Do a lot of practice tests. Tons of free tests are available on the internet.
Make sure you get a good score in practice tests.
Listen to any American news channel/Discovery channel (it will help in listening section). Read American news from washingtonpost.com, nytimes.com, watch CNN news, check some documentaries on youtube etc.
Be cool and be comfortable with your seat.
Listen properly in the Listening section. Check all four options before answering.
You will probably find reading section easy but be careful and avoid making silly mistakes.
Again first 10 questions are important. Take your time and do not hurry!
For Listening section use TOEFL CD from ETS. That is the best material available and is a must for practice. You would see the same type of screen (UI), and you will feel comfortable after using the CD.
Answer all questions in each section. There is no negative marking (penalty) for unanswered questions. So in last 2 minutes just guess all remaining questions.
Again You can send your score free to four universities so be prepared for Universities!
For speaking section make sure you speak properly and clearly. You need to convey your point in less than a minute. Record your speech and listen to it to rectify your mistakes.
Your TOEFL score will provide a good indication of your GRE verbal score, prepare and practice well or TOEFL.
Generally minimum required score for Universities / department varies from 78-100. 100+ is a very safe score. Note: A high score in TOEFL will not improve your chances of admission.
Make sure to reserve your date for taking TOEFL, you may not get your preferred date on busy test locations.
You can take IELTS instead of TOEFL (most universities accept both of them). Depending on your target universities choose wisely. Remember GRE / SAT / ACT / GMAT scores cannot substitute TOEFL requirements.
- Listen to Discovery channel, CNBC, CNN, find videos on youtube etc.
- Barrons TOEFL for Structure.
- Cliffs TOEFL for Structure/Listening.
- ETS CD for TOEFL (Best, no comparison).
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