TOEFL Prep in 2 Days: The TOEFL Emergency Course (NEW)
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TOEFL Prep in 2 Days: The TOEFL Emergency Course (NEW)

(2020) Get your TOEFL score as quickly and easily as possible. Complete preparation for the NEW TOEFL.
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Created by Josh MacPherson
Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 articles
  • 60 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to prepare for the NEW TOEFL test (August 1st, 2019 update)
  • How to improve your TOEFL score by 10+ points
  • How to think like an American university student
  • How to score your own speaking and writing responses
  • How to take notes like a university professor
  • How to build vocabulary skills for the TOEFL Reading
  • How to manage your time in each section of the TOEFL
  • How to eliminate incorrect choices and choose correct ones
  • How to boost your speaking confidence with templates
Requirements
  • At least an intermediate level of English fluency
Description

*** June 1st, 2020 updated for the new TOEFL test***

Looking for a quick and simple guide to the new TOEFL exam

You found it.

The TOEFL Emergency Course was designed to focus on the most important elements of the exam. By the end of the course, students will be able to predict the structure of each section of the exam and utilize exclusive strategies for answering all of the questions.

Most importantly, after going through the entire TOEFL Emergency Course, students will enter the exam feeling comfortable and confident in their TOEFL knowledge and skills.

Students who enroll in the course will gain access to: 

  • 5x hours of never-before-seen video lectures

  • 1x Complete TOEFL test (with an answer key) 

  • 1x TOEFL Diagnostic test

  • 1x Essential TOEFL Vocabulary List

  • 10x additional TOEFL worksheets

And students will be able to go through all of the video content in just five hours. This course is a perfect fit for students who are new to the TOEFL, or for experienced TOEFL takers who are looking for a fresh approach to the test.

There are two types of TOEFL takers, those who get their score and those who do not. The ones that fail to reach their goal, regret their lack of preparation. Enroll today and walk in on TOEFL test day without any regrets.


Who this course is for:
  • Any student who needs to take the TOEFL
Course content
Expand all 59 lectures 05:07:15
+ Introduction to the TOEFL Emergency Course
6 lectures 25:32

Welcome to the TOEFL Emergency Course, where, in just five short hours, you will learn everything you need to know about the TOEFL. There is a lot of information to cover, but in this short introduction, we are going to take a closer look at the layout of the course and what you will be able to do by the end.

Preview 04:07
The New TOEFL Test, August 1st, 2019
10:36

In this course, you will first discover your current level with the TOEFL Diagnostic test, after that you are going to review the structure of the test, and then, finally, you will learn the best strategies to ensure your success on test day. This introduction video will help you get a better idea of how we are going to cover so much ground in so little time, and it will also be an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to me. That’s right, I want you to send me an email at contact@tstprep.com and it should say….

"Hi Josh, my name is ___ and I am ready to get my TOEFL score. I'm a little nervous about the ____ section, because ____.  But I am ready to work hard and do whatever it takes to get my goal score of __"

What to Expect from the Course
05:39
Creating Your TOEFL Study Schedule
00:36

The TOEFL Diagnostic Test was designed for busy students like you who would like to have an idea of what their TOEFL score might be. It’s a 90-minute, condensed version of the exam to give you an immediate idea of your strengths, weaknesses, and what you need to do to improve. Some students feel like they are not ready for the test, but I assure you that you are. The sooner you take the test and confront your current ability level, the more likely you are to discover what you need to do to improve. Watch to learn more about the TOEFL Diagnostic Test.


Homework: Complete the TOEFL Diagnostic Test and check your answers. Reflect on your strengths, weaknesses, and what you need to do to improve (2x hours). If you would like a professional TOEFL teacher to check your speaking and writing, click this link to learn more. - https://tstprep.com/toefl-store/toefl-diagnostic-test/

Preview 04:14
Homework: TOEFL Diagnostic Test
00:19
+ The TOEFL Reading Section
13 lectures 01:10:38

This is a list of just a few of the things you will be able to do by the end of this short TOEFL Reading section: identify each reading question type, manage your time during the reading section, build TOEFL Reading vocabulary skills, learn from the best TOEFL vocabulary list, begin to read actively, use keywords to increase question answering speed, and discern between correct and incorrect choices. And we are going to do all of this in just 70 minutes. Let’s do it.


