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Week 2 Lecture

  1. 1. Important notes from the reading
  2. 2. What is TOEFL? <ul><li>TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language . It is a test designed to measure the English ability of non-native speakers who plan to study at universities in North America. </li></ul>
  3. 3. TOEFL iBT? <ul><li>iBT stands for Internet-based test. </li></ul><ul><li>This test focuses on testing the person’s English ability in an academic setting. </li></ul><ul><li>- new speaking section </li></ul><ul><li>- writing section expanded </li></ul>
  4. 4. TOEFL iBT Listening Format <ul><li>Listening Section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 lectures/discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>34 questions (5 per conversation, 6 per lecture) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About 50 minutes </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. TOEFL Scoring <ul><li>Reading 0-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Listening 0-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking 0-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Writing 0-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Score 0 – 120 </li></ul><ul><li>What is a passing score? There is no passing score. Every university has its own standards for admission. So, check the standards for the university you are interested in. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 10 Keys to Success <ul><li>The book mentions 10 keys that will help you get better scores on the test. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase general English knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the test </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare – train for the test </li></ul><ul><li>Be in good physical condition </li></ul><ul><li>Get computer practice </li></ul>
  7. 7. 10 Keys to Success <ul><li>Become familiar with format and directions of test </li></ul><ul><li>Be organized – don’t cram at the last minute </li></ul><ul><li>Use time wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Use process of elimination for multiple choice </li></ul><ul><li>Relax – don’t be anxious! </li></ul>
  8. 8. p. 2-13
  9. 9. Important Listening Skills <ul><li>Understanding the main idea </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding supporting ideas, facts </li></ul><ul><li>Draw inferences - make a conclusion based on information from the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the speaker’s purpose attitude (is he angry?, is she confused?) </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing charts </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Test <ul><li>You will hear 2 conversations and 4 lectures </li></ul><ul><li>- Conversations are between 2 people. One person is a student. The other might be another student, librarian, professor, etc. They deal with situations related to university life. </li></ul><ul><li>- Lectures take place in the classroom. There may be one speaker (the professor), or an academic discussion between the professor and students. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Timing <ul><li>You have 20 minutes to answer the questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- this does not include the listening time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- individual questions have no time limit. For example, you can spend 5 seconds or 3 minutes on 1 question. But you must finish the entire section (34 questions) within the time limit. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- the entire section (listening and answering) will take about 60 minutes </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Note Taking <ul><li>You should take notes while listening to the conversations and lectures. We will practice this important skill today! </li></ul>

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