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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 have improved
>>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 movies
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.

Good Luck
-Suez

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