How To Find The Official TOEFL Testing Center In Your Area


How To Find The TOEFL Testing Center In Your Area


Where The Hell Is The Testing Center!?!?

Where The Hell Is The Testing Center!?!?


People trying to find The Official TOEFL Testing Center in their area (Country, and City) is a very serious and important part of the process of taking The TOEFL iBT Exam.

The fact that this was the single biggest reason for receiving emails from people all around the world, and that responding to those emails, previously, took up most of my time, is the reason why I took nearly a year to collect and publish all of the official testing centers throughout the world, as given by the official website.

Yes, the official website does give this information, but the problem is – to get this information, one first needs to actually start the registration process to get it.  I don’t know who would actually spend the money to register for the exam before finding out where they actually have to take the damn thing, but I certainly wouldn’t!

I am not exactly sure why the organization that created and administers The TOEFL iBT Exam, makes it so difficult to find this information but don’t worry…  GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! has got you covered. 😉


So Where Is My TOEFL Testing Center?


 

To Find Out, Read The Full Post Here


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TOEFL Vocabulary – “Educate” (Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)

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The Word “Educate”


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(Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


“Educate” – (/EH-dʒə-kay[t]/ – /ˈɛ.dʒə.ke[t]/) [dynamic verb]…


  • “(to) Educate (one’s self or an other) is to provide or procure information upon any subject – either passively or actively, for the sake of expanding one’s comprehension – and thus – over-all knowledge of either a particular subject or all possible subjects, generally.”

“In order to excel on The TOEFL iBT Exam, is is necessary to educate oneself on what to expect in each section of the exam.”


To See Some Examples Of  “Transformational” Vocabulary For The Word “Educate”

Read The Full Post Here!!!


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“Dad” – TOEFL Vocabulary (+ Speaking Section – Task One Tip)

The Word “Dad” – TOEFL Vocabulary

(“Level-Checking” – (semi-)”Functional” – “Unique Word Transformation” Vocabulary)

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“Dad” – (/dæ[d]/ – /dæ[d]/) [concrete noun]…

“The word ‘Dad’ is a colloquial term for the word ‘Father’.”


The word “Dad” – being the most common colloquial and familiar alternative to the word “Father” in the English language, can be fit into a number of the categories that I have included into The TOEFL Vocabulary Database.

  • It functions as “Level-Checking” Vocabulary, because the chances that one who is preparing for The TOEFL iBT Exam has not yet heard of, or knows, this word are quite low…  yet, if it happens, then this is a good indication that that person’s “Level” is not yet high enough for The TOEFL iBT Exam, and there-fore, also not high enough to excel in a University-type setting.  Additionally, it will be unconsiciously expected that a person in both situations – absolutely – will know this word…  Thus the term “Level-Checking”.
  • It functions as (semi-) “Functional” Vocabulary, because the chances that a person will hear this word in a question on the exam may happen – but more likely, the fact that a person may USE this word in his or her answer in the Independent Speaking Section, and Writing Section answers is quite high.  However, I use the prefix “semi-” because the person does not NEED to use this term.  If one wishes to mention his or her “Dad”, then that person can always say “Father”, “Papa”, or whatever else is more common from where that person comes from.

But There is Much More…

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Why Traditional TOEFL Preparation Courses May Be A Bad Idea

Part 1 – “The Problem”


Traditional TOEFL Preparation Courses May Be A Waste Of Your Time And Money


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I‘m sure that this post won’t win me any new friends in the “traditional” language instruction community, but frankly speaking, I don’t give a damn.

The reasons that make taking TOEFL preparation courses at a “traditional” language school a POTENTIALLY bad idea, are some of the same reasons that make taking ANY course at a “traditional” schoolPOTENTIAL waste of your money – and, consequently, are the main reasons for me leaving that world of “instruction” behind.


Be Advised

I do not deny that some traditional instruction methods and text-books are excellent for many people.  And that is great… for them.  (Those people know who they are, and probably do not make up a huge percentage of GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! readers.)

But for those who struggle in traditional class-room settings, or who become frustrated by the extreme differences in the levels of each individual in the class (which either slows the class down or leaves others behind), the traditional class-room setting – along with the text-books and teaching methods – definitely leave much to be desired.  If you are – or think you may be – one of those people, read on…  This message if for you! :)


SO WHY ARE THEY A “BAD” IDEA?

READ THE FULL POST TO FIND OUT

(It Just Might Save You A Lot Of Money)


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Frequently Asked TOEFL Question #2 – Vocabulary (Part 1)

Q:  Should I be studying vocabulary For The TOEFL Exam?


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A: (short version)  Well, sure!  That certainly can’t hurt your score.  In fact, if you are able to successfully implement higher-levels of vocabulary into your speaking and writing responses, this will definitely improve your score…(in most cases.)  Sometimes it will increase it by a little, and sometimes by a lot.  This can also help you with some of the questions types in The Reading Section.

BUT…

A:  (more realistic version) You do not NEED to study vocabulary for The TOEFL Exam as there is no “Vocabulary Section” in the exam.  There are, however, vocabulary questions with-in The Reading Section – but the way that these questions are formulated are to test a persons ability to learn new vocabulary if they do not already know it…  Not to test the vocabulary that they already know.  (And here’s the most important part)


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Overview Of The TOEFL iBT Exam

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TOEFL iBT Exam Overview


In previous posts about The TOEFL iBT Exam, I covered The Most Important Thing To Know about the exam and then When To Start Preparing for the exam.

Now we will return to the subject from the first post, wherein it was stated that the most important thing, is to know the format of the exam itself.


READ THE FULL POST HERE

(I Promise, No Click-Bait…  Only “Achieving Excellence On The TOEFL iBT Exam)


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The Most Important Thing To Know About The TOEFL iBT Exam

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The TOEFL iBT Exam

Preparing for the TOEFL iBT Exam is something that I have been helping students with for over five years now, and I can say, with absolute confidence, that the MOST important thing that someone preparing to take The TOEFL iBT Exam needs to do FIRST is…


Know The Format Of The Exam!!!

(Click the link above to learn all about it)


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