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  • What is a Good TOEFL Score?

    Unlike other tests, you can’t really “pass” or “fail” the TOEFL. So what’s a good TOEFL score? Our experts break it down for you.

  • One Month TOEFL Study Plan | How to Prepare for the TOEFL

    This month-long TOEFL study plan is mostly designed to get you familiar with the TOEFL format and question types, but with the ultimate aim of getting your TOEFL scores to an acceptable level. If you’ve followed this one month TOEFL study schedule, you should be in good shape for the test!

  • FAQs: TOEFL Information

    Students have a lot of questions about the TOEFL — we would know! Luckily, we also have a lot of answers to those questions. What better place to find frequently asked questions than Google? Below are the most commonly Googled topics, and our answers, about general TOEFL information. Consider it your shortcut to finding the…

  • How to Find TOEFL Scholarships in 2022

    How to Find TOEFL Scholarships in 2022

    How can you get a TOEFL scholarship? We’ll explore eligibility and each of the major types of TOEFL exam scholarship. (Note: This post is about scholarships that cover your tuition or other expenses related to study and research. For scholarships that pay for your TOEFL exam fee, see our post on TOEFL fee waivers.) Who…

  • TOEFL Listening Practice: Questions, Resources, and More!

    TOEFL Listening Practice: Questions, Resources, and More!

    Students often ask me “How can I practice TOEFL Listening?” The good news is that one of the best sources of TOEFL Listening practice is free– you can turn to the Internet for all Listening section practice. Of course, the Internet’s a big place, and it can be hard to sort the good practice from…

  • Advanced English Vocabulary for TOEFL Prep and Daily Use

    Along your English learning journey, you’ve probably made leaps and bounds in your vocabulary, working your way up to a level of advanced English vocabulary! So why is it important to learn more vocabulary? An expanded vocabulary creates opportunities to communicate in ways that can benefit your academic pursuits (see the definition of pursue below!),…

  • How to Improve English Vocabulary

    In many ways, a language is its vocabulary. Other skills, such as grammar, pronunciation, etc. all revolve around correct, meaningful use of words. To master the English language, you need to know a large volume of English vocabulary. This is especially important on the TOEFL, where you can’t stop to look up a word or…

  • The New TOEFL: TOEFL Essentials™

    Educational Testing Service (ETS) quietly announced a new version of the TOEFL called TOEFL Essentials. Students can register for this new TOEFL starting in May 2021 for test dates administered in August 2021. This is big news for students taking the TOEFL. In this article, I’ll provide information about the new test, how it’s different…

  • Barron’s Essential Words for the TOEFL

    Is Barron’s Essential Words for the TOEFL a good fit for your test prep? Read our book review and judge for yourself!

  • Barron’s TOEFL iBT with Eight Online Practice Tests

    I read and reviewed Barron’s TOEFL iBT with Eight Online Practice Tests. Read on to find out how it measures up as a TOEFL prep resource.

  • The Best TOEFL Books of 2022 | TOEFL Book Reviews

    We know you want to use only the best TOEFL books in your prep. A new year means new editions, so read on for our latest TOEFL book reviews!

  • Official TOEFL iBT Tests Volume 2, 3rd Edition

    Of the three updated official books for ETS, the Official TOEFL iBT Tests Volume 2, 3rd Edition, is your preferred choice when it comes to practice materials.

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