Homework: Look at the reading section of the diagnostic test and identify each question type. (15 minutes)

Preview 03:40

ETS, the company that creates the TOEFL, officially announced that there will be major changes to the TOEFL exam starting August 1st, 2019. And so, in this video, we are going to go over exactly what those changes are in the TOEFL Reading section, how it affects you, and what resources you can use to help prepare for this new TOEFL test.

The New TOEFL Reading Section, August 1st, 2019
02:23

***I strongly recommend completing all homework assignments, but they are optional. The course will take you five hours to complete without the homework assignments, and about sixteen hours to complete with the homework assignments.


Homework: Look at the reading section of the diagnostic test and identify each question type. (15 minutes)

Homework: Identify Reading Question Types
00:04

Do you know all ten question types for the TOEFL Reading? If not, you need to watch this video. Each question type requires a different approach to answer. If you can not properly identify the question, it will be tough to answer. Watch this video and learn how to distinguish between all ten types of TOEFL Reading questions.


Homework: Look at the reading section of the complete TOEFL test and identify each question type. (45 minutes)

TOEFL Reading Question Types
09:42

***I strongly recommend completing all homework assignments, but they are optional. The course will take you five hours to complete without the homework assignments, and about sixteen hours to complete with the homework assignments.

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Homework: Look at the reading section of the complete TOEFL test and identify each question type. (45 minutes)

Homework: Identify Reading Question Types, Part 2
00:13

In the TOEFL Reading, you have 60 minutes to read three texts, each approximately 700 words. You are also required to answer approximately 42 questions, about 14 per passage. If this sounds easy to you, I can assure you that it is not. It’s a demanding portion of the exam that requires your full attention. You have to go into this section with a specific strategy in mind if you expect to answer all the questions before time expires. Learn exactly how to manage your time to ensure that you answer every question in the TOEFL Reading.


Homework: Read through the Time Management handout. (15 minutes)

Preview 10:44

Vocabulary questions are by far the most common in the TOEFL Reading, which is why you need a specific strategy to help you answer them. By the end of this lecture, you will know how to utilize word parts, eliminate choices, and avoid trap answers in the TOEFL Reading.

Vocabulary and the TOEFL Reading
06:54
The TOEFL Reading Section, Quiz 1
3 questions

TOEFL Reading passages are academic texts. The words used in academic texts are different than the ones you might expect to read in a novel. You will use the Academic Word List to familiarize yourself with academic vocabulary that will most likely show up in the reading passages of the TOEFL. More importantly, you will learn how to use this list and study it at home with the power of flashcards.


Homework: Look through various flashcard apps and consider making flashcards to study vocabulary from the Ultimate TOEFL Vocabulary List. (30 minutes to research)

The Best TOEFL Vocabulary List
07:48

Many TOEFL takers wonder the best way to improve their score. Most of the time, all they need is a different approach to studying for the test and thinking about the questions. Active reading is one of the best ways to help students re-conceptualize the TOEFL Reading in a way that has a dramatic impact on their overall comprehension. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to read actively.


Homework: Complete the Reading Actively handout. Check your summaries and compare them with the ones in the answer key. (1 hour)

How to Read Actively
09:27
Homework: Reading Actively
00:13

Some words are more important than others. Performing well on the TOEFL Reading is not just about understanding what you read, but also identifying important information. Once you know what keywords are, you will be able to use them to find answers in the reading.

Preview 07:11

This is one of the most powerful lessons in the entire course. TOEFL test-makers create both correct and incorrect choices. Believe it or not, incorrect choices are more difficult to make than correct ones. In fact, there are a few common ways to craft an incorrect choice. Learning about these test patterns will help you spot incorrect options and lead you to the correct one on test day.

Identifying Incorrect Choices
09:27
The TOEFL Reading Section, Quiz 2
2 questions

Congratulations on making it this far. You have come a long way. In this lecture, you will reflect on all you have learned in the reading section. For some, this introduction will not be enough. You still need more practice, strategy, and guidance. Watch to learn exactly where to go next.

