Posted on: January 2, 2017

Integrated skills for TOEFL exam

Integrated skills for TOEFL exam

The TOEFL exam tests candidates on multiple skills that include speaking, listening, reading and writing of the English language. To excel in this exam, candidates need to practice, not only on each one of the sections in the exam, but also on integrating the different skills together. There is no predefined or a particular way to practice for the exam. However, real life situations can be used as an opportunity to practice,  and serve as an easy and effective method to improving one’s English language proficiency.

For example, going to watch a movie can be usedas an occasion to practice various skills useful for the exam. A movie requires the attention of at least 2-3 hours, and so keen listening and analytical skills are required to understand and discuss it. After seeing a movie, try choosing one of your friend and explain the movie in English. In addition, describe the movie to other friends via email, or even text message. Discuss the movie with other people who have seen it, and read reviews of it on the internet. These are ways that you can improve all of your skills while simultaneously enjoying and discussing something you like. A language can be mastered only through practice. All sections of the test are interlinked and so mastering these skills require an integrated effort. An all-inclusive or a holistic approach will help the candidate secure the highest score. More on the Integrated learning methodology will follow in the upcoming blogs soon