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TOEFL Tips for Listening section
how much time do you have? if you can spare 2 hrs
everyday exclusively for listening at least for a week it is sufficient.
>>initially 2days take notes while you listen to the conversations and
answer the qns looking at the notes.
>>next two days take notes while listening , but while answering do not look
at the notes, practice to register in yr mind at least what you have noted
>> now you can start practicing without taking notes, yr concentration would
>>just listen to a lot of those conversations and stay away from desi
bhasha..try to be in that tune, watching CNN, NBC, listening to BBC
radio...cover all the channels to get a hang of the variety of subjects that
are covered by toefl..social, academic, normal conversations
>>practice practice practice...no substitute to this.get practice materials
from wherever you can and do it..
>> do one practice test from powerprep 5 days before yr test and save the
the next powerprep test for the previous day before yr TOEFL exam. That is
the best estimate and the real practice
Get a good nite's sleep b4 the test..on the D day do
not eat heavy so u mite feel sleepy and do not strain yourself trying to
listen, but be very focused.. a moments distraction will lead to a disaster.
Just be cool and focused. and make sure to adjust yr volume properly..V .Imp
I had just a week for TOEFL.. I could devote only three hrs in a day..
because I was working as well. but I practiced everyday consistently and
kept attending a lot of coffee talks by the US guys at Office! and listened
to US radio stations whenever possible and to relax watched a lot of english
i am still waiting for my score..
To be on the safe side. keep at least 23 days to prepare for the exam.
everyday 6-8 hrs should suffice.
My TOEFL range is b/n 230 - 287 ,,,,reading + listening =28
,,,structure + essay = 13-30
Hope you do well.. lack of practice is what might hurt.
Internet-based Testing (iBT)
The new TOEFL test will be
delivered via the Internet. Internet-based testing (iBT) allows ETS to capture
speech and score responses in a standardized and fair manner. It will also make
it possible to greatly expand test center access.
ETS is committed to a successful transition
worldwide. In order to maintain test and score integrity and ensure a quality
administration for test takers, ETS will introduce the new test in phases.
The test will first be administered in the United States on September 24,
2005. On October 22, the TOEFL iBT test will begin in Canada, France, Germany
and Italy. The test will be introduced in the rest of the world in 2006. A
complete schedule will be available by November 1, 2005. See the TOEFL iBT
timeline for more details. A list of frequently asked questions
about the phased rollout is available.
ETS will continue to administer the current computer-based and paper-based
versions of the test until the new Internet-based test is implemented.