The book is a guide to the test that is used around the world to assess foreign applicants to U.S. and Canadian universities for English proficiency. It includes real TOEFL questions for practice, as well as explanations of every section of the test and information on what is expected for every speaking and writing task. The accompanying CD-ROM provides three authentic TOEFL iBT practice tests just like the one you will encounter on test day.
Everything you need to Score Higher on the TOEFL iBT--Guaranteed The TOEFL iBT tests your abilities in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Includes 4 Practice Tests. Master the test with expert strategies, realistic practice, and in-depth review. Reinforce critical concepts with video tutorials. Improve your performance with instant, online analysis and feedback.
This workbook provides a resource for students studying towards the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam, which is an entry requirement for non-native speakers at more than 6000 universities worldwide.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The IELTS test is used as a measure of English language proficiency by over 7,000 educational institutions, government departments and agencies, and professional organizations in 135 countries. This updated manual for ESL students covers all parts of the IELTS and all of its question types: multiple-choice, short answer, sentence completion, flowchart completion, graphs, tables, note taking, summarizing, labeling diagrams and maps, classification, matching, and selecting from a list. It also presents-- Four practice Academic tests that reflect the most recent actual tests Two practice General Training tests Audio for all tests and activities on the enclosed audio CDs Explanatory answers for all test questions, including listening and reading modules with answer keys Also included are answer sheets and an audioscript for the listening sections.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) plays a key role in international student access to universities around the world. Although IELTS includes a direct test of writing, it has been suggested that test preparation may hinder international students from acquiring academic literacy skills required for university study. This study investigates the washback of the IELTS Writing test on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) provision.
The IELTS is internationally recognized as fulfilling English language requirements for entry to academic courses by more than 380 American colleges and universities, as well as by higher education institutions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. This brand-new test preparation manual covers all parts of the IELTS and all of its question types: multiple-choice, short answer, sentence completion, flowchart completion, graphs, tables, making notes, summarizing, labeling diagrams and maps, classification, matching, and selecting from a list. The manual also offers four practice tests with answers, and listening and reading modules with answer keys.
Washback refers to the influence of language testing on teaching and learning. This volume, at the important intersection of language testing and teaching practices, presents theoretical, methodological and practical guidance for current and future washback studies. In the field of language testing, researchers' major interest has traditionally been focused on issues and solving problems inherent in tests in order to increase their reliability and validity. However, the washback effect goes well beyond the test itself to include factors such as curriculum, teacher and learner behaviors inside and outside the classroom, their perceptions of the test and how test scores are used. Only recently have researchers started to empirically investigate the phenomenon of washback. This volume of such research serves two purposes by providing an overview of the complexity of washback and the various contextual factors entangled within testing, teaching and learning; and presenting empirical studies from around the world that offer insights into the effects of washback in specific educational contexts and models of research on which future studies can be based.