Next Steps in Your TOEFL Reading Journey
02:51
+ The TOEFL Listening Section
15 lectures 01:04:23

Congratulations on making it to the listening section of the TOEFL Emergency Course. This is a list of just a few of the things you will be able to do by the end of this short TOEFL Listening section: identify each listening question type, understand how to take effective notes, listen actively, figure out the main idea in any passage, record hard-to-remember information in your notes, and improve your listening focus. And we are going to do all of this in just 65 minutes. Let’s do it.

First Steps in Your TOEFL Listening Journey
03:25

ETS, the company that creates the TOEFL, officially announced a few days ago that there will be major changes to the TOEFL exam starting August 1st, 2019. And so, in this video, we are going to go over exactly what those changes are in the TOEFL Speaking section, how it affects you, and what resources you can use to help prepare for this new TOEFL test.

The New TOEFL Listening Section, August 1st, 2019
02:01
Homework: Identify Listening Question Types
00:12

There are eight different question types in the TOEFL Listening section. Do you know what they are? If not, this lesson is crucial. Learn to distinguish between each question type so you know how to respond to each on test day.

TOEFL Listening Question Types
05:37
Homework: Identify Listening Question Types, Part 2
00:13

Most students believe they have to understand everything they hear in the listening passages. This simply isn’t true. It’s more important to find the main idea through active listening. How do you do it? In this lecture, you will discover the power of active listening and how to utilize this skill on test day.

Listening Actively and Finding the Main Idea, Part 1
06:02
Homework: Listening Actively
00:13

Two of the six passages in the listening section are conversations. In these dialogues, the main idea is usually the student’s problem. Once you identify the student’s problem, you get a better handle on the flow of the conversation and what information is important. This 5-minute lecture will teach you how to find the main idea in conversations.

The Importance of the Main Idea, Part 2
05:00

Four of the six passages in the listening section are lectures. Lectures can be a challenge because a professor will speak about an academic topic for up to five minutes. It’s tough to completely listen to anyone talk for five minutes straight, which is why you need to listen for one key piece of information, the main idea. Here you will discover how to think about the lectures in order to find the main idea, which, in turn, will make the questions much easier to answer.

The Importance of the Main Idea, Part 3
06:13
The TOEFL Listening Section, Quiz 1
3 questions

You have probably figured out by now that you have to take notes during the TOEFL exam, especially for the listening. However, you still may be a bit confused on how to do it. In this lecture, you will learn how to take notes like a North American college student. This skill will help increase the amount of content you understand and record on paper.

Note-taking for the TOEFL Listening, Part 1
09:10

Now that you have a method for taking notes (part one), it’s time to apply it. Here you will learn what you could, should, and must write down when listening to conversations. Your notes will not help much if the information is useless. Learn exactly what to listen for when taking notes during these audio passages.

Note-taking for the TOEFL Listening, Part 2
08:27

Listening to a five-minute lecture without breaking your concentration might be a challenge, which is why you must watch this next lecture. You will learn about the structure of the passage and the hierarchy of information you hear. This information will help organize both your thoughts and your notes.

Note-taking for the TOEFL Listening, Part 3
10:31
Homework: Practice Taking Notes
00:14

Everyone loves a good listener, but how do you actually become one for the TOEFL? Train your eyes to focus only on the computer screen is one way. Another is to listen with a specific goal in mind. These are just a few of the tips you will learn to utilize to enhance your focus and listen with purpose on test day.

Three Ways to Improve Your Listening Focus
04:53
The TOEFL Listening Section, Quiz 2
2 questions

Congratulations on making it this far. You have come a long way. In this lecture, you will reflect on all you have learned in the listening section. For some, this introduction will be enough. For others, you may still need more practice, strategy, and guidance. Watch to learn exactly where to go next.

Next Steps in Your TOEFL Listening Journey
02:10
+ The TOEFL Speaking Section
12 lectures 01:14:21

Congratulations on making it to the speaking section of the TOEFL Emergency Course. This is a list of just a few of the things you will be able to do by the end of this short TOEFL Speaking section: develop a growth mindset, understand the basics of the TOEFL Speaking grading criteria, learn the structure of all six questions, utilize a templated response for each question, organize your responses to align with time restrictions, score your own responses and shadow native speakers. And we are going to do all of this in just 90 minutes. Let’s do it.

