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9Dec 2016

Whenever talking about an exam, a question always comes up. It's "how difficult is the exam?" It is no difference with the TOEFL. Before taking the test, many test takers wonder about the difficulty level of the TOEFL. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to that question. TOEFL is a language test and real research has proved that it is very difficult to scientifically determine the difficulty level of a language. However, we will try our best to estimate the difficulty level of the TOEFL with all the information we know.

21Nov 2016
TOEFL format

There are two forms of the TOEFL: the paper-based (PBT) and the internet-based (iBT) tests. Even though the paper-based format is still used in several around the world, it is very rare compared to the places that use the iBT format. So we will look into only the iBT format in this post.

17Feb 2016

The TOEFL reading section is broken down into 8 different reading question types and 4 formats. The way to get a high score is to become familiar with all types of questions. This will help you to narrow down the options and select the right answer. Here is a quick run-down of each question type you will encounter:

11Feb 2016
TOEFL Reading Question Type - Essential Information Question

This is part of a series of TOEFL Reading Question Types. In today’s post, we will discuss an “Essential Information question”. In an “Essential Information question”, you will see the question you see an entire sentence highlighted in the reading passage.

The question will ask you to choose which of the 4 answer option sentences is equal to the highlighted sentence. The correct sentence will be paragraphed so it is different than the highlighted one, but still convey all the important information. Incorrect sentences will represent a detail or concept inaccurately, leave out an important detail, change the original meaning of the sentence.

11Feb 2016
TOEFL Reading Insert a Sentence Question

This is part of a series of TOEFL Reading Question Types. In today’s post, we will discuss an "Insert a Sentence" question. In an "Insert a Sentence" question, you will be asked to decide where a new sentence best fits into the reading passage.

This question type tests your understanding of the logic in the passage. It also tests your ability to understand the grammatical connections from one sentence to another.

11Feb 2016
TOEFL Reading Rhetorical Purpose question

This is part of a series of TOEFL Reading Question Types. In today’s post, we will discuss a "Rhetorical Purpose" question. In a "Rhetorical Purpose" question, you will see the question phrased like the following:
Why does the author mention that “...” in paragraph 5?

This type of question requires you to understand why the author has included piece of information. The answer to this question is not directly stated in the reading passage. To solve this type of question, you need to understand the main point of the paragraph and how the referenced information(Usually a sentence) is related to the main point of the paragraph.

11Feb 2016
TOEFL reading vocabulary question

This is part of a series of TOEFL Reading Question Types. In today’s post, we will discuss a "Vocabulary question". In a reading "Vocabulary question", you are asked what a word or phrase is closest in meaning to and are given 4 answer options. You need to be able to understand the meaning of the word as it is used in the passage.

11Feb 2016
TOEFL Reading Inference Question

This is part of a series of TOEFL Reading Question Types. In today’s post, we will discuss an "Inference" question. In an "Inference" question, you will see the question phrased something like the following:

11Feb 2016
TOEFL Reading Negative Factual Information question

This is part of a series of TOEFL Reading Question Types. In today’s post, we will discuss a "Negative Factual Information" question. You can recognize a negative factual information question by either the word “NOT” or “EXCEPT” in the question. The question can appear like one of the following:

11Feb 2016
TOEFL Reading reference question

This is part of a series of TOEFL Reading Question Types. In today’s post, we will discuss a "Reference" question. In a "Reference" question, you are asked what the highlighted word refers to. If it's a pronoun then you need to identify what word the pronoun is replacing.

10Oct 2015

One of the four parts of the TOEFL Test is the Reading section. This is the section that measures a candidate’s ability to understand written university level academic text and passages. Academic reading has three purposes:

The first one is reading to find information which includes effectively scanning text for key facts and important information.

Basic comprehension entails understanding the general topic or main idea, important facts or details, vocabulary in context and pronoun usage.

Finally, reading to learn is about recognizing the organisation and purpose of a passage, understanding how ideas relate, Organizing information into a category or chart or summary so as to recall major points and concluding how ideas connect throughout the passage.

10Oct 2015

TOEFL® is an abbreviation for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It is a standardized test of proficiency in the English language for non-native speakers with an interest in studying in an English-speaking country. It is developed and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is one of the only two major English-language tests in the world over. On top of the test, the ETS TOEFL® Program avails tools and guides for preparing for the test and generally improving one’s skills in the English language.

The TOEFL® iBT test is a measure of a candidate’s ability to use and understand the English language at the University level. It evaluates how proficiently one is able to combine their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills for the best performance in academic tasks. Candidates are evaluated on all four levels.

22Feb 2014
TOEFL Practice Questions

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22Feb 2014
TOEFL Test

BestMyTest developed an interactive simulated TOEFL® test that looks and feels like an actual TOEFL® test.
We developed the test simulator to be a little harder to fully prepare you for what's to come.