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TOEFL Ready English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 17 2021

Themes: School

Grammar: First Conditional


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Tests don’t have to be scary. It seems like a lot can go wrong, but as long as you prepare and stay calm, you’ll be OK. And it’s no secret that being well-prepared helps you stay calm.

American students lose sleep over the SAT, which determines what colleges you can get into. People who live in other countries and want to study in the US have to do well on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or the TOEFL.

When you study for a test, it becomes a big part of your life. You think about it a lot and you might even dream about it. It’s on your mind so much that when you talk about the test to other people, you forget that they may not have taken a test in years.

Amanda’s Chinese cousin is studying for the TOEFL, but she doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Watch as Jason fills her in.

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Amanda:  So I got a call from my cousin, Jeff Wong, and I haven’t heard from him in months, but he was super stressed out because he’s practicing and cramming and studying for this toy-full exam…

Jason:  Oh, the TOEFL?

Amanda:  Yeah!

Jason:  The Test of English as a Foreign Language?

Amanda:  Yeah.

Jason:  Where does he live?

Amanda:  Exactly. He lives in China. He lives in Shanghai. And he’s just super-stressed about it but I don’t know if it’s like a one time you fail and you’re done, or if you just keep taking it. How’s it work?

Jason:  Well, you can take it again but it’s kind of expensive and stuff, so the best thing to do is probably take the practice TOEFL, which you can get online from English, baby! now. And it’s sweet because it’s pretty much exactly the TOEFL except it’s just pretend, you know? So if you get your score from that, you’ll know exactly how well you’re going to do.

Amanda:  So is it an online thing? You don’t go to a room with a bunch of other students…

Jason:  Yeah, exactly. You take it online and then you can, like, take breaks and pause it and eat dinner…

Amanda:  So you don’t have a maximum amount of time, like four hours, you have to be done…

Jason:  You do, but you can, like, hit pause on it, or whatever.

Amanda:  Oh that’s cool. So it’s pretty laid back.

Jason:  Yeah, exactly, exactly.

Amanda:  I mean, if you study enough, you should be able to get a pretty high mark, I would think.

Jason:  Yeah, and it seems like if you sort of go through the motions on the practice test it will make it less stressful when you take the real test.

Amanda:  Cool.


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Amanda’s cousin Jeff Wong, who lives in China, called her the other day. He was really worried about a test he has to take, but Amanda can’t remember the name exactly.

Jason asks if it’s the TOEFL, and Amanda says it is. She asks him how the test works. Can you take it again if you don’t do well?

Jason says you can, but that it’s probably easier to take the practice TOEFL online. It gives you a good idea of what your score will be, and it helps lower your stress level because you can take breaks whenever you want. When test day comes, there will be no surprises. You’ll remember how mellow taking the test at home was and you’ll do a lot better.

Have you ever had to prepare for a big test? How did you do? Remember, if you’re planning on taking the TOEFL soon, you can buy a practice test right here on Ebaby!



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i want to pass the exam and i need some listening materials in english, who can help me!!1

07:16 PM Mar 10 2012 |



 Taking the TOELF exam will be definitely a big challenge ,,, So I have to study hard everyday ¡¡¡¡¡¡  Alice


10:11 PM Jan 11 2012 |




i think i wiill study hard if i will do toefl test Laughing

03:16 PM Dec 25 2011 |



I’m super stressed out about IELTS exam, I’m craming to pass this exam, I hope to get good mark.

10:18 AM Dec 24 2011 |



i am waiting for best girl friend .

06:10 PM Aug 14 2011 |

Omar alsaqqaf


I’m preparing for the TOEFL test nowadays and I really enjoy it…I feel like I’m playing a game (of course a hard game)...I hope to pass it successfully with a hith mark _

06:00 AM Jul 14 2011 |




Oh yeah! that sound is a good , before you are taking a realy task toefl , you have to be parepare and this is only you can get hight bound anyway ,,, dear brothers and sisters all the best for every one who are going to take toefl test. Good lucky.!! 


09:47 AM May 22 2011 |




09:02 PM May 21 2011 |


United Arab Emirates

In order to pursue the studies abroad, some Universities require such an exam . It testifies the english language of non- native speakers . If you succeed you pass .

I wish I will sit for this exam … 

07:24 PM Mar 02 2011 |



i have nvever had this kind of exams but i wish to have and pass sucessfully


07:48 AM Nov 06 2010 |




Hi, well I did and pass PET, but i haven't knew about this exam TOEFL.

07:39 PM Oct 09 2010 |




I am preparing to take TOEFL exam now that is why i look for a site that could help me practice more English. Ive heard that the Speaking Section is the hardest section in Toefl. So I need someone who could help me practice my conversation in English. Thanks!

@wordie Yes TOEFL expires in 2years.

06:47 PM Aug 28 2010 |




it sounds interesting, but how can i study in English baby, i don´t understand it very well, somebady can help me?

03:54 AM Aug 16 2010 |

miss blue

miss blue


nice!! i will do the test tomorrow =) i wish to pass it =)

08:31 PM Aug 13 2010 |




nice!! i have a plan to take TOEFL exam…so i have to study hard from now..thx english baby

10:35 AM Aug 07 2010 |


Hong Kong

well, I never have the TOFEL exam but i get a IELTS two years ago, i think both are similar so just pay hard that everything would be find.

08:46 AM Jul 13 2010 |




it is hard for me to get it.

02:47 AM Jul 09 2010 |




06:44 PM Jul 06 2010 |



verey hot

06:41 PM Jul 06 2010 |



Saudi Arabia

Well, i had taken an exam two years ago. In fact, i had been in the exam room more than 6 hours. Fortunatly, i completed the exam within 8 hours :). They gave us more time in order to solve the problems. Now-a-days, i am planning to take TOEFL exam so that i have to be ready to stay in the eexam room for four hours.

09:21 PM Jun 21 2010 |

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