First Steps in Your TOEFL Speaking Journey
03:03

ETS, the company that creates the TOEFL, officially announced that there will be major changes to the TOEFL exam starting August 1st, 2019. And so, in this video, we are going to go over exactly what those changes are in the TOEFL Speaking section, how it affects you, and what resources you can use to help you prepare for this new TOEFL test.

The New TOEFL Speaking Section, August 1st, 2019
02:44
Your Mindset
00:18

For every single TOEFL Speaking question, your goal is to sound natural and conversational. In this first of two lectures about speaking question number one, you will learn about the type of question to expect on test day. Further still, you will be provided with a word-for-word template that you can memorize and apply to almost any speaking question one. Once you understand the structure of the question and how you should respond, you will be able to walk in on test day feeling comfortable and confident with any TOEFL Speaking question one.

TOEFL Speaking Question 1, Part 1
07:29

After you have learned how the question will look and how you should respond, it’s time to actually prepare your own response. In this lecture, you will see a “perfect example” of a response to speaking question one that utilizes the template you learned in the previous lecture. After you see how to respond, it’s time for you to try it on your own. You will be provided with a scoring rubric to help you analyze your own recorded responses at home.

TOEFL Speaking Question 1, Part 2
08:28

For every single TOEFL Speaking question, your goal is to sound natural and conversational. In this first of two lectures about speaking question number two, you will learn about the type of question to expect on test day. Further still, you will be provided with a word-for-word template that you can memorize and apply to almost any speaking question two. Once you understand the structure of the question and how you should respond, you will be able to walk in on test day feeling comfortable and confident with any TOEFL Speaking question two.

TOEFL Speaking Question 2, Part 1
09:19

After you have learned how the question will look and how you should respond, it’s time to actually prepare your own response. In this lecture, you will see a “perfect example” of a response to speaking question two that utilizes the template you learned in the previous lecture. After you see how to respond, it’s time for you to try it on your own. You will be provided with a scoring rubric to help you analyze your own recorded responses at home.

TOEFL Speaking Question 2, Part 2
07:11

For every single TOEFL Speaking question, your goal is to sound natural and conversational. In this first of two lectures about speaking question number three, you will learn about the type of question to expect on test day. Further still, you will be provided with a word-for-word template that you can memorize and apply to almost any speaking question three. Once you understand the structure of the question and how you should respond, you will be able to walk in on test day feeling comfortable and confident with any TOEFL Speaking question three.

TOEFL Speaking Question 3, Part 1
07:48

After you have learned how the question will look and how you should respond, it’s time to actually prepare your own response. In this lecture, you will see a “perfect example” of a response to speaking question three that utilizes the template you learned in the previous lecture. After you see how to respond, it’s time for you to try it on your own. You will be provided with a scoring rubric to help you analyze your own recorded responses at home.

TOEFL Speaking Question 3, Part 2
09:40
The TOEFL Speaking Section, Quiz 1
3 questions

For every single TOEFL Speaking question, your goal is to sound natural and conversational. In this first of two lectures about speaking question number four, you will learn about the type of question to expect on test day. Further still, you will be provided with a word-for-word template that you can memorize and apply to almost any speaking question four. Once you understand the structure of the question and how you should respond, you will be able to walk in on test day feeling comfortable and confident with any TOEFL Speaking question four.

TOEFL Speaking Question 4, Part 1
08:30

After you have learned how the question will look and how you should respond, it’s time to actually prepare your own response. In this lecture, you will see a “perfect example” of a response to speaking question four that utilizes the template you learned in the previous lecture. After you see how to respond, it’s time for you to try it on your own. You will be provided with a scoring rubric to help you analyze your own recorded responses at home.

TOEFL Speaking Question 4, Part 2
06:59
The TOEFL Speaking Section, Quiz 2
3 questions

Congratulations on making it this far. You have come a long way. In this lecture, you will reflect on all you have learned in the speaking section. For some, this introduction will be enough. For others, you may still need more practice, strategy, and guidance. Watch to learn exactly where to go next.

