Are you using You Tube or TOEFL Practice Online (TPO) to prepare for the TOEFL iBT? Are you using a test prep course like Magoosh, Notefull, ETS, or TestDen? Do you need an inexpensive place online where you can post and get feedback on your pronunciation, speaking, and writing practice? Are you willing to pay $45 monthly for a service that allows you to post ONE speaking and ONE writing practice test daily? If you answered yes to some or all of the questions, you will be interested in my Online TOEFL Course “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT.”
For example, one of my students just completed a speaking practice test today. Khalid sends me speaking practice every day, and I provide feedback to him so he can monitor his progress. Here is the feedback I provided him:
Other students who have not met their subtotal requirements in the writing section complete independent and integrated writing practice. Similarly, for only $45 monthly subscription fee these students can complete writing practice tests daily. For a higher fee, in addition to getting written feedback on how high their essays are scoring, these students can also get error correction video feedback on their writing without ever having to meet me in real time over the Internet. For example, today, Miguel completed an integrated writing practice test and wanted me to show him what his score was and what he needed to do to score higher than 24/30 points. The following video will show you how I error correct my students’ writing:
Also, I sent MC an edited version of his essay so he can see the changes I made in his writing so he can score high:
In this set of materials, the reading passage discusses three activities used for businesses who want to succeed, and the listening passage presents opposite points to the approaches given.
First, to the author, employees should attend all meetings inasmuch as they are considered effective for discussing issues at work and for keeping everyone up to date with technology. In contrast, according to the lecture, the meetings should be short, and, if possible, workers must decline time consuming meetings longer than 60 minutes so that they can focus on the most important tasks and can make use of other choices like email and phone calls instead lengthy meetings.
Second, the reading recommends to read all the information shared because the employees should focus on the main and minor details. On the contrary, the lecture, instead of reading entire documents, advises that the workers only focus on the main information and relevant examples necessary for them to complete their jobs to reduce the time consumed so that these workers can be more productive.
Third, the reading states that workers writing reports should skip the steps in the writing process so they can complete these documents more quickly. The lecture, on the contrary, admonishes employees to follow the steps in the writing process: set the outline, order the points to be written, make a draft, then re-read and perfect the sentences. Following these steps, argues the speaker, will help workers write more polished documents faster.
In conclusion, after having read the passage and listened to the lecture, it is evident that those activities are important for businesses to succeed, but the lecture points out the best practices for executing meetings, reading information, and writing faster, more accurate reports in a business setting.
In both of these cases, I provide daily support as these students (and maybe you if you join my course!) prepare for the TOEFL iBT.
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