
This does not diminish the importance of expanding your vocabulary and revising grammar rules as well as sentence structures. Yet you should prepare by doing and, if necessary, repeating the practice tests. Such approach will show you exactly what to expect on exam day while reducing some of the test-related anxiety you might have.
I do really enjoy this book and am confident it is a wonderful tool for my TOEFL preparation. You will find some general information regarding the exam, such as the structure, kind of questions that might be asked, and requirements. Besides that, the book offers some valuable tips and strategies to prepare for the TOEFL exam.
Most importantly, you will find a comprehensive practice chapter, comprising 4 practice tests. You can opt to do the practice tests on your computer or use the book instead. I highly recommend using the computer version, so that you further accustome yourself to the TOEFL format. For this, you will need the CD that is included in this product.
Apart from the complete practice exams, this book offers a complete insight into each type of question of the TOEFL. There is a detailed explanation of every single kind of question, namely its meaning and what is required from the examinee. Before doing the practice tests, you also have the chance to test your knowledge on the individual exam categories. In this case, you get approximately 6 additional practice sets per exam group. Allow me to remind that the TOEFL exam is divided in 4 main groups - reading, listening, speaking and writing.
And if you want to go the extra mile, there is so much more you can do:
* The YouTube channels TOEFL Speaking Teacher, MagooshTOEFL and linguamarina have nice videos with great tips to prepare well for the exam.
* I also recommend getting used to academic texts, so try to read as much as you can! Magazines such as The Economist, BBC or National Geographic are great sources, since the TOEFL reading comprehension is all about history, society, geography and biology.
* For the listening part, you can use podcasts or even YouTube videos and just try to focus on what is being said. It is important to prepare to listen to casual conversations (context-based) and academic lectures (information-based). The listening part is spoken in American English.
* For the writing part, try to write structured essays. I suggest focusing in summarizing information (task 1), which means you should not express what you think, and opinion essays, in which you have to have an opinion and use arguments to defend it.
* For the speaking part, try to anticipate the kind of personal questions that can be asked and try also to verbally summarize information. If possible, contact a native speaker to point out and help you improve.
I wish everyone the best of luck and kindly remind you not to forget your ID or identification document. You will need it to prove your identity on the day of your exam. It would also be wise to memorize or write down the code of the university you applied for, so that your results are sent directly to the admissions office. Should you decide to request this after the exam, you might have to pay a small, additional fee.
Please also consider taking earplugs, water and maybe some snacks with you. Arrive at least one hour before the start time.
Man sollte sich nicht die FOURTH und die FIFTH Edition kaufen, weil sich die Übungen wiederholen. Es gibt noch ein anderen Buch von ETS zum TOEFL, wo es Volume 1 und Volume 2 gibt. Ich empfehle davon eines zu kaufen. So hat man viele ziemlich originale Tests zum Üben und Lernen.
Del envío llegó antes de lo esperado y aunque unas páginas de la orilla estaban ligeramente dobladas no afectó para nada el uso del libro.
Sencillamente me encantó.