Strategy Quick Tips

  • TOEFL questions need TOEFL answers

      Do not use personal knowledge when answering TOEFL questions. Find your answers in the passage you're reading or listening to.

  • Simple writing scores higher

      Do not worry that your English is too simple. Strictly English research has proven that perfect simple sentences (like, "Many people disagree. They argue that children can do advanced math. One study showed that most 7-year-olds can do calculus.") will score higher than one complex sentence with mistakes (like, "Many peoples thinking differently for children to can make the math, because reserch proved 7 years old can to make kalculus.")

  • Focus on what you do know, not what you don't know.

      TOEFL is designed to make you think that you do not know enough information to answer the question. So, ignore the difficult vocabulary. It's there to confuse you. The test is designed so that if you concentrate on what you do know in the passage, then you'll be able to answer the questions.

  • Go slow!

      You will never have to try and speed up. Once you become comfortable answering questions, your accuracy and your speed with improve naturally.

  • You can't cram language learning

      Although it is possible to memorize testing strategies in a short period of time, it is not possible to learn a language as quickly. Therefore, although there are a lot of TOEFL strategies you can learn quickly, you will still need to give yourself enough time to strengthen your language skills too.

  • Avoid answers with words that suggest 100% such as:
    • always
    • never
    • must
    • [superlatives] (e.g., best, fastest, most adorable)

Our Unique Three-Phase Method is Quick & Effective


Study and Memorize our templates, scripts, and procedures for each section of the iBT. Our years of research and experience have helped us design powerful strategies and methods for the Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing sections of the test.

PHASE TWO: Practice

It is not enough to know what to do. You then have to do it quickly, correctly, every time. This is what we focus on in phase two. By the time you are finished with this phase, you will have made our templates and scripts uniquely your own so that they feel like natural, unique, original answers.


Once the student has effectively demonstrated mastery of the Strictly English method, we focus on any remaining individual language issues. For some students, this might be pronunciation, for other students, it might be subject-verb agreement. Regardless of the problem, Strictly English eliminates it before the student takes his/her TOEFL.