Friday, August 22, 2014

Independent task: speaking, personal preference questions

You can practice these questions by yourself. Remember you have 15 seconds to prepare and 45 to talk.

Take into account: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation. Speak clear and do not hesitate.
  • What do you think is the best way to learn a second language? Give your opinion.
  • Name a skill you have learned and explain why it is important to you. Include details and examples to support your explanation.
  • Some students prefer to do the group projects. Other students prefer to do individual projects. Which kind of projects do you think produce more learning and why?
  • Some people work for a business, and some people work in their own business. Which would you prefer to do and why? Include details and examples in your explanation.
  • A good teacher should have some special qualities. What qualities do you think are necessary for a good teacher to have access and why? Include details and examples in your explanation.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Secrets for the Reading section

from English club

The iBT does not test grammar separately as previous TOEFL tests did. You will still need to prove that you have a strong grasp of grammar in the speaking and writing sections. It is helpful to familiarize yourself with key academic vocabulary. Keep in mind that you don't need to know every word in a reading passage to answer the questions. Practise reading without a dictionary close by. When it comes to the questions, concentrate on the areas that the questions pertain to. Skim through the passage, read the questions, then read for more detail. The questions usually come in the order they appear in the passage. Anticipate the type of questions you will be asked in this section. Many of the readings have a main idea question. You will be asked at least two vocabulary questions from each reading. You will also be asked some detailed questions and some inference questions. You will not have time to reread a whole passage.