TOEFL


The TOEFL® test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there.

Our TOEFL Preparation Program offers a step by step program that teaches you critical test-taking techniques, helps you polish the language skills needed for the exam, and makes you a smarter test taker. The complete guide is an efficient way to prepare for TOEFL. By concentrating only on the points that are actually tested on TOEFL, it lets you get the most of your preparation period and it never wastes your time.

In our TOEFL Preparation Program, High Intermediate and Advanced English students can prepare for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) full time. TPP students work on TOEFL skills in classes and computer labs for 18 hours per week. This program meets the full requirements of F-1 non-immigrant visa status.

As a TPP student, you will work intensively on all of the skills measured on the TOEFL iBT, both, independent and integrated tasks. You will also work on real world, academic tasks, on developing your vocabulary, and take at least two TOEFL practice tests.

If you have taken the TOEFL iBT and received a score of 61, or 500 on the paper based test you may be eligible for TPP. We will re-test you at LA Institute of Translation and Interpretation to make sure that you are an appropriate student for TPP. If your score is below 500 upon re-testing at LA Institute of Translation and Interpretation, you will continue to be placed in regular EIP classes, and take courses in writing, reading, grammar and spoken English. Students enrolled in the TOEFL Preparation Program must have a score of 500 and be writing at the Advanced level, normally demonstrated by having met the pre-requisite classes.

 

 

http://www.ets.org/toefl

 

Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL® Test: iBT

 

Your TOEFL Preparation Program includes:

Week 1:

  • Introduction
  • Section One: READING
    DIAGNOSTIC PRE-TEST:
    Aggression
  • READING SKILLS

Week 2:

  • Vocabulary and Reference

SKILL 1:      Understand vocabulary from context

READING EXERCISE 1

SKILL 2:      Recognize referents

READING EXERCISE 2

READING EXERCISE (Skills 1-2): Coral Colonies

Week 3:

  • Sentences

SKILL 3:     Simplify meanings of sentences

READING EXERCISE 3

SKILL 4:     Insert sentences into the passage

READING EXERCISE 4

READING EXERCISE (Skills 3-4): Theodore Dreiser

READING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-4): Pulsars

Week 4:

  • Details

SKILL 5:     Find factual information

READING EXERCISE 5

SKILL 6:     Understand negative facts

READING EXERCISE 6

READING EXERCISE (Skills 5-6): John Muir

READING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-6): Caretaker Speech

Week 5:

  • Inferences

SKILL 7:      Make inferences from stated facts

READING EXERCISE 7

SKILL 8:      Infer rhetorical purpose

READING EXERCISE 8

READING EXERCISE (Skills 7-8): Ella Deloria

READING REVIEW EXERCISES (Skills 1-8): Early Autos

Week 6:

  • Reading to Learn

SKILL 9:     Select summary information

READING EXERCISE 9

SKILL 10:   Complete schematic tables

READING EXERCISE 10

READING EXERCISE (Skills 9-10): Species

READING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-10): Decisions

Week 7:

  • Section Two: LISTENING
  • DIAGNOSTIC PRE-TESTS:    Problem Class

Sleep

  • LISTENING OVERVIEW
  • LISTENING SKILLS

Week 8:

  • Basic Comprehension

SKILL 1:     Understand the gist

LISTENING EXERCISE 1

SKILL 2:     Understand the details

LISTENING EXERCISE 2

LISTENING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-2): Anthropology Paper

Week 9:

  • Pragmatic Understanding

SKILL 3:      Understand the function

LISTENING EXERCISE 3

SKILL 4:      Understand the speaker’s stance

LISTENING EXERCISE 4

LISTENING EXERCISE (Skills 3-4): The Fugio Coin

LISTENING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-4): Hibernation

Week 10:

  • Connecting Information

SKILL 5:      Understand the organization

LISTENING EXERCISE 5

SKILL 6:      Understand relationships

LISTENING EXERCISE 6

LISTENING EXERCISE (Skills 5-6): The Outer Banks

LISTENING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-6): Leaf Arrangements

  • LISTENING POST-TEST:       Music Project

                                                The Great Lakes

Week 11:

  • Section Three: SPEAKING
  • DIAGNOSTIC PRE-TEST:       Good Teacher

Vacation

Registering for Classes

Nonverbal Communication

Problem in French Class

Echolocation

  • SPEAKING OVERVIEW
  • SPEAKING SKILLS

Week 12:

  • Independent Tasks

SKILL 1:      Plan the free-choice response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 1

SKILL 2:      Make the free-choice response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 2

SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-2)

Week 13:

SKILL 3:      Plan the paired-choice response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 3

SKILL 4:      Make the paired-choice response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 4

SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 3-4)

Week 14:

  • Integrated Tasks (Reading and Listening)

SKILL 5:      Note the main points as you read

SPEAKING EXERCISE 5

SKILL 6:      Note the main points as you listen

SPEAKING EXERCISE 6

Week 15:

SKILL 7:      Plan the response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 7

SKILL 8:      Make the response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 8

SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 5-8): History Syllabus

Week 16:

SKILL 9:      Note the main points as you read

SPEAKING EXERCISE 9

SKILL 10:    Note the main points as you listen

SPEAKING EXERCISE 10

Week 17:

