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Delta's Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test: Advanced Skill Practice Book

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Delta's Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test: Advanced Skill Practice for the iBT is a new series of high-quality practice materials for students preparing to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT).

This test, introduced in September 2005, replaces the earlier computer-based test known as the TOEFL CBT. The iBT assesses proficiency in the four language skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The most important changes in the test are:

  • Speaking skills are evaluated.
  • Some tasks involve integrated skills, such as reading/listening/writing.
  • Knowledge of grammar is not tested separately but is assessed indirectly throughout the test.

Features & Benefits
Delta s Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test is designed specifically for the new version of the test. The course provides ample practice in the English skills evaluated by the new test, along with useful strategies and practical ideas for individual, pair and group activities.

Reading and listening content includes explanation of new item types, such as questions about pragmatics, paraphrasing, and summarizing information from across a text. Speaking and writing content includes practice in integrated-skills tasks, such as developing a topic, taking notes, and connecting information from two sources.

Delta s Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test consists of 36 units in four skill areas, four complete practice tests, over 1,200 questions, an answer key and audio script, progress charts, and 9 hours of audio on 10 CD s.

These five key elements add up to greater confidence and higher scores:

  • Focus-An opening exercise to focus attention, activate prior learning, and stimulate inductive thinking
  • Do You Know...?-A description of a specific skill in reading, listening, speaking, or writing that defines relevant concepts, provides sample questions, explains answers, and identifies useful test strategies
  • Practice-Sets of practice questions to foster ease with TOEFL Test form and content, challenge students to apply their skills, and build skill retention
  • Extension-Classroom activities that promote cooperation, stimulate discussion, extend skill practice, guide peer review, and link the classroom with the real world
  • Progress-Thirty-four timed quizzes simulating parts of the TOEFL Test, with each quiz evaluating the skills studied in one or more units

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Delta s Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test is considered by most students and instructors to be the best TOEFL preparation course on the market. This program is well organized, easy to use, and is flexible enough for classroom use or independent study. It contains more strategies, practice exercises, classroom activities, and complete practice tests than the other preparation courses.

**The audio CDs are necessary for the Listening portions of the text.**

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What is new about the TOEFL¨ test and DeltaÕs Key?

The next generation test, or iBT, is an Internet-based test introduced in September 2005. This new test replaces the earlier computer-based test known as the TOEFL¨ CBT. The next generation test assesses proficiency in the four language skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The most important changes in the test are:

Speaking skills are evaluated. Some tasks involve integrated skills, such as reading-listening-writing. Knowledge of grammar is not tested separately but is assessed indirectly throughout the test.

DeltaÕs Key to the Next Generation TOEFL¨ Test is an all-new program designed specifically for the new version of the test. The course provides ample practice in the English skills evaluated by the new test, along with useful strategies and practical ideas for individual, pair and group activities.

Reading and listening content includes explanation of new item types, such as questions about pragmatics, paraphrasing, and summarizing information from across a text. Speaking and writing content includes practice in integrated-skills tasks, such as developing a topic, taking notes, and connecting information from two sources.

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DeltaÕs Key to the Next Generation TOEFL¨ Test: Advanced Skill Practice

DeltaÕs Key to the Next Generation TOEFL¨ Test: Advanced Skill Practice is a complete test preparation course for high intermediate and advanced learners of English. The book has two objectives: (1) to prepare students to take the new test, and (2) to build the language skills necessary for academic success in an English-speaking environment.

Advanced Skill Practice contains 36 skill units and four full-length practice tests, with more than 1,200 test questions that are similar in form and content to those on the real test. There is enough material for approximately 15 weeks of study. The book can be used in a number of ways:

as the primary text in a comprehensive preparation course; as the primary or secondary text for courses in reading, listening, speaking, or writing skills; or as a resource for independent study, laboratory, or tutoring.

The skill units contain five essential activities: Focus, Do You Know...?, Practice, Extension, and Progress.

Focus Ð An opening exercise to focus attention, activate prior learning, and stimulate inductive thinking.

Do You Know...? Ð A description of a specific skill in reading, listening, speaking, or writing that defines relevant concepts, provides sample questions, explains answers, and identifies useful test strategies.

Practice Ð Sets of practice questions to foster ease with TOEFL¨ test form and content, challenge students to apply their skills, and build skill retention.

Extension Ð Classroom activities that promote cooperation, stimulate discussion, extend skill practice, guide peer review, and link the classroom with the real world.

Progress Ð Thirty-four timed quizzes simulating parts of the test, with each quiz evaluating the skills studied in one or more units.

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