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For us here at OnlinEnglish.Net, these free applications are just the start of what we expect to be an exciting range of online applications and resources to help students and teachers prepare for the iBT TOEFL!
In the near future, we will be looking to add:
More online-based practice tests for the speaking and writing sections of the test
The very best collection of tips and tricks for mastering iBT speaking and writing
Teacher training for instructors looking to specialize in iBT TOEFL test preparation
Opportunities for teachers and schools to customize our test materials and use them in their own programs for computer lab based or fully online learning applications
Online collaborative speaking and writing clubs for students to meet and practice the iBT TOEFL together
Guidelines, Tips, Samples, Scores & Feedback for each iBT question type in the context of an actual test
The speaking section of the iBT TOEFL® consists of six parts, each with its own unique task to perform. Generally, these tasks are described as being independent or integrated in nature. Independent tasks require more in the way of descriptions and references to personal experiences, or personal preferences and opinions. Integrated tasks involve exposure to 1 or 2 content sources in reading and listening format, and generally focus on comprehension and reporting skills. All six tasks are delivered in an online format, with strict timing frameworks and responses recorded through a microphone directly over the Internet.
There are many ways to prepare for the speaking section of the iBT TOEFL. Probably the first crucial step is to get a solid idea of what the questions focus on, how they are delivered, what kinds of responses they require, the strategies that can be employed to handle them (first) and then strategies for helping to excel at them.
You can also access the guidelines, tips, samples, scores, and feedback for each specific speaking question by following the links below:
Jason compiled detailed tactics and tips for each question type after extensive surveying of ETS sample questions, ETS scoring guidelines and based on listening to and giving feedback to literally hundreds of iBT test takers. Feedback from actual test-takers who followed these guidelines indicate that they give test takers a very real chance of exceeding a score of 26/30 in the speaking section!
Jason Renshaw's iBT Speaking Tactics and Tips for all 6 speaking question types