Tips on Preparing for Tests

Final exams are coming soon for Winter quarter, so it’s time to study hard! Don’t wait until the day before your exams–prepare early so you can be confident about taking your exams. Watch the video below for tips on how you can study and prepare. You can turn on the subtitles for additional support.

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English Club Exams

As an English learner, you have to pass so many exams not only in your classes, but also various outside placement or proficiency exams like IELTS, TOEFL, or TOEIC. That’s why practice, practice, practice is an ongoing mantra for English learners. One way to practice is with English Club. They provide practice exams and tips about IETLS, TOEFL, and TOEIC. Take a look through the site and give their materials a try. Good luck when you take your exam! Recommended for advanced learners (Levels 500+).

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IELTS Essentials

Get in some extra IELTS study with IELTS Essentials. Go to their website to start practice tests (click “Free Practice Tests” at the top menu). You can also read up on other test preparation information like what to expect on test day. Recommended for advanced learners (Levels 600-800/EAP).

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The Ts

Classes are full of activities, assignments, and homework–and the most stressful, TESTS! You’ve got quizzes, midterms, and final exams…but you can handle this too! Besides studying and practicing the content, you can try these Tips for Test Taking. The link goes to a video (with transcript) on useful tips to help you do well on tests.


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Practice with official IELTS

We want you to do well on your tests, so do you–and IELTS does too! So don’t forget that they offer many helpful resources on their official page for test takers. They not only give you information on their tests, but also practice materials. For example, you can read about how to register, how to prepare, FAQs, or view a test sample and purchase practice materials.

Preview some of the resources below and go to their office page for more.


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TOEFL Friday

This Friday, 4/29 is TOEFL testing day for our students! Get into top testing condition with 4Tests TOEFL. The link takes you to Practice Test A, and you can also try Practice Test B.

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IELTS with British Council

If you feel unprepared to take IELTS or want some extra study material, here’s a resource for you! IELTS with British Council offers many resources to help you prepare: practice tests and activities, tips and advice, test format information, a free 6-week online course (must register), and more. Take a look at some of the site’s pages below to see if it’s the resource for you.


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Prepare with official TOEFL iBT

Sometimes there is so much information about TOEFL iBT out there, it can get very confusing. That’s why the official TOEFL iBT website offers all the information you need to get started on understanding the test and practicing (available for purchase).

Take a look at some of the TOEFL information available below and go to their official website for more.

For more test resources, browse the Test Prep or TOEFL category (also at the side menu on the right)–especially because this Friday is TOEFL test day! Prepare well, and good luck to test takers!


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IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC with Exam English

With preparation and study, you can accomplish many things–including passing your English exam! Get started on IETLS, TOEFL, and TOEIC preparation with Exam English. Here, you can read up on exam information, compare the exams, and take practice tests for the exams in sections such as Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, or Vocabulary. Recommended for advanced learners (Levels 500+).

Preview the options below and test yourself at Exam English!

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