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Speaking and Writing Strategies for the TOEFL iBT (Book & Audio CD) Paperback – September 1, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1889057583 ISBN-10: 1889057584 Edition: Pap/Com St

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  • Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Nova Press; Pap/Com St edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889057584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889057583
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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During my preparation for TOEFL, I was in a desperate need of a method to help me organize my ideas when speaking and writing. Using argument mapping was a breakthrough. Argument maps are certain to be widely used in TOEFL preparation and will doubtlessly help test-takers get the highest scores possible. --Iwona, Poland

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I strongly recommend it especially if you are aiming for high scores.
Filippo Genco
In fact, I believe it is so useful inasmuch it helps you to apply one strategy to any of the exercises in the TOEFL Test as reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
Gloria G. Angulo Arias
This book has a great, and easy method to prepare you for the TOEFL Test.
Silvia U

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By I. Rosas on December 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have tried several TOEFL books before, but I believe this book was the best. It has a different way of teaching TOEFL, different strategies to win the game of TOEFL. I used this book to prepare for my TOEFL test, and I was amazed with the results. This book helps you to deal with the pressure on the day of the test, because it makes the process simple. Moreover, this book does offer a variety of academic vocabulary and simple steps to improve you confidence on the speaking, writing, listening, and reading.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Silvia U on July 7, 2010
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This book has a great, and easy method to prepare you for the TOEFL Test. It will help you to get the grade you want on the test. Plus, it is the only one I have seen that shows you how to grade your own work. This book has well explained strategies that makes it easy to use without the help of a teacher. I totally recommend this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By kekecib on October 13, 2010
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I have taken TOEFL recently and scored 29 on writing section and 25 on speaking. I am very satisfied with my scores, and I can assure you that the tips you will find in this book will help you improve your scores drastically.

This books, without doubt, gives you excellent strategies for writing section. It shows explicitly how you can write better introduction and conclusion paragraphs. It also makes you accustomed to the 3-paragraph reasoning format of American students' essays. I previously scored 25 on writing section, but using the strategies in this book I improved my score by 4 points up.

The speaking strategies are very similar to the writing strategies of the book, but they give you the idea of how to approach to the possible question types you might find on the real exam.

I strongly suggest you to take a look at this book before the exam. Good luck on the test.
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Beware, the Kindle Edition for PC does not give you the indispensable Audio CD.

I do not see any warning in the description of the Kindle edition of the product that the audio part which usually accompanies the paperback version, would not be included in the Kindle edition. I wish Amazon should have given clear warning about the significant difference which a customer would get from the product between the paperback version and Kindle edition. For me, the content which the author has deliberately put in is most important. Without the audio tracks, the value of the text in the product is less than half. In fact, what I get from the Kindle for PC version, is that the image of the front cover shows misleading message "Audio CD included".

The audio CD (or any other media) intentionally provided with the paperback version is certainly indispensable for the product. Otherwise, the author of the product would not have made it. I wish Amazon would seriously consider rectifying this limitation of any products on Kindle. There should be a downloadable link or any supplements to perfect the product of the Kindle for PC edition.

Although Amazon's representative offers the option of a return of such misleading defective Kindle edtion of the perfect 5 star paperback edition, I would still keep it since I put on a dim hope that Amazon would correct such defects of all Kindle products including this one soon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Azeem on December 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
Reading and listening is one thing i.e. how you perceive information, but speaking and writing is a totally different story, which is how you construct and convey information. Reading and listening was not a problem for me as I am used to it a lot. However, I lacked the speaking and writing skills as I don't do that as often. I wondered if there is something available, which could help me master those skills. My quest was over. This is the one.

I have several books for TOEFL preparation. I must say nothing handles speaking and writing strategies as beautifully as this book does. It's not to undermine other books. I did get good information from those. However, this book was right on the target. It teaches you the skills by letting you know what graders are looking for and how they do the evaluation. As a result, you focus on those very essential and critical points, which graders are measuring you against. To me it is one of the best book available on the subject.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rabbit T on October 25, 2011
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After reading this book with limit time to practice (only 3 days), my speaking scores has improved from 22 to 26. It's a good book with easy-to-remember and effective strategies. However, I've got the same score in the writing- no more,no less. May be because I was a bit blanked out when I did the exam. Overall, to me, this book stands out among all the toefl prep books, especially for those who want to work on Speaking skill! Ps. to the author: I couldn't thank you more! :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Luba on February 27, 2013
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My purpose was to improve my speaking and writing skills. This book helped me a lot. I learned very useful strategies from speaking section and I finally understood what TOEFL examiners expect me to write in successful composition, its structure and etc. Using this book you can also approximately evaluate your expected grade for composition for example. There are also very good exercises that are very close to real TOEFL tasks. Final line: this book helped me get 7 additional points to my final TOEFL score. That was exactly what I needed. Worth it.
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