this vocabulary tests are very helpful to us. i took toefl-ibt last month and i found that ets has make reading extremely hard. if someone can suggest me how to improve my reading. if someine can provide reading comprehensions :lol: just like we have in exam, i would really appreciate it.
Does anyone has any idea how to help me. I will be taking the NEW IBT TOEFL on next Saturday. Please help me, if you have any suggestion. I really want to do well on it. What kind of essay are topic will be?
I guess the only way to tackle the hardness of the vocabulary part is to have a lot of “TOEFL-RELATED-VOCABULARY” in mind at the time of the EXAM. You can find lots of lists of this kind of vocabulary by searching google. If you cannot find them, write to me on private; I’ve summarized some of them for my personal usage. cheers.
There are lots of pairs of words in the English language that look or sound the same and yet mean something completely different!
Here’s an example:
Confusing Words: DEFACE (to spoil or disfigure appearance) and EFFACE (to wipe out)
Many words have more than one meaning. The context in which a word is used can have a huge impact on its interpretation and the effect it has during communication.
For instance, the simple word FRY has two completely different meanings - “to cook in oil”, or “baby fish”! (Reference: www.grevocabulary.org)
If you can try to master the above kinds of words, I think you will be successful.
Best of luck!
I don’t think so. It only tells how strong is the ETS in the US. I had a lot of friends who speak, write, and read in English hardly but scored well above 100 in the new iBT while others who don’t have any problem in their ``English in an academic environment’’ can’t even dream of that score at the test time. It’s simply because the TOEFL tests patterns which can be mastered and not everybody is capable of mastering them.