Official Guide to the TOEFL Test, 4th Edition (Official Guide to the Toefl Ibt) by
The Official Guide to the TOEFL® iBT is the leading guide to the most widely accepted English-language proficiency test in the world – the TOEFL test.
Written by ETS, the makers of the test, this book includes two real full-length TOEFL tests for practice, as well as explanations of every section of the test and information on what is expected of you for every speaking and writing task. You will learn how to construct your answers and integrate the four skills needed to demonstrate academic English-language proficiency: reading, listening, speaking and writing. The accompanying CD-ROM provides on-screen interactive versions of both real TOEFL tests in the book, just like the one you will encounter on test day.
This Official Guide to the TOEFL Test is the best, most reliable guide to the test that is used around the world to assess foreign applicants to U.S. and Canadian universities for English proficiency. It includes real TOEFL questions for practice, as well as explanations of every section of the test and information on what is expected for every speaking and writing task. You will learn how to construct a good answer and how to integrate speaking, listening, and writing skills to demonstrate college-level English proficiency.
Inside you’ll find:
- 600 real TOEFL questions from the test-makers
- Online access to authentic TOEFL iBT practice tests
- Strategies for success
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The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test (Fourth Edition) Book Review from Magoosh
Nobody makes a practice question like the people who make the test, right? There are hundreds of places you can find practice TOEFL questions, and hundreds of them will be poorly made. There’s a much smaller number—only a handful, really—of places you can look for well made practice. But there’s only one place you can get official practice, and that’s from ETS.
So, in a way, this review is over before it begins. This book has the most accurate-to-the-test practice questions, period. Well, that’s the main attraction, but to be honest, the Official Guide is actually very lacking in many areas. Let’s break down the most important part of any TOEFL prep book and see how good the Official Guide really is:
Included Practice Material
While it may have the best practice TOEFL questions, The Official Guide to the TOEFL offers a middling amount of material, really. There are three full practice tests, which is great. Those alone make about 12 hours of practice material. But outside of those practice tests, the examples are a bit sparse. For some reason, the authors included a good amount of reading samples—there are five additional passages outside of the practice tests—but very little speaking practice, and no audio for any examples outside of the practice tests. Since the speaking, listening, and writing sections all rely heavily on audio recordings, this cripples the material outside of the practice tests.