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Toefl 107, 3 days preparation

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New post 25 Apr 2014, 06:41
Hey all, wanted to give you my Toefl debrief.

My overall score was 107:
Reading: 30
Listening: 27
Speaking: 24
Writing: 26

So, what is my advice?

- Be early at the test taking center to not have the distraction of the others being at the speaking section when you are at the listening section.
- Go through the 400 most important words for the Toefl
- Use the official Toefl software for preparation
- practise timing on speaking section

lf you prepared for the verbal section of the Gmat, the Toefl Reading is gonna be easy. My only other advice on the Reading is that you go through the 400 most important Toefl words. I did that and I found it helpful. Around 50 words were new to me. Another thing is that on the actual test it was 4 sections instead of 3, as it is in the Toefl software tests.

For the Listening I prepared with the Toefl software. That was useful, but way easier than the actual test. They speak way faster on the actual test. I was kind of surprised by my score, I thought I had at least 28. Here my suggestion is that you just be early at the TOEFL test, because I was late and in the end of this section several other test takers were already at the speaking section, so that I had to hold the headphones really tight to my ears to understand what they were saying.

Speaking sections was actually exactly the same as on the Toefl software. I just messed it up with my first task and Im sure you guys can prepare better for this section. Most important is practice on timing in my opinion.

Writing was exactly as on the Toefl software. My Writing score was good, since I'm not a great writer in english, yet. My Gmat writing scores weren't too great either.

So, hope I could help you guys a little bit with this post. Good Luck!!
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New post 25 May 2014, 22:31
i am weak in speaking.....
i don't know how to improve it.
now i am preparing for GRE exam. Sometimes i took Barron's TOEFL iBT for practice listening, i came to know that i have very poor listening skill...

any tips or links that may boost my speaking and listening.
Thanks
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New post 27 May 2014, 17:30
Unfortunately I don't have a lot of tips for improving those skills, because I acquired a lot of listening and speaking skills through talking to my fiance in english for several years now.
I assume watching movies in english would help or finding a native speaker that talks to you in english (for example in a language exchange).
For the speaking sections I would recommend that you especially prepare for the setup of the speaking section. Get used to the 45 seconds, so you haven't said everything in your mind before the time runs out and, more important, so you have said everything you wanted and needed to say in those 45 seconds.

Sorry that I can't be of further help on this one.
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