Get certified with one of the most important exams and certifications for non native speakers to enter colleges and universities abroad. You can practice the test by using sample exams or practice exams, there are many ways to get these exams, like online, internet, books, libraries, and colleges.
The most effective way to to pass is that you need to know of TOEFL. You need to time yourself on each section, listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and writing. It is very important to practice many times and many different sample or practice exams as possible. After you get an idea on how to take the exams and what to expect from it and the time limit you can now proceed to the actual exam and book for your examinations to get the certification.
One other thing you need to keep in mind that when you take the sample or practice exams/tests then you need to focus on your weakness and make sure that you tackle the problem before you go to the actual exam/test. For example, if you scored low in the reading then you need to do more reading practice exams (just the that section). If your weakness is the listening then you need to practice more listening exams and listening techniques and methods to improve your listening and that's how you get your self up to speed and pass the test with great marks.
Of course there is a way of evaluating your self and knowing what is/are your weak areas or subject. In each practice exam there is a sheet to evaluate your self and to give you your scores. You need to evaluate yourself correctly so that you can understand what are you doing!
You also need to pay attention to the exam time because it is very crucial to you in the exam. as most students say there are not enough time. you need to be fast and prompt.
There are many places in which you can take the TOEFL exam or certifications. Check in the country you live in and where is the nearest center where the exam certification takes place in that country.
You need to make sure that place is certified by the official TOEFL EXAM.
What is TOEFL:
The test of TOEFL is an English language test designed for non English native speakers. The test of TOEFL is for entering the university, collage, or institute to get your degree or diploma for your higher education. You can also asses your English skills by taking the test. Also the Toefl test can be taken to achieve a scholarship, work, promotions, etc. The test consists of 4 parts or sections: reading, writing, speaking, and listening (all about one hour each). You need to prepare well before taking the test of Toefl and when you enter the exam you need to concentrate and try to answer the questions that you know (time is very important and can not be wasted on one question) for example if you think there is a question that you are not so sure about leave it and go to the next one if you have time later you can come back to it. time can be a major factor to get a better score in your test. In the listening section try to listen carefully to the speakers. Normally it is better it take a sample test before entering the actual exam (getting your self familiar with the test can save you a lot of time and increase your score). To study TOEFL you need to have the right materials, such as books, CDs, and practice tests. It is very important to get yourself familiar with the test before taking the actual test.
Recommended Books and CDs for TOEFL Exam
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