Preparation Tips
Where to start from when preparing for the TOEFL? Read through some useful tips and find an answer to this question.
Preparation Tips
It is greatly advisable for you to follow the tips, while you are preparing for the TOEFL test

1. It is a must for you to review the test format, subject matter and samples of test questions either in the testing program’s information bulletin or in the testing program’s Web site.

toefl-test-preparation-tips2. before the beginning of the TOEFL test, it is possible for you to meet the test taker, the person, who should be encourage to discuss matters, which can possibly affect test performance, for example how to determine the amount of remaining time and how you can help pace the taker through the test. In case if you would be able to discuss these questions and concerns before the beginning of the test administration process. Then the test administration will be more effective and fair, and this will also help to minimize all possible misunderstanding as well as misconceptions.

3. Any TOEFL test taker, who is either blind or who suffers from low vision is allowed to have special tools or equipment, such as abacus, brailler, stylus, slate, etc, which has been approved for use during the test administration process. Although these tools do not offer any special advantage, still, they are comparable to paper and pencil.

4. It is possible for the test taker to require either all or portions of the test to be read aloud. The test taker is dependant on the reader to read the test questions in an accurate way, to pronounce the words correctly, as well as to speak in a clear voice throughout the test, which may possibly go on for several hours in a row. It is also necessary to point out that this is a demanding and somewhat tedious task. In addition, you should keep in mind that far not everyone is suited to do it. This is why drinking water is to be available for you.

5. You should remember that your task is to read only the test questions. There is no need either to try to solve problems or to determine the correct answer, while you will be reading  because this may only result in an unconscious pause or change in inflection, which, in its turn, can be misleading or disconcerting to the test taker. In addition, it is extremely important to try to keep neutral expression on your face. It would be better for you not to look at the test taker or smile or frown to indicate your approval or disapproval.

6. You are to read each question as clearly, as it possible. In addition, it is necessary to emphasize the words, which are printed in boldface, capitals or italics. You should also tell the test taker that these words are printed that specific way. Therefore, it is necessary to remember not to give any emphasis of your own to the words, which are not emphasized in print in any way.

7. In case if there is a word, which is unfamiliar to you, or which you are not confident how to pronounce, you are to inform the test taker about your uncertainty and spell this word.

8. While you are reading some word, which is pronounced like some other word with different spelling, in case if there can possibly arise any doubt about which word is intended, you are to spell this word after you have pronounced it.

9. You are to spell any word, which is requested by the test taker.

10. You should try to avoid getting into any conversation about the test questions, therefore, you are to try to respond to the test taker’s questions by repeating the item, word or instructions as needed.

11. While you are reading passage, you are to pay special attention to all the marks of punctuation. You will have to read the passage through once in such a way that the test taker will be able to grasp the content of the passage. It can happen that the test taker may ask for the passage to be read through one more time with punctuation marks being indicated. In case if it is required or asked to read, with punctuation, specific lines within a passage, indicate al punctuation found within those lines.

12. In case if test question have to do with some particular lines or with some definite passage, you should reread these lines before you begin to read the questions and answer choices. For example, you may say that question X has to do with the following lines…. Reading the lines referred to would then be followed by reading question X and its response options.