Thursday, January 8, 2009

head, shoulders, knees and toefl, knees and toefl!


I have heard from people that I have to study for it, while some said it would just be a breeze. Well, I got myself the book for the new year (along with the $23 price tag). Aside from the start of the classes from the holidays, CINEMAGIS, GMA Kapuso Foundation Relief Support, English Month preparations, and the upcoming JBEC Meeting I am trying very hard to get some time to make use of whats inside the book before doomsday. I am scheduled to take the TOEFL-iBT on Saturday.

I received the email which included the toefl voucher (the $170 cost for the exam) and the instructions as to how to register online. Checking the site, I found out that they already have a testing center here in CDO. A colleague of mine had to take her exam in Davao and another one took hers in Cebu. I was spared to spend more for traveling far just to take it. I went to check with the testing center ( just to make sure I dont get lost on my way to the place) and they told me I will be one of the first test takers who will use their facilities (I think I just saw some people painting their walls white). I hope the fumes don't put me to sleep while I sweat my way through the TOEFL-iBT.

Test taking itself is a skill and I want to learn the nuances of the TOEFL-iBT test. Although it covers the basic 4 macro-skills of the language, they are done in such a way that they are combining two or more skills in one test. Integrative means it will be more challenging.

I have to work on the speaking and the writing components. I don't feel very confident with these two since these are not usually part of standardized tests I have encountered.

Wish me luck!

3 comments:

Andy said...

Where did you buy it at? Was the toefl code sent separately by email only? was one inluded inside the box? thanks. andreyusa2002@yahoo.com

Andriy said...

I want to buy it to get that $170 coupon code but don't know where from? Can you please lett me know where you bought it from? You received the coupon from where you bought it, roght? Or you got it from the company you register software with.
Thank toy.

Inkversified said...

I got the book from a bookstore here in our place. The CD was already included in the book.