ADVICE AND INFORMATION FOR
Suggestions and Tips that may assist you to take
TOEFL Test better
Preparing for the TOEFL test
1. If you do not have
a sound basic knowledge of English, it is best to take
English language courses before taking a TOEFL
preparation course. TOEFL exam preparation materials are
designed to prepare you for the test. They are not
designed to teach you English.
2. Begin your TOEFL
studies as soon as you decide to take the exam. It
will not be useful to try to learn everything the week
before the exam date.
3. Study on a regular
basis. Thoroughly learning a small amount of
information daily is better than insufficiently or
inaccurately learning a large amount of information at
4. All English
practice is helpful. Listening to a movie or radio
program in English is good for building your listening
comprehension skills. Systematically add new words to
your vocabulary. Even though these activities are not
directly related to the TOEFL test, they will help
5. Work carefully
through the exercise in preparation for the TOEFL
Test. It is better to concentrate the most effort on
your weak areas.
Studying for the TOEFL Test
budgeting your time. The TOEFL test is taken under
time-limit pressures. Learn to use your time wisely so
that you can complete each section.
your problem areas. Concentrate on those areas, but
review other areas as well.
- Know your
goal. Write to the administration office of the
college or university of your choice, and ask for
their entrance requirements. They will confirm what
TOEFL score is required for admission.
yourself on the Practice Tests to discover if you
usually change correct answers to incorrect answers
when unsure of an item. If you do change correct
answers to incorrect answers, you will want to stay
with your first choice when you take the TOEFL test.
Taking the TOEFL test
- The test center
staff will tell you where to sit. You can ask for the
volume of the cassette to be adjusted at the beginning
of the test administration, but remember that it is
unlikely that all test-takers will be pleased.
- Listen to the
instructions carefully. The cassette will explain how
to complete the personal data sheet and how to mark
your answer sheet. It is important that you follow
- If you need to
erase, do so thoroughly using a clean eraser.
- Work quickly
through the easy item. Be sure to skip a space on the
answer sheet when you skip a difficult item. After you
answer the easy items, return to the ones you skipped.
- Do not underline
any words in the test book or make any notes in either
the test book or on the answer sheet. A light
checkmark on your answer sheet by any item you wish to
recheck should be carefully erased before the end of
- If you finish one
of the sections early, go back through only that
section to double check your answers. Do not work on
any other section of the test. This is not permitted.
If you are caught working on the wrong section, your
test will be invalidated.
- Be prepare for
changes. Occasionally a TOEFL test has a change in
format or more items to answer in a longer period of
- Answer all
questions; however, do not waste time on difficult
items. If you think one of two answers is correct,
choose one and go on. If you don't know, then you
should guess. You are not penalized for guessing, and
your guess may be correct.
- If you see that
the time is almost finished and you can't read and
answer all the remaining items, choose A, B, C, or
D as your guess letter and quickly answer the items
with that one letter. You are more likely to get some
correct answers if you use one letter than if you use
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