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Saturday, June 23, 2012

The TOEFL IBT Test Workshop with a Fulbright Alumnus

The second workshop on TOEFL focused on exploring the ETS website. Ms. Lysun argued for using the website not only for test information (registration, fees), but also for test preparation. The participants learned about the test center locations in Ukraine, fees, scores, and score interpretation.
Particular attention was paid to the rubrics for the writing and speaking sections. Ms. Lysun explained how the rubrics can be used as guidelines for self-preparation. All of the available free test preparation materials were briefly discussed.
 Ms. Lysun also pointed out other sections of the ETS website that can be used for self-preparation. Among them, theTOEFL TV channel, TOEFL videos, and the TOEFL research archive (over 150 reports and articles) may be the most helpful.
Ms. Lysun suggested that information on other tests administered by ETS should be used as well. Ms. Lysun emphasized that these materials should be used for improving academic vocabulary as well as reading and listening practice.

The next workshop will be the last in the series. It will focus on peculiarities of the sections and preparation tips.
The next meeting is 30 June, 2012 at the Information center "Window on America" (at 12-30). Please, see your homework on Facebook page in ads.


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