Get the high result with TOEFL IBT Preparation Guide!
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TOEFL IBT test Practice Guide: Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening.
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Created by Olga Dimova
Last updated 1/2017
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the structure and the proccess of passing TOEFL IBT.
  • Know what to expect from each Section of TOEFL exam.
  • Get the information about necessary materials for preparation.
  • See the examples of questions and answers given by Instructor of this course.
  • Know useful tips and strategies to improve your result.
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Requirements
  • Pre-intermidiate or higher level of English reading and listening skills
Description

The course is aimed to help you prepare for TOEFL IBT. Preparation for TOEFL can be confusing sometimes. As a person who had the same challenge, I did a lot of research, looked through many books and finally passed TOEFL IBT with the result of 107 out 120 points. 

TOEFL IBT is required by most schools, so passing it with the great score is essential on the way to successful admision to the school of your choice. I show you the materials I have used for listening, reading, writing and speaking as well. For your convinience, I created an example sheet for Writing Section where you can see my take on Writing Section answers.

TOEFL Preparation course is separated in 5 sections, 4 of which are as in actual TOEFL test. Each section shows you the question types and ways to improve your answering or save your time before and during the test. Also, each section provides my 5 to 6 tips to score higher. Section 1 is created for anyone who wants clear information on what to do before, during and after the test.

If you need some practical advice, please sign up! I look forward to seeing you inside the course. If you still have some unanswered questions about TOEFL IBT, please ask me in "Discussions". I want to make sure you get a high value from the course.

!!!If you liked this course after completion, please, leave a review. It will help us make the course better for you and add necessary videos and worksheets. Thank you!!!



Who is the target audience?
  • People who need to pass TOEFL IBT with high score for work or study.
  • People who do not know where to begin their TOEFL preparation.
  • People who want to improve the quality of their TOEFL preparation and save their time.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 23 Lectures Collapse All 23 Lectures 01:22:12
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Before, during and after TOEFL IBT.
4 Lectures 23:40

Welcome to TOEFL IBT Preparation Guide. In this lecture we'll go through the process of registration and things to be aware of before the test. Let's get started!

Preview 09:30

Right resources and materials is the key to high scores in TOEFL. I will show you, what I used including books, podcasts and websites. I take a section approach which is deviding all information into parts about Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

Also you will know how to work with the materials I'll show you: how to work with websites, books and what to look for.

Materials for preparation.
08:33

Here is the list of websites for Reading section. Plus, I've listed 10 questions types you can expect to see during your TOEFL IBT Speaking section. Remember, these are NOT the actual questions taken from TOEFL test. These are just common personal questions types.

Materials for preparation.
00:48

Each section of this course has a lecture that includes tips to improve your results. It was important for me to provide you with tips I've used myself. Everything I'm saying is what I've done at my TOEFL IBT test. These tips will enable you to save time during the test, so you can give better answers and get better results.

Preview 04:49
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Reading
5 Lectures 21:39

This video is a short introduction to Reading section which you do first after sitting down in front of your computer. You will undersand what to expect from this section.

Introduction to Reading Section.
00:17

Reading is a tricky section because of sometimes confusing vocabulary used in the test. 

Of course, it's imposible to know all the unpredictable vocabulary, you can work with the structure of the text and find the clues. After watching this video you will know how to save the time in Reading section and how to prepare for this particular section better.

Preview 02:52

What types of questions can you expect to see? You will find out after watching this lecture where I show you examples and provide hints on where you can possibly find answer to questions. All texts are different but the types of questions in TOEFL are universal to each of them.

To get a full picture,please, watch the Reading section. Part 2.

Types of questions (Reading Section). Part 1
06:42

This is the second part of Reading section question types video. It helps you get the full picture of question types after watching the lecture.

Types of questions (Reading Section). Part 2
09:16

We've already talked about tips and question types for Reading section of TOEFL test. Now, let's summarize it all.

