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Archive | Listening Practice

Unofficial Audio for TOEFL Quick Prep Volume 1

(NOTE: TOEFL Quick Prep is slightly outdated, reflecting the old format of the practice tests. See Magoosh’s guide to using older TOEFL prep materials. And be sure to check out ETS’s recently updated free TOEFL practice: the official TOEFL practice test, and the official TOEFL practice sets.) Here at Magoosh, we love ETS’s TOEFL Quick […]

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Overcoming Boredom in TOEFL Listening

I hear from students who complain that they are having trouble paying attention to TOEFL Listening because some of the lectures are boring. There’s no shame in finding certain academic topics boring—in fact if boredom is the main reason you have trouble catching all of the details in a TOEFL audio track, you’re probably more […]

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Listening Exercise: Informal Speech in a Cooking TV Show

In a recent post, I showed you how to practice your English listening skills with recipes. The post included some video clips from cooking shows. Since then, a student of mine has pointed out that English language cooking shows can be challenging. They have a lot of informal speech and can be heavy in phrasal […]

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