Originally posted on the Magoosh TOEFL blog! Learning vocabulary is one of the most basic parts of studying English, so getting good vocabulary is massively important. But there are a range of different types of ...Read More »
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Repeating yourself in TOEFL speaking
Recently, I was reviewing a student’s recorded response to a TOEFL Independent Speaking task. The question prompt asked for a spoken opinion about cell phones. While talking about mobile technology, the student mispronounced the word ...Read More »
Why is the TOEFL an Internet-Based Test?
I work with a lot of students who have the option to take either the IELTS or the TOEFL. Many of my students who prefer the IELTS say they prefer it because it’s more “real.” ...Read More »
Paraphrasing Practice for the TOEFL
In TOEFL Speaking and Writing, paraphrasing is very important. Even if a response in these sections is grammatical and easy to understand, it will still receive a very low score if the test-taker copies a ...Read More »
The Difference between Verb Participle and Verb Tense
In grammar lessons, you’ve probably heard the terms “verb participle” and “verb tense.” You won’t often use these terms in everyday English conversation, and you probably won’t need to use terms like these on the ...Read More »
Phrasal Verbs on the TOEFL
Learning phrasal verbs can be challenging. Luckily, phrasal verbs are used on the TOEFL in a limited, predictable way. Most phrasal verbs have multiple definitions, but the TOEFL will likely only use only the most ...Read More »
Repeating Yourself in TOEFL Speaking
Hello everyone! Recently, I was reviewing a student’s recorded response to a TOEFL Independent Speaking task. The question prompt asked for a spoken opinion about cell phones. While talking about mobile technology, the student mispronounced ...Read More »
Do You Need to Think in English on the TOEFL?
Howdy! Several years ago, I was talking with a young ESL student of mine in South Korea. She excitedly told me that she had just had a dream that was all in English. I remember feeling ...Read More »
TOEFL Video – Does Stuttering Hurt Your Score?
Howdy! Stuttering (“stammering” in British English) can be a real problem when you’re trying to communicate. And because the TOEFL is a test of communication, it can cause a problem and hurt your grade. But in order ...Read More »
5 Traits that Make a Good TOEFL Teacher
Hello ABA Bloggers! If you’re looking for a TOEFL class or a tutor—be it in person or online—it’s important to know what exactly a good teacher is. There are thousands of teachers who offer TOEFL ...Read More »