SKILL 11:    Plan the response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 11

SKILL 12:    Make the response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 12

SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 9-12): Equity Theory

Week 18:

  • Integrated Tasks (Listening)

SKILL 13:    Note the main points as you listen

SPEAKING EXERCISE 13

SKILL 14:    Plan the response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 14

Week 19:

SKILL 15:    Make the response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 15

SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 13-15): Bored in Class

SKILL 16:    Note the main points as you listen

SPEAKING EXERCISE 16

Week 20:

SKILL 17:    Plan the response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 17

SKILL 18:    Make the response

SPEAKING EXERCISE 18

SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 16-18): SAD

  • SPEAKING POST-TEST:        Admirable Person

Getting News

Cafeteria Problem

Social Environments

Class Schedule Problem

Life on Mars

Week 21:

  • Section Four: WRITING
  • DIAGNOSTIC PRE-TEST:       Human Memory

News Story

  • WRITING OVERVIEW
  • WRITING SKILLS

Week 22:

  • Integrated Task

SKILL 1:      Note the main points as you read

WRITING EXERCISE 1

SKILL 2:      Note the main points as you listen

WRITING EXERCISE 2

Week 23:

SKILL 3:      Plan before you write

WRITING EXERCISE 3

SKILL 4:      Write a topic statement

WRITING EXERCISE 4

Week 24:

SKILL 5:      Write unified supporting paragraphs

WRITING EXERCISE 5

SKILL 6:      Review sentence structure

WRITING EXERCISE 6

SKILL 7:      Review grammar

WRITING EXERCISE 7

WRITING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-7): Iceman

Week 25:

  • Independent Task

SKILL 8:      Plan before you write

WRITING EXERCISE 8

SKILL 9:      Write the introduction

WRITING EXERCISE 9

Week 26:

SKILL 10:    Write unified supporting paragraphs

WRITING EXERCISE 10

SKILL 11:    Connect the supporting paragraphs

WRITING EXERCISE 11

SKILL 12:    Write the conclusion

WRITING EXERCISE 12

Week 27:

SKILL 13:    Review sentence structure

WRITING EXERCISE 13

SKILL 14:    Review grammar

WRITING EXERCISE 14

WRITING EXERCISE (Skills 8-14): Emotions

WRITING POST-TEST:  Unintended Consequences

Safe or Sorry

Week 28:

MINI-TEST 1

Reading:    Migration

Listening:   Science Lab

The Little House Books

Speaking:   Leader of the Country

History Films

Formation of Glaciers

Writing:      Garlic

MINI-TEST 2

Reading:    Birth Order

Listening:   Confused Assignment

Cross-Dating

Speaking:   Getting Up Early

Leadership Roles

Meeting on Exam Schedule

Writing:      Historical Event

MINI-TEST 3

Reading:   Ketchup

Listening:  Biology Class

Gem Cuts

Speaking:  Hometown

Library Rules

Split Infinitives

Writing:      Bamboo and Pandas

Week 29:

MINI-TEST 4

Reading:    Estuaries

Listening:   Cumulative Exam

Mountains

Speaking:   Kinds of Exams

Nullification

Simple Direct Response

Writing:      Working for Others

 

MINI-TEST 5

Reading:    Schizophrenia

Listening:   Scholarship

Atolls

Speaking:   Good Friend

Student Assistant Positions

Zero-Sum Economies

Writing:      Catch-22

MINI-TEST 6

Reading:    Exxon Valdez

Listening:   Schedule Plan

Animal Hearing

Speaking:   Million Dollars

Formation of the Solar System

Rescheduled Speaker

Writing:      Visitors to Your Country

Week 30:

MINI-TEST 7

Reading:    Plate Tectonics

Listening:   Group Project

The Trumpet

Speaking:   TOEFL Test

Discussion Class

NIMBY

Writing:      Hemophilia

MINI-TEST 8

Reading:    The Limners

Listening:   General Studies

Carbon

Speaking:   Big Party

Somnambulism

Questioning the Professor

Writing:      Violence in Movies

APPENDIXES

APPENDIX A:   Cohesion

APPENDIX B:   Sentence Structure

APPENDIX C:   Error Correction (Grammar)

Week 31:

COMPLETE TEST 1

Reading:    1 Prehistoric Astronomers

2 Truman and the Railroads

3 Mathematical Bases

Listening:   Student Newspaper

The Great Salt Lake

Kleenex

Exam Grade

Hawaii

Three-Mile Island

Speaking:   Dream Job

Group Paper

Spring Show

Great Ape Communication

Dreaded Science Class

Mercantilism

Writing:      Venus

Family Traditions

Week 32:

COMPLETE TEST 2

Reading:    1 Navigational Devices

2 The Neanderthals

3 The Silent Era

Listening:   Grade Report

Washington, D.C.

The Letter C

The Space Shuttle

Caves

The Compound Eye

Speaking:   Favorite Movie

Telling a Lie

Business Internships

Supersonic Speeds

Project Done Bit by Bit

Multiple Personality Disorder

Writing:      Library at Alexandria

Good Leader