The Official Guide to the New TOEFL iBT


Название: The Official Guide to the New TOEFL iBT.

2006.

The Official TOEFL Prep Guide is the only authorized guide to the all-new TOEFL scheduled to be introduced in North America and Europe in Fall 2005 and elsewhere in 2006. The TOEFL is an admission criterion at virtually all English-speaking U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities for students whose first language is not English. In addition to actual TOEFL questions for practice, you will get detailed explanations of what is being tested in each section and how each section is structured, plus expert tips on how to ace every speaking and writing task. You will learn how to construct a good answer and how to integrate speaking, listening, and writing skills. The companion audio CD offers an unparalleled opportunity to prepare for the listening portions of the test.

The Official Guide to the New TOEFL iBT


The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is used to measure English language proficiency. If you are applying to a college or university where English is the language of instruction, your TOEFL scores will help admissions staff determine if your skills in English are adequate for enrollment into the program of study you have selected. The TOEFL test is administered in more than 180 countries, making it the most accessible test in the world. Internet-based testing makes it possible to expand greatly the number of test centers and increase access. The TOEFL test is also the most accepted test in the world. More than 5,000 colleges, universities, and licensing agencies in 90 countries accept TOEFL scores. So, for example, students can use the test to study in the United Kingdom and other European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and Korea, in addition to the United States and Canada.


Contents
What's in this book 10
CHAPTER 1 Introducing the TOEFL iBT 1
All About the TOEFL Test 1
How to Use This Book 2
All About the TOEFL iBT 4
WHY IS THE TOEFL TEST CHANGING?
WHAT ARE THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE TOEFL iBT?
FORMAT OF THE TOEFL iBT
QUESTION TYPES
TOOL BAR
OVERVIEW OF THE TOEFL iBT READING SECTION
OVERVIEW OF THE TOEFL iBT LISTENING SECTION
OVERVIEW OF THE TOEFL iBT WRITING SECTION
OVERVIEW OF THE TOEFL iBT SPEAKING SECTION
ABOUT YOUR SCORES
Test Preparation Tips from ETS 12
Registering for the TOEFL iBT 13
Questions Frequently Asked by Students 14
CHAPTER 2 TOEFL iBT Reading 19
TOEFL iBT Reading Passages 19
TOEFL iBT Reading Questions 20
BASIC INFORMATION AND INFERENCING QUESTIONS READING TO LEARN QUESTIONS
Improving Your Performance on TOEFL iBT Reading Questions 38
Reading Practice Sets 40
PRACTICE SET 1
PRACTICE SET 2
PRACTICE SET 3
PRACTICE SET 4
PRACTICE SET 5
PRACTICE SET 6
Practice TOEFL iBT Reading Section 101
ANSWER KEY .AND EXPLANATIONS
CHAPTER 3. TOEFL iBT Listening 139
ТОEFL iBT Listening Materials 139
CONVERSATIONS LECTURES
TOEFL iBT Listening Questions 141
BASIC COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS PRAGMATIC UNDERSTANDING QUESTIONS CONNECTING INFORMATION QUESTIONS
How to Sharpen Your Listening Skills 155
Listening Practice Sets 157
PRACTICE SET 1
PRACTICE SET 2
PRACTICE SET 3
PRACTICE SET 4
PRACTICE SET 5
Practice TOEFL iBT Listening Section 178
ANSWER KEY, LISTENING SCRIPTS, AND EXPLANATIONS
CHAPTER 4 TOEFL iBT Speaking 207
Introduction to the Speaking Section 207
Speaking Question Types 208
INDEPENDENT: QUESTIONS 1 AND 2
INTEGRATED LISTENING/READING/SPEAKING: QUESTIONS 3 AND 4
INTEGRATED LISTENING/SPEAKING: QUESTIONS 5 AND 6
Strategies for Raising Your TOEFL Speaking Score 227
Practice TOEFL iBT Speaking Section 229
LISTENING SCRIPTS AND SAMPLE RESPONSES WITH RATERS' COMMENTS
TOEFL iBT Speaking Score Rubric 242
Frequently Asked Questions about TOEFL Speaking 246
CHAPTER 5. TOEFL iBT Writing 249
Introduction to the Writing Section 249
The Integrated Writing Task 249
HOW THE X4SK IS PHRASED
STRATEGIES FOR RAISING YOUR SCORE ON THE INTEGRATED WRITING TASK
INTEGRATED WRITING SCORING RUBRIC
SAMPLE SCORED RESPONSES FOR THE INTEGRATED WRITING TASK
The Independent Writing Task 258
ESSAY-WRITING TIPS
HOW ESSAYS ARE SCORED
INDEPENDENT WRITING SCORING RUBRIC
SAMPLE SCORED RESPONSES FOR THE INDEPENDENT WRITING TASK
The Independent Writing Topics 267
TOPIC LIST
Practice TOEFL iBT Writing Section 282
LISTENING SCRIPT, EXPLANATIONS, AND SAMPLE RESPONSES
CHAPTER 6 Writer's Handbook for English Language Learners 295
Grammar 295
Usage 307
Mechanics 312
Style 321
Organization and Development 325
Advice to Writers 336
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading 341
Glossary 344
APPENDIX 1 TOEFL iBT Score Information 349
APPENDIX 2 English Language Competency Descriptors 365



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