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Thursday, March 30, 2006

TOEFL Study Aid Books

In order to do well on the TOEFL, it is absolutely essential that you study. Some great study books are listed below. To find the best price on TOEFL books, go to Best Buys for Textbooks for sources.

TOEFL iBT : The Official ETS Study Guide (McGraw-Hill's TOEFL iBT) (Paperback)by Educational Testing Service (Unknown)
This is really the best book to have if you are taking the computer based version of the TOEFL. It includes an audio CD and a CD that contains a real TOEFL test. This will give you a great idea of how the reading passages will look like. It is a great book for practicing grammar; however, you will need to find another source to practice speaking the English language.

TOEFL Test Preparation Kit (Book, CD-ROM, and 4 Audio CDs) (Paperback)by Educational Testing Service (Editor)
This book contains 14 hours of practice materials with 980 questions from previously administered TOEFL tests. Included are a workbook with five tests plus an additional 140 practice questions; a sealed test exercise book and answer sheet; four audiocassettes with 248 minutes of recorded listening comprehension material and answer sheet instructions; and the
TOEFL Sampler CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains both Windows and Macintosh versions and includes tutorials, essay topics and sample student essays, and 67 additional practice questions.

Cracking the TOEFL with Audio CD, 2006 (College Test Prep) (Paperback)by Douglas Pierce, Sean Kinsell
In addition to having audio CDs, this book allows for TOEFL test takers to go online and practice real TOEFL tests. Also, it includes the revised version to the TOEFL (the speaking portion). In addition, it includes a supplemental text for foreign students interested in attending a university in the United States.

Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL® Test Book with CD-ROM (Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL Test) (Paperback)by Jolene Gear, Robert Gear
This comprehensive test-preparation course is ideal for classroom use and self-study. The third edition also includes a CD-ROM component containing seven complete practice tests. Learners may take the tests in study mode, which generates feedback on their responses, or in test mode, which simulates the experience of taking the exam by computer. Fully revised and updated, the text provides a complete tutorial and a wealth of new activities to introduce students to the new computer formats and activity types. Other key features include more than 200 skill-building exercises fully updated for the new exam, 6 hours of listening material available on Cassettes or Audio CDs, a complete grammar review, and an in-depth mini-writing course.

TOEFL Listening Practice (CD-ROM)by Inc. Kaplan
TOEFL Listening Practice offers 2 audio CDs that will help build listening skills.




Vocabulary for the Toefl Test (In a Flash : Vocabulary for the Toefl Test) (Paperback)by Milada Broukal "At some point there may be a word you do not know the meaning of, and there may be no prefix or root to help..." (more)
This item has pre-made flashcards that will increase your vocabulary score on the TOEFL. It features the most commonly used words in the TOEFL.

Delta's Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test: Advanced Skill Practice Audio CDs [UNABRIDGED] (Audio CD)by Nancy Gallagher
Advanced Skill Practice A complete preparation course for high intermediate and advanced students 36 skill units in reading, listening, speaking, and writing Four full-length practice tests Over 1,200 questions in the format of the next generation test Complete answer key and audio scripts Charts to record progress on quizzes and tests Enough material for 15 weeks of study Advanced Skill Practice Audio CDs Companion audio texts for all listening activities in the coursebook Over 9 hours of material on 10 compact disks

How to Prepare for the TOEFL iBT with CD-ROM (Barron's How to Prepare for the Toefl Test of English As a Foreign Language) (Paperback)by Pamela Sharpe Ph.D.
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is now being offered as an internet-based test, or iBT, and the new edition of Barron’s TOEFL manual and accompanying software have been completely revised and updated to reflect the new format. The manual presents seven full-length model TOEFL iBT tests with explanations or examples for all questions, including sample essays and speaking responses. The author also offers general orientation to the new TOEFL iBT, as well as a review of academic skills, which include note taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing. There is also a review of language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The optional CD-ROM presents seven on-screen TOEFL iBT exams that simulate actual test conditions and provide automatic scoring.

Essential Words for the TOEFL (Essential Words for the Toefl) (Paperback)by Steven J. Matthiesen Explore: Citations Browse: Front Cover Table of Contents Excerpt Index Back Cover
Students of English as a Second Language will find vital help as they build a large English vocabulary. Nearly 500 words are listed with definitions and pronunciation help. There is also detailed advice for dramatically expanding one’s vocabulary with help from a standard dictionary and a thesaurus. Practice tests with answer keys help students measure their progress as they develop increased fluency in English.

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