Test of English as a Foreign Language, TOEFL, is a standardized test of English language ability for non-native speakers wishing to enroll in American universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.
Below you will find materials to help you prepare your students for the TOEFL examination.
The reading section of the TOEFL test is, as you'd expect for an exam for university entrance, based around more formal or academic texts and the understanding thereof. The passages are on academic topics; they are the kind of material that might be found in an undergraduate university textbook.
Passages require understanding of rhetorical functions such as cause-effect, compare-contrast and argumentation. Students answer questions about main ideas, details, inferences, essential information, sentence insertion, vocabulary, rhetorical purpose and overall ideas. New types of questions in the TOEFL iBT test require filling out tables or completing summaries.
The TOEFL examination is a high-level test of English and the vocabulary body required by successful students is therefore quite high. We have exercises to help you prepare students with high level vocabulary differences, definitions, synonyms and antonyms and particular attention given to 'most suitable word'-type questions, which will give your students a lot of assistance when doing TOEFL reading passages.
Being a high level exam, grammar knowledge for those taking the TOEFL exam will also necessarily be advanced, with knowledge required of grammatical structures such as: active/passive, parallelism, inversion, noun phrases, gerund/infinitive, etc.
The grammar section for TOEFL will offer your students practice of all of these and more.