Official TOEFL iBT Tests with Audio by ETS

Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 2

Official TOEFL iBT Tests with Audio Volume 1,Volume 2 by Educational Testing Service

If you finish the tests in the Official Guide, the next best source for cheap, authentic practice tests is this book. But keep in mind they’re paper-only: the CD in the back just has mp3 audio so you can listen on a computer or an mp3 CD player. You can’t actually answer the questions on the computer. So if you want to mimic a real TOEFL iBT, you have to be a bit creative. Use an audio recording website, for example, and write your essays in Microsoft Word or Google Docs. That’s not ideal, I know, but the quality of the questions in these tests is so high, it’s still one of best resources you can buy.

Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 1 

Now includes an Interactive DVD-ROM! This Second Edition of Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 1 includes the 5 real past TOEFL® tests that were in the First Edition, plus all of the audio passages for each test on an Interactive DVD-ROM! Official TOEFL iBT® Tests gives you more practice and is the perfect companion to The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test, Fourth Edition.

It includes:

Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 1
Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 1
  • 5 real past TOEFL iBT tests
  • DVD-ROM with interactive versions of 5 real past TOEFL iBT tests and all listening passages (PC-and Mac®-compatible).
  • eBooks with DVD-ROM content are delivered via electronic download at the time of purchase. No physical DVD-ROM is mailed or delivered.
  • Transcripts of all audio passages
  • Answer keys
  • Scoring guides (rubrics) for the Speaking and Writing sections

Download Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 1 Paper Book + Audio CD

Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 2

NEW! The new Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 2 includes 5 authentic, full-length TOEFL iBT® tests with previously administered reading, listening, speaking, and writing questions. Each practice test has an answer key, sample speaking and writing responses, and audio scripts. The DVD-ROM includes the 5 practice tests in an interactive format, and audio tracks for the listening passages. For mor

Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 2
Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 2

e practice, buy Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 1 and Volume 2 for a total of 10 authentic TOEFL practice tests. These two books are the perfect companion to The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test, Fourth Edition.

Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 2 includes:

  • NEW! 5 additional TOEFL tests
  • NEW! Sample Speaking and Writing responses
  • Interactive DVD-ROM with the 5 practice tests (PC-and Mac®-compatible)
  • eBooks with DVD-ROM content are delivered via electronic download at the time of purchase. No physical DVD-ROM is mailed or delivered.
  • Audio transcripts for listening passages
  • Answer keys
  • Speaking and Writing scoring rubrics

Download Official TOEFL iBT® Tests Volume 2 Paper Book + Audio CD

Official TOEFL iBT Tests Book Review

If you are studying seriously for the TOEFL, and you need to make a large improvement, Official TOEFL iBT Tests is a fantastic supplement to another book or online TOEFL preparation course. Alone, it is not enough for anything, but if you only want more official practice, this is the best place to look.

But if you only want to become familiar with the test, plan on buying only one book, and do not expect to need a very large score increase, the Official Guide is a better resource.

Report Card:

Authenticity of practice material: A+

Amount of practice material: A

Quality of explanations: F

Skill building material: None

Test strategy and advice: None (Only reprint of free material)

A note

In a way, it’s not fair to review this book the same way I would other TOEFL preparation books. Most books include instruction, practice, explanations, and other exercises as well as practice tests. This book, on the other hand, only includes practice tests.

And that’s all that it says it will include. This is a book of practice tests, nothing more. So why even review the book, then? Well, there are a few details to note. Not all practice tests are created equal, after all.

Included Practice Material

Official TOEFL iBT Tests has five practice tests inside. That’s 250 pages of practice tests on paper. And these are the best practice tests you can find because they are real. The only other book with real practice tests is The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test, and that only includes three tests. There is no overlap between the two books, so if you really want practice, that makes eight available official tests.

There is one very big difference between the tests in the Official Guide and those in this book, Official Tests: the three tests in the Official Guide also come on a CD-rom, so you can take the tests on your computer in a format that’s very similar to what you will use on test day. Meanwhile, the tests in Official TOEFL iBT Tests are paper-only. There is a CD, but it’s only an mp3 CD. There are only audio files on the CD, not practice test software.

It would be much better if the CD had full practice tests.

Explanations

Sadly, there are no explanations for the reading and listening sections in the book. There are answers, yes, and the writing & speaking sections include guidance on what a good answer would be, but that’s not enough.

Although the explanations in the Official Guide are poor, they’re still much better than noexplanations, like in this book. And while the O.G. provides some sample responses for every speaking or writing question with comments, this book does not.

There are only tests.

Test Strategy and Advice

Well, almost only tests. There is an 87-page section at the back of the book called the “TOEFL Test Prep Planner” that offers a lot of the same advice and information that can be found in the Official Guide. It’s generally good advice, but it doesn’t give specific test strategy and doesn’t offer any practice opportunities for specific skills.

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