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My TOEFL experience (13.03)

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My TOEFL experience (13.03)

Post Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:00 am
Hi everyone,

I just got out from the exam. I can summarize my experience as quite negative. Although I spent a month and a half preparing, I fear that my actual exam performance would be worse than expected.

Let me briefly elaborate on my experiences:

Reading:

The section started quicky after my arrival at the examination center. Because of the nevousness, I was not able to quickly scan the passages and answer the first questions. In fact, it took me a while to get through them, which was not the case when I was doing the mock exams at home. Thus, I would expect a score of 22-25 max, in that respect.

Listening:

This was fairly easy, nevertheless I think I got a bit more lectures than usual, but maybe some of them were just testing their examination system.
My aspirations are for a score around 28-30, however this would be quite suprising knowing that I wasnt sure about answering few questions. Realisticly speaking, performance should yield a score of not more than 25-27.

Speaking:

I had nightmares about this piece of the exam. Although I use english on a daily basis, the questions comprehension, and especially, being able to combine your thoughts quickly is quite challenging. Nevertheless, I think my actual experience on this part is positive. I could answer the questions quickly and on the point.
Expected score: 25-28.

Writing:
One of the easiest sections, I wrote all points on the first task by contradicting each point with the lecture, therefore I expect a very high (5/5) performance here (lets see though). Writing the essay was also easy, I could point all my arguments quickly and with fairly complex vocabulary. Hopefully, this is going to represent my strongest section in terms of score achievement.

Bottom line:

Quite dissatisfied with what I did, especially on the reading and partially on the listening section. Undoubtedly, I could have done better. Inevitably, if I dont get at least 100 points, I will just strive for retaking the test.

Cross your fingers,

Cheers

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Post Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:15 am
Ohh! really. Congrats on your score. Getting 109 out of 120 is very nice score.

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Post Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:01 am
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Post Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:38 am
Lets see, how it will work out.

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Post Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:34 am
Just got my results - 109/120.

Perfect!

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Post Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:00 am
Really? My Score is still not available...

But congrats on yours. 109 fulfills every requirement I know.

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Post Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:58 pm
Well, to be honest, I did not expect such a high result based on my experiences during the test.

Here is the split of the different categories:

Reading - 28
Listening - 28
Speaking - 27
Writing - 26

I am sure that I could be better on the writing, nevertheless this is a perfect result in regards to university requirements, as you said.

Good luck with your results!

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Post Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:16 am
Have you already started your GMAT prep?

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Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:46 am
Good experience and hope it will work. This briefing will help other readers who will beat the GMAT in upcoming days. Best of luck.

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:07 am
Not so bad, my result 95/120.

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