Posts with tag: "Speaking"

TOEFL vs. IELTS: Fact and fiction

What’s the difference between the TOEFL and the IELTS?

Perhaps like you, we’ve heard this question so many times! We at ScoreNexus are experts on the TOEFL, but we definitely know the IELTS as well. We have written materials for both, we have trained teachers for both, and we have taught both extensively.

The next time one of your students asks for a comparison, here is a list of what is definitely true and false: Read more »

Rules of the Game: TOEFL Speaking and Writing

ScoreNexus TOEFL Blog

In my last post, I talked about the “rules” for TOEFL Reading and Listening. Remember, to use ScoreNexus to maximize your students’ TOEFL scores, you have to have clear strategies. And in order to have clear strategies, you have to know the rules.

In this post I will discuss the rules of the last two TOEFL sections: Speaking and Writing. These rules were created in response to the basic structure of each section, so I will first discuss the structure of each section, followed by the rules themselves.


1. Speaking is the third section of the TOEFL, and it comes right after the break. This section has six tasks to perform Read more »