Essential Words for the TOEFL

Essential Words for the TOEFL

by Steven J. Matthiesen

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This revised book is specifically designed for ESL students preparing to take the TOEFL and features updated vocabulary that is seen most often on the exam. It includes:
  • Phrases and “purpose” words (for example, define, discuss, claim, etc.) that are used in the speaking and writing sections of the test
  • New words and phrases, since you are often asked to explain the meaning of a phrase
  • Lists of vocabulary words with definitions, sample sentences, and practice exercises for 500 need-to-know words
  • Detailed advice to help students expand their English language vocabulary, and more

Students can test their mastery of TOEFL vocabulary by taking the included practice test with answer key, which is designed to help students evaluate their progress, and increase confidence in their vocabulary skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438008875
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Series: Barron's Test Prep
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 320,406
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Maximizing Your Vocabulary Potential--A Description of This Program
CHAPTER 1: Getting to Know the TOEFL
What Is the TOEFL?
About the iBT (Internet-Based TOEFL)
About the ITP TOEFL (Institutional TOEFL Program)
The iBT

Section 1: Reading
Section 2: Listening
Section 3: Speaking
Section 4: Writing
The ITP (The Paper-Based TOEFL)
Section 1: Listening
Section 2: Structure and Written Expression
Section 3: Reading Comprehension
Some Helpful Hints for Both Formats of the TOEFL
CHAPTER 2: Understanding the TOEFL Reading Section
Sample Questions
Strategy for the iBT and Paper-Based TOEFL
CHAPTER 3: Improving Your TOEFL Vocabulary
The Importance of Reading ... A Lot!
Make Word Lists
Learn Words from Old TOEFLs

Learn the Words in This Book
Learn to Use a Thesaurus
CHAPTER 4: Building Your TOEFL Vocabulary
Developing Word Attack Skills
Important Vocabulary Building Tools
CHAPTER 5: The Essential TOEFL Vocabulary
Studying the Word Entries
Answering Phrasal Questions
Lessons 1-30
Answers to Exercises: Lessons 1-30
CHAPTER 6: The iBT Practice Test
General Directions iBT Reading Section
Answers to iBT Practice Test
Scoring Your iBT Practice Test iBT Reading Section Score Conversion Table


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