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iBT

Page history last edited by Michael Feldman 6 years, 7 months ago

celop.pbworks.com/iBT

mfeldman@bu.edu

 

 

Here are some links to help you prepare for the iBT

 

First, the Mothership - Educational Testing Service


 

On-line practice tests

 

Test Prep Review - Your Source for Free Online Practice Tests

 

 

TOEFL Practice Test from Stuff.com

 

 


On-line TOEFL exercises

 

 

English Club (GB) English Test Net

English Test Net
Test Magic Free Toefl dot Net

Free Toefl Practice 

Test

Learn 4 Good (CBT)
Exam English

 


TOEFL tips:

 

ESL services computer lab. A very good web-page, containing links for practicing speaking, listening, reading, grammar and writing: http://www.utexas.edu/student/esl/
computer/testprep.html
ESL-Pro systems offers practice tests for each section of TOEFL iBT. All you need is just to sign up and practise: http://www.esl-pro.com

A chart of the ten top skills the Northstar series targets, with the corresponding iBT tasks connected to those skills:

http://www.longman.com/ae/
northstar_ets/skills_chart.pdf

Deborah Phillips's own PDF on her popular Longman TOEFL preparation book, with ideas users of any book could benefit from:

http://www.longmankorea.com/
admin/lecture/after_data/ txt/Handout_Deborah.pdf

Sample TOEFL iBT writing responses, with benchmarks, ratings, and annotations:

http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/ ibt_writing_sample_responses.pdf

TOEFL podcast. You'll be able to train your listening skills with the help of dialogues created especially for TOEFL test: http://www.eslpod.com/toefl/ "TOEFL question of the day" is a great web-page with lots of resources, links to the test-practice centers and just tips for the iBT sections: http://www.toeflindia.com/ Dave's ESL Cafe has an excellent page of links to a number of  iBT resources.  Some are the same as others listed here, but many are new. http://www.eslcafe.com/
search/TOEFL/index.html
A very good website on the basics of writing essays and the tricks to writing various essay types, some of which appear on the TOEFL. This is not exactly a TOEFL preparation tool, but there?s a lot of helpful information on writing essays: http://essayinfo.com/

 

Writing for the TOEFL test. The webpage offers a range of topics which are usually touched upon in the TOEFL Writing section: http://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~kmizuno/ TOEFL/2001f/

Grammar tests and games. The EduFind English Online Tests and Learning Games is where you can work through fully interactive tests and educational games to improve your English language skills, access learning material and English language guides: http://www.edufind.com/english/
englishtests/index.cfm

 

 

LearnOutLoud.com is your one-stop destination for audio and video learning. You can browse over 10,000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos. This webpage is a great tool for Listening practice: http://www.learnoutloud.com/Catalog/
Education-and-Professional/ Exam-Preparation/TOEFL-Podcast/16898

 

 

 


 

Help with Specific Skills

 

Writing Sites

 

Purdue University Online Writing Laboratory

 

Virginia Tech Self-Help Information

 

California Polytechnic State University Academic Skills Center

 

Lecture Note Taking (College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University)

 

York University Counselling and Development Center

 

Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center

 

The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

The Writing Center, Arizona State University

 


Pronunciation Practice

 

 


Listening Practice

 

Understanding English for Academic Purposes

Listening Comprehension and Note Taking


 

Grammar Practice

 

 


Speaking

 

 

iBT Speaking and Writing

 

 

TOEFL iBT Speaking Independent Topic List[1] by abir014

Sound Dictionaries

 

 


READING

 

 

 

44 Classic Novels To Read Before You Die by Mat Degan

 

 

 

 

Where to find books?

 

Barnes and Noble (BU Bookstore)

Amazon.com

www.gutenburg.org

Boston Public Library (sales!)

Public domain

onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu

goodreads.com

 


Note Taking

 

Common symbols and abbreviations

 

Effective Notetaking and Listening PDF

 

VIDEOS

 

Youtube iBT Videos

 

Metacafe iBT Videos

 

In class Oral Report on One of these Videos

In 60 Seconds, tell us the title, the skill it addresses, who made it, 

and give an example of what it tells.  Then give it a "star" score from

one to five stars.

 


 

Educational Testing Service iBT Sites

 

 

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