Speaking and Writing Strategies for the TOEFL iBT Bruce Stirling 2009

Author: Nova Press
Publisher: Bukupedia
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1. The TOEFL iBT is an English language proficiency test. TOEFL tests academic English language proficiency. For TOEFL, academic English means first year, college-level English. 2. TOEFL means “test of English as a foreign language.” iBT means “internetbased test.” Internet-based means the test computers are connected to the internet. Your answers will be sent via the internet to be scored by ETS. 3. The TOEFL iBT is designed and implemented by Educational Testing Services (ETS) Princeton, New Jersey, USA. 4. You cannot pass or fail the TOEFL test. You will get a score out of 120 total points. Your score measures your English language proficiency. The higher your score, the higher your English language proficiency. 5. The TOEFL iBT is divided into four test sections. You cannot change the task order. Section Task Time Score Reading 3-5 essays 60-100 minutes 30/30 Listening 2-3 dialogues 4-6 lectures 60 minutes 30/30 break 10 minutes Speaking 2 independent tasks 2 minutes 4 integrated tasks 18 minutes 30/30 Writing 1 integrated task 23 minutes 1 independent task 30 minutes 30/30 ____________________________________________________________________ Total: 4 hours 120/120 ____________________________________________________________________ TOEFL® iBT Facts x - Speaking and Writing Strategies for the TOEFL iBT T T 6. Before you take the TOEFL test, find out the TOEFL requirements of the school to which you are applying. Some U.S. colleges and universities do not require a TOEFL score. 7. In some countries, you can take the TOEFL PBT (paper-based test). If you want to go to graduate school in the United States, do not take the PBT. Take the iBT instead. Why? Because graduate and post graduate students at U.S. universities are expected to teach undergraduate classes. That means you must be able to speak academic English proficiently. That is what the iBT tests. The PBT does not test speaking. 8. In the United States, you can register for the TOEFL iBT online or by phone. Visit www.ets.org for registration information. In the United States, the busiest registration times are at the end of each school semester when TOEFL courses end and TOEFL students are ready to take the test. The TOEFL test is very popular. Register as early as possible. 9. You can take notes during the test. Pencils and paper will be supplied. You cannot use your own pencil or paper. After the test, you must give your notes to the test site manager. 10. Expect to use an old-style Microsoft keyboard when you take the test. 11. Your TOEFL iBT score is good for two years. You cannot renew your TOEFL score. You must retake the test and get a new score. For more TOEFL information, visit www.ets.org. Speaking and Writing Strategies for the TOEFL iBT - xi The author would like to thank Gretchen Anderson, Lou-Ann Riccio, Jennie Farnell, Graciela Sauro, Ewa Jasinska, and Diana Bermudez for their comments and suggestions. The author would also like to thank Patricia Stirling, Bill Foster, Liz Foster, Ami Kothari, Gretchen Anderson, Ivo Draganac, and Jon Conine for contributing to the audio CD. Special thanks to Jeff Kolby at Nova Press for his support.

500 Words Phrases and Idioms for the TOEFL iBT plus Typing Strategies

Author: Bruce Stirling
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 1889057762
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HOW IS THIS TOEFL BOOK DIFFERENT? This TOEFL book is different because it uses an integrated vocabulary learning system called recycling. Recycling is simple. Each exercise is divided into four quizzes. Quiz 1, a multiple-choice vocabulary quiz, introduces ten new words. Next, you will do Quiz 2. Quiz 2 is a sentence-completion quiz based on the ten words in Quiz 1. Next, you will do Quiz 3, a spelling quiz. The speaker on the CD will say the same ten words in turn. You will then have ten seconds to spell each word by saying it and typing it. Finally, you will do Quiz 4. Quiz 4 is a 60-word typing test based on the ten new words you have been recycling through Quizzes 1, 2 and 3, plus words, phrases and idioms recycled from previous exercises. BONUS MATERIAL Learn essential rhetorical strategies and a test-proven way to develop opinion-based and fact-based TOEFL essays.

The MCAT Chemistry Book

Author: Ajikumar Aryangat
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 1889057452
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for MCAT Chemistry. REVISED FOR MCAT 2015. The MCAT Chemistry Book presents a comprehensive review of general chemistry and organic chemistry to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test. Part I presents general chemistry concepts, and Part II presents organic chemistry concepts. The review sections are written in a user-friendly manner to simplify and reduce the student's burden when deciphering difficult concepts. At the end of each chapter, practice questions are included to test the understanding of the key concepts. Answers and explanations for the practice questions are provided after the review sections. Illustrations and tables are included wherever necessary to focus and clarify key ideas and concepts.

The MCAT Biology Book

Author: Nancy Morvillo
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 1889057444
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for MCAT Biology. REVISED FOR MCAT 2015. The MCAT Biology Book provides a comprehensive overview of MCAT biology appropriate for all pre-med students preparing for the MCAT exam. In twenty-one chapters, the basics of biology are described in easy-to-understand text. Illustrations help emphasize relevant topics and clarify difficult concepts. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems modeled after the MCAT exam, with complete explanation of the answers. Also, includes a thorough analysis of the MCAT verbal section. Authors Nancy Morvillo and Matthew Schmidt both obtained their Ph.D. in genetics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Postal Exam Book

Author: Albert B. Kim
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 188905769X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Comprehensive Prep for the Postal Exams, Test 473 and 473-C. This book provides information on postal exams, benefits and hiring procedures: * Explanation of the Federal Employees Retirement System. * Sample tests and helpful study information for Test 473 and Test 473-C. * Nine sample tests for Address Checking, 5 sample tests for Forms Completion and 7 sample tests for Coding and Memory. * Strategies for getting a high score. * Learn how to find and how to apply for postal jobs through the Internet. * The new positions PSE (from 2011) and CCA (from 2013) are explained. * There is an explanation about to take the test by computer. * The author scored 100% on the Postal Exams six times. * The Author has operated the Postal Entrance Exams School for 18 years in Los Angeles, California.

