Let’s dive straight into it – the first thing you need to do is structure your essay. And this is something you can (and should) do even before the exam begins.
Choose to have a limited number of paras. Start by stating the topic and your opinion, use the second and the third paragraphs to support your opinion with 2 strong points. Use examples to support these points if needed.
In the fourth paragraph, acknowledge that your opinion is not perfect (because it’s an opinion and not fact) and talk about the strengths of the opinion you did not pick.
Use the fifth paragraph to say that even though the other side has its own advantages, you prefer yours. This is a good place to add a third point in favor of your own argument.
Conclude with the sixth paragraph by tying up everything you have said so far and restating your opinion.
There! The perfect structure to nail your TOEFL Independent Writing task.
Here are a few tips on how to prepare for the TOEFL speaking test:
An excellent way to go ahead with this exercise is to write down some mundane topics on chits of paper and put them inside a bowl.
At random, pick one up, give yourself 20 seconds to think, and then try to talk about it for a minute.
In the beginning, you can go easy on yourself and deal with topics like “Family,” “Food,” “Education,” etc.
Gradually, you can take suggestions from TOEFL Speaking practice test and add them to your roster.
It is important to work on vocabulary for exams like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.
First, take a mock test. When you take the mock tests, you will find it difficult to understand the questions not because the questions are difficult in themselves, but because they are written using words that are difficult to understand.
If you want to ace the TOEFL exam, you need to give equal importance to every section.
Here are some of the essay topics that you can prepare for the TOEFL exam:
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Human activity is making the earth a worse place to live. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Television advertising directed toward young children
(aged two to five) should not be allowed.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? When people succeed, it is entirely because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with their success. Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.
Some people like to travel with a companion. Other people prefer to travel alone. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
List down some questions from various topics and record yourself while speaking on those topics. This would help you analyze your mistakes and be better the next time. Practice as much as you can.
Study about pronunciations, language, etc., by listening to podcasts and audiobooks.
You can start by reading articles, blogs, etc., and improving your vocabulary. It will help you communicate better and also make it easier for you to score well in the essay. If need be, you can also learn from professionals by subscribing to the TOEFL test prep. services.
For enhancing your vocabulary, read the 50 difficult words with meanings, here: 50 difficult words with meanings
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Here are a few tips to improve your TOEFL Writing score-
Keep a standard essay structure in mind – Introduction, Problem Statement, Solution, Benefits of the solution, Drawbacks of the solution, Conclusion.
Dedicate each para to one heading, and understand that they do not necessarily have to be in this order.
Write the entire essay first. Don’t listen to the critical side of your brain just now.
Once you’ve finished your first draft, you can always come back and edit.
The questions in the TOEFL Reading section appear para-wise for each comprehension.
A good way to not feel lost is to read the first para, answer the relative questions, read the second paragraph, answer questions for that one, and so on and so forth.
Even though you have to figure out the test set-up on your own, taking the test from the quiet comfort of your home is worth it
So, if you have been preparing for the exam and have the needed equipment, room, and a speedy internet connection, go for it
But in case you don’t have the proper technical equipment, materials, and testing room, I suggest you wait it out.
For this task, you will have to read a short passage, listen to a 2-minute lecture about the same topic, and write a response to what you read and listened to
You will have 20 minutes to complete this task Here are a few tips to finish this on time
It is important to improve our skills and knowledge as much as possible. Some people prefer to learn from individuals who have more experience than they do – like teachers and supervisors – instead of learning from peers, like their colleagues and classmates. Do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not?
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