I gave my TOEFL on on the 13th of November and I have scored 98. I heartfully thank HSB for the excellent tips and hints on TOEFL. I have received a few mails on TOEFL from HSB mentioning some very useful hints and I have made very much out of them. Kudos to HSB.
I have scored
- 24 in reading,
- 23 in listening,
- 24 is speaking
- 27 in writing
Listening was easy but the main reason for the low score is, the air conditioner in the centre was directing towards me and beacuse of that I have faced occassional chils and I have missed some parts in the hearing. I have informed the people at the centre to reduce the temperature or to change the direction of the wind blow, but they didn’t heed to my request.
I have the following important advice to the HSB followers. I hope they would be of some value. [TOEFL Study Guide]
- Practice for spontaneity- I advice people not to take the 15 seconds preparation time while practicing speaking at home. Generally most of them talk something regarding any topic in their mother tongue. But when it comes to speaking in english most of them hesitate. So if we practice in this manner the 15 seconds time during the exam will be like a boon.
- Take the complete 10 minute break- Most people avoid the 10 minute break during the exam and most of them will be in a hurry to complete the exam. Taking a 10 minute break will really control our senses and it cools our mind. This will make us well prepared for tackling the speaking and writing sections and we get fresh thoughts for facing them.
- Do not choose a computer which is opposite to the air conditioner- This will make us uncomfortable and it can lead to some disturbance during the listening section. I have scored really well in the listening during the practice tests, but I couldn’t reprouce that during the test because I got a sytem which was oopositely facing the ac. In the beginning itself ask for a system which will prevent this problem.
- Patience- This is the main thing which many people lack. Have lot of patience in answering them. TOEFL is a 4 hour exam and really patience is the main prerequisite feature.
I thank HSB for providing an excellent platform for the students to share their ideas.
Shared by – Siram