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aSAPlover - 04/02/2011 02:12 PM
#1
UPDATE:score-result
hi guys,

I'm gonna take TOEFL test (ITP-PBT) next week
yup only 7 days to go...

I had no special preparation done whatsoever for this test.

However i hv started my preparation from today.
Due to my activities, I only can spare around 4 hours a day.

My target score is 550 because 600 is only a dream for me.


Two Questions:

1. Do u reckon I can achieve the target?

As a clue : u can assess my English skill by reading my thread on the following link:
https://www.kaskus.co.id/showthread.php?p=350242189 (Grammar analysis of FIFA's letter)


2. There r many TOEFL books outthere, What book I have to read?
which one is better > longman, Kaplan, Barron, Longman, or Cambridge?



thanks in advance for help and opinion


regards
aSAPlover


Spoiler for "My toefl® results"


Target = 550
30% = No Way 70% = Yes


can I get 550 (TOEFL) with a 5-6 day preparation?


Thanks to kaskusers who gave me tips, suggestions, n wishes... \)

Thanks to kaskusers who said "no you cannot", "i dnt think so" and "you cannot do it". These kind of replies indeed motivated me positively ;)
Thanks to kaskusers who replied "why not?" or "yes u can" . These kind of replies forced me to prove that what u r saying is true ;)



[spoiler="my scapegoat"]
My situation:
Unfortunately, I sat beside the door.
It's a annoying if during the listening section,
the invigilator/participants went inside/out the test centre because of coming late or receiving a phone call.

I don't blame this situation as the scapegoat, but it bothered my concentration ;)


[/spoiler]
pentolkukus - 05/02/2011 07:36 AM
#2

Good luck buddy \m/
Zelowren - 05/02/2011 11:22 PM
#3

Well, just do your best. From your "Grammar analysis of FIFA's letter", I can see that your English is pretty good. To train your listening skill, listen to English radio broadcast or watch English movie without a subtitle (of course you must know what they're talking about D).

In my opinion, Longman is better. But those TOEFL Preparation books that you listed are generally "thick". And I'm not sure you can finish reading all of its contents in just a few days p

Good Luck!
SchoolFun - 16/02/2011 11:56 PM
#4

get urself a good tutor
F. Luccava - 21/02/2011 07:14 PM
#5

Your English is good \)
as a preparation, I suggest analyse the pattern of the questions by comparing 2 or 3 toefl test examples.
Good luck iloveindonesiacan I get 550 (TOEFL) with a 5-6 day preparation?
homamoa - 21/02/2011 08:53 PM
#6

no you cannot maho
schizophrenic - 22/02/2011 05:34 AM
#7

I did not study a page for my TOEFL test, yet passed it with flying colours.. D
luckyandika - 22/02/2011 10:45 AM
#8

i dnt think so gan ..
bcz i've been studied in 14 years in school but my toeic score is only 470 \(
aSAPlover - 22/02/2011 02:39 PM
#9

Quote:
Original Posted By schizophrenic
I did not study a page for my TOEFL test, yet passed it with flying colours.. D


ckckckc... no need to study whatsoever, still u could succeed at easily ;)
I wish I were u... (in terms of English skills), I would be then very happy...


---
hey...no wonder, you live abroad, I guess that even u think in English
it means u practice English in every single breath that u take ;)

thanks for comment...

salam
aSAPlover - 22/02/2011 02:44 PM
#10

Quote:
Original Posted By luckyandika
i dnt think so gan ..
bcz i've been studied in 14 years in school but my toeic score is only 470 \(


:mewek

btw, I've never tried TOEIC...
aSAPlover - 22/02/2011 02:49 PM
#11

Quote:
Original Posted By homamoa
no you cannot maho


many times, many of my friends say that as well :mewek
aSAPlover - 22/02/2011 03:10 PM
#12

Quote:
Original Posted By pentolkukus
Good luck buddy \m/


thanks,I hope I will be lucky enough ;)

Quote:
Original Posted By F. Luccava

as a preparation, I suggest analyse the pattern of the questions by comparing 2 or 3 toefl test examples.
Good luck iloveindonesiacan I get 550 (TOEFL) with a 5-6 day preparation?


thanks for the suggestion
I hope I can succeed at the test ;)


Quote:
Original Posted By Zelowren
Well, just do your best.

In my opinion, Longman is better. But those TOEFL Preparation books that you listed are generally "thick". And I'm not sure you can finish reading all of its contents in just a few days p

Good Luck!



Thanks, yes I wish Me luck... will do my best...
Yup they are very tick, I usually try only some exercises...
F. Luccava - 23/02/2011 03:53 AM
#13

Quote:
Original Posted By homamoa
no you cannot maho


useless advice mahocan I get 550 (TOEFL) with a 5-6 day preparation?
yudi_uhuii - 23/02/2011 11:34 AM
#14

I think you cannot do it as soon like that
all of thing need process to understand
esjebe - 23/02/2011 12:49 PM
#15

why not? ur english is good ! i am sure that u can achieve ur target \)
u just have to prepare everything that u need during the test D

I suggest Barron's and Longman, cz I use those books in my campus o
(but still, my toefl score is below 500 \( )

best luck with ur test braw!!
sasamakan - 23/02/2011 05:40 PM
#16

the important things that you must prepare before take TOEFL test is trying to read Literature, History or Lecture in English language. Try to listen the news without subtitles, or trying to listen E-Book. And the last, try to write the unknown vocabulary in small notes or books and try to find the meaning in english.
My TOEFL preparation class teacher told me that tips \). I'm sure you can do it dude ilovekaskus
misbakhuddin070 - 24/02/2011 12:17 AM
#17

Quote:
Original Posted By luckyandika
i dnt think so gan ..
bcz i've been studied in 14 years in school but my toeic score is only 470 \(


hey,my toeic score is higher than u,i get 670 D
but i also ever tried toefl,and i feel it's so difcult for me !

**note :
please analyze my grammar malus

for ts:
i know u can beer: ....halah
rara_ajah - 25/02/2011 12:51 PM
#18

Nice analyse..
i should learn more from you to get TOEFL high score haha
Zahriansyah - 25/02/2011 10:14 PM
#19

the key is:whatever you do, just try to stay calm all the time..let all the burden and fear out of your mind..

the first time i took TOEFL (about 6 yrs ago) i didn't know a thing about TOEFL
and i didn't study or prepare myself at all..at that time i got nothing to lose..and thank God i passed..

learning from my friends' experience, when they are worried about the score, most of them failed, but when they got nothing to lose, the passed
Brutallica - 26/02/2011 04:27 AM
#20

Quote:
Original Posted By Zahriansyah
the key is:whatever you do, just try to stay calm all the time..let all the burden and fear out of your mind..

the first time i took TOEFL (about 6 yrs ago) i didn't know a thing about TOEFL
and i didn't study or prepare myself at all..at that time i got nothing to lose..and thank God i passed..

learning from my friends' experience, when they are worried about the score, most of them failed, but when they got nothing to lose, the passed


I agree with you.

Same experience too.

I got nothing to lose at that time, just more focused in listening section.
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