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Articles about the TOEFL® Test and the Duolingo English Test®

Duolingo English Test® vs. the TOEFL iBT®

Duolingo English Test® vs. the TOEFL iBT®

Your dream is to study abroad, but the entire process is a massive headache. You have to fill out applications, research visa requirements, and prepare for exams.

One common requirement is an English language proficiency exam. You have probably heard about the TOEFL iBT® before, but there is a chance you might be able to take a new test: the Duolingo English Test®

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Your Beginner’s Guide to the Duolingo English Test®

Your Beginner’s Guide to the Duolingo English Test®

In case you haven’t heard, there is a new English test available for students worldwide: The Duolingo English Test. According to this article published by Top Universities in September 2020, there were 1415 schools in North America accepting the Duolingo English Test. As of October 1st, 2021 that number now stands at over 2000 institutions in multiple countries around the globe.

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IELTS® Speaking vs TOEFL® Speaking: Which is easier? – Interview with Aubrey Carter

IELTS® Speaking vs TOEFL® Speaking: Which is easier? – Interview with Aubrey Carter

In this short interview, Aubrey Carter from All Ears English sits down with Josh MacPherson from TST Prep to discuss the similarities and differences between the TOEFL Speaking section and the IELTS Speaking section. Aubrey Carter holds a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from City College of New York and has over 19 years of experience in teaching English as a Second Language.

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Improve Your Speaking for English Tests – Interview with Hadar Shemesh

Improve Your Speaking for English Tests – Interview with Hadar Shemesh

In this short interview, Hadar Shemesh sits down with Josh MacPherson from TST Prep to discuss how to prepare for the speaking section of high-stakes exams like the TOEFL or IELTS. Hadar not only discusses how to prepare and improve your speaking for these exams, but she goes into detail on how to manage stress and sustain your motivation over the long-term.

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Take the TOEFL® Test at Home During the Coronavirus (updated August 2021)

Take the TOEFL® Test at Home During the Coronavirus (updated August 2021)

How can you take the TOEFL IBT with all the test centers closed?

The Special Home Edition of the TOEFL iBT.

Due to the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent closing of many in-person testing facilities, ETS has created a home version of the TOEFL iBT. This article will take an in-depth look at the special home edition of the TOEFL iBT by delving deeper into the registration process, technical requirements, and overall differences between this test and the original TOEFL iBT.

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The Ultimate Vocabulary List for the TOEFL® Test

The Ultimate Vocabulary List for the TOEFL® Test

There are hundreds of thousands of words in English, but which do you have to know for the TOEFL?

This is the list. The Academic Word List consists of 570 of the most important words you have to know for the TOEFL. Academic vocabulary is tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out this list and learn which words you need to know on test day.

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Your Guide to Answering Reading Summary Questions for the TOEFL® Test

Your Guide to Answering Reading Summary Questions for the TOEFL® Test

TOEFL Reading summary questions are a pain in the neck.

Not only do you have to understand the entire passage, but you also have to figure out the difference between a little detail and a general summary. Well it’s time for you to learn a better way. By the time you finish this short article, you will have multiple strategies in your TOEFL arsenal to help you answer these questions easily and efficiently on test day.

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Taking Notes for the Listening Section of the TOEFL® Test

Taking Notes for the Listening Section of the TOEFL® Test

Most TOEFL Listening passages are at least five minutes long and jam-packed with content. So much content, in fact, that it will make your head hurt. Taking notes is crucial, but there’s no need to write down everything. We are going to take you step-by-step through the notetaking process for the TOEFL Listening so you know exactly what you need to do in order to take more notes in less time. You’ll be amazed at the amount of crucial information you can comfortably write down without feeling overwhelmed.

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100 Free Questions for the Listening Section of the TOEFL® Test (PDF included)

100 Free Questions for the Listening Section of the TOEFL® Test (PDF included)

Are you ready to prepare for the TOEFL Listening section, but don’t know where to go for updated practice questions?

Well, look no further.

Our listening practice provides 100 FREE practice questions from academic lectures. These are the exact type of questions you need to practice so you can be ready for anything on TOEFL test day.

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Complete Practice Test for the TOEFL® Test

Complete Practice Test for the TOEFL® Test

What you need is a free and complete TOEFL practice test with an answer key that explains the answer to each question. Not only that, but this test should include speaking responses and essay samples so you know how to speak and write on test day.

This is the free practice test you’ve been looking for.

And not only do you get access to a free TOEFL practice test, but we will also break down each section of the test and provide five study tips to help you improve your TOEFL score.

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Guide for the TOEFL® Test Speaking Question 4

Guide for the TOEFL® Test Speaking Question 4

Do you know why most people lose points on question four? It’s because they try to say every little detail they heard in the listening passage. TOEFL Speaking question four requires active listening, summarizing well, and speaking naturally. All it takes is practice and a little bit of knowledge. This is how to score high in TOEFL Speaking question four.

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Guide for the TOEFL® Test Speaking Question 2

Guide for the TOEFL® Test Speaking Question 2

In question two, the time for giving your opinion is over. Now it’s time to summarize! So, how do you read a passage, listen to a lecture, and give a sharp, smooth summary of both? Let us show you the best way to take notes by writing down only what you need. More importantly, you will learn how to answer without sounding like you’re giving a book report.

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Your Beginner’s Guide to the TOEFL® Test

Your Beginner’s Guide to the TOEFL® Test

What is the TOEFL and why do you have to take it? How does the test work exactly and how much does it cost?

If you are a complete TOEFL beginner, this is your first stop! Here you will find answers to the 15 most common questions about the test. You can even have a look at a practice test. Let us help you on your way to getting your score as quickly and easily as possible!

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China Now Offers the TOEFL ITP® Plus

China Now Offers the TOEFL ITP® Plus

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TOEFL iBT has been unavailable in China since the beginning of 2020. As the virus spreads throughout the world, ETS has released the Special Home Edition of the TOEFL iBT to help students take the test from the comfort of their own home and avoid the test center.

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Ten Awesome Tips for the Speaking Section of the TOEFL®

Ten Awesome Tips for the Speaking Section of the TOEFL®

Looking to improve your TOEFL Speaking score?

Look no further. These ten TOEFL Speaking tips will teach you how to grade your own response, organize your studies at home, find a TOEFL Speaking partner, and more. You can keep endlessly searching the Internet for answers, or you can read this one quick article to learn exactly what you have to do for the TOEFL Speaking on test day.

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Questions, Topics and Sample Answers for the Speaking Section of the TOEFL® Test

Questions, Topics and Sample Answers for the Speaking Section of the TOEFL® Test

TOEFL Speaking practice questions. You need them, we’ve got them.

And not only that, but we have included sample answers so you know exactly how to speak to score high on test day.

These TOEFL Speaking topics and sample answers were updated in 2020 and reflect the new version of the TOEFL test, which changed on August 1st, 2019. They have been carefully crafted to show you the ideal structure for each question type. Check them out.

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Ten Awesome Tips for the Reading Section of the TOEFL® Test

Ten Awesome Tips for the Reading Section of the TOEFL® Test

The TOEFL Reading contains 10 different types of questions, each with their own point value and strategy. Some questions are straightforward, while others have answers designed to trick you. This short article will give you the skills to identify the question type and find the answer by systematically eliminating the wrong choices. It’s the perfect guide to help you study smarter and read better.

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