Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL® Test: iBT

Introduction

Section One: READING

DIAGNOSTIC PRE-TEST: Aggression

READING SKILLS
Vocabulary and Reference
  SKILL 1:   Understand vocabulary from context
      READING EXERCISE 1
  SKILL 2:   Recognize referents
      READING EXERCISE 2
      READING EXERCISE (Skills 1-2): Coral Colonies
Sentences
  SKILL 3:   Simplify meanings of sentences
      READING EXERCISE 3
  SKILL 4:   Insert sentences into the passage
      READING EXERCISE 4
      READING EXERCISE (Skills 3-4): Theodore Dreiser
      READING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-4): Pulsars
Details
  SKILL 5:   Find factual information
      READING EXERCISE 5
  SKILL 6:   Understand negative facts
      READING EXERCISE 6
      READING EXERCISE (Skills 5-6): John Muir
      READING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-6): Caretaker Speech
Inferences
  SKILL 7:   Make inferences from stated facts
      READING EXERCISE 7
  SKILL 8:   Infer rhetorical purpose
      READING EXERCISE 8
      READING EXERCISE (Skills 7-8): Ella Deloria
      READING REVIEW EXERCISES (Skills 1-8): Early Autos
Reading to Learn
  SKILL 9:   Select summary information
      READING EXERCISE 9
  SKILL 10:   Complete schematic tables
      READING EXERCISE 10
      READING EXERCISE (Skills 9-10): Species
      READING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-10): Decisions

Section Two: LISTENING

DIAGNOSTIC PRE-TEST:
  Problem Class
  Sleep
LISTENING OVERVIEW
LISTENING SKILLS
Basic Comprehension
  SKILL 1:   Understand the gist
      LISTENING EXERCISE 1
  SKILL 2:   Understand the details
      LISTENING EXERCISE 2
      LISTENING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-2): Anthropology Paper
Pragmatic Understanding
  SKILL 3:   Understand the function
      LISTENING EXERCISE 3
  SKILL 4:   Understand the speaker's stance
      LISTENING EXERCISE 4
      LISTENING EXERCISE (Skills 3-4): The Fugio Coin
      LISTENING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-4): Hibernation
Connecting Information
  SKILL 5:   Understand the organization
      LISTENING EXERCISE 5
  SKILL 6:   Understand relationships
      LISTENING EXERCISE 6
      LISTENING EXERCISE (Skills 5-6): The Outer Banks
      LISTENING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-6): Leaf Arrangements
       
LISTENING POST-TEST
      Music Project
      The Great Lakes

Section Three: SPEAKING

DIAGNOSTIC PRE-TEST:
  Good Teacher
  Vacation
  Registering for Classes
  Nonverbal Communication
  Problem in French Class
  Echolocation
SPEAKING OVERVIEW
SPEAKING SKILLS
Independent Tasks
  SKILL 1:   Plan the free-choice response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 1
  SKILL 2:   Make the free-choice response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 2
      SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-2)
  SKILL 3:   Plan the paired-choice response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 3
  SKILL 4:   Make the paired-choice response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 4
      SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 3-4)
Integrated Tasks (Reading and Listening)
  SKILL 5:   Note the main points as you read
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 5
  SKILL 6:   Note the main points as you listen
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 6
  SKILL 7:   Plan the response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 7
  SKILL 8:   Make the response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 8
  SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 5-8): History Syllabus
  SKILL 9:   Note the main points as you read
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 9
  SKILL 10:   Note the main points as you listen
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 10
  SKILL 11:   Plan the response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 11
  SKILL 12:   Make the response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 12
  SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 9-12): Equity Theory
Integrated Tasks (Listening)
  SKILL 13:   Note the main points as you listen
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 13
  SKILL 14:   Plan the response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 14
  SKILL 15:   Make the response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 15
  SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 13-15): Bored in Class
  SKILL 16:   Note the main points as you listen
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 16
  SKILL 17:   Plan the response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 17
  SKILL 18:   Make the response
      SPEAKING EXERCISE 18
  SPEAKING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 16-18): SAD
       
SPEAKING POST-TEST
      Admirable Person
      Getting News
      Cafeteria Problem
      Social Environments
      Class Schedule Problem
      Life on Mars

