Essential Words for the TOEFL

by Steven J Matthiesen
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Publication date:

Sep 2018


Steven J Matthiesen




About this book

This revised book is specifically designed for ESL students preparing to take the TOEFL and features updated vocabulary that is seen most often on the exam. It includes:
Phrases and "purpose" words (for example, define, discuss, claim, etc.) that are used in the speaking and writing sections of the test

New words and phrases, since you are often asked to explain the meaning of a phrase
Lists of vocabulary words with definitions, sample sentences, and practice exercises for 500 need-to-know words

Detailed advice to help students expand their English language vocabulary, and more
Students can test their mastery of TOEFL vocabulary by taking the included practice test with answer key, which is designed to help students evaluate their progress, and increase confidence in their vocabulary skills

The manual presents: a general overview of the TOEFL Ibt; Seven model TOEFL iBT tests with answer explanations and sample writing and speaking responses; a review of required academic skills, including note taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing; and a review of language skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. The CD-ROM presents iBT versions of the book’s 7 TOEFL practice tests plus a bonus TOEFL iBT. The tests on the CD-ROM simulate actual test-taking conditions. The MP3 CDs present audio prompts for the Listening, Speaking, and Writing sections of all TOEFL practice exams and exercises in the manual