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Delta s Key to the TOEFL iBT: Advanced Skill Practice is a revised and updated edition of Delta s Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test.
Since the introduction of the TOEFL iBT in 2005, there have been significant changes to some of the test questions, particularly the integrated writing and integrated speaking tasks. The new 2011 edition of Delta’s Key reflects these changes with the addition of many new practice questions and updated strategies. All of the content in our new edition meets the current specifications of the Internet based TOEFL iBT.
We have listened to the concerns of our users, and the new edition of Delta’s Key incorporates feedback from students and instructors. Now, for the first time, we include the companion audio in mp3 format on a single CD with the book. This means the full nine hours of audio can be played on a variety of media players. The audio does not have to be purchased separately.
Delta s Key to the TOEFL iBT: Advanced Skill Practice is a comprehensive test preparation course for advanced and high intermediate learners of English who are studying for the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The course format works very well in the classroom and for independent study. Ample practice builds the skills and confidence that are keys to success in an English speaking environment.
Features 35 units of study in reading, listening, speaking, and writing Four full length tests in TOEFL iBT format 1,200 questions in the units, quizzes, and tests Answer key, audio script, and score charts Abundant skill practice for 15 weeks of study Nine hours of audio in mp3 format included with the book.
From the Publisher
What is new about the TOEFL test and Delta’s 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.
Delta’s 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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Delta’s Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test: Advanced Skill Practice
Delta’s 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 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 test, with each quiz evaluating the skills studied in one or more units.