Free TOEFL Test Practice Sites


Very useful!

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The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is given to students who have not graduated from a US High School, or have attended a non-US college, and are interested in pursuing Higher Ed studies in the United States. 

This is the breakdown of the test

Listening 30 to 50 40

to 60 minutes

adaptive short conversationslong conversations

dialogues

Structure 20 to 25 15

to 20 minutes

adaptive fill-inserror recognition
Reading 44 to 60 70

to 90 minutes

non-adaptive insert sentence

one best answer

 click on text

Writing 1 30 minutes non-adaptive a topic given to you

A typical graduate program that is competitive would want to see a score of over 600 under the new scoring system, although anywhere from 400-550 is also acceptable. 

Here are some awesome free practice sites for the TOEFL test that are sure to help you succeed. Click on the links and get instant access to them!

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ESOL practice : Speaky


Practice sites for speaking, listening, and grammar! https://www.speaky.com/ Think of Speaky as a chatroom for people who simply want to practice English. As with every social site, always keep your information private. You just need to answer general questions.

Bilingual Winter Activities – Happy Holidays!


These are the latest TPT features at the store. Check them out. You can print the out for cut and paste, replicate for Pixie/Wixie, or use as a model for Creative Suite. The whole document is 16 pages, and it sells at a bargain price of .80 for Cyber Monday, starting today! Take advantage!  

Thanksgiving Day Language Games for ELL and SLA


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Thanksgiving is coming up and I searched online for my favorite digital learning tool:  Online cooking games. Arm yourself with a good vocabulary list and you got yourself the best interactive learning experience ever. Add a smartboard, a smartphone, or a touchscreen such as an iPod or iPad and you will make the learning entirely yours.

Here is an example from Cooking games.com  Go to “Thanksgiving Cooking Games” or Thanksgiving Cooking Egames” and select a game. I selected “Thanksgiving Feast”

Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 5.45.01 PMNext, look for all the optional changes you can make to the original scene. I counted more than 10 words. Using Wordle, I created a vocabulary list to introduce prior to asking the student to change things.

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As you show each item, also add the words “change to” (for ELL) or “cambia por” (for SLA). As the items are switched you may ask again about each thing, and have the student…

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