Decide If Your TOEFL Speaking Teacher Is A Professional

How to Decide If Your TOEFL Speaking Teacher Is A Professional

Julia Vasileva Common Questions, Get Started, TOEFL: About Private Lessons 0 Comments

Studying for TOEFL iBT in online lessons has lots of benefits. You can save time and money by not traveling to a school. You also have access to a huge number of teachers who can guide you. But there is also a downside. Because the trend of online education is still relatively new, there is no organization that maintains industry …

TOEFL Speaking Challenge

Insane TOEFL Speaking Challenge

Julia Vasileva TOEFL: Advice for Studying

We know what kind of speaking responses TOEFL graders love and what phrases limit your score to 23-24. You won’t get a TOEFL speaking score of 26+ if you say things like, “My favorite sport is tennis for two main reasons. The first reason is that tennis is exciting. The second main reason is that tennis is healthy. So for …

TOEFL iBT - Native-Speaker Accents

Native-Speaker Accents in the TOEFL iBT

Julia Vasileva TOEFL: Advice for Studying 0 Comments

Do you know that you may hear different kinds of native-speaker English accents in your TOEFL iBT exam? In addition to accents from North America, there’s a good chance you’ll hear accents from Great Britain, New Zealand or Australia. You don’t want there to be any surprises in the exam, so watch this video to learn about the experience of …

How to Keep Focused Moving Through Your TOEFL Integrated Essay

How to Keep Focused Moving Through Your Integrated Essay

Julia Vasileva TOEFL: Advice for Studying 0 Comments

According to the official TOEFL iBT Integrated Writing Rubric, you get a top score on the integrated essay if your response “…successfully selects the important information from the lecture and coherently and accurately presents this information in relation to the relevant information presented in the reading.” It’s a challenging task, as you have only 20 minutes to combine the details …

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

Julia Vasileva TOEFL: About Private Lessons, TOEFL: Advice for Studying 0 Comments

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

Julia Vasileva TOEFL: Advice for Studying 0 Comments

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 …