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TOEFL Preparation Course
Reading or Listening Portfolio

Depending on your personal needs, you will be either reading or listening to supplemental material in English on a weekly basis tostrengthen your skills. You will select the material you wish to listen to or read from a list of approved sources below.

For your weekly listening or reading assignment, you will turn in (1) a summaryand (2) new vocabulary words from the passage. This assignment must be typed. You must include the following:

• Your Name, Instructor, Date
• Title of article OR oflistening passage
• URL (web address)
• Summary
o Summary: a paragraph summarizing what you read or listened to. Be sure to apply writing skills you have learned in previous classes.Write at least 10 lines (font size 12).
• Vocabulary
o Choose at least 3 new words from the text. For EACH word, you must write down:
▪ The word
▪ Thepart of speech (verb, adjective, noun…)
▪ The definition – in English
▪ The sentence you found the word in
▪ An original sentence using the wordo The following website is useful for locating definitions: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

• http://www.englishpage.com/
o Click on READING ROOMo Choose an online magazine or journal
• http://news.nationalgeographic.com/index.html

• http://www.esl-lab.com
(Use the “Difficult” General Listening or “Difficult /Very Difficult” Listening Quizzes for Academic Purposes)
• http://www.sciencefriday.com/pages/bytopic.html
• http://www.aip.org/radio
• http://www.nationalgeographic.com/podcasts/READING OR LISTENING LOG – SUMMARY OR OUTLINE

|Name |Instructor |Date |
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