by Rawdon Wyatt
A & C Black London
First edition published in Great Britain 2002 Second edition published in 2004 This third edition published in 2007 A & C Black Publishers Ltd 38 Soho Square, London W1D 3HB
© Rawdon Wyatt 2007
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If you are going to take the TOEFL®, you will find the vocabulary exercises in this workbook very helpful. They will help you to review, practice and acquire a lot of the words and expressions that you might need touse in the Writing and Speaking sections, or that you might come across or be tested on in the Listening and Reading sections. A greater command of vocabulary is one of the key factors that will help you raise your TOEFL® score. Structure of the workbook The workbook is divided into 2 sections. The first section deals with general vocabulary, including synonyms, idioms and phrasal verbs. Thesecond, smaller section is topic-specific, and focuses on some of the topics that regularly appear in the TOEFL®. Each topic is accompanied by a typical TOEFL® Writing question, which will give you the chance to use the key vocabulary in an essay. There is a comprehensive answer key at the back of the book. How to use the book You should not go through the exercises mechanically. It is better tochoose areas that you are unfamiliar with, or areas that you feel are of specific interest or importance to yourself. Remember that you should keep a record of new words and expressions that you learn, and review these from time to time so that they become an active part of your vocabulary. There is a vocabulary record sheet at the back of the book which you can photocopy as many times as you like. Usethis to build up your own personal vocabulary bank. It is essential to have a good dictionary with you when you are doing the exercises. For basic vocabulary, we recommend the American English Study Dictionary (ISBN 978 1 9016 5969 6). For a more advanced and in-depth coverage of vocabulary, the Macmillan English Dictionary (ISBN 978 1 4050 2628 4), from which many of the sample sentences in thisbook are taken, is ideal. Extending your vocabulary Also remember that there are other methods of acquiring new vocabulary. For example, you should read as much as possible from a different variety of authentic reading materials (books, newspapers, magazines, etc). Practicing for the TOEFL There is a lot of TOEFL material available, but we particularly recommend Barron's TOEFL iBT (ISBN 978 07641 3374 9), which provides comprehensive practice for all sections of the exam, as well as offering essential language skills development and useful studying strategies. It also gives lots of vital information on the test itself and how it works. The book has been written for the Internet-based TOEFL, but is also useful if you are going to take the older, standard computer-based TOEFL.
1Information about the TOEFL® The purpose of the TOEFL® is to evaluate a non-native English speaker's proficiency in the English language. Almost one million students every year from 180 countries register to take the TOEFL®: the majority of universities and colleges in North America as well as in other English-speaking countries require official TOEFL® score reports for admission. The test is also...