TOEFL practice test

exercises to help you improve your TOEFL score

TOEFL FAQs

frequently asked questions about the TOEFL test

TOEFL Topics Compilation

common topics asked during the TOEFL test

TOEFL 101

basic information about the TOEFL test

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tips Before Taking the TOEFL Exam

How do you prepare for an important exam like the TOEFL? Others would join study groups or avail of review programs online. Some would snack on “brain foods” while studying to enhance memory retention. How about you?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

How to Unwind after the TOEFL Exam

Preparing for the exam can exhaust you, travelling all the way to a TOEFL review center in Manila and braving the heavy traffic. Many nights were spent studying instead of watching movies with friends or eating some midnight snack. Then again, do not feel bad about it, for the time you spent reviewing for the TOEFL did not go to waste—it is for the bright future ahead.

Friday, July 14, 2017

How to Beat Bad Speaking Habits

As a test taker of the TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT), one of the language abilities that you have to hone is your verbal communication skills. The Speaking exam involves the accomplishment of six tasks that include expressing opinions and discussing topics. Most test takers consider this part of the iBT the most difficult due to the pressure to respond immediately.

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation in your Review Preparations

TOEFL is not just an international English proficiency assessment examination. Its results hold the key to your dreams of living, studying or working abroad. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you prepare for the evaluation months before your test date.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Power of Sleep: Choose Your Sleep Cycle

Think twice before you forgo sleep for a more time-efficient nap. While taking catnaps can open up more time for your TOEFL preparations, depriving your body of its much-needed rest time can drastically affect your physical and mental health. Sleep deprivation can weaken your immune system, dull your memory retention and reduce your overall cognitive performance. These setbacks can compromise your exam preparation efforts.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Benefits of Watching TV Shows and Movies in Improving Your English Vocabulary

If you have enrolled in a TOEFL review center in Cebu, you probably have noticed how good the natives are in speaking English. Have you ever wondered why?

According to the report released by the Philippine Statistics Authority, the Philippines is home to approximately 200 thousand foreign citizens. Majority of this population came from the U.S. Furthermore, nearly 35% of foreign visitors go to Cebu, making it the second most populated province in the country.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Top Five Myths about Taking Exams You Should Not Believe

Countries such as the Philippines have a diverse culture. This can be attributed to history where other nations like Spain, Japan and the U.S. colonized and invaded the Philippines. According to the National Commission on Indigenous People, there are about 110 indigenous communities in the Philippines that speak different languages and share different cultural norms. This diversity influenced the belief of people that, until now, they still believe in myths. You have probably heard old stories from your classmates in a TOEFL review center in Davao. From the creation of the human beings to the rituals they do and the food they eat, even on taking exams, there are myths which people consider to explain these events. These myths, in turn, can become misconceptions if not debunked.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Power of Naps: The Distinct Effects of Various Nap Lengths

Preparation is the key to success when it comes to taking life-changing examinations. The results of an international English proficiency test, such as the TOEFL, can shape your future abroad. For this reason, many test takers enroll in exam-specific training facilities to maximize their preparation time.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Taking a Leap after K-12 through TOEFL

In the previous years, the Philippines remained as one of the three countries in the world with a 10-year pre-university education program. In 2013, the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 was signed into law, implementing the K to 12 (K-12) program in the Philippines' education system. With this, students are expected to graduate after 12 years of basic education.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

How to Improve Your English Fluency through Rap Music

Music plays a significant role in one’s life. Listening to it has physiological and psychological benefits. Moreover, did you know that plants also benefit from sound waves? Dr. T. C. N. Singh of Annamalai University conducted a study and revealed that plants grow 20% faster when exposed to music. Hence, if music can increase the growth of plants, imagine what more it can do to people.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Student Hacks: Five Effective Eating Strategies during Review

Do not underestimate the TOEFL exam.

In various English-speaking countries, the language assessment is a requirement for overseas employment, international studies and even permanent migration.   Taking the TOEFL examination can open a lot of opportunities abroad for you depending on your test results. Thus, it is crucial that you maximize your preparation period.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Top Six Ways to Deal with Culture Shock

Some countries, such as the Philippines, have close family ties due to Hispanic influence on family and religion. This culture is evident in extended families that live in compound areas. Where one goes, the other follows. However, as time passes, children develop independence as they grow up; they realize the need to provide for the family even if it means going abroad.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Reasons to Study Abroad

Have you considered studying abroad? It could be one of the most rewarding and life-changing experience you will ever have before venturing into the corporate journey. Those who study abroad gain a wider perspective in life as they experience different cultures and cope with various challenges that living in foreign countries entail.

Friday, February 3, 2017

What to Expect When Taking the TOEFL iBT and PBT

Colleges and universities located in English-speaking countries often require international students to submit evidence of their language proficiency before admission. Likewise, companies, licensing agencies and immigration offices also require a language assessment certificate for overseas employment, professional certification and immigration purposes, respectively.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Scoring Systems of TOEFL PBT and IBT

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized language exam for non-native speakers. More than 9,000 educational institutions and organizations in 130 countries acknowledge it as an accurate measure of an individual’s English proficiency. Though TOEFL was initially a requirement for academic settings, many agencies also recognize its test results for professional licensure, overseas employment and immigration purposes.

Examinees can prepare for the test by enrolling in a TOEFL review center or by self-studying. The latter method is recommended since exam specialists can provide valuable insights and reliable language assessments.  In the Philippines, there are competitive TOEFL review centers in Makati, Manila, Cebu and Davao.

Friday, January 6, 2017

TOEFL iBT for Test Takers with Disabilities

As part of their vision to promote fairness, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) attends to the specific needs of persons with disabilities to give them an equal chance to pass the test as those examinees that do not have health concerns or conditions.

Test takers, regardless whether they have disabilities or none, are encouraged to join TOEFL review centers in the Philippines to prepare them for the exam. These facilities provide assessment exercises and training materials to gauge the students’ English language proficiency and to enhance their skills, respectively. For example, TOEFL review centers in Davao encourage students to participate in practical tests and engage in feedback sessions.