• TST Prep Coupon Code

    Hey guys, my friend Josh MacPherson has given me a coupon code for the TST Prep store. If you use the coupon code "goodine10off" you'll score a 10% discount on most purchase. The main product I recommend is the Complete...
  • Sample TOEFL Preference Essay - Coworkers with Different Opinions

    The Question Consider a situation where you are asked by your supervisor to work with one of your co-workers on a project. This co-worker has opinions that are very different than yours and they feel very strongly about these opinions....
  • Changes to the TOEFL in 2019

    Changes to the TOEFL in 2019 (updated September 13, 2019) The TOEFL changed on August 1, 2019. Major changes to the reading, listening and speaking sections began on that day. Most of these changes have been well-publicized, but some of...
  • Using the Definite Article Before "Society"

    When writing your essays, remember that we don't usually use the definite article ("the") before "society." For example, we never say something like: "Because the society is so complex, people are busier than ever." Instead, we just say: "Because society...
  • Starting a Sentence with "While" (and other subordinating conjunctions)

    These days I see a lot of sentence fragments starting with "while." Check out this pair of sentences I found recently in an essay about the best place to raise children: "While children who live in cities can access a...
  • TOEFL Essay Evaluation and Scoring

    Updated September 29, 2019 Writing Should be the Easiest Part of the TOEFL. But... Many students struggle with their TOEFL essays. They take the test again and again because a bad writing score drags down their overall result. This recurring...
  • TOEFL Vocabulary - Collocations

    What is a Collocation? A collocation is a pair or group of words that are often used together in writing. These pairs just sound really natural together. As Cambridge Dictionary points out, it sounds very natural to say "heavy rain,"...
  • House of TOEFL: Mastering TOEFL Reading eBook

    Hey guys! My good friend Kathy has just published an eBook which covers the reading section of the TOEFL. You can buy it on Amazon right here. The book devotes a chapter to each reading question type and includes strategies...
  • Sample TOEFL Essay: Telling the Truth

    The Sample Question: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Sometimes it is better to be dishonest. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. Special Offer: Learn Your TOEFL Writing Score and Improve it! You can...
  • The New TOEFL Speaking Question 2 (2019)

    What is TOEFL Speaking Question Two? (updated August 4, 2019) First, you will read a short campus announcement, an article in a campus newspaper, or a letter published in a campus newspaper. It will describe some change that is happening,...
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