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TOEFL Training

Duration of the course – 40hours.

TOEFL is made of four modules.

1.Reading
2.Listening
3.Writing
4.Speaking

What is TOEFL exam used for?

The TOEFL (“Test of English as a Foreign Language”) is a standardized test that measures a test-taker’s mastery of the English language. TOEFL scores are primarily used by universities as part of the admissions process. Typically, those who take the TOEFL want to attend university or graduate school abroad.

What is a good TOEFL score?

There is no such thing as a good TOEFL score. Every university would have its own TOEFL Score cut-off and students are required to achieve scores equal or higher than the set grade. Candidates should note that higher TOEFL scores would automatically increase their chances of securing a seat at the university and also make them a front runner for any scholarships being offered by the university.

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RIA Institute of Technology offers professional TOEFL Training that aims to achieve a higher band on your final score using tried and tested methods that work every single time. Our TOEFL trainers have in depth understanding of each module within the TOEFL program. TOEFL training in Bangalore is designed to suit individuals who are keen to clear the assessment by providing quality Training that has helped thousands of students.
We Cover the following Topics in TOEFL Training.

DETAILED TOEFL COURSE:

 

HOUR 1: INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION TO TOEFL AND EACH OTHER : Students will be given an introduction to what the TOEFL exam is about, to help the students to familiarize themselves with the Toefl exam pattern .Students introduce themselves.

HOUR 2: SPEAKING

Speaking: 17 minutes
Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to.

INTRODUCTION TO SPEAKING : Students are given the details of the following:
1.TOEFL speaking structure.
2.How speaking module will be tested.
3. How will students be graded.
4. Why we fail to speak like native speakers.
Nervous about speaking during the TOEFL exam? Don’t be! … You probably already know that there are experienced tutors out here who teach English to students.

HOUR 3: READING:

Reading 54–72 minutes.
Read passages and respond to questions
TOEFL reading is slightly more difficult than the average written English text, largely because the reading section uses more academic vocabulary. But this sense of “difficulty” depends on your native language, in part. … You must be able to read those academic texts at a natural pace.

HOUR 4: LISTENING:

In general, the entire listening section (including time spent listening) will take you between 60 – 90 minutes to complete.
Recording type Number Question Time
Conversation 2-3 5 2-3 min
Lecture 3-4 6 4-6 min
Total 5-7 28-39 41–57 min
It normally contains 3 conversations and 4 lectures.
    – conversation: 2-3 minutes between two people
    – lecture: 4-6 minutes of either a professor delivering a speech or a professor interacting with students
Each listening audio will follow with a set number of questions:
    – conversation: 5 questions
    – lecture: 6 questions
Some test may include an extra conversation and 2 extra lectures. These extra conversation and lectures contain 17 experimental questions (12 of them are from lectures and 5 of them are from the conversation), which aren’t scored or worth any points. You won’t know which section has experimental questions until you get your test. The experimental questions will affect the time length of whichever section they appear in.

HOUR 5: WRITING

Its important to understand that writing sections include two writing tasks: The first one combines elements of Reading and Listening where you will be asked to listen to a lecture/conversation, then write a short text. While the second task is an opinion essay where you will be asked to write down your thoughts about a general question.The Writing section is often the most challenging for test takers. It requires comprehension of written and spoken materials, clear communication of ideas, and a strong mastery of grammar.

HOUR 6: READING

Reading of texts on a variety of topics.
Read both academic and non-academic materials.
Read about subjects that interest you and about subjects that don’t interest you, to increase your vocabulary on many subjects with a plan for studying new words.

HOUR 7: WRITING

TOEFL Writing tips are discussed. Ex:Take good notes and student are taught how to paraphrase. Half the battle of any exam is going into it with a strategy for success! Even if student English grammar and vocabulary is a little shaky, knowing what to expect in the exam and how to approach it will take you a long way.The best possible preparation for the Writing section is to practice it. The topics and questions will be different every time, so you must familiarize yourself with the style of the tasks, perfecting your approach to each one. The more you practice the Writing section, the more Task 1 and 2 responses will become second nature to you.

HOUR 8: LISTENING

Questions on the Listening section will test your ability not only to understand conversations and academic lectures in English by listening, but also to deal with a variety of question types. Normally, there are a total of 34 questions in the entire listening section and you will have 20 minutes in which to complete these 34 questions. This does not include the time you spend on listening to the lectures or the conversation. However, if you encounter a test that include 17 experimental questions, you will have 30 minutes in which to complete all 51 questions. Again, this does not include the time you spend on listening to the lectures or the conversation. In general, the entire listening section (including time spent listening) will take you between 60 – 90 minutes to complete.

