TOEFL iBT: Truths, Myths & Tips

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Short presentation with information about TOEFL iBT and tips to prospective test takers.

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  • 1. TOEFL iBT: Truths, Myths & Tips Daniyar Salikhov, IRC Director U.S. Embassy Tashkent Monday, March 17, 2014

2. What is TOEFL iBT? Monday, March 17, 2014 3. Most widely accepted English- language test in the world 9,000+ colleges and universities 130 countries, incl. United States, United Kingdom, Australia, etc Monday, March 17, 2014 4. At this session Monday, March 17, 2014 5. Well discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014 6. Structure + Scoring Well discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014 7. Structure + Scoring Registration Well discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014 8. Structure + Scoring Registration Best practices Well discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014 9. Structure + Scoring Registration Best practices FAQs/Myths Well discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014 10. Structure + Scoring Registration Best practices FAQs/Myths Resources Well discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014 11. Test sections READING (3-4 text passages, 35-56 questions, 60-80 min) LISTENING (4-6 lectures, 2-3 convos, 34-51 questions, 60-90 min) SPEAKING (2+4 tasks, 20 min) WRITING (1+1 tasks, 50 min) Monday, March 17, 2014 12. Scoring One section = 30 points Four sections = 4 * 30 = 120 points Scores valid for two years Sent to universities by ETS Monday, March 17, 2014 13. Registration Take test 3-4 months before your college application deadline Explore centers that administer the test Register early $160 paid online (VISA card) via toefl.org Monday, March 17, 2014 14. What have successful test takers done? Monday, March 17, 2014 15. Start preparing at least 8 weeks in advance Use English every day: read, listen, speak, write Take mock tests Know whats required of you in different sections Monday, March 17, 2014 16. Practice taking notes How fast can you type? On the test, dont panic, dont spend too much time on one question, dont think about questions youve already answered, dont leave questions blank Monday, March 17, 2014 17. Students ask... How long should I study to score 100? Which is the best TOEFL prep book? Which is easier - TOEFL or IELTS? Can I take TOEFL at the Embassy? If I get a high score, can I get a scholarship to study in the U.S.? Monday, March 17, 2014 18. How can I score 100 on TOEFL iBT? Monday, March 17, 2014 19. Work.Hard. And forget about a secret formula Monday, March 17, 2014 20. Resources Embassys IRC has plenty of TOEFL prep resources http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/prepare/ TOEFL Go Anywhere website (http:// www.toeflgoanywhere.org/) TOEFL TV Channel on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/TOEFLtv) Monday, March 17, 2014 21. Good luck on your journey to international education! Monday, March 17, 2014 22. QUESTIONS? Monday, March 17, 2014