Articles about the TOEFL® Test and the Duolingo English Test®
Our TOEFL Writing section has been updated for 2023! Inside you will find sample questions and responses for both the Integrated and Writing for an Academic Discussion tasks. In addition, this article provides two excellent writing templates to help add advanced language and structure to your work.
We know it can feel impossible to write two complete essays in under an hour! But that’s exactly what you have to do in the TOEFL Writing section.
That’s why we have compiled a list of ten of our best TOEFL Writing tips so you feel cool and confident on test day.
Do you struggle to answer every TOEFL Reading question in 36 minutes?
You are not alone.
Luckily, we know how to fix that. After years of trial and error, we have come up with a foolproof system designed to help students just like you answer every single question in the TOEFL Reading with time to spare.
What you need is a free and complete TOEFL practice test with an answer key that explains the answer to each question. Not only that, but this test should include speaking responses and essay samples so you know how to speak and write on test day.
This is the free practice test you’ve been looking for.
And not only do you get access to a free TOEFL practice test, but we will also break down each section of the test and provide five study tips to help you improve your TOEFL score.
TOEFL Reading summary questions are a pain in the neck.
Not only do you have to understand the entire passage, but you also have to figure out the difference between a little detail and a general summary. Well it’s time for you to learn a better way. By the time you finish this short article, you will have multiple strategies in your TOEFL arsenal to help you answer these questions easily and efficiently on test day.
If you are ready to prepare for the TOEFL Listening but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place! Here you will find 10 highly effective TOEFL Listening Tips to boost your confidence and improve your test-taking skills, whether you are just starting out or you’re still having trouble improving your score.
The TOEFL Reading contains 10 different types of questions, each with their own point value and strategy. Some questions are straightforward, while others have answers designed to trick you. This short article will give you the skills to identify the question type and find the answer by systematically eliminating the wrong choices. It’s the perfect guide to help you study smarter and read better.
Most TOEFL Listening passages are at least five minutes long and jam-packed with content. So much content, in fact, that it will make your head hurt. Taking notes is crucial, but there’s no need to write down everything. We are going to take you step-by-step through the notetaking process for the TOEFL Listening so you know exactly what you need to do in order to take more notes in less time. You’ll be amazed at the amount of crucial information you can comfortably write down without feeling overwhelmed.
TOEFL Speaking practice questions. You need them, we’ve got them.
And not only that, but we have included sample answers so you know exactly how to speak to score high on test day.
These TOEFL Speaking topics and sample answers were updated in 2020 and reflect the new version of the TOEFL test, which changed on August 1st, 2019. They have been carefully crafted to show you the ideal structure for each question type. Check them out.
Looking to improve your TOEFL Speaking score?
Look no further. These ten TOEFL Speaking tips will teach you how to grade your own response, organize your studies at home, find a TOEFL Speaking partner, and more. You can keep endlessly searching the Internet for answers, or you can read this one quick article to learn exactly what you have to do for the TOEFL Speaking on test day.
The TOEFL Reading section requires practice, which is why we’ve compiled 100 TOEFL Reading practice questions to help you prepare for the reading section and ace it on test day.
We have separated each practice based on the question type so you can work on the questions you find most difficult and need to improve on.
There are hundreds of thousands of words in English, but which do you have to know for the TOEFL?
This is the list. The Academic Word List consists of 570 of the most important words you have to know for the TOEFL. Academic vocabulary is tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out this list and learn which words you need to know on test day.
Many people consider question one to be the most difficult. After all, how do you read a question and construct an answer in 15 seconds? And how can you give a complete answer with examples in less than a minute? We’ll show you! The key to question one is giving an opinion that sounds like YOU.
In question two, the time for giving your opinion is over. Now it’s time to summarize! So, how do you read a passage, listen to a lecture, and give a sharp, smooth summary of both? Let us show you the best way to take notes by writing down only what you need. More importantly, you will learn how to answer without sounding like you’re giving a book report.
Watch out! If you are unprepared, question three can be a time management nightmare. Here you must read a passage, listen to a lecture, then weave them into a single paraphrased summary that sounds clear and simple. You will learn how to use both your notes and your time to give an answer with the perfect blend of concepts and details.
