What are your biggest problems when it comes to the TOEFL listening section? If you’re like a lot of the students I work with, you might find that the topics bore you; that the sections can be long; or that it’s hard to write as quickly as the speakers talk. Not to worry! We’re here […]
Author Archive | Rachel Kapelke-Dale
Rachel is a Magoosh Content Creator. She writes and updates content on our High School and GRE Blogs to ensure students are equipped with the best information during their test prep journey. As a test-prep instructor for more than five years in there different countries, Rachel has helped students around the world prepare for various standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT, and she is one of the authors of our Magoosh ACT Prep Book. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Brown University, an MA in Cinematography from the Université de Paris VII, and a Ph.D. in Film Studies from University College London. For over a decade, Rachel has honed her craft as a fiction and memoir writer and public speaker. Her novel, THE BALLERINAS, released in December 2021 from St. Martin's Press, while her memoir, GRADUATES IN WONDERLAND, co-written with Jessica Pan, was published in 2014 by Penguin Random House. Her work has appeared in over a dozen online and print publications, including Vanity Fair Hollywood. When she isn't strategically stringing words together at Magoosh, you can find Rachel riding horses or with her nose in a book. Join her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!
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TOEFL Writing Samples, Tips, and Tricks (Task 1 and Task 2)
If you’re looking for good TOEFL Writing samples, look no further. Here’s are all of Magoosh’s free TOEFL Writing samples, with bonus tips and tricks.
TOEFL ITP Plus: What You Need to Know
Wondering if the TOEFL ITP Plus is right for you? Magoosh’s experts explain what the exam is and whether it might be a good option for you.
What Is the Duolingo English Test (and Is it Right for You)?
UPDATE: The Covid-19 pandemic has made center-based testing unavailable in much of the world. Because of this, Duolingo, which is taken at home over the Internet, is now accepted as a substitute for the TOEFL and IELTS at a growing number of universities. At this point, nearly 1,000 universities accept the Duolingo exam, and many […]
TOEFL Writing Ultimate Guide | Video Post
Maybe you’re just beginning your TOEFL studies and want to access all the information you need about TOEFL Writing in one place. Or maybe you’re a veteran of the Magoosh TOEFL blog and are curious to see the TOEFL Writing ultimate guide information our TOEFL expert, Lucas, has put together for you here. In either […]
TOEFL Study Schedule (1 Month) | Video Post
One month to go before test day? Check out this video post to learn about creating the best 1-month TOEFL study schedule for you!
NYU TOEFL Requirements
New York University, located in the heart of New York City, is made up of a number of different “schools,” all of which look at the TOEFL slightly differently. The good news is that the majority of these schools do not have minimum scores that they require for admission; however, in most cases, successful applicants […]
How to Score a 5/5 on the TOEFL Essay: Independent Task
Last time, we looked at how to score a 5 out of 5 on the TOEFL integrated writing task, or essay. Now, let’s take a look at how to get that same high score on the independent task. Just as with the integrated task, ETS (the test-makers) have kindly provided the scoring rubric online, allowing […]
The Best ESL Podcasts
For students of ESL, podcasts can be a great way to improve your English. Although it may seem that they’re only useful for improving your listening skills on the TOEFL, they can actually expand your vocabulary and comprehension in ways that translate into higher scores in the reading, speaking, and writing sections as well. Furthermore, […]
What Else is the TOEFL Used For?
If you’ve been studying for the TOEFL, you may have realized that the test uses very specific types of examples for prompts and passages. In a reading passage, you might read about the extinction of a particular kind of bird, or about the life of Albert Einstein. A listening question might be based on a […]