HOUR 9: DISCUSSION of the four modules before the first test.

 

HOUR 10: TEST

 

HOUR 11: SPEAKING

Academic Speaking Skills The TOEFL speaking section takes 17 minutes to complete and contains 4 sections. It is done on a computer. Your answers are recorded and sent to ETS for marking.
The TOEFL speaking tests contain academic situations set both inside and outside the classroom. In classrooms, there are situations where you must:
1.Respond to questions
2.Contribute to class discussions
3.Read or listen to something and then summarize it
4.Give your opinion of topics under discussion
In situations outside the classroom, you need to:
take part in conversations with administrative staff, such as at the library
take part in casual conversations with other students
give your opinion about something

HOUR 12: READING

TOEFL Reading, includes short writing assignments and discussions in response to the passages. And of course, include longer academic reading passages from time to time. TOEFL passages are meant to represent excerpts from whole chapters and whole books.

HOUR 13: LISTENING

Students will be able to get themselves listen for detail. EX:What does the professor point out about Frantzen’s farm scene painting? Write down notes while you’re listening to help you remember details. Don’t write down full sentences, just write down the most important ideas. It looks like a photograph
It might be her most well-known painting
Frantzen painted it in the impressionist style.
Frantzen painted it while she was living abroad.
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Answer well-prepared to listen effectively by understanding the 8 types of questions you’ll be dealing with on the listening section, and getting some practice with how to recognize and answer them with examples. Below, you can find all 8 question types explained.Detail Questions You will need to listen for a specific detail. Usually, you will find detail questions asking about a lecture, but sometimes they ask about a conversation. Think about what the details you hear mean, or why they were included. This question type may be difficult, as the detail could be something related to the main idea, or something very small that was mentioned briefly. Here is an example question

HOUR 14: WRITING

Developing TOEFL writing skills is essential for students as this skill will help them perform the written tasks better. General writing skills are practiced by learning the conventions of spelling, punctuation, and paragraph creation and organization of paragraphs in an essay. Your grammar and spelling will be taken into account for your grade. Communicating clearly is the most important thing, so if you’re in doubt about a structure or word, go with what you know.

HOUR 15: READING

Students are given reading passages to learn word parts and apply to unknown vocabulary. Students are given excercises to improve their vocabulary. Whether you like it or not, there will be words in the TOEFL Reading section that you simply do not know. This TOEFL Reading tip will not only help you with vocabulary questions but for any part of the text you do not fully comprehend.

HOUR 16: WRITING

Parts of speech is reviewed the verb tense that will best suit an idea is done.
Reading of their write-up 3 or 4 times, and making of a checklist of common errors to improve on them. Each week, focus on a different aspect of English grammar. Complete grammatical exercises that reinforce this aspect.
Record news broadcasts and informational programs in English from the radio or TV.
Practice listening and writing grammatical sentences about what you hear the newscaster say.
Ask your teacher or a friend to review your work.

HOUR 17: LISTENING

Listen to different types of materials. Listen actively. Try to answer the following questions:
who
what
when
where
why
how
Listen passively to get the general idea of what’s being said. Keep a listening log (a list of everything you listen to in English each day/week). Write a 1-sentence summary to remember the main idea of what you heard. Write down new expressions, idioms and vocabulary that you hear.

HOUR 18: WRITING

Reread and replace uninteresting expressions with stronger words so as to to learn paraphrasing skills to avoid plagiarism. Words are picked up from a reading passage and their synonyms without looking at a dictionary is practiced. Randomly selecting a few words from your vocabulary log, defining using them in different sentences. They are trained to think of as many synonyms of the word as they can.

HOUR 19: DISCUSSION

 

HOUR 20: TEST

 

HOUR 21: SPEAKING

Description of the speaking tasks Independent Task Choice – Preparation time: 15 seconds Response time: 45 seconds.
You will be presented with two situations or opinions. You’ll be asked which you prefer and you need to explain your choice. Integrated Tasks. Read/Listen/Speak

HOUR 22: READING

Of course, students will be expected to answer multiple choice questions about their reading.TOEFL Reading is very exam-specific, and doesn’t connect well to general use of English. The categorization, insert text, and prose summary questions are all designed to test a student’s ability to comprehend, summarize and paraphrase the whole meaning of a passage. Students are given indepth reading and comprehension practice.