Summarizing Section 2.
02:32

Reading Section Quiz
5 questions
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Listening
4 Lectures 11:34

Listening is the second section of TOEFL test. While we have already talked about materials to prepare for this section, it's important to know the question types you can expect to see. I will also give you tips that I've used passing Listening section. Let's get started!

Introduction to the Listening Section.
00:25

Preparation is the key to all sections of TOEFL IBT. Training your ears to listen a lot of talks and lectures is necessary if you want a high score. But, what should you pay attention to while listening? And how to get all important information? You'll find out after completing this lecture.

Preview 03:16

To get a clear picture of Listening section, I'm going to tell you about the question types you can expect from Listening section. After watching this section you'll know what types of questions are waiting for you during TOEFL test.

Types of questions (Listening Section).
04:43

Tips and types of questions are already discussed in previous lectures. Let's summarizes all the points that have been made for Listening section.

Summarizing Section 3.
03:10
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Speaking
4 Lectures 11:39

I know what you think. Speaking is difficult. What will they think about my accent? What should I say? How to find the right words? What is the right answer? What if I don't know what to say?

We'll talk about this not easy section and try to solve the problems step-by-step. 

Introduction to the Speaking Section.
00:33

In this lecture I want to talk about general tips for passing Speaking section including preparation matter, microphone, timing and your way of speach. It's a nervous section to pass and my biggest advise to you now is...practice. Practice every day for the whole time you have before TOEFL IBT.

But there is more than that. And all this you'll know after completing this lecture.

5 tips to improve your Speaking Section results.
03:25

This lecture is all about question types and my tips for each type. Questions are neither easy nor difficult. It's your response, personal opinion and attention that are required. 

Why?Because there are some personal or school related questions, lectures to paraphrase and discussions. We'll also talk about creating a blueprint which is a "ready to be used" structure of your answer. After you have it, you just need to put examples or reasons on top of it and here you have a well structured answer! So, let's get straight into it.

Types of questions (Speaking Section).
05:29

It's already the finish of third section for us. And there is one more important section to pass. But first, let's summarize all the ideas and information that we've talked about in Speaking section.

Summarizing Section 4.
02:12

Speaking Section Quiz
3 questions
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Writing
5 Lectures 13:10

Last but not least section in TOEFL IBT test is Writing section. Writing is both easy and difficult. Easy, because we have opinion about just everything we see or read or listen. And difficult, because it's hard sometimes to express this opinion, structure it correctly and use the appropriate languge. Appropriate, correct but also simple and easy to understand. If you feel like writing is not your stregth, watch this section videos right away!


Intoduction to the Writing Section.
00:34

Tips which we're about to discuss are about structure of your texts, language you should and shouldn't use. Also, we'll talk about timing and how to use it better.

After watching this lecture, you'll know my personal tips in passing Writing section with the great result and what to be careful about writing your texts.

6 tips to improve your Writing Section results
05:36

6 tips to improve your Writing Section results.Extra
00:04

There are only 2 texts you will write in this section but each of them has it's own attributes. We'll talk about that and about how to create Writing section strategy which is a structured blueprint. After creating it you'll only put the information (examples or reasons) on top and here you have a well structured answer! Let's get started!

Types of question (Writing Section).
04:25

After watching and listening to so much information and many ideas, I'd like to summarize all important points we've talked about in this section.

Summarizing Section 5.
02:31

Writing Section Quiz
3 questions
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Course Wrap-Up
1 Lecture 00:33

It's been already 4 sections from the start. Now, I have the final good-byes for you. Good luck to you passing TOEFL IBT test!

Good lucks and Good-byes!
00:33
About the Instructor
Olga Dimova
4.0 Average rating
17 Reviews
1,605 Students
1 Course
English teacher and Translator.

I am a current English teacher, that has experience working with children and adults for more than a year now. My job followed 10 years of continuous English learning at school, university and self-study of this language. 

Combining it with working as a translator for 2 Korean specialists for more than a year in my country and passing TOEFL IBT test with 107 out of 120 points, I decided to create a course and share the information and tips on how I got a high TOEFL IBT result and how you can do it too by improving your preparation and usage of time and resources.