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Beat the TOEFL 117!

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Beat the TOEFL 117!

Post Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:12 pm
I never expected I would get such a high score in TOEFL! Smile anyway, my biggest observation:

TOEFL needs a lot of patience. Especially the reading section. I scored a 28.

when doing the reading section be a little patient. take a 10 to 20 seconds break between the passages.

The reading is not tough at all. The questions are pretty direct. So remember you have a good chance! Smile

Speaking: I got a 29.

There are many videos on YouTube which can help you practice speaking. Do them. Will really help. Speaking needs a little practice. Especially because you are not supposed to repeat what you heard. You are supposed to paraphrase it.

Listening: 30.

I had absolutely no problem with listening. The conversations I heard were pretty slow and easy to understand. For non native speakers, the accent maybe a problem to get used to. You will need to practice by listening then.

I used to watch a lot of TV shows like Friends, Big Bang Theory etc. so could pick up the accent quickly. I would suggest ppl who have problems with understanding accent to switch to HBO. Will help.

Writing: 30.

No problem here again. The idea is to plan your essay before you write it. I referred to RebeccaESL videos on YouTube. That is where I learnt how to structure my essay.

Do remember to carry something to eat. Especially chocolates during your break. The sugar rush will help you more than you expect it to! Smile

All the best!

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Post Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:13 am
great job! Very Happy

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Post Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:45 am
Awesome score! Congrats! Very Happy

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welldone...and Congrats..

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Post Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:33 pm
Congratulations on a wonderful score buddy... hope you get through a good school...

Thank you once again...

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Really admire your achieve!!!!

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Post Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:01 am
Hey Congrats!! Very Happy

"TOEFL needs a lot of patience" haha definitely!!!

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Post Tue May 23, 2017 11:30 pm
Hi shraddhalanka89,

Thank you for your sharing and congratulation your achievement!

I'm new comer. Now i'm making plan for TOEFL test so all your sharing is really valuable to me.

Btw, could please you give the exact names of the books/documents/links you used during your preparation?
It would be absolutely useful to me during my preparation.

Thank you very much!

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