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Hello readers…..!!!!!

I’m Lakshya Gupta, in 12th grade, aspiring for a graduation from USA.

I recently gave my SAT 1 and a few months back, gave the TOEFL.

I got a 118 and I am not bluffing.

This is my first post, because I think I might help a few on this test with my experience, just like  I was helped by former TOEFL Test Experience posts.

I am gonna share about my TOEFL experience.

TOEFL Test Prep Experience

Firstly, people need to know that TOEFL is not a test for ‘mug-ups’.

You need spontaneity, and a good command on the English language.

You don’t need a list of vocabulary, or an American accent, or an aggressive critical analysis skills for the exam.

It’s simple, it’s practical, and that’s exactly what you gotta prepare for.

You need to use English in your daily life, be comfortable with it, watch hollywood movies, listen to debates, elocutions etc. that’s gonna help, and not the course material that you have.

Do lots of practice test.

Know how to answer questions.

Know what not to do (perhaps the most important).

I prepared for 15 days, at Jaipur, India.

I’m a debater myself, and had no problem preparing. Why?

Because when I was at the exam, I let myself loose and let my imagination flow.

Write, or speak not what you have learnt, but rather what you have thought.

Just with these little things like practicing, adopting English in your daily life and watching English programmes, you can make the test an enjoyable activity.

The TOEFL test is very interactive.

You’ll hear conservations, lectures, read informative passages etc.

So once you start enjoying the test, you’ll not need tedious books and study materials, and will glide through the test. just remember, practice a lot instead of memorizing English, and be imaginative.

Make your passages special, unique even if it requires a little fiction.

I gave my TOEFL on 14th April at Delhi.

Next – TOEFL Preparation for the LAZY people


  1. Lakshya on August 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Hsb’s right…….u njoy it wen u stop taking it as a burden. and by debates, i meant that u find a way to learn english in a practical way, whatever activity you are comfortable with 🙂

  2. Venkat on August 3, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    it doesn’t sound like “without serious preparation”, it seems show has prepared her whole life through debates 😛

    • HSB on August 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

      Wwhen you do something that you love and enjoy, it doesn’t feel like preparing right?

      • Venkat on August 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

        yup! interest matters.. i got 106 with 1 day preparation.. TOEFL not a big deal though.. just have the zeal for the language..a YouTube series from NoteFullDotCom was very helpful. Test takers might use it..

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