How can I practice for TOEFL?
Do Selfaccess lessons meet the needs of students preparing
for theTOEFL-iBT test?
Our lessons do meet the needs of students preparing
for the iBT-TOEFL exams as we help students develop
their English language skills in reading, writing, and
listening via an integrated skills approach.
We have tasks that require learners to read a passage,
listen to a related passage, and then write an academic
essay related to the ideas in the two passages. Typically,
each of our academic lessons is theme based exploiting
a listening taken from Reuters or a reading, followed
by a number of different exercises. For example In Greying
the World over, an upper intermediate level academic
English lesson, the user commences with a grammar based
cloze activity and then moves on to a timed reading
comprehension activity, a vocabulary activity, a structured
writing activity, listening and multiple choice listening
activities and text building activities.
Many students doing exam preparation courses need to
improve not only their language proficiency, but also
their understanding of a range of relevant topics. As
all reading texts are based on news articles from Reuters
news agency, SelfAccess exercises are both informative
and interesting. Students gain knowledge of current
events, and this encourages and aids communication for
not only the writing section of the new TOEFL test but
also the speaking section. Our lessons expose students
to real-world information that makes the writing of
argumentative essays easier and helps to broaden their
We have selected reading passages that are more academic
in nature to better reflect college reading assignments.
Like the new questions in the TOEFL test, students are
asked to categorize information and fill in a chart
or complete a summary. Our exercises also focus on test-taking
strategies that include how to spot and answer inference
and plan and write scholastic essays.
The integrated approach in the TOEFL - iBT requires
students to read passages and listen to lectures or
long conversations in order to answer questions. Added
to the former language skills of gist, details, inferences,
vocabulary, reference, and insertion are the new language
skills of paraphrasing, and determining overall organization
and purpose.The speech in the listening material sounds
more natural, and one lecture may use a British or Australian
accent. Listening passages mimic college lectures and
follow more natural speech patterns, including
pauses, corrections, and grammatical errors. Our listening
exercises are perfect practice for this exam as we have
speakers from many different English speaking nations.
Also, we have questions that measure understanding of
a speaker's attitude, degree of certainty, and purpose.
Our timed reading comprehension exercises teach students
how to manage their time effectively. We provide many
different types of activities based on the construction
and exploration of argumentative essays and descriptive
writing. All areas of English language learning are
explored by our lessons and activities.
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