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abhishek
11-23-2003, 01:25 PM
Hi.
I Just got my official TOEFL score report.

TOTAL SCORE - 293 / 300

Listening - 28 / 30
Structure/Essay - 30 / 30
Reading - 30 / 30

Essay Score - 6.0 / 6.0

I tested in Delhi, India on 31st October 2003.
Was planning to apply for MS in CS in US...

prglen
11-23-2003, 02:35 PM
wow ajay

can you share your test experience ,listening , essay


thanks
prglen

Originally posted by abhishek

Hi.
I Just got my official TOEFL score report.

TOTAL SCORE - 293 / 300

Listening - 28 / 30
Structure/Essay - 30 / 30
Reading - 30 / 30

Essay Score - 6.0 / 6.0

I tested in Delhi, India on 31st October 2003.
Was planning to apply for MS in CS in US...

salman
11-23-2003, 08:26 PM
[bounce] Great achievement[bounce]

Please me, I already have taken TOEFL test but very poor in Structure section. Please give me your comments, how can I make my grammer better. becasue I going to take test again after 17th dec..

again you have got a best score. so please share your success with of all of us..
bye
sincerely,
salman aziz

abhishek
11-24-2003, 08:38 AM
Guys.
This is the gist of my preparation.

My GRE Exam was on 21 Oct followed by TOEFL on 31 Oct.
So I only had about a week's dedicated effort at TOEFL.
I think preparing for GRE English helped me.
I completed these 2 books:

[1] Barron's GRE
[2] Barron's TOEFL

I also gave all the test simulations on the GRE & TOEFL CDs
which we are sent by ETS after registration.
I kept the CD test for the last 2 working days before the
actual exams and gave all the paper tests in the preceeding days.
It is important to give the simulations at the exact time at which your
actual test is scheduled so you become comfortable with testing in these hours of the day.

In the Barron's TOEFL book I took care to go thorugh the book in the exact order of the chapters.

The Barron's GRE book has an excellent 2,000 word vocabulary list,
if you can complete it.
Some of the words are meant for GRE not TOEFL but they still contribute to your general English development.

If you are week in structure I would suggest picking up a high school level grammar book like Wren & Martin, or Nesfield.
These books explain rules of grammar and have several examples/exercises.

Try to read english from varied sources, this will develop your RC skills.
Speed reading is not needed since you have more than sufficient time.

As far as listening comprehension goes only practise can help.
The keys to LC are patience and concentration for the entire duration of the spoken passage.

For the Essay follow these basic rules:

[1] Write a 5 paragraph Essay.
[2] Try to introduce the topic with your starting sentence which should quote the topic in the words given in the topic question.
[3] In paras 2,3,4 introduce one point each in logical order.
[4] In para 5 which is your conclusion resummarise each of your points in the exact order in which you presented them in the body of the essay.
[5] State your conclusion in the last sentence of your essay.
[6] Recheck your essay for typo errors, grammatical mistakes and most important splling errors.
[7] If asked to present your view between two sides of a topic try to take a middle view instead of an extreme view.

My actual test experience was a little intense.
I'll give detailed account in my next mail, as this mail has already become somewhat lengthy.

tot2ivn
12-06-2003, 01:58 AM
hi

thaiva
12-08-2003, 05:40 PM
Hey Abhishek,

Firstly congradt's on your awesome score well done!!!

I'm planning to take the TOEFL In Feb next year and good do with any additional info you may have...

Good Luck for your applications Best Wishes to all,

Tim