how to get higher TOEFL speaking score

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 …

how to get higher TOEFL speaking score

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 …

Common TOEFL Phrases with “make” & “do”

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Step 1: Get the worksheet by clicking the red button: Step 2: Check your answers: Phrases with “make” make a suggestion make a mistake make use of make sure make a choice make a decision make an appointment make progress Phrases with “do” do a test do a project do an internship do work / homework do my best do …

3 Questions to ask a TOEFL program

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When you interview a potential TOEFL course, or if you speak with a potential TOEFL teacher, there are some things that you need to know. What are those questions?  Watch the video to find out. If you have answers that you can trust, then it is probably the right decision to study with them.

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 …

Advantage #4: Fix YOUR errors

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Learn things your American co-workers and neighbors won’t tell you “No one ever explained that to me about English before.” I hear this from my students a lot when I correct their grammar, pronunciation or vocabulary for the TOEFL iBT’s speaking or writing sections. A lot of my students live in America – many of them have been living there …