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If you aim for 80-100 in the TOEFL or get 100+, the difficulty level will change dramatically. According to a survey on language tests, if you get 115 points on TOEFL, you can enter all universities in the UK and in the US.If you are interested in the details, please see below.

ETS Research Memorandum : The Association Between TOEFL iBT® Test Scores and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Levels


If you really aim for 100+, it will take a lot of time and patience, but if you take proper measures, you will be fine. I will introduce you to the specific learning methods and English vocabulary books you will need.


*If you haven’t scored 100 points on TOEFL test, please refer to the article below first.

TOEFL Learning Methods and English Vocabulary Books for 80-100 Points
It's not hard to get 80-100 on the TOEFL. It takes some time and patience, but if you take proper measures, you will be fine. I will introduce you to the specific learning methods and the English vocabulary book you will need.


Learning methods for TOEFL

TOEFL consists of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing, with a total score of 120. Please refer to the articles below regarding the content required for preparing TOEFL.


More than 24 points If you just do this. Prepare for TOEFL Reading
The countermeasure for TOEFL Reading is to memorize English words, but there are many other methods, so I will share them.
More than 24 points If you just do this. Prepare for TOEFL Listening
I used to think that it would be all right if I practiced to the past questions of the TOEFL Listening over and over. The learning method was correct.
More than 24 points If you just do this. Prepare for TOEFL Speaking
TOEFL Speaking is not a conversation, just summarize what you hear and talk to the microphone, so if you can do that, you will get a relatively high score.
More than 24 points If you just do this. Prepare for TOEFL Writing
Even if you learn and use templates, many English words and expressions, your score will not increase because your sentence structure and consistency will be evaluated.


English vocabulary books for 100+

TOEFL TEST Required English Words 5600


This is an English vocabulary book that is an extension of TOEFL Test English vocabulary 3800 that contains the words you need to get over 100 points. If you memorize the words in this book, you’ll find it easier to get a high score on the TOEFL.

Half of this book has academic-based Reading questions, and because of the CD, it is possible to study in parallel with Listening. The other half contains words that appear frequently in each study questions.

I recommend that you start after you have memorized more than 90% of the words in  TOEFL Test English words 3800.


TOEFL TEST Advanced English Vocabulary 2500


This book contains the advanced words that are commonly used in American universities, which were actually made in the United States. If you memorize the words in this book, you will almost be able to understand them in TOEFL exam.

The book is characterized by the compactness and simplicity of the size of the book. Among all kinds of English vocabulary books, it’s easy to understand and it’s at the top level. There are also CDs, so you can learn more efficiently.

There are many advanced words that are not listed in TOEFL Test English Word 3800 and TOEFL TEST Required English Word 5600, so it is recommended for those who want to get a high score in the TOEFL.


Extra part 

In order to get a score of 100+, it is an absolute prerequisite to memorize the English vocabulary book required for 100+, but it is meaningless if it is not properly expressed. The reference book below is an excellent reference books. If you want to expand your English expression and understand the detailed differences in English, I recommend the following three reference books.


Recommended reference books for TOEFL speaking and writing


The art and training of expressing opinions logically in English


This book is a book for Speaking that can be applied not only to TOEFL but also to Eiken pre-level 1 and GRE. You can learn how to logically express your opinion, as well as expressions that show your approval and disapproval on various topics.

The purpose of this book is not to increase the number of words, but to expand the range of expressions in English for discussions and exams. You can’t expand your vocabulary, but your English expression will be much better. If you personally want to take Speaking countermeasures, this book is the best, and I can mention that it is the best reference book necessary for learning English.


English Writing The Best Technique 36


This book is very useful for TOEFL-based writing. You will be able to learn the necessary expressions and know-how to create sentences suitable for writing, and to write logically and consistently, but overall it is for advanced English leaners.

The purpose of this document is not only to be able to write high-scoring sentences. If you learn and understand this book well, it can be applied to TOEFL, ILETS, GRE, etc., and you will be able to create higher quality documents than you currently do.

Personally If you want to take measures against writing, this book is the best, and this is the best reference book that is indispensable for learning English.


Recommended reference books for learning synonyms


Outgoing English super-level synonym usage map


This book is recommended for those who want to know the details of synonyms. In English, there are many words with similar differences. This book organizes and divides them well.

Depending on the situation or conditions, you can learn which English words are appropriate. This is not intended to expand vocabulary, but this is a slightly higher reference book because it consists of about 15,000 words.

I used it in combination with The art and training of expressing opinions logically in English and I was able to understand not only my ability to express myself in English, but also the differences in detailed meanings. I think it’s a good reference book to take the first step in becoming an English enthusiast.


*Below is an old version of Outgoing English super-level synonym usage map. The old version consists of simpler words than the new one, and the content is easier. If necessary, please use the old version in parallel with the new version.


Outgoing English Synonym Usage Map


In the end

I gave you the information. The rest depends on your efforts. This is my personal wish, please find out why you want to study English and how you want to use it in the future.

With TOEIC and English conversation, you can take measures in a short period of time and score easily, but TOEFL or ILETS takes time more than one year. It depends on your English ability, but it takes a lot of effort and patience to prepare for TOEFL while working or doing other things.

So, depending on the goal, I would like you to examine how much English is necessary for you. Have a fun English life ( ̄∇ ̄)


TOEFL 110 + strategy by a multi-lingualist
Do you have troubles what to use to study TOEFL? This article is based on advice from over 30 sites, YouTube and official TOEFL sites and on my experience as a multilingual in learning.


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