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toeflsmeagle



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:14 pm    Post subject: TOEFL iBT links 101 Reply with quote

The following are TOEFL-related links for iBT preparation:

http://upload.mcgill.ca/applying/TOEFL_Tips.pdf

This is the ultimate PDF for explaining what the new TOEFL is like, published by ETS.

Anyone can tour the parts of the test or view a complete sample test for free online at
http://www.ets.org/toefl /nextgen

This is a screen from the online tour.
In addition, anyone can join TOEFL’s online practice community, called TOEFL Practice Online, at
http://www.ets.org/toefl
practice for free. Members have access to
TOEFL Practice Online Homepage and Discussion Board—www.ets.org/toefl practice

http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdyhlp.html
—Virginia Tech Self-Help Information
http://www.sas.calpoly.edu/asc/
—California Polytechnic State University Academic Skills Center
http://www.csbsju.edu/academicadvising/help/lec-note.html
—Lecture Note Taking (College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University)
http://www.yorku.ca/cdc/lsp/
—York University Counselling and Development Centre
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/index.html
—Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/index.html
—Purdue University Online Writing Laboratory
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/Documentation.html
—The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.asu.edu/duas/wcenter/
—The Writing Center, Arizona State University

These websites are worth checking out:
http://www.eslcafe.com/
—Dave’s ESL Café
http://www.englishclub.com
—EnglishClub.com
http://a4esl.org
—Activities for ESL Students
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toeflsmeagle



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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 3:38 am    Post subject: addenda and additions to links 101 -- May 5, 2006 Reply with quote

Part One: Links that are corrections in previous Links 101---

Practice iBT test:
http://www.ets.org/toeflpractice
http://toeflpractice.ets.org/

Part Two: additions to the previous links 101 list---

TOEFL iBT at a Glance - An overview of TOEFL iBT
http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/TOEFL_at_a_Glance.pdf

TOEFL iBT Tips – Created to help English-language learners understand TOEFL iBT and prepare for it. Helpful for ESL/EFL instructors and educational advisors as they help students to prepare.
http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/TOEFL_Tips.pdf
Also available at http://upload.mcgill.ca/applying/TOEFL_Tips.pdf and
ftp://ftp.ets.org/pub/toefl/989563wt.pdf

Scoring Guides (Rubrics) for the Speaking Responses –
http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/Speaking_Rubrics.pdf

Scoring Guides (Rubrics) for the Writing Responses –
http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/Writing_Rubrics.pdf

Sample TOEFL iBT writing responses, with benchmarks, ratings, and annotations –
http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/ibt_writing_sample_responses.pdf

The BBC’s website for Learning English through international news, activities, etc. –
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

Next Generation TOEFL Teacher Professional Development Workshop Manual (ETS) —
http://www.digitalriver.com/dr/v2/ec_MAIN.Entry17c?SP=10007&PN=5&CID=0&SID=30027&PID=730691&DSP=&CUR=840&PGRP=0&CACHE_ID=0

A chart of the ten top skills the Northstar series targets, with the corresponding TOEFL iBT tasks connected to those skills –
http://www.longman.com/ae/northstar_ets/skills_chart.pdf

Deborah Phillips’s own PDF on her popular Longman TOEFL preparation book, with ideas users of any book could use. Why didn’t I see this earlier? –
http://www.longmankorea.com/admin/lecture/after_data/txt/Handout_Deborah.pdf
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toeflsmeagle



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:53 pm    Post subject: TOEFL iBT Links 101: more stand-out sites (June 20, 2006) Reply with quote

Central Missouri State University Writing Center index of handouts. Dozens for use on writing and grammar activities. High-quality explanations with PDF’s and exercises—
http://www.cmsu.edu/x63631.xml

A very good website on the basics of writing essays and the tricks to writing various essay types, some of which appear on the TOEFL—
http://essayinfo.com/

LEO: Literacy Education Online. St. Cloud University’s very user-friendly approach to explaining writing skills. Shows original thought in explaining difficult-to-explain aspects of composition—
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/index.html

Bank of essays based on all 185 TOEFL essay topics. If you use this collection, use it very sparingly, and only for paragraph sequencing activities or in-class analysis of a model, since these rather artificial-looking essays have serious drawbacks as models for nonnative speakers—
http://fly2usa.yourfreewebspace.com/files/ToeflEssays0909e.pdf

The Tongue Untied website’s spelling list. Broken up in different weeks. Might be useful for vocabulary-building. The rest of the website is classic-looking, old-school approach to grammar, spelling, mechanics, etc.—
http://grammar.uoregon.edu/spelling.html

Maclean’s Vocabulary Exercise. A cool-looking interactive vocabulary using a Canadian newsmagazine as a corpus. Could be used also for summarizing and paraphrasing activities, perhaps with an in-class oral presentation at the end. Potential—
http://homepage.usask.ca/~dul381/common/vocabexercise.html

Online dictionaries—
Encarta’s—
http://dictionary.msn.com
Merriam-Webster’s—
http://www.m-w.com/
Longman’s—
http://www.ldoceonline.com/

Online magazines for reading comprehension and integrated activities—
Maclean's—
http://www.macleans.com
US News and World Report—
http://www.usnews.com
Discover—
http://www.discover.com

Ohio University ESL grammar activities links. Basic, intermediate, and advanced. This’ll keep you busy for a few months—
http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/grammar/activities.html
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landroni



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the links.
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Toefl_Achiever



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI Smile
great work....toeflsmeagle...