ACT Verbal Prep Course

Author: Jeff Kolby
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 1889057924
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Comprehensive Prep for ACT Verbal Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the verbal sections of the ACT. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. The verbal sections are not easy. There is no quick fix that will allow you to "beat" the ACT, but it is very learnable. If you study hard and master the techniques in this book, your score will improve--significantly. The ACT cannot be "beaten." But it can be mastered--through hard work, analytical thought, and by training yourself to think like a test writer. Many of the exercises in this book are designed to prompt you to think like an ACT test writer. With this book by your side, you will soon master punctuation, grammar, and rhetoric, which will help you on all sections of the ACT. You will soon be able to understand how test writers choose and compose test questions. And you will soon be able to write top-scoring essays without breaking a sweat. Features: * Reading: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage. (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.) * Writing: Comprehensive analysis of the essay, including writing techniques, punctuation, grammar, rhetoric, and style. * Vocabulary: Learn the essential 4000 ACT words and the 400 high-frequency words. Also, learn how to conjure the meaning of words that you barely recognize. * Performance: If your target is a 30+ score, then this is the book for you!

The MCAT Physics Book

Author: Garrett Biehle
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 1889057436
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for MCAT Physics. REVISED FOR MCAT 2015. The MCAT Physics Book offers the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of MCAT physics available. Including, * 49 MCAT-style passages * 500 MCAT-style practice problems! and detailed solutions to all problems Illustrations and tables are included wherever necessary to focus and clarify key ideas and concepts. Dr. Biehle's classic MCAT Physics Book presents a clear, insightful analysis of MCAT physics. His lively prose and subtle wit make this challenging topic more palatable. Dr. Biehle received his Ph.D. from Caltech (California Institute of Technology) in physics. He has ten years experience at various levels in science education. The MCAT Physics Book is a result of his experience presenting physics concepts in a classroom setting to students preparing for the MCAT.

ACT Math Prep Course

Author: Jeff Kolby
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 1889057754
Format: PDF, Docs
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Comprehensive Prep for ACT Math. Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the math section of the ACT. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. Although the ACT math section is difficult, it is very learnable. ACT Math Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of ACT math and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the ACT but in college as well. Many of the exercises in this book are designed to prompt you to think like an ACT test writer. For example, you will find Duals. These are pairs of similar ACT math problems in which only one property is different. They illustrate the process of creating ACT questions. Features: * Comprehensive Review: Twenty-seven chapters provide complete review of ACT math. * Practice: Includes 188 examples and more than 400 exercises! * Diagnostic Test: The diagnostic test measures your strengths and weaknesses and directs you to areas you need to study more. * Performance: If your target is a top score, this is the book!

Speaking and Writing Strategies for the TOEFL iBT

Author: Bruce Stirling
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 1889057606
Format: PDF, ePub
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Increase your TOEFL iBT score by increasing your speaking and writing scores. How? By using the strategy called argument mapping. Why argument mapping? Because the TOEFL iBT speaking and writing sections are all argument-based tasks. That means if you want high speaking and writing scores, you must know how to map out (develop and deliver) spoken and written arguments, quickly and proficiently. With argument mapping, you will be able to do just that. Best of all, you can apply argument mapping to all six speaking tasks and both writing tasks. That means you will spend less time reading about strategies and more time practicing them. You Will Also Learn: * Essential rhetorical strategies and opinion development strategies * Step-by-step basic responses for all speaking and writing tasks * Step-by-step advanced responses for all speaking and writing tasks * Step-by-step emergency responses for all speaking and writing tasks * How to revise your spoken and written responses to maximize scoring * How to rate spoken and written responses quickly and proficiently ARGUMENT DEVELOPMENT Learn basic and advanced argument development strategies to maximize your speaking and writing scores. By doing so, you can increase your TOEFL score. ARGUMENT MAPPING Learn test-proven speaking and writing strategies quickly and proficiently using the graphics-based strategy called argument mapping. SCORING STRATEGIES Learn how to think like a TOEFL rater so you know exactly what to say and write to maximize scoring.

GMAT Prep Course

Author: Jeff Kolby
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 1889057193
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the New GMAT. Every year students pay as much as $1,000 to test prep companies to prepare for the GMAT. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. GMAT Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course. Although the GMAT is a difficult test, it is a very learnable test. GMAT Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of the GMAT and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the GMAT but in business school as well. Features: * Math: Twenty-two chapters provide comprehensive review of GMAT math. * Integrated Reasoning: Thorough analysis of the new integrated reasoning section. * Logical Reasoning: Discover the underlying simplicity of these problems and learn the tactics the GMAT writers use to obfuscate the answers. * Reading Comprehension: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage. (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.) * Sentence Correction: Comprehensive review of GMAT grammar. * Writing Assessment: Learn how to get top scores on your Analysis of Issue and Analysis of Argument essays. * Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing GMAT problems solved to solving them on your own.