Archive for the ‘toefl’ Category

TOEFL Grammar -ING & -ED Adjectives

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

This is a two-part lesson about participal adjectives. It’ll be very useful to you for the speaking section especially, where mistakes in grammar will hurt your score.



TOEFL Grammar – Talking about Money and Dates in English

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

In this lesson, we talk about the correct way to talk about money and dates in English. This may very well differ from the way it is done in your native language, and in English, you will notice that it is done differently in speech and writing.

How to CHEAT on the TOEFL!

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Okay friends, here is a trick you can use on the TOEFL iBT to improve your score in the section that everyone dreads the most — the TOEFL Speaking section.

Now, I would only advise that you read the following information if you are willing to do something devious and dishonest in order to get a better score…

Okay, here it is: When you’re done the section BEFORE speaking, don’t go forward to the speaking straight. Still your mind and and listen to what your fellow TOEFLers are speaking about around you. At least a few of them have probably already started their Speaking sections and will thus reveal something about the topic in what they are saying. If you do this, you’ll be able to think about the topic for longer and thus get a better score than your friends!

Remember — this is a TOEFL secret!! Don’t tell anyone ;)

How to Structure Your TOEFL Essay

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Get full points on the organization section of your TOEFL essay by following the steps in this lesson by engVid’s RebeccaESL

Free TOEFL Listening example

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Here’s a sample of the type of question you’ll encounter in the listening section of the TOEFL.Answer the following questions based on the lecture:

1: What is another name for swarmer white ants?
a) Workers
b) Alates
c) Termites
d) Nymphs

2: Why must worker white ants feed all the other white ants?
a) The worker ants have the largest appetites.
b) Soldier white ants do not have time to eat.
c) The worker white ants have special bacteria in their stomach.
d) The king white ant forces the worker white ants to feed him.

3: What can be inferred from the lecture?
a) All white ants should be exterminated, even in the wilderness.
b) White ants are better than carpenter ants.
c) Soldier white ants are more important than queen white ants.
d) White ants are highly organized insects that can be very destructive.