Sunday, 21 February 2016

Basic tips to prepare for TOEFL

To study abroad in most countries including USA and Australia, you are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test. This internet-based test requires good preparation. In India, the test costs $170 and you are allowed to appear for it for an infinite number of times, but not more than once in a 12-day period.

Tips for TOEFL preparations

For the TOEFL, you need to come up to speed on your reading, speaking and writing skills.

To enhance reading skills
Select passages from a newspaper, magazine or book. Work on how to create a summary of a passage. You should also know how to read a passage on a screen & be able to paraphrase it or answer questions related to it.

To enhance writing skills
You can work on your writing skills by writing out the summary of a passage you read or a radio program you heard or even a film you watched. You can write what your liked about it and how it is similar or different from others.

To enhance speaking skills
Read aloud a passage and work on pronunciations. Then make an oral recitation of a summary of the passage, including your views on the passage.