Each week, I get 8 to 10 e-mails from many international students, all of whom want to improve their TOEFL score. This week I got the following message from a student named John:
I am john. I have 2 months to be prepared for the TOEFL IBT official test and i want to get 100 or better than that score on my TOEFL test, so what do you recommend me to do, to get that score?
Which kinds of materials should i read???
What should i do???
And i must get that score because it is indispensable!
However, I could not answer John’s question because he did NOT tell me what his current TOEFL score is. So I e-mailed him back and sent him the following message:
What is your current TOEFL score? I need a little more information in order to recommend the best study plan for you.
A day later, John replied in an e-mail with the necessary information that I needed so that could recommend a study plan to help him achieve his academic English goals:
My current TOEFL score is 65. I have a lot of problems in reading,especially in writing and speaking. And recommend me the best study plan sir!
With this new information, I was able to recommend the following study plan so that he could reach his TOEFL goals:
Below a a rough outline of what I recommended for John in the video:
60% of time steps 1-5
1. Read 45 mins daily
2. Listen 45 mins daily
4. Write three 250 summaries
5. Give three 60-second oral summaries
40% of time Steps
6. Vocabulary, Pronunciation, and Grammar Lessons (2 months)
7. Listening and Reading Sections (2 months)
8. Writing and Speaking Lessons (2-3 months)
9. Full-length practice tests