Tag: video

  • 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!

  • TOEFL Tuesday: Vocabulary – Important Words

    In order to do well on the TOEFL, you need to have a broad vocabulary. You will lose points if you repeat the same basic words over and over again. Therefore, knowing a variety of vocabulary words and synonyms is very important! Today, we’re going over vocabulary words that are “important” in two different ways:…

  • TOEFL Tuesday: The Hardest Part of the TOEFL

    As you probably know already, the TOEFL can be a challenging test. Students often wonder what the hardest part of the TOEFL will be when they begin studying for the test. The hardest part of the TOEFL is different for each student. What is hardest really depends on your background and your experience with the…

  • TOEFL Tuesday: The WORST Mistake in TOEFL Writing

    Let’s talk about the worst mistake I see in people’s essays when they are preparing for the TOEFL. This is a large, obvious mistake, and it’s completely avoidable, so every time I see it, I feel terrible for the person who wrote the essay. If only they knew this advice, they would score higher! The…

  • TOEFL Tuesday: Partial grading for 2-point questions

    Have you ever wondered how points are awarded for TOEFL questions that have more than one correct answer? If you have, you’ve come to the right place! In this TOEFL Tuesday video, I explain how partial credit works for 2 point TOEFL questions. There are also TOEFL questions that are worth 3 points, and even…

  • TOEFL Tuesday: Weird phrases with “but”

    Have you ever been confused by the word “but?” This is a conjunction which usually means “however” or “yet.” However, students are often confused when “but” is used in idiomatic phrases. These phrases cannot be translated literally, and they can be difficult to understand! That’s why I’ve decided to make a video that explains the…

  • TOEFL Tuesday: Does the TOEFL have “score select”?

    Those of you who are taking the GRE as well as the TOEFL may be familiar with the GRE’s “score select.” This is a system that lets students choose which of their GRE scores to send to the schools they are applying to. The TOEFL has a similar system, but it’s not called “score select.”…

  • TOEFL Tuesday: Can a TOEFL Essay Be Too Long?

    How much is too much? Everybody knows that writing an essay that’s too short is a problem. But sometimes, students ask about the maximum essay length, thinking that either the graders will take off points or that the essay will simply be cut off, not able to continue. But I can say in short, there…

  • TOEFL Tuesday: “Dark” Vocabulary Words

    This week I’m looking at four more words from our free TOEFL vocabulary flashcards, all used to describe dark things. “Dark” is a simple, common word, so learning this more advanced vocabulary will help add variety to your English, instead of repeating that low-level word all the time. Words like the four below will help…