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TOEFL Ready

TOEFL Ready English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Mar 21 2008

Themes: School

Grammar: First Conditional

Intro

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Tests don’t have to be scary. It seems like a lot can go wrong, but as long as you prepare and stay calm, you’ll be OK. And it’s no secret that being well-prepared helps you stay calm.

American students lose sleep over the SAT, which determines what colleges you can get into. People who live in other countries and want to study in the US have to do well on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or the TOEFL.

When you study for a test, it becomes a big part of your life. You think about it a lot and you might even dream about it. It’s on your mind so much that when you talk about the test to other people, you forget that they may not have taken a test in years.

Amanda’s Chinese cousin is studying for the TOEFL, but she doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Watch as Jason fills her in.

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Dialog

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Amanda

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Jason

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Amanda:  So I got a call from my cousin, Jeff Wong, and I haven’t heard from him in months, but he was super stressed out because he’s practicing and cramming and studying for this toy-full exam…

Jason:  Oh, the TOEFL?

Amanda:  Yeah!

Jason:  The Test of English as a Foreign Language?

Amanda:  Yeah.

Jason:  Where does he live?

Amanda:  Exactly. He lives in China. He lives in Shanghai. And he’s just super-stressed about it but I don’t know if it’s like a one time you fail and you’re done, or if you just keep taking it. How’s it work?

Jason:  Well, you can take it again but it’s kind of expensive and stuff, so the best thing to do is probably take the practice TOEFL, which you can get online from English, baby! now. And it’s sweet because it’s pretty much exactly the TOEFL except it’s just pretend, you know? So if you get your score from that, you’ll know exactly how well you’re going to do.

Amanda:  So is it an online thing? You don’t go to a room with a bunch of other students…

Jason:  Yeah, exactly. You take it online and then you can, like, take breaks and pause it and eat dinner…

Amanda:  So you don’t have a maximum amount of time, like four hours, you have to be done…

Jason:  You do, but you can, like, hit pause on it, or whatever.

Amanda:  Oh that’s cool. So it’s pretty laid back.

Jason:  Yeah, exactly, exactly.

Amanda:  I mean, if you study enough, you should be able to get a pretty high mark, I would think.

Jason:  Yeah, and it seems like if you sort of go through the motions on the practice test it will make it less stressful when you take the real test.

Amanda:  Cool.

 

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Discussion

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Amanda’s cousin Jeff Wong, who lives in China, called her the other day. He was really worried about a test he has to take, but Amanda can’t remember the name exactly.

Jason asks if it’s the TOEFL, and Amanda says it is. She asks him how the test works. Can you take it again if you don’t do well?

Jason says you can, but that it’s probably easier to take the practice TOEFL online. It gives you a good idea of what your score will be, and it helps lower your stress level because you can take breaks whenever you want. When test day comes, there will be no surprises. You’ll remember how mellow taking the test at home was and you’ll do a lot better.

Have you ever had to prepare for a big test? How did you do? Remember, if you’re planning on taking the TOEFL soon, you can buy a practice test right here on Ebaby!

 

Comments

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epidendrum

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hi everybody


I am preparing for Toefl test , help me improve….thanks

09:25 AM Oct 07 2014 |

Ellie2

Ellie2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I hadnt but I must to take each kind of exam

02:47 AM Jul 30 2014 |

selpie

selpie

Indonesia

actually i’m not ready, but i have to .. “_

10:03 PM May 24 2014 |

Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

No,  I am not ready to pass the TOEFL, as  my English is still bad for it, and I often have difficulties with reading and commenting the lessons here. Thats  bacause I am less persistent in learning English , than it was at the beginning. 

03:31 PM May 22 2014 |

rob041987

rob041987

Philippines

Can you give me some another idea on how to pass TOEFL exam and what kind of question that they given? thank you guy’s. help me.

12:28 AM May 05 2014 |

AryelLanes

AryelLanes

Brazil

I haven’t taken this exam yet, but I’ve heard a lot of things about it. It seems that it’s really important for everything abroad, isn’t it? Maybe I should get ready for it… What if I need it tomorrow, huh? Haha

The only con that I found is that the score can expire. It kinda puts me off, but I’ll try to pretend that it won’t happen… :) 

08:45 AM Feb 12 2014 |

Sally Turquoise

Algeria

I live in Algeria, took the the test before, and my score was not good at all, it was 58/120 .. I’m studying and cramming for it to it once again, and I really hope to get a very good mark. Good luck for all the students who are willing to take the TOEFL.

04:19 AM Feb 12 2014 |

muaath1

muaath1

Yemen

I wana to get high mark in itp.

03:34 PM Nov 30 2013 |

xuting123456

China

In China, I’m sure we students are very hate exams, you have the exam was very easy, I very much think about going abroad to go, but because English relations,has not gone, I want to talk about the day, to improve my english.

07:44 AM Sep 27 2013 |

rastak

rastak

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thanks

02:33 PM Sep 25 2013 |

dewiadwinda

Indonesia

I want to study english morethan i get in formal school. And i want to get high scores in TOEFL

02:20 AM Sep 21 2013 |

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Ahmedbadawy

Qatar

I’ve passed the TOEFL IBT exam with a goog score many years ago. I like this exam ….

03:06 PM Aug 15 2013 |

manoj14293622

India


China


I dont want take the TOEFL exam. I learn englsih for communication . I just want to get a better job .

03:21 AM Jun 25 2013 |

ericayang

China

We all have the experience 

08:39 PM May 26 2013 |

ericayang

China

I dont want take the TOEFL exam. I learn englsih for communication . I just want to get a better job .

08:29 PM May 26 2013 |

musticanpolat

Turkey

I would like to learn if there is anyone who has taken 100 or more in Toefl Ibt test. I am preparing for this test, and I believe that the speaking and writing parts are not easy for ESL students. 

12:41 PM May 26 2013 |

dreadslayer

Turkey

i’ve been thinking having TOEFL exam ASAP because i graduate this june from university.i’ll be loooking for a good job which request me very good english skill.so i need to get high mark on TOEFL exam.i know it’s rather expensive for not passing first time.

01:54 AM Apr 11 2013 |

goldie54Super Member!

Canada

HI, evrybady..I am 58 years lady, and I try to do my best and stady English..I know will be hard to me, but I am doing my best..all people tell me that is hard , but I like to tray..

08:47 AM Mar 02 2013 |

Alpenliebe

Alpenliebe

China

I’m going to take the TOEFL in recent year.


Although I’m worrying about my English,I would like to try my best,for dream tells me to face any difficulties and move on all the time around my ears.

05:44 AM Feb 05 2013 |

mahdi_gohari

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

not bad

03:18 PM Jan 23 2013 |

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