Lozano, who needs to score higher on the exam, joined an Online TOEFL Course. You see Lozano wants to get into a PhD program in Engineering in the United States and needs to score over 100. Now it is time for him to improve his speaking and writing proficiencies. Of course, Lozano wants to improve his listening and reading proficiencies also, but that is not why he joined this TOEFL course. Lozano needs a place online to record his speaking and pronunciation practice tests and then have a TOEFL speaking and pronunciation specialist listen to them and tell him what he is doing wrong.
His new Online Course has two Voxopop Discussion Groups: the Better TOEFL Scores Voxopop Group and The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT Voxopop Discussion Group. The Better TOEFL Scores talk group is meant for Lozano to record all his self-study practice test exercises, whereas The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT talk group is where Lozano posts his audio responses to which he wants an iBT speaking specialist to listen. In all, there are more than 320 independent and integrated speaking practice tests, and Lozano, who respects the rules of not posting more than one speaking or pronunciation practice test at The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT, has developed a very effective speaking strategy.
First, Lozano records ONE speaking practice test at The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT talk group, and, after about a day, his iBT speaking specialist posts a five minute audio response. In the response, the iBT specialists tell Lozano his score and recommends that Lozano review speaking lessons 1,2, 3, and 7. And that is exactly what Lozano does over the next four days. And, each day, he begins posting 2-3 speaking practice tests at the Better TOEFL Scores Talk Group, each time attempting to implement the strategies he studied in the suggested lessons from his iBT speaking specialist. Then, Lozano records another speaking practice test at The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT talk group, and the iBT specialist listens to this audio response and suggests additional lessons, this time telling him to review the sentence rhythm, intonation, and thought groups and blending lessons in the Speak Clearly part of his Online TOEFL Course. And that is exactly what he does.
Currently, his practice test scores are 22-24 points out of 30, and he has a few more pronunciation, organizational, and language issues he has to solve. Still, Lozano is making progress, and he knows that he will continue to make slow but steady improvement as he continues to post his speaking practice tests online at The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT talk group.