A couple weeks ago I finally got in the mail my copy of the newest official TOEFL book, called Official TOEFL iBT Tests, Volume 2. This book actually came out in December, but it’s still pretty new!
Well, the inside is new. The cover looks exactly the same as an old book, Official TOEFL iBT Tests Volume 1. That volume number is the key difference. That means the practice tests in volume 2 are all new. Both books have five practice tests, so if you buy both books, you get a total of ten official TOEFLs, all extremely similar to what you will see on the day of your real test.
In fact, the practice tests in this book were real TOEFLs. They are from the list of TPO tests (TOEFL Practice Online), which were real TOEFL exams given in previous years. Specifically, this book contains TPO tests 9 through 13. The old book, volume 1, has TPO numbers 4 through 8.
The biggest advantage of this book is that one TPO online costs $46 at the moment, but you can get five of them in this book for $30 or less. It’s a really good deal!
Also, note that all five tests are on the DVD-rom that comes with the book. The software is similar to what you will use on your real test (although not exactly the same). So in general, this is one of the best resources for real TOEFL practice that you can buy.
Note that there are no lessons or explanations though—just practice tests and answers! If you want more explanation about how to take the test, check out toefl.magoosh.com. That’s what we’re here for. 🙂