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TOEFL Tip #162: Speaking Section Testimonial

by Strictly English TOEFL Tutors on July 20, 2012

One of our recent students was thrilled to earn a 26 on the Speaking Section of the TOEFL exam. Before coming to us, she had taken the TOEFL six times over the course of approximately 2 ½ years. Every previous score for the Speaking Section was a 24. Scoring a 26 is essential for her nursing license, but she had not been able to reach that mark on her own. She was frustrated and increasingly anxious about taking the test.

After four hours of instruction at Strictly English, she got the score she needed the next time she took the exam!

Our student took eight classes, each lasting 30 minutes. We focused on two areas: practice tests with immediate feedback so she could identify where she was making mistakes, and strategies to reduce her anxiety. With our templates to give structure to her answers, she was much more confident! Click here to listen to our full interview.

An important lesson to draw from this student’s experience is the value in trying a new approach. Doing the same thing over and over will not somehow produce different results. In fact, the opposite may happen. Our student reports feeling a kind of depression as her score remained the same with each new test.

So, if you’ve taken the TOEFL multiple times but still haven’t reached the score you’re aiming for, talk with us. We’ll develop a study plan that targets your particular needs!

Categories: Speaking,Testimonials,TOEFL for Pharmacy,TOEFL for University,TOEFL Preparation

4 comments so far. Leave a comment.

  1. tata

    wrote on August 21, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    thank you for Email .i feeling that my self development . why can ‘t speaking English improve ? but i try ………..

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    wrote on August 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

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  3. mary

    wrote on September 5, 2013 at 3:19 am

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