HOUR 23: LISTENING

Listen for signals that will help the student understand the organization of a talk, connections between ideas and the importance of ideas.Listen for expressions and vocabulary that tell you the type of information being given. To think carefully about the type of information that these phrases show. Practice to listen for signal words or phrases that connect ideas in order to recognize the relationship between ideas. Think carefully about the connection between ideas that these words show

HOUR 24: WRITING

Use the list (from the previous point) to write a summary essentially paraphrasing the original text using different words and grammatical structures to gradually inculcate a a habit of paraphrasing faster.

HOUR 25: READING

Some TOEFL test-takers make the mistake of reading the whole passage first before answering any TOEFL questions. This can waste valuable time. If you read the entire passage before you’ve looked at any questionsContinually expand your vocabulary knowledge. It is important to increase your vocabulary on many subjects, because you will have to read about various topics .

HOUR 26: WRITING: {more instructions}

Practice to think about the topic first and then write down your ideas. Create an outline, including an introduction, your main points and a conclusion. Start writing once you have an outline. When finished, read it again and correct your mistakes.

HOUR 27: GRAMMAR

GRAMMAR (TENSE) Tenses from simple present to future perfect will be discussed as you should be familiar with basic grammar before going to test.

HOUR 28: WRITING

 

HOUR 29: DISCUSSION

 

HOUR 30: TEST

 

HOUR 31: SPEAKING

Academic Course Topic: General/ Specific. Preparation time: 30 seconds Response time: 60 seconds. Students given practice to answer the exact question that was asked; don’t talk about something else. Keep it simple. Practice speaking in a relaxed tone. The listening passage is an excerpt from a lecture (90–120 seconds; 230–280 words) that explains a term or concept and gives concrete examples to illustrate that term or concept. The question asks the test taker to summarize the lecture and demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the examples and the overall topic.

HOUR 32: READING

Underline the main ideas and take notes on the side of the book or on a piece of paper. Check your answers afterwards and review your errors. If you need to, you can use your dictionary during practice exercises. Whereas the instructions ask students to read the passage before answering the questions.Students are advised to read all alternatives before choosing one. As students stop reading the alternatives as soon as they have found one that they decide is correct. More in-depth reading and inferencing practice. Students are taught not to rely on their prior knowledge of the topic and on their general vocabulary.

HOUR 33: LISTENING

Practice in paying attention to the connections between examples.Identifying details and writing sentences connecting the examples, using the appropriate connecting word. Paying attention to intonation and other ways that speakers indicate that information is important. Important key words are often repeated, paraphrased. ( repeated information but using different words) To listen to how native English speakers divide long sentences into “thought groups”.To listen for numbers you might hear in prices, times or addresses.Also to listen for verbs and other expressions that show if an event is happening in the past, present or future.

Hour 34: WRITING

Study of expressions that are used to compare and contrast ideas: on the other hand
however
but
although
similarly
like
Another writing task in which you explain the ways in which these points are related, the ways they are different, or the ways in which one article supports the other or makes you look at the other in a different way.

HOUR 35: WRITING:(more instructions)

Making sure you are using the right words to connect your ideas and supporting information in the way you want your reader to understand them. Remember that your reader doesn’t know what you know or what you intend. Is there any way your reader might misunderstand? If so, consider revising how you present and explain your ideas.Ask your teacher to check your use of topic sentences, paragraphs, and connecting words, phrases and sentences.

HOUR 36: GRAMMAR

Focus on improving your understanding of grammar. Unless your grasp of grammar is perfect, you can’t score the desired high score in the TOEFL. Here it is important to note that you can’t learn grammar in a day or two. You must devote all your 24 hours to having extensive knowledge of grammar. You must work hard to achieve the required level of command over grammar. We emphasize on some basic but important grammar rules. This will help you qualify for the TOEFL.
GRAMMAR (TEST) Tenses remaining from last session will be discussed along with other grammar concepts.

HOUR 37: REVISION 1
REVISION OF READING &LISTENING MODULES.

 

HOUR 38:REVISION 2
REVISION OF WRITING & SPEAKING MODULES.

 

HOUR 39: DISCUSSION AND FINAL DO’S &DONT’S FOR THE TOEFL EXAM .
DISCUSSING DOUBTS AND PRACTICING SPEAKING.

Students can come up with any doubt or problem they are facing while solving any kind of question. (Of course they can ask in any regular class but this day is explicitly set for that task) There will be speaking practice through games and activities.

HOUR 40: TEST
TOEFL FULL LENGTH TEST: Students will be given a test with same time requirement and format of questions in the original TOEFL test.

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