Section Four: WRITING

DIAGNOSTIC PRE-TEST:
  Human Memory
  News Story
WRITING OVERVIEW
WRITING SKILLS
Integrated Task
  SKILL 1:   Note the main points as you read
      WRITING EXERCISE 1
  SKILL 2:   Note the main points as you listen
      WRITING EXERCISE 2
  SKILL 3:   Plan before you write
      WRITING EXERCISE 3
  SKILL 4:   Write a topic statement
      WRITING EXERCISE 4
  SKILL 5:   Write unified supporting paragraphs
      WRITING EXERCISE 5
  SKILL 6:   Review sentence structure
      WRITING EXERCISE 6
  SKILL 7:   Review grammar
      WRITING EXERCISE 7
      WRITING REVIEW EXERCISE (Skills 1-7): Iceman
Independent Task
  SKILL 8:   Plan before you write
      WRITING EXERCISE 8
  SKILL 9:   Write the introduction
      WRITING EXERCISE 9
  SKILL 10:   Write unified supporting paragraphs
      WRITING EXERCISE 10
  SKILL 11:   Connect the supporting paragraphs
      WRITING EXERCISE 11
  SKILL 12:   Write the conclusion
      WRITING EXERCISE 12
  SKILL 13:   Review sentence structure
      WRITING EXERCISE 13
  SKILL 14:   Review grammar
      WRITING EXERCISE 14
      WRITING EXERCISE (Skills 8-14): Emotions
       
WRITING POST-TEST
      Unintended Consequences
      Safe or Sorry

MINI-TESTS

MINI-TEST 1
 
Reading:
  Migration
 
Listening:
  Science Lab
      The Little House Books
 
Speaking:
  Leader of the Country
      History Films
      Formation of Glaciers
 
Writing:
  Garlic
       
  MINI-TEST 2
 
Reading:
  Birth Order
 
Listening:
  Confused Assignment
      Cross-Dating
 
Speaking:
  Getting Up Early
      Leadership Roles
      Meeting on Exam Schedule
  Writing:   Historical Event
       
  MINI-TEST 3
 
Reading:
  Ketchup
 
Listening:
  Biology Class
      Gem Cuts
 
Speaking:
  Hometown
      Library Rules
      Split Infinitives
 
Writing:
  Bamboo and Pandas
       
  MINI-TEST 4
 
Reading:
  Estuaries
 
Listening:
  Cumulative Exam
      Mountains
 
Speaking:
  Kinds of Exams
      Nullification
      Simple Direct Response
  Writing:   Working for Others
 
MINI-TEST 5
 
Reading:
  Schizophrenia
  Listening:   Scholarship
      Atolls
  Speaking:   Good Friend
      Student Assistant Positions
      Zero-Sum Economies
 
Writing:
  Catch-22
       
MINI-TEST 6
  Reading:   Exxon Valdez
  Listening:   Schedule Plan
      Animal Hearing
  Speaking:   Million Dollars
      Formation of the Solar System
      Rescheduled Speaker
  Writing:   Visitors to Your Country
       
MINI-TEST 7
  Reading:   Plate Tectonics
  Listening:   Group Project
      The Trumpet
  Speaking:   TOEFL Test
      Discussion Class
      NIMBY
  Writing:   Hemophilia
       
MINI-TEST 8
  Reading:   The Limners
  Listening:   General Studies
      Carbon
  Speaking:   Big Party
      Somnambulism
      Questioning the Professor
  Writing:   Violence in Movies
       
COMPLETE TESTS
       
COMPLETE TEST 1
  Reading:   1 Prehistoric Astronomers
      2 Truman and the Railroads
      3 Mathematical Bases
  Listening:   Student Newspaper
      The Great Salt Lake
      Kleenex
      Exam Grade
      Hawaii
      Three-Mile Island
  Speaking:   Dream Job
      Group Paper
      Spring Show
      Great Ape Communication
      Dreaded Science Class
      Mercantilism
  Writing:   Venus
      Family Traditions
       
COMPLETE TEST 2
  Reading:   1 Navigational Devices
      2 The Neanderthals
      3 The Silent Era
  Listening:   Grade Report
      Washington, D.C.
      The Letter C
      The Space Shuttle
      Caves
      The Compound Eye
  Speaking:   Favorite Movie
      Telling a Lie
      Business Internships
      Supersonic Speeds
      Project Done Bit by Bit
      Multiple Personality Disorder
  Writing:   Library at Alexandria
      Good Leader
       
APPENDIXES
  APPENDIX A:   Cohesion
  APPENDIX B:   Sentence Structure
  APPENDIX C:   Error Correction (Grammar)
   
SCORES AND CHARTS
  Scoring Information
  Skills Charts and Self-Assessment Checklists
  Progress Chart
   
RECORDING SCRIPT
   
ANSWER KEY