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The Official Guide to the New TOEFL IBT with CD-ROMby Educational Testing Service
Synopses & Reviews
Reviews the material covered in the Internet-based TOEFL, and provides more than five hundred actual TOEFL questions and essay topics.
The bestselling official guide to the new-format Test of English as a Foreign Language
About the Author
ETS is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research, primarily through testing. ETS develops and administers millions of achievement and admissions tests each year in the United States and 180 other countries. These include the TOEFL, SAT,® GRE,® PRAXIS,™ and other standardized tests.
Table of Contents
1. Introducing the TOEFL iBT — All about the TOEFL test — How to use this book — All about the TOEFL iBT — Why is the TOEFL test changing? — What are the main features of the TOEFL iBT? — Format of the TOEFL iBT — Question types — Tool bar — Overview of the TOEFL iBT reading section — Overview of the TOEFL iBT listening section — Overview of the TOEFL iBT writing section — Overview of the TOEFL iBT speaking section — About your scores — Test preparation tips from ETS — Registering for the TOEFL iBT — Questions frequently asked by students — 2. TOEFL iBT reading — TOEFL iBT reading passages — TOEFL iBT reading questions — Basic information and inferencing questions — Reading to learn questions — Improving your performance on TOEFL iBT reading questions — Reading practice sets — Practice set 1 — Practice set 2 — Practice set 3 — Practice set 4 — Practice set 5 --Practice set 6 — Practice TOEFL iBT reading section — Answer key and explanations — 3. TOEFL iBT listening — TOEFL iBT listening materials — Conversations — Lectures — TOEFL iBT listening questions — Basic comprehension questions — Pragmatic understanding questions — Connecting information questions — How to sharpen your listening skills — Listening practice sets — Practice set 1 — Practice set 2 — Practice set 3 — Practice set 4 — Practice set 5 — Practice TOEFL iBT listening section — Answer key, listening scripts, and explanations — 4. TOEFL iBT speaking — Introduction to the speaking section — Speaking question types — Independent : questions 1 and 2 — Integrated listening/reading/speaking : questions 3 and 4 — Integrated listening/speaking : questions 5 and 6 — Strategies for raising your TOEFL speaking score — Practice TOEFL iBT speaking section — Listening scripts and sample responses with raters' comments — TOEFL iBT speaking score rubric — Frequently asked questions about TOEFL speaking — 5. TOEFL iBT writing — Introduction to the writing section — The integrated writing task — How the task is phrased — Strategies for raising your score on the integrated writing task — Integrated writing scoring rubric — Sample scored responses for the integrated writing task — The independent writing task — Essay-writing tips — How essays are scored — Independent writing scoring rubric — Sample scored responses for the independent writing task — The independent writing topics — Topic list — Practice TOEFL iBT writing section — Listening script, explanations, and sample responses — 6. Writer's handbook for English language learners — Grammar — Usage — Mechanics — Style — Organization and development — Advice to writers — Revising, editing, and proofreading — Glossary — Appendix 1. TOEFL
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