Adam Worcester Building skills for the TOEFL iBT Beginning

Compass tests (building, developing, mastering)

December 30, 2016 by Adam Worcester (Author), Lark Bowerman (Author), Casey Malarcher (Editor)

Building Skills for the TOEFL iBT is a good book for students wishing to develop their listening skills for the TOEFL exam. The three-part series is split into three parts, namely: building skills, developing skills and mastering skills. As you can imagine, this means being at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of mastering the skills needed for the listening component of the exam.

There are plenty of effective practice exercises in these books to warrant purchasing them.

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McGraw Hill’s

December 30, 2016 by Roberta Steinberg (Author)

With its MP3 recordings, McGraw-Hill’s Conquering the TOEFL Listening Section for Your iPod will provide you with plenty of listening material, including 20 academic lectures and 160 conversations related to student life.

This is exactly what you need to hone your listening skills for the TOEFL exam.

It also touches on some of the strategies required for the listening section, as well as providing exercises to help with your comprehension of the listening passages.

Kallis' TOEFL iBT pattern Listening basic skills 1

Kallis TOEFL Listening

December 30, 2016 by KALLIS (Author)

KALLIS’ TOEFL iBT Pattern Series walks you through the process of acquiring the skills you’ll need for the listening component of the TOEFL exam.

The books are nicely divided into two main sections. For example, Final Prep 3 – the most advanced of the three books – covers the theory and strategies needed to do well on the exam, while the second chapter follows all of that up with a full chapter of actual practice of what’s been covered in the first chapter.

This book is definitely worth purchasing.


The TOEFL Master's Gide to a Perfect Score - Part of the PraxisGroup International Academic Series

PraxisGroup International Language Academic Series

December 30, 2016 by William E. Hearn (Author), Maria E. Gonzales PhD. (Author), Robert E. Niebuhr (Editor)

PraxisGroup’s TOEFL Master’s Guide to a Perfect Score: Listening Section will certainly help you improve the skills necessary for doing well on the listening component of the exam.

The book helps students distinguish between what they should be listening to carefully and what they shouldn’t concern themselves with. From this, it also helps you take notes when you should be taking notes.

There are other things that the book concentrates on, but its answer-elimination techniques and note taking strategies alone make the book worth buying.

Basic Skills Compass test (1,2,3)

December 30, 2016 by Iain Donald Binns (Author), Micah Sedillos (Author), Liana Robinson (Editor)

Compass’ The Basic Skills for the TOEFL iBT is a three-part test preparation series which effectively strengthens students’ listening skills for the TOEFL test.

The Basic Skills book, for example, has six listening passages. For each passage, you will need to answer five to six questions.

The book is very practice oriented. If this is what you are looking for, Compass’ The Basic Skills for the TOEFL iBT three-level series should seriously be considered for purchase.

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Longman Preparation Listening

December 30, 2016 by Deborah Phillips

Similar to the Longman reading preparation book, we would not advise this to be your first choice.

Yes, it can be purchased as a secondary source, but it’s unnecessarily expensive due to the fact that you have to pay – and pay handsomely, too – for the audio CD.

We find that this is totally unnecessary, and that there are other equally viable options available that include the audio CD.