TOEFL-iBT. Is it difficult?

  1. Anybody who take TOEFL- iBT? Please give me some information.
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    Joined: Jun '06; Posts: 13


  3. by   eedirin26
    I am not sure what exactly you need to know.

    I took TOEFL-IBT as part of the entrance requirement for UMDNJ's Accelerated BSN program as my degree was from the United Kingdom (their policy is as long as your degree is from another country you have to take it). I passed with 110/120. English is my first language so I did not have a problem on that end. However, there is a lot of material to cover and I sometimes found myself running out of time to complete sections during the testing. Also, during the speaking section, having everyone around you speaking at the same time, could be distracting.

  4. by   Khamilla
    :blushkiss Thanks for the information. Good that English is your first language, your score is great. Me, english is our second language that's why I'm having a hard time. I'm afraid to take the exam but i need to pass TOEFL-iBT so that I can take my NCLEX. Do you still remember some questions? especially in speaking and writing. Can anybody give me some points to review. Thanks!!!!!
  5. by   eedirin26
    The questions can be from any subject area or about your experiences. Examples for speaking and writing could be:
    1. Describe your experience of your first day in high school?
    2. Some people choose friends who are different from themselves. Others choose friends who are similar to themselves. Compare the advantages of having friends who are different from you with the advantages of having friends who are similar to you. Which kind of friend do you prefer for yourself? Why?
    3. If you could change one thing about your country, what would it be and why?
    4. Some university students believe that they spend too much time in classes and would prefer to have more time for indipendent study and research. Others prefer to learn in a classroom setting, guided by professor. Which type of learning is more valuable: indipendent study or classroom learning? Why? Include details and examples.

    Note that there isn't a right or wrong answer as people have different opinions. Just be able to phrase your answers properly and try to give examples to support your answers.

    From your writing above, your english is pretty good. You could also try reading out to yourself. I took an English Composition class, and it is amazing how an essay you've written sounds when you read it out loud to yourself.

    Also, there are TOEFL prep forums out there. If you do a search on google, you will be able to find some helpful ones.

  6. by   Khamilla
    Thanks a lot for the information. By the way are you a registered nurse in New Jersey? Just asking, if you don't mind. Thanks again! Bye!!!
  7. by   eedirin26
    You are welcome. Nope not a registered nurse yet... I will be starting an accelerated BSN program in January 07 at UMDNJ.

    Bye and goodluck.
  8. by   Khamilla
    Thanks a lot again. Goodluck too.
  9. by   cloudy
    hi khamilla! i am also having anxiety taking toefl. is it necessary to take toefel first before i get my elligibility in NJ BON? so where r u now? have u able to pass ur toefl right now? pls give me some info that u know, tenk u!