Vilma takes an Online TOEFL Course to improve her academic English skills.

Raised in Rome, Vilma formerly joined Michael’s Online TOEFL Course: “The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT,” in order to improve her English proficiency and to score higher on the TOEFL. Originally moving to the United States with plans to attend a reputable university, Vilma needed to score at least 88-90 points for one university and 80 points for another, in order to qualify for enrollment. Because of this, Vilma had been on standby for quite some time. Reason being, Vilma had only taken the TOEFL iBT once before and scored 67 with: R-17, L-16, S-20, and W-14. Being left in a situation where she needed to improve her English proficiency by at least 13 points in order to be accepted to one of her universities of choice, Vilma had made the decision to study off Michael’s renowned Online TOEFL Course.

Vilma’s original comments are as follows:

I’m Vilma from Rome and I am interested to taking your online toefl course. One university requires at least 88-90 points in my toefl score and another university requires 80 points. I followed a toefl course for 1 month in May, it’s was useful but I didn’t get a good score, I got a 67, probably because I studied just for 1 month. I know that I can do much better and I want to try taking the toefl again in the end of June, I can study 5-8 hour at day.
Can you help me?
Thank you


After considering Vilma’s situation, Michael formerly recommended that Vilma study and work out the lessons, practice tests, and exercises off his 60-Day TOEFL Study Guide focusing on writing and speaking. With this, Vilma had clickable links contained within the study guide directing her to different grammar, writing, speaking, and pronunciation parts of Michael’s course; all of which are designed to help student’s score 24+ and 26+ points or higher on the writing and speaking sections of the actual TOEFL iBT. A brief description of what helped Vilma improve her writing and speaking in these sections is listed below.

In Michael’s grammar section, Vilma had grammar exercises that focus in teaching: sentence style, word choice, grammatical sentences, ESL challenges, punctuation, mechanics, and research exercises. In addition, Vilma had writing exercises that taught her all of the following: purpose and audience, thesis statements, introductions, choosing an appropriate point of view, topic sentences, and transitions. Because of this, Vilma learned basic and advanced sentence structures, verb tenses, word forms, word choice, parallel structures, and so on with Michael’s grammar section.

In Michael’s writing section, Vilma had over 40 independent and 43 integrated writing practice tests plus 100′s of skill-building writing exercises were she received feedback by an iBT writing specialist and gained competence in independent and integrated writing skills such as: decoding the writing task, organizing a coherent response, writing detailed developmental paragraphs, and ending the essay with a conclusion. With this kind of familiarization, Vilma had upper hand when responding to independent and integrated writing parts of the TOEFL iBT.

In Michael’s pronunciation section, Vilma had access to 2 diagnostic pre-tests and 1 post-test plus 1000′s of pronunciation drills and practice tests were she built an extensive practice with vowel and consonants sounds and instruction in stress, intonation, and pausing. However not just limited to these skills, but Michael’s pronunciation section has Speak Clearly Lessons that taught Vilma important pronunciation skills such as: syllable division, grammatical word endings, word stress, sentence rhythm, intonation, thought groups, and blending. Because of this, Vilma was learning to build intelligible pronunciation skills.

In Michael’s speaking section, Vilma had access to 300 independent and 20 integrated practice tests plus 100′s of skill-building exercises and feedback provided by an iBT speaking specialist were she learned competent speaking skills such as: decoding the speaking task, organizing a coherent response including a topic statement, delivering rich details in the body of the speech, and ending with a conclusion. Because of this, Vilma had learned to further improve her speaking proficiency in time for her next TOEFL exam.

In the end, when it came time for Vilma to take her next TOEFL exam, Vilma reported back with a TOEFL iBT score of 85 with: R-19, L-18, S-24, and W-24. All in all, Vilma improved her TOEFL iBT score by 18 points! So do you know someone that needs to improve their TOEFL score or improve their English proficiency? Well consider recommending Michael’s renowned Online TOEFL Course, which has helped many like Vilma succeed in their TOEFL goals time and time again.

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