5 Tips to prepare for the TOEFL test

etslogoIf you have decided to study abroad and begin a new learning experience outside India, it is crucial to take an English-language assessment.The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language assessment worldwide, and proves to universities your ability to understand English as it is read, written, heard and spoken in the university classroom. If you want to study abroad at one of 9,000 institutions in more than 130 countries, then the TOEFL test is for you. Here are five tips to help you feel cool and confident on test day.


❶ Do Your Research

It is important to understand what the TOEFL test is and how it will benefit you on your study-abroad journey. What is the TOEFL test? Why should you take the TOEFL test? Where is the test accepted? When is it administered? All this information, and more, can be learned at the TOEFL information van.The TOEFL information van will bring the TOEFL test to a school near you and serve as your one-stop shop for all questions about the test, registration support and study-abroad information. To see when the van will visit select schools in North India and South India this August and September, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/231820243884127.


❷ Make a checklist

Before you start studying for the TOEFL test, create a checklist of all the necessary steps required to study abroad. This could include choosing your preferred universities, researching application deadlines and admission requirements, and applying for a student visa, among other things. Try to streamline your schedule to avoid missing any key steps.


❸ Start early

Preparedness is the key to doing well on your TOEFL test. It is recommended to start preparing for the test three to six months in advance. Take small steps by creating an account, registering for the TOEFL test and determining where your study abroad journey will take you. You can also get an insider’s look at the TOEFL test by registering for the TOEFL MOOC, a free six-week prep course designed by the experts who created the TOEFL test.


❹ Indulge in fun exercises

Preparing for the TOEFL test does not need to be stressful. Watching English-language TV series, sitcoms and films can be an entertaining way to improve your language skills. See if you can follow along with the story. Don’t hesitate to turn on subtitles or rewind if you missed something.You can do the same with English-language music. Listening to the lyrics can be a useful way to improve your listening and English vocabulary.


❺ Give it a good read

Reading extensively in English will help you brush up on your vocabulary. English-language newspapers, magazines, books and websites are great resources for improving your reading skills. And be sure to utilize the free and official test prep resources you can find on TOEFLGoAnywhere.org.