Here is a TOEFL Challenge, where you can use real materials to try to do tasks based on the TOEFL test.
Summarise the differences and similarities between the talk and the article. Leave a comment below with your answer.
If you have problems in understanding what people say in your listening, either in face-to-face conversations or when listening to recorded material, why not try using word stresses to help you.
Continue reading Catch Stressed Words to Improve Listening
I know that I haven’t put up a podcast in a while; I am working on something that I hope is really cool.
In the meantime, here is an interesting podcast for intermediate speakers and higher.
I particularly recommend it for TOEFL or IELTS students but anybody who likes philosophy or thoughts about life should find it interesting.
There are so many different standardised tests available to test your English skills: the Cambridge certificates, TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, BULATS and, here in Japan, the Eiken/STEP test.
For a lot of people, these tests are pointless. If you need the certificate to get a job or a college place, go for it. If not, read on.
When you are talking and can’t find the words you need, you need something. I’m going to tell you how ‘something’ can help you when you can’t remember vocabulary.
Reading and listening are excellent ways to learn new vocabulary but they can also help you learn more about a subject if you ask yourself questions afterward.
Today’s episode is about homophones, words that sound the same, and what happens when you encounter homophones with little context.
The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here.
Also, you can stream it on Stitcher here or in the sidebar.
Or with Soundcloud
In the part II of the TOEIC test you need to listen for the best answer to a question and you choose from three possible answers. It’s easy for some people but more difficult for others. Here are some tips to help you guess responses correctly in TOEIC tests.