TOEFL Insider #90

The night before your TOEFL test

Happy Friday TOEFL Insiders;

Here is your weekly summary of tips and resources in the TOEFL world.

But first up, the next round of group classes is starting Monday, October 19th.

Each class is maxed out at 8 students so we make sure each one of you gets the attention you need for the score you want.

TOEFL Speaking Group Classes:

  • Mon & Thur – 3 pm EDT / 2 pm CDT, beginning October 19th
  • Mon & Thur – 7 pm EDT / 6 pm CDT, beginning October 19th

Learn more about the TOEFL Speaking Group Classes.

TOEFL Writing Group Classes:

  • Mon & Thur – 8:30 pm EDT / 7:30 pm CDT, beginning October 19th

Learn more about the TOEFL Writing Group Classes.

If you have any questions, you can always contact our Head of Communications, Marina, at [email protected]   


I’m still waiting on the updated version of the new TOEFL book from ETS (grrrrr). In the meantime, you can check out Michael Goodine’s in-depth review of some of the changes between this version and previous editions here.  

And just a reminder that the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition will continue to be administered until December 31st, 2020. 


Here’s a tip from Katie Reaburn, one of our TOEFL Teachers.

The week before the test is stressful. The test is huge and it feels nearly impossible to organize your studies in a way that will help you get the score you need to pass the TOEFL.
These are my top tips for students who are less than a week away from their TOEFL test.

Tip #1: Take extra time off from work or school to study. While the TOEFL is not a test you want to cram, the more exposure you get to the test style and structure, the more prepared you will be on test day.
Tip #2: Study at the same time of day as your test. If your test is in the morning, try to study in the morning. This will train your body and mind to have more endurance and focus at this time of the day.
Tip #3: Immerse yourself in English. TV, movies, social media, news, radio, etc. make sure it is all in English. On top of this, talk to yourself in English about what you are thinking, seeing, learning and hearing. The more exposure you have to the language, the better equipped you will be to speak it in various situations.
Tip #4: The day before the exam, learn nothing new. Instead, review and practice with questions and tests you have already practiced. This will help build your confidence and remind you of everything you have learned.

The week before the exam doesn’t have to be so stressful. Use it as a time to enhance your focus and improve your studies so on test day you get the TOEFL score you want.”
– Katie

TOEFL Resources

The TOEFL Listening is tough. The section is enormous, the passages are long, and the questions are confusing.

These 10 exclusive TOEFL Listening tips 
will show you how to take notes, improve your focus, and answer the questions like a TOEFL teacher.

Stay safe and good luck!

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— Josh MacPherson
Head Instructor at TST Prep


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