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Cambridge Preparation for the Toefl Test Book with 1 CD-ROM and 8 Audio CD
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Key Features of Cambridge Preparation For The Toefl Test (English) 4th Edition

  • Language: English
  • Author: Gear, Jolene|Author;Gear, Robert|Author;
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Cambridge Preparation For The Toefl Test (English) 4th Edition (Paperback) Price: Rs. 799

Cambridge Preparation For The TOEFL Test is an audio guide to help candidates prepare for the TOEFL exam.

Summary Of The Book

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a test conducted to determine the English language proficiency of students applying for higher studies in English speaking countries.

Originally designed as a test in the US by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), this test is now accepted in many English speaking countries across the world. It is held to ensure that those who enroll for courses in colleges and universities in such countries can understand what is being taught in class, can converse with fellow students, and can make themselves understood outside the campus as well.

Cambridge Preparation For The TOEFL Test starts with notes to teachers and students. This is followed by an introduction to the exam and the online test. A diagnostic test is also provided so that students can assess their level of preparation and decide how they should go about using this book for further preparation.

The first part of this audiobook concentrates on building supporting skills. It covers grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. The section begins with a discussion of learning strategies, note taking, paraphrasing, and summarizing. The content covers basic grammar and includes chapters like Clauses and Sentence Structure, Word Forms, Verbs and Verbals, Noun, Adjective and Adverb Clauses, Parallel Structures, and Referents. Cambridge Preparation For the TOEFL Test also covers connecting ideas, articles, comparison, word order, and prepositional phrases.

The second part of the book concentrates on building practical skills. It discusses reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills.
Comprehension skills like understanding the meaning from a connection of ideas, from context, understanding details and recognizable paraphrases, and drawing inferences and conclusions are also presented.

The listening section covers basic listening skills, making connections, identifying topics, understanding natural speech, and making inferences and drawing conclusions. The speaking section teaches pronunciation and cohesion. It provides practice with some integrated listening and speaking tasks to emulate real life situations that students might come across, such as interacting with fellow students on the college campus.

The writing skills section helps students learn to write concisely and cohesively, build developmental paragraphs, organize and analyze an essay, and write effective responses. The CD also contains seven practice tests and 200 exercises in addition to the complete audio program that helps students learn English and build listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills in this language.

About The Authors

Jolene Gear is a writer who creates material for TOEFL preparation.

Other material by Gear includes Cambridge Preparation For The TOEFL Test 4 CDs: An Extensive Listening Programmeand Cambridge Preparation For The TOEFL Test Pack (Book, CD-ROM, Audio-CDs): Intermediate To Advanced.

Robert Gear also writes books for TOEFL preparation.

Some of his works are Cambridge Preparation For The TOEFL Test With CD-ROM: Internet-Based-Test iBT. Intermediate To Advanced (German, English) and Cambridge Preparation For The TOEFL Test. Intermediate To Advanced (German, English).



Table of Contents

  • To the student
  • To the Teacher
  • Introduction to the “TOEFL” Test
  • Taking the “TOEFL” Test Online

Part 1: Building supporting skills

  • Overview
  • Learner Strategies
  • Note Taking, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar: Assessing Your Skills
  • Grammar Review: Word Forms
  • Grammar Review: Clauses and Sentence Structure
  • Grammar Review: Noun, Adjective, and Adverb Clauses
  • Grammar Review: Verbs and Verbals
  • Grammar Review: Referents
  • Grammar Review: Parallel Structures
  • Grammar Review: Connecting Ideas
  • Grammar Review: Nouns
  • Grammar Review: Articles
  • Grammar Review: Word Order
  • Grammar Review: Comparisons
  • Grammar Review: Prepositional Phrases


  • Reading
  • Practice with Understanding Meaning from Context
  • Reading Mini-test 1
  • Practice with Understanding the Connection of Ideas
  • Reading Mini-test 2 
  • Practice with Understanding Details and Recognizing Paraphrases
  • Reading Mini-test 3
  • Practice with Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
  • Reading Mini-test 4
  • Practice with Summaries and Charts
  • Reading Section Practice Test
  • Listening
  • Basic Listening Question Types
  • Practice with Understanding Natural Speech
  • Practice with Understanding Connections
  • Practice with Identifying Topics
  • Listening Mini-test 1
  • Practice with Details
  • Listening Mini-test 2
  • Practice with Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
  • Listening Section Practice Test
  • Listening Mini-test 3
  • Listening Section Practice Test
  • Speaking
  • Practice with Pronunciation
  • Practice with Cohesion
  • Independent Speaking Tasks
  • Practice with the Personal Preference Task
  • Practice with Analyzing Your Responses
  • Practice with the Personal Choice Task
  • Practicing the Independent Speaking Tasks
  • Integrated Speaking Tasks
  • The Integrated Reading/Listening/Speaking Tasks
  • Practice with the Campus Situation Task
  • Practice with the Academic Task
  • Practice with Analyzing Your Responses
  • Practicing the Integrated Reading/Listening/Speaking Tasks
  • The Integrated Reading/Listening/Speaking Tasks
  • Practice with the Campus Situation Task
  • Practice with the Academic Task
  • Practice with Analyzing Your Responses
  • Practicing the Integrated Listening/Speaking Tasks
  • Speaking Section Practice Test
  • Writing
  • Practice with Cohesion
  • Practice with Writing Concisely
  • Practice with Writing Concisely
  • Looking at the Organization of an Essay
  • Practice with Introductions
  • Practice with Organizing and Writing Developmental Paragraphs
  • Practice with Conclusions
  • Practice with Analyzing Essays
  • Practice with Responding to the Independent Writing Task
  • Looking at the Organization of an Effective Response
  • Practice with Integrating Passages
  • Practice with Analyzing Responses
  • Writing Section Practice Test
  • Writing Section Practice Test


  • Practice Test 1
  • Practice Test 2
  • Answer Keys
  • Practice Test 2
  • Audio Scripts


Specifications of Cambridge Preparation For The Toefl Test (English) 4th Edition (Paperback)

Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN-10 8175964936
Edition 4th
Number of Pages 712 Pages
Publication Year 2008
Language English
ISBN-13 9788175964938
Binding Paperback
Author Jolene Gear, Robert Gear