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but the "short summary" questions can seem pretty arbitrary sometimes.
Yeah, that's the type of questions I got one sentence wrong for. I find these questions pretty easy if I have time to read the text again, then distinguishing between details and ideas is pretty straightforward. However, there were several "imply" questions during the test having in answer choices information not mentioned in text. 2 wrong options I easily eliminated but with the remaining options it's tricky. These I would say are arbitrary. I realized I spent too much time on them and left too little time for "summary" questions. So I'll probably focus on getting "summary" questions right every time and during the test will limit myself to 45 seconds for tricky "imply" type questions.
I have no problems with vocabulary questions as I read a lot in English so I usually can pick the correct option without even looking at text, but just to assure the correct answer I check my variant with the context provided by the text.
You might want to really practice your note-taking skills. Develop the ability to take really comprehensive notes.
I listen to a lot of English language podcasts and audio books, so I usually can write down the entire lecture or conversation. I've got only one out of 3 wrong answers I selected because I didn't remember the detail the question was asking about. The other two were strange, because the question was "Why did student come to see professor?" and the student talked half of the conversation about conference and the other half about her essay topic (last half). So it could have been both, and the one I chose - conference - appeared to be wrong
But hey... 109 is phenomenal. Is there a program you're interested in that requires more than that? Going into journalism?
Nope, I'm not going to study anywhere. I'm taking it because I wanted to do so a few years ago but didn't have chance to. And I think if suddenly my financial state worsens I can earn extra money by preparing people for TOEFL
. I had one student, but that was quite long time back.
PS. Is this website yours? http://www.toeflresources.com/