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This issue, we talk about the TOEFL to provide useful information for students who pursue study abroad. Let’s see what Kevin says about TOEFL.

TPR: Hello Kevin. It’s really nice for us to talk with you today. Thank you for coming to share your 4 years experience in teaching TOEFL. We all know that the TOEFL test is composed of 4 skills,
but which skill do you think it is the most important skill? Also, which part is difficult to practice and get a high score for Thai students?

KEVIN: Although all four skills have importance for this test and for life, I think speaking skills are the most useful for everyday communication. Being able to speak English confidently is the only skill that you can’t practice alone. Many students have strong reading and listening skills from school but they have rarely practiced their speaking skills. I strive to make my TOEFL class a place where students feel comfortable speaking English, and get the opportunity to practice casual chatting whether its during class time, breaks, or in between sessions.
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TPR:How about the students who are weak in English, but need a score for their further study? What are your suggestions?

Kevin
KEVIN: Remember that this is “a test of preparation”; which means that you don’t have to have great actual English skills to perform well on the test(although it helps). What is more important is to know exactly what is coming in each section and to have a template and battle-plan ready for the test. It is a very predictable and practicable test because it is the same company who writes it every year. They don’t test grammar and spelling and even pronunciation, so if you are well prepared it is still possible to score high without strong English skills.
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TPR: What is the most important factor for success in TOEFL? What tips you have for the students who are going to take the test?

KEVIN: Practice and Knowledge. Reviewing and practicing the four sections will relieve your nervousness and improve you performance. Knowledge of the test will improve your confidence and allow you to not be surprised about what you will see. You can’t practice for the test without first knowing about the test.

TPR: Thank you so much Kevin for spending time with us. That was a great talk with you.
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