Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 29 Aug 2014, 08:20

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

My toefl story: 112/120

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
4 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 29 Apr 2012
Posts: 1
GMAT Date: 10-02-2012
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [4] , given: 0

My toefl story: 112/120 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 04:54
4
This post received
KUDOS
Hi guys,


I received my toefl score last week: 112 (30, 28, 24, 30). Reading all the toefl reports of other test takers from gmat-club gave me a lot of confidence and some really great advice. Maybe my story can help you, too, in preparing for the test.

Coming to the test center: I had to travel half an hour by train to the next town. The test center was near the station. The people there were very nice and the test takers had the opportunity to chat with each other a little bit. Some were applying for MBA-degree; others wanted to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies – all in all a very mixed group.

Reading: I had to read three texts of 700 words and answer 42 questions within 60 minutes. The most difficult part in this task is managing your time: You just cannot read the whole text and hope that you can answer the questions correctly afterwards. The questions are too detailed for that. The best strategy here is to answer question by question and read only the part of the text you need to answer the question correctly. You will always begin with questions about the first paragraph, then get questions about the second, etc. While answering all these, you will get a really good impression, what the text is about, so the summery task in the end of each reading block won’t be a problem. While preparing for the reading part, get used to reading fast and making some educated guesses when not sure, then the reading part will be no problem. I scored a nice 30/30.

Listening: I did not prepare this section very much. I thought that this section would be the easiest, but the actual test was harder than I thought. The listening part does not really test your ability to identify what it has been said, but rather to memorize and make inferences between what has been said. You really have to stay alert. The good news is: You are probably allowed to make some mistakes. Although I guessed a lot, I scored 28/30.

Speaking: I was really worried about my performance of the listening section, this might be the reason why a started the speaking section so badly. During the first two tasks I spoke really bad, made many pauses and often used the wrong words. My advice for you: Practice this section a lot. There are some videos from notefull on youtube which are excellent. The speaking part is not the intellectually most challenging one - but you have to get used to the test format to score well. My lowest score: 24

Wiriting: Write as much as you can! I am sure I made many mistakes, but I wrote about 400 words in the first and 520 words in the second essay. I still wonder, how I did that. When I practiced, I wrote one 240 word essay for the first question and one 440 word essay for the second. I guess when everyone around you is hammering on the keyboard like crazy, that just motivates you. That the American keyboard is different from the European one is not a real problem, actually. Score: 30/30
I used the official guide to prepare. This should suffice for the reading and listening section. For the speaking section I would recommend to watch the videos on youtube mentioned above and to practice. You do not really need to prepare for the writing part. Maybe you can write one or two essays as I did to get some confidence, that’s all.

After I have taken the test I had a bad feeling. I thought that I did not score very well and prepared myself mentally to take the test again (I need a score of 100). When I received my score I was really happy. I guess the actual score will always be better than you think.
I hope my story could help you a little bit. If you like, you can leave some comments below.


Cheers,
Sebastian
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Affiliations: Project Management Professional (PMP)
Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 213
Location: New Delhi, India
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 12

GMAT Tests User
Re: My toefl story: 112/120 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 21:37
Thanks a lots for sharing..
_________________

Best
Vaibhav

If you found my contribution helpful, please click the +1 Kudos button on the left, Thanks

Re: My toefl story: 112/120   [#permalink] 10 Jun 2012, 21:37
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Toefl 112/120 [R:27 L:29 S:28 W:28] - 1 day prep JohnnieWalker 0 26 May 2012, 20:16
My Story... vivek_dj 26 18 Apr 2005, 14:48
My gmat to admit story venksune 29 24 Jan 2005, 09:56
710..My GMAT story mbahope 1 01 Dec 2004, 19:14
570-650,my story ashwini17 5 08 Oct 2004, 07:31
Display posts from previous: Sort by

My toefl story: 112/120

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: carcass



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.