Do you know why most people lose points on question four? It’s because they try to say every little detail they heard in the listening passage. TOEFL Speaking question four requires active listening, summarizing well, and speaking naturally. All it takes is practice and a little bit of knowledge. This is how to score high in TOEFL Speaking question four.
What is the TOEFL and why do you have to take it? How does the test work exactly and how much does it cost?
If you are a complete TOEFL beginner, this is your first stop! Here you will find answers to the 15 most common questions about the test. You can even have a look at a practice test. Let us help you on your way to getting your score as quickly and easily as possible!
There are many types of TOEFL exams available. Find out which one is right for you. Don’t worry; you probably have to take some version of the TOEFL iBT, which includes the TOEFL Home Edition and TOEFL Paper Edition. But which one do you need to take? Let’s review each type of exam and find out.
Ready to take a free and complete Duolingo English Practice Test? Just create an account here and gain access to this test and over 100 additional practice questions for the Duolingo English Test®.
Taking a practice test is only half the battle. You also need to learn about the structure of the test and how to study in a way that will help improve your score.
There is no “writing section” for the Duolingo English Test like there is for the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS. However, there are two writing question types on the Duolingo English Test that require you to write for an extended period of time.
Registration has already begun for the brand new TOEFL iBT Paper Edition test, with the first tests scheduled to be administered in Colombia, Mexico, the United States, and India in December 2021.
Wait, wait, wait… what?
A TOEFL iBT Paper Edition? I thought you had to take the TOEFL iBT on a computer.
Your dream is to study abroad, but the entire process is a massive headache. You have to fill out applications, research visa requirements, and prepare for exams.
One common requirement is an English language proficiency exam. You have probably heard about the TOEFL iBT® before, but there is a chance you might be able to take a new test: the Duolingo English Test®
In case you haven’t heard, there is a new English test available for students worldwide: The Duolingo English Test. According to this article published by Top Universities in September 2020, there were 1415 schools in North America accepting the Duolingo English Test. As of October 1st, 2021 that number now stands at over 2000 institutions in multiple countries around the globe.
In this short interview, Aubrey Carter from All Ears English sits down with Josh MacPherson from TST Prep to discuss the similarities and differences between the TOEFL Speaking section and the IELTS Speaking section. Aubrey Carter holds a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from City College of New York and has over 19 years of experience in teaching English as a Second Language.
In this short interview, Steve Kaufmann, noted polyglot and co-founder of Lingq sits down with Josh MacPherson from TST Prep to discuss his philosophy in terms of language learning and how students can use this information to help them prepare for high-stakes exams like the TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS.
In this short interview, Hadar Shemesh sits down with Josh MacPherson from TST Prep to discuss how to prepare for the speaking section of high-stakes exams like the TOEFL or IELTS. Hadar not only discusses how to prepare and improve your speaking for these exams, but she goes into detail on how to manage stress and sustain your motivation over the long-term.
How can you take the TOEFL IBT with all the test centers closed?
The Special Home Edition of the TOEFL iBT.
Due to the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent closing of many in-person testing facilities, ETS has created a home version of the TOEFL iBT. This article will take an in-depth look at the special home edition of the TOEFL iBT by delving deeper into the registration process, technical requirements, and overall differences between this test and the original TOEFL iBT.
Are you ready to prepare for the TOEFL Listening section, but don’t know where to go for updated practice questions?
Well, look no further.
Our listening practice provides 100 FREE practice questions from academic lectures. These are the exact type of questions you need to practice so you can be ready for anything on TOEFL test day.
Not really, I know, but if you need a TOEFL score for school or work, read closely to learn about the Essentials test and what makes it different from the TOEFL iBT®.
I want to make this as painless as possible (because reading about the TOEFL is painful), so I have organized the article into frequently asked questions.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TOEFL iBT has been unavailable in China since the beginning of 2020. As the virus spreads throughout the world, ETS has released the Special Home Edition of the TOEFL iBT to help students take the test from the comfort of their own home and avoid the test center.