TOEFL Preparation

 

 


TOEFL Preparation

Syllabus, Spring 2014
Student Info Sheet

Link to IEP TOEFL Preparation/Academic Skills Wiki

Christine's Links to Useful TESL/CALL Web Sites
(including Dictionaries, Thesauri, Encyclopedias, and skill areas)

Description: O:\Apps\Academics.smcvt.edu\cbauer-ramazani\cbr\IEP\TOEFL_files\image002.gifThe new TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test) (link to resources)
The TOEFL ITP (paper-based test) (link to resources)

 

 

General Test-taking Strategies
Resources for Test-Takers with Disabilities

Listening

Reading &Vocabulary

Note-taking Strategies and Standard Symbols and Abbreviations

Vocabulary Strategies

Discourse Cues in Listening

Reading Strategies

 

Word-based Games for ESL Students (matching, speed, jig-saw)
(prefixes, homonyms, opposites, irregular plurals/verbs, word forms (v,n), suffixes, and more)

Audio Concentration/Memory Games
(exercises with similar-sounding words)

Rubrics

Notes on Extensive Reading/Listening--Performance Inventory
Oral Summary of Extensive Reading/Listening--Performance Inventory

Wiki for adding Roots & Prefixes
Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes

Dictionary of Latin & Greek Words in Modern English Vocabulary
(put the prefix or root in the search area to find many words and definitions for it)

Focusing On Words
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searchable database of words of Latin and Greek origin, includes definitions for roots, prefixes, and suffixes)

Corpus of Contemporary American English (Mark Davies) <www.americancorpus.org> -- Use this to see how the word or phrase is used in context (with which other words --lexical collocation -- and with what kinds of grammatical structures -- grammatical collocation). 

Grammar
Sentence Structure
Grammar-Quizzes.com--Sentence Elements, Sentence Parts (clauses, phrases), Run-on Sentences, Sentence Fragments
Clauses

Grammar-Quizzes--Adjective Clauses; Noun Clauses;

see Clause Connectors (chart)
Types of clauses (simple, compound, complex) and exercise
Compound sentences (exercise, using coordinating conjunctions)
Compound sentences (using coordinating conjunctions)

Combining Sentences--Subordinating Conjunctions
Dependent vs. independent clauses (instructions) and exercise
Recognizing dependent clauses (instructions) and exercise
Subordinate Clause types and exercise
Writing dependent clauses 1
Writing dependent clauses 2

Combining Sentences--Transitional Expressions
instructions and exercise
Recognizing transitional expressions--exercise

Combining Sentences--Parallel Structures
Sentence combining summary: parallel structures
Exercise; instructions and exercise

Combining Sentences (simple, compound, complex)
Instructions and examples; Exercise 1; Exercise 2

Irregular Verbs
List of common irregular verbs
Irregular Verbs 1--Basic Drill, Fill-in-the principal-parts (85 verbs)
Irregular verb Crossword Puzzle
Cloze Quiz
Fill-in-the-blank quiz

Writing

Techniques of Sentence Combination -- Using Discourse Markers
Exercises/Quizzes

Types of Essay Questions & Strategies for Answering Them

Integrated Writing Task - Strategies

Adam Turner's Writing Tips

 

Phrasal Verbs
Dennis Oliver's Phrasal Verb Page
Verb + Preposition Dictionary
Two-part Phrasal Verbs
NetDictionary (sometimes unavailable)
 (shows collocations for phrasal verbs and has links to text-to-speech audio files)

Self-Study Phrasal Verb Quizzes
Java-script Phrasal Verbs Quiz
EnglishClub's
Phrasal Verbs Quiz
Phrasal Verb Quiz

Articles
Articles -- Decision Tree
Articles - Exercise
Articles - Exercise (answers)
Rules for using "the" with proper nouns 
Special Expressions/Article Usage
Exercise: The Traveler & My Mistake
Michelle Quiter's homework assignment: "
Corpus-based activity: Verb 'to be' with indefinite articles

Speaking

speaking materials on Christine's Links to TESL/CALL Web Sites
pronunciation
materials on Christine's Links to TESL/CALL Web Sites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006  Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Saint Michael's College. Last updated: April 8, 2014