Skill Building Activities for TOEFL
Find out some specific and the most useful suggestions for activities to build skills for specific parts of the TOEFL.
Skill Building Activities for TOEFL
Taking and analyzing practice TOEFL tests is just a part of complete plan for TOEFL preparation. You should go on working on improving your global level of English fluency, keep in good physical shape, and relax and take pleasure in American culture. Luckily, there are a lot of activities in which you can join two or even all three of these goals:
   Listen to the radio
  Watch TV
  Go to the movies
  Use the telephone (in English)
  Buy books on tape
  Go to bars or restaurants and eavesdrop
   Look in the Boston Globe Calendar for lectures, readings or free classes
 Visit the courthouse
  Start conversations with strangers
  Get a job or volunteer

Study the list of most frequently tested grammar points, and then…
  Look for grammar exercises in your favorite grammar book on those points
  When you read, identify sentence components
  Practice writing TOEFL grammar questions
  Study lists of regularities, such as make/do, infinitive/gerund, etc.

Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
  Read for pleasure, EVERY day or night
  Read the newspaper and look up 5 new words each day
  Own an English language dictionary and thesaurus and USE them
  Study the list of reading passage topics, and…
  Read popular science articles whenever possible
  Read encyclopedia articles on science and history
  Read introductory-level college textbooks
  Become familiar with English roots, prefixes and suffixes
  Buy a television with close-captioning
  Get on-line and read electronically on the Internet