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How To Pass TOEFL In 2021

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TOEFL stands for Test of English as Foreign Language. It is an Internet-based or paper-based standardized test that measures and tests reading, listening, speaking and writing of the English language of non-native English speakers.

TOEFL is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.

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How To Score High In TOEFL

  1. Do not sign up until you feel 98% ready
  2. Get to know the TOEFL Format
  3. Make a TOEFL Study plan and don’t procrastinate
  4. Set exam standard questions for yourself and answer them
  5. Get a teacher or mentor when necessary
  6. During practice, read the instructions carefully
  7. Make sure you follow directions and prove that you understand them
  8. Practice constantly to boost your speed and accuracy
  9. Learn new words and English expressions daily
  10. Include new words you learned in your speaking and writing practice
  11. Practice note-taking when reading and listening
  12. Practice by reading academic texts and listening to lectures
  13. Remain calm and confident
  14. Calculate the number of hours you will need to study
  15. Make a study plan
  16. Use high-quality resources to learn content and practice
  17. Find out the best test-prep and test-taking strategies that work for you
  18. Answer every question—there are no penalties for incorrect answers!
  19. Read questions and answer choices closely
  20. Use your 10-minute break to get up, walk around, and stretch
  21. Concentration is a skill you must learn
  22. Master typing and writing
  23. Find out the study environment that best works for you
  24. Learn to listen to the news and read newspapers
  25. Practice speaking with yourself and others
  26. Check for spelling and grammar mistakes
  27. Practice timed writing before the test
  28. Use the TOEFL IBT Test Prep Course to help you pass the test

TOEFL Reading Section

  • Memorize common TOEFL vocabulary words
  • Choose a passage-reading strategy
  • Use context clues in passages to figure out the meanings of unfamiliar words
  • Take ample notes on the audio clips
  • Pace yourself—spend about 20 minutes on each passage and question set
  • Skip difficult questions and return to them later
  • Use the process of elimination to narrow down your answers

TOEFL Listening Section

  • Listen to a variety of English accents, including North American, British, and Australian
  • Take ample notes on the audio clips
  • Use the process of elimination to narrow down your answers
  • Pay close attention to replayed audio clips

TOEFL Speaking Section

  • Practice speaking English with native English speakers
  • Hone your pronunciation
  • Record yourself speaking
  • Speak up and enunciate on the test

TOEFL Writing Section

  • Practice timed writing exercises
  • Memorize common transitions
  • Take ample notes on the audio clip (for the Integrated task)
  • Make outlines of your essays

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