Next Steps in Your TOEFL Speaking Journey
02:52
+ Section 5 The TOEFL Writing Section
13 lectures 01:12:21

Congratulations on making it to the writing section of the TOEFL Emergency Course. This is a list of just a few of the things you will be able to do by the end of this short TOEFL Writing section: understand the basics of the TOEFL Writing grading criteria, take notes like a North American college student, memorize templates, analyze examples of perfect writing responses, edit your essays to minimize your mistakes, score your own responses, and structure both essays in the American academic style. And we are going to do all of this in just 70 minutes. Let’s do it.

First Steps in Your TOEFL Writing Journey
02:53

ETS, the company that creates the TOEFL, officially announced a few days ago that there will be major changes to the TOEFL exam starting August 1st, 2019. And so, in this video, we are going to go over exactly what those changes are in the TOEFL Writing, how it affects you, and what resources you can use to help you prepare for this new TOEFL test.

The New TOEFL Writing Section, August 1st, 2019
02:16

***I strongly recommend completing all homework assignments, but they are optional. The course will take you five hours to complete without the homework assignments, and about sixteen hours to complete with the homework assignments.


Homework: Write an integrated essay from TST Prep Test #11, which is task #1 in the writing section. (30 minutes)

Homework: Write a TOEFL Integrated Essay
00:13

In just five minutes you will have a basic understanding of what is expected when you write an integrated essay. You will also learn how to measure your typing speed, turn spell check off, and identify your weaknesses through instructor feedback.

The TOEFL Writing Structure and Three Quick Tips
05:47

When you write the integrated essay, it’s crucial for you to think like a reporter. Want to know why? In this lecture, you will build your knowledge of the TOEFL integrated essay by learning more about question types and how they are formatted.

Integrated Writing, Question Types and Taking Notes, Part 1
05:54

Taking notes is obviously a crucial skill to utilize for the TOEFL Listening section, but it is just as important when reading and listening to the passages in the integrated task. Learn how to strengthen your reading and listening skills so you can take better notes and respond in a clearer and more precise way in your writing.

Integrated Writing, Question Types and Taking Notes, Part 2
07:47

You learned in the integrated writing question types lecture that almost every TOEFL integrated writing question follows a similar structure, which means your essay will follow a similar structure. Here you will develop your writing skills by utilizing a template that will help organize your thoughts and mold the structure of your writing into a high-scoring essay that the TOEFL graders will love.

Integrated Writing, Time Management and Templates
09:38
The TOEFL Writing Section, Quiz 1
3 questions

In this last lecture on the integrated essay you will learn perhaps the most crucial skill of all, editing and scoring your own essay. First, you will learn how to edit your essay to maximize the number of mistakes you can change in the least amount of time. After that, you will be provided with a TOEFL Writing checklist so you can analyze your strengths and weaknesses on your own.

Integrated Writing, Editing and Self-Scoring
10:36

The independent writing task seems fairly simple and straightforward, but it can be a challenge to write without preparation. This introduction to the TOEFL Writing question types will introduce you to a couple of questions you might encounter on test day, which, in turn, will boost your confidence and prepare you mentally for how you should respond.

Independent Writing, Structure and Question Types
06:05
Homework: Write a TOEFL Independent Essay
00:13

It is going to be a challenge to write 400 words as a response to a simple opinion question in just 30 minutes for the TOEFL independent writing task, but we are going to make it a whole lot easier. In this lecture, you will reduce the amount of time thinking of what you are going to write and boost the amount of time you spend writing and editing your essay so you can include all of the information you need to submit a high-scoring independent TOEFL essay.

Independent Writing, Time Management and Templates
09:14

This is one of the last lectures of the writing section, and it is a good one. Here you will learn the value of evaluating your own essay by utilizing the scoring checklist provided in your self-study toolkit. On top of all that, you will also learn to polish your writing by avoiding two of the most common grammar mistakes students make in their TOEFL Writing essays.

Independent Writing, Self-Scoring and Grammar Tips
09:11
The TOEFL Writing Section, Quiz 2
2 questions

Congratulations on making it this far. You have come a long way. In this lecture, you will reflect on all you have learned in the writing section. For some, this introduction will be enough. For others, you may still need more practice, strategy, and guidance. Watch to learn exactly where to go next.

Next Steps in Your TOEFL Writing Journey
02:33