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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 


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/
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:


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

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/
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/



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






iBT Speaking and Writing



TOEFL iBT Speaking Independent Topic List[1] by abir014

Sound Dictionaries







44 Classic Novels To Read Before You Die by Mat Degan





Where to find books?


Barnes and Noble (BU Bookstore)



Boston Public Library (sales!)

Public domain




Note Taking


Common symbols and abbreviations


Effective Notetaking and Listening PDF




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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