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# TOEFL debrief 101. NEED YOUR ADVICE ON S AND W SECTION

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09 Mar 2014, 00:57
hi everyone, I recently took my TOEFL and the score was 101 (R:30 L:24 S:22 W:25).
Although I was pretty confident that I scored atleast 105, my score was only 101.
Putting aside the Listening section for now, I urgently need everyone's advice on Speaking and Writing section!
I am aiming for 109 so I really need to improve my scoren on these sections.
Also, please see my detailed comments and thoughts for each section.

I was confident that I made no mistake at this section so not much to comment here...
I was trained from the Verbal section of GMAT so the reading section for TOEFL felt comparably easy for me.
Also, I thought I was lucky that I was able to answer all the vocabulary related questions

LISTENING 24

I knew immediately that I flunk this section becase I lost my concentration during this section.
Maintaining my concentration is the key point for my next TOEFL.
Although I lost my concentration and missed around 6 questions, I fet the questions were straight forward and not tricky.
Maybe I need to listen more to the speaker, rather than consistently taking notes.

SPEAKING 22

This is my weakest section.
I spent many hours preparing for this section but somehow the score is not improving....
From the rubric scale I can tell that score of 22 means I got average of 2.83 in Speaking section.
Average of 2.83 means I got point of 2,3,3,3,3,3 for each question, disregarding the order.
I need to learn how I could improve my point from 3 to 4.
Do I need to use template? Or is pronunciation more important? Do I need to use specific examples for question 1 and 2?
Do I need to give 2 examples in question 1? Or can I just give one example and explain in detail?
Please kindly advice! Any advice to get 26 or above on this section is highly appreciated.

WRITING 25

This section was the most disappointing section for me, because I was somewhat confident that I scored above 28.
So again, score of 25 means I got average of 4 points out of 5.
In the integrated essay, I wrote exactly 225 words with explaining both the view of passage and speaker in each paragraph.
I took few min. to review my essay so I should have made minimum amount of spelling error.
In the independent essay, I wrote 435 words, without using any template. I used my own words throughout the essay and consisted my essay with 5 paragraphs. I believe my ideas were developed too, with minimum amount of spelling or grammar error.
Although I was confident that I did well on both part of essay, my score was 25.
Is there any key points when I write my essay or advices to improve my score to 28 or above??

Please kindly share me your thoughts and advices to improve my scores, especially for dreading speaking section and writing section.
I will be taking TOEFL again next week and also 2 times next month.
I hope I can succeed to score more thann 109 by end of Aril...
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