Jane Birkenhead, January 9 2023

12 Quick Exercises to Kickstart TOEFL Studying

You might be finding it hard to start studying again if you’ve taken a break over the past few weeks. 

I have gathered 12 quick exercises that have worked for hundreds of students and will definitely help you to get back into studying. None of these exercises use specific TOEFL resources. They are designed to build your language proficiency using any resources that you have. 

Each quick exercise will take around 10 minutes. Choose one a day and keep practicing!

1. Watch a short video

2. Listen to the local news

3. Look around you

4. Read an article online

5. Pronunciation focus

6. Read out loud

7. Describe a process

8. Make an argument

9. Watch an interview

10. Investigate a difficult topic

11. Grammar Focus

12.  Practice using contractions

Shortened versions of words like can't, shouldn't, won't and didn't are very common in spoken English but many English language learners are reluctant to use them.

Practice using them and you will sound more natural. 

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Jane Birkenhead

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