What English Should I study to Pass English Tests?
There are a variety of programs and courses that overlap each other. Lots of business English courses cover 90% of what students require to pass the TOEIC exam.
Lots of advanced English courses cover from 80 to 90 % of what is required to pass TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and other English tests. Some special toefl courses only do practice tests without teaching any vocabulary or English skills.
Every student must create a plan to increase English skills, vocabulary and become comfortable with the test requirements and answer formats.
Students can take combinations of programs and still pass tests.
For example: Students could take 100 hours of business English, 200 hours of academic preparation and 20 hours of toefl and pass a Toefl test. There is the only secret: to have a balance of skills and knowledge.
- The following is an example of a balanced program.
EXAMPLE PLAN TO PASS ENGLISH TESTS
• 20% vocabulary
• 15% grammar comprehension
• 15% reading comprehension
• 15% listening comprehension
• 15% writing skills, short answer and essay
• 15% speaking skills
• 5% practicing test formats
Why Take the TOEFL Test?
Most people take the TOEFL test as a prerequisite for admission into colleges and universities where English is used or required. Besides, many government, licensing, and certification agencies and exchange and scholarship programs use TOEFL scores to evaluate the English proficiency of people for whom English is not their native language.