May u get the desired score in toefl...really helpful material.....

Keep up the good work up....

all th elinks are really helpful Idea

Thanks again... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: free toefl Reply with quote

http://toeflexam.blogspot.com
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:44 am    Post subject: New links as of November 5, 2006 (Guy Fawkes Day) Reply with quote

Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom: A Project of The Internet TESL Journal. Useful for training students in the new independent speaking tasks on the test—
http://iteslj.org/questions/

The Compleat Lexical Tutor: a website that explores vocabulary for data-driven learning. Can do concordancing on-line and generate quizzes from concordances, a helpful tool invented by corpus linguists. Good for exploring the collocations of words, either by you or your students—
http://www.lextutor.ca

Manythings.org materials drawn from the Voice of America Special English programs: worth checking out for higher-frequency words. Has a concordancer for all the words that have appeared in the scripts, a concordancer that will work better for higher-frequency words to teach ESL/EFL learners the words or structures they collocate with. Read-and-listen part of the website can also be used to build reading speed. Good source for quizzes of different levels. A recommended website for a lower-level TOEFL class, if you use it as a springboard to explore the four skills AND build vocabulary. Made possible by the efforts of Chris Kelly in Japan—
http://www.manythings.org/e/voa.html

Vocabulary-building handout by T. J. Everest, who has even more handouts designed for IELTS—
http://www.admc.hct.ac.ae/hd1/word_list_alphabetical.doc

Wikipedia. If you have a reading in your TOEFL texts that can be converted into an intergrated writing task, the supplemental lecture material you may need to add to the topic may be found here. Simply adapt this material as a brief lecture of 230-300 words long (about two minutes’ listening time), find an appropriate prompt, and have them write the essay in class. (Please see p. 21 of TOEFL iBT Tips for details on such a lecture)—
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: Extra TOEFL IBT page Reply with quote

After having the frustration of teaching a TOEFL IBT class I finally got around to making my own page with what resources I lovingly crafted.

http://www.jamesabela.co.uk/exams/TOEFL.html]

I hope it helps.

James
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toeflsmeagle



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:12 pm    Post subject: Links to Microsoft Word documents in A4 Reply with quote

An interactive writing checklist with links to other places on the Internet that feature exercises on these writing areas. This could be used as the opposite side of one of ETS's writing rubrics. The boxes in the printed-out version could be checked, and students could do additional homework by clicking the links of their own electronic version:
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/tesolzone/images/writingchecklistwithlinks.doc

Interactive grammar checklists with links to the BBC's explanations on these points. These may be good for someone teaching a grammar course to TOEFL-prep students in an IEP-like situation:
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/tesolzone/images/GrammarChecklists.doc

An essay topics list:
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/tesolzone/images/TOEFLessaytopics.doc

A ten-page handout for vocabulary in context, using the BBC Learn English Words in the News stories. It was created in response to a recent question on the writing thread, and the vocabulary list at the end was generated using concordancing freeware:
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/tesolzone/images/BBCWITNvocabulary.doc
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toeflsmeagle



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eslweb's website (aka, James in Malaysia) is worth checking out more than he suggested. I also recommend the IELTS portion of his site:
http://www.jamesabela.co.uk/exams/ielts.htm

Also check out "Motivating Students for the TOEFL iBT":
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/tesolzone/images/MotivationTOEFLiBT.ppt
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the best IBT link I've found:


http://www.toeflibtcourse.com/

Regards,
John
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toeflsmeagle



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: New TOEFL iBT workshop kit Reply with quote

Everyone,

ETS has changed workshop books. In response to a private message, I decided to post the link and the information ETS now provides. You can also participate in workshops, but check out the ETS website on that. Propell is the name of their workshops, but for those of you who'd only want the book, here's their info:

Propell™ Workshop Kit for TOEFL® iBT
$60.00

Workshop Kit includes

A workshop manual that includes an introduction to the integrated skills approach, learning objectives and strategies, and an explanation of TOEFL® iBT scoring
Five activity books that focus on individual learning skills
A complete TOEFL iBT Practice Test
A CD-ROM with audio samples to use with the practice test
Scoring rubric reference cards

http://store.digitalriver.com/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayPage&Locale=en_US&SiteID=ets&id=ProductDetailsPage&productID=59938000

Happy to update links when people tell me what needs updating.

-- toeflsmeagle
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: TOEFL iBT Full Practice Tests Reply with quote

Another good link for TOEFL iBT Practice is http://i-courses.org

* Full TOEFL iBT Practice tests
* Free TOEFL Sample Test
* TOEFL Learning Center
* TOEFL Tips and Strategies

Have a good luck! Smile

With this PROMO CODE you may get a discount: c672JdN0wk


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject: More TOEFL IBT Reply with quote

Here is another set of resources at www.testden.com

- Free TOEFL Test with automatic scoring

- Online TOEFL IBT Course

- Academic Partner Program for Schools and Institutions
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