TOEFL iBT:
Truths, Myths & Tips
Daniyar Salikhov, IRC Director
U.S. Embassy Tashkent
Monday, March 17, 2014
What is TOEFL iBT?
Monday, March 17, 2014
Most widely accepted English-
language test in the world
9,000+ colleges and universities
130 countries, incl. United
Stat...
At this session
Monday, March 17, 2014
We’ll discuss:
Monday, March 17, 2014
Structure + Scoring
We’ll discuss:
Monday, March 17, 2014
Structure + Scoring
Registration
We’ll discuss:
Monday, March 17, 2014
Structure + Scoring
Registration
Best practices
We’ll discuss:
Monday, March 17, 2014
Structure + Scoring
Registration
Best practices
FAQs/Myths
We’ll discuss:
Monday, March 17, 2014
Structure + Scoring
Registration
Best practices
FAQs/Myths
Resources
We’ll discuss:
Monday, March 17, 2014
Test sections
READING (3-4 text passages, 35-56
questions, 60-80 min)
LISTENING (4-6 lectures, 2-3 convos,
34-51 questions...
Scoring
One section = 30 points
Four sections = 4 * 30 = 120
points
Scores valid for two years
Sent to universities by ETS...
Registration
Take test 3-4 months before your
college application deadline
Explore centers that administer
the test
Regist...
What have
successful test
takers done?
Monday, March 17, 2014
Start preparing at least 8 weeks
in advance
Use English every day: read,
listen, speak, write
Take mock tests
Know what’s ...
Practice taking notes
How fast can you type?
On the test, don’t panic, don’t
spend too much time on one
question, don’t th...
Students ask...
How long should I study to score 100?
Which is the best TOEFL prep book?
Which is easier - TOEFL or IELTS?...
How can I score 100
on TOEFL iBT?
Monday, March 17, 2014
Work.Hard.
And forget about a secret formula
Monday, March 17, 2014
Resources
Embassy’s IRC has plenty of TOEFL
prep resources
http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/prepare/
TOEFL® Go Anywhere websit...
Good luck on your journey to
international education!
Monday, March 17, 2014
QUESTIONS?
Monday, March 17, 2014
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  1. 1. TOEFL iBT: Truths, Myths & Tips Daniyar Salikhov, IRC Director U.S. Embassy Tashkent Monday, March 17, 2014
  2. 2. What is TOEFL iBT? Monday, March 17, 2014
  3. 3. Most widely accepted English- language test in the world 9,000+ colleges and universities 130 countries, incl. United States, United Kingdom, Australia, etc Monday, March 17, 2014
  4. 4. At this session Monday, March 17, 2014
  5. 5. We’ll discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014
  6. 6. Structure + Scoring We’ll discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014
  7. 7. Structure + Scoring Registration We’ll discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014
  8. 8. Structure + Scoring Registration Best practices We’ll discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014
  9. 9. Structure + Scoring Registration Best practices FAQs/Myths We’ll discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014
  10. 10. Structure + Scoring Registration Best practices FAQs/Myths Resources We’ll discuss: Monday, March 17, 2014
  11. 11. Test sections READING (3-4 text passages, 35-56 questions, 60-80 min) LISTENING (4-6 lectures, 2-3 convos, 34-51 questions, 60-90 min) SPEAKING (2+4 tasks, 20 min) WRITING (1+1 tasks, 50 min) Monday, March 17, 2014
  12. 12. Scoring One section = 30 points Four sections = 4 * 30 = 120 points Scores valid for two years Sent to universities by ETS Monday, March 17, 2014
  13. 13. Registration Take test 3-4 months before your college application deadline Explore centers that administer the test Register early $160 paid online (VISA card) via toefl.org Monday, March 17, 2014
  14. 14. What have successful test takers done? Monday, March 17, 2014
  15. 15. Start preparing at least 8 weeks in advance Use English every day: read, listen, speak, write Take mock tests Know what’s required of you in different sections Monday, March 17, 2014
  16. 16. Practice taking notes How fast can you type? On the test, don’t panic, don’t spend too much time on one question, don’t think about questions you’ve already answered, don’t leave questions blank Monday, March 17, 2014
  17. 17. Students ask... How long should I study to score 100? Which is the best TOEFL prep book? Which is easier - TOEFL or IELTS? Can I take TOEFL at the Embassy? If I get a high score, can I get a scholarship to study in the U.S.? Monday, March 17, 2014
  18. 18. How can I score 100 on TOEFL iBT? Monday, March 17, 2014
  19. 19. Work.Hard. And forget about a secret formula Monday, March 17, 2014
  20. 20. Resources Embassy’s IRC has plenty of TOEFL prep resources http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/prepare/ TOEFL® Go Anywhere website (http:// www.toeflgoanywhere.org/) TOEFL® TV Channel on YouTube® (http://www.youtube.com/user/TOEFLtv) Monday, March 17, 2014
  21. 21. Good luck on your journey to international education! Monday, March 17, 2014
  22. 22. QUESTIONS? Monday, March 17, 2014

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