Video: The Core Components that Make your Speech Sound More Natural

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A high TOEFL speaking score means that you sound almost like a native speaker, your accent is clear, and your speech is smooth and flowing. In this video, our teacher Sherlen Tanner explains some of the key elements needed to make your accent sound more natural. You’ll learn about the most common speaking mistakes TOEFL students make and the ways …

Video: How to Sound like a Native Speaker

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Your word choice matters. Did you know that using overly complex vocabulary to express your ideas in speaking tasks 1 and 2 may actually decrease your TOEFL score? To receive a high score for the TOEFL Independent Speaking tasks 1 and 2, your responses should sound natural and spontaneous. However, many students have a hard time speaking naturally in a …

How to guarantee 26+ at TOEFL iBT speaking.

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Teaching TOEFL iBT is my full-time job; it’s not a hobby or an occasional lesson topic. I was a new TOEFL teacher back in 2010. I’ve taught hundreds of TOEFL students from over 30 countries and more than 20 language groups. I give students far more detailed information about why their TOEFL iBT Speaking scores are just 23-24 than the …

Attend our free class: 5 Common TOEFL iBT Study Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

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On Thursday, March 19th, you can attend Jaime’s  live, free online video class.  You can watch the broadcast from anywhere in the world. 5 Common Mistakes: If your speaking score is stuck at 23 or 24, you are probably doing at least one of these five things. Learn what they are so you can avoid them! 5 “Best Techniques” of High-Scoring …

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How long do I need to get my TOEFL score?

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To have high-scoring speaking and writing scores at TOEFL, you need to be both fluent and accurate. Ideas need to pop into your mind quickly, you must be able to express them instantaneously and, at the same time, your accent, vocabulary and grammar must all be clear. Do you see the picture on the right? You need to get to …

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What factors slow down my TOEFL progress?

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There are many things that can affect the speed of your improvement with English.  Here are some common factors that I have observed in hundreds of students since 2010: 1. Not having enough motivation.  Many people say that they want better English, but they cannot find the energy that encourages them to study. 2. Not having enough time to practice …

Pharmacists! You must read this!

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Pharmacists study for TOEFL in 3 different ways. Some get help with TOEFL immediately, before they even take TOEFL the first time. Unfortunately, these people are very rare.  I calculate this kind of person at about 0.05% of the pharmacists I’ve worked with.  Some get help with TOEFL after getting low scores 2-5 times. I’d say about 49% of the …

Comparing “Score Analysis” to Private TOEFL Lessons

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If you’re thinking about studying with me, but you’re not sure if you should take the Score Analysis session, or if you need private lessons, then watch this video.  (NOTE: when I made the video, we used to call “Score Analysis” by another name “Escape TOEF-heLL” so you will hear me say “Escape TOEF-heLL”, but it is the same thing as …