The book offers a broad overview of the TOEFL test while focusing on several important components to study. Practice tests give a good preview of what to expect on the real thing.
Limited practice tests do not give much practice compared to other TOEFL books available.
The book presents a number of key and common words along with the definition and context. Example phrases are offered to help put the word in the correct usage and context.
The lack of practice-specific content makes it difficult to use this book alone to study and prepare.
The book does a good job of balancing reading, listening, speaking, and writing requirements and practice material without focusing too heavily on certain skills. Clear structure makes it easy to follow.
The lack of a CD makes it difficult to properly practice the listening portions of the test.
The writing of the book is easy to understand and follow during long periods of study time. Focuses on general ESL and the particular differences of American English words and grammar.
The lack of TOEFL-specific test prep means you will need additional books or study material.
The practice questions are designed to cover all aspects of a typical TOEFL test both online and written. Can self-evaluate or have another person help with the evaluation using the supplied instructions.
The book is limited in helpful study and test taking strategies for the specific TOEFL test.
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