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Essential Words for the TOEFL

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Students of English as a Second Language will find vital help as they build a large English vocabulary. Nearly 500 words are listed with definitions and pronunciation help. There is also detailed advice for dramatically expanding one’s vocabulary with help from a standard dictionary and a thesaurus. Practice tests with answer keys help students measure their progress as ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Barrons Educational Series
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Pouria Roshani
I used this book as an online course in
This course includes audio pronunciation and images for each word which helps the memorizing process. Words in this book are of course essential for the TOEFL exam and very practical for everyday English language usage.
Saeede Kermani
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It's a very good book for learning TOEFL vocabulary, and it has effective exercises. Recommend it to those who want to study for TOEFL.
Ali Abdi
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
After 504 essential words, this is comes next!
Waris Ahmad Faizi
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Learned a collection of new words along with their synonyms.
Barron’s Essential Words For The TOEFL is one of the most effective and valuable books for practicing TOEFL iBT Words.
I highly recommend this book to those who are in the truck of preparation for the TOEFL iBT.
Jan 02, 2009 rated it liked it
it is a good book for learning essential words for the Toefl.
Michael Goodine
Barron’s vocabulary book is similar to other TOEFL vocab books, like Princeton Review’s TOEFL Power Vocab. It is mostly just lists of words and definitions. In this case they are divided into 30 “lessons” of about 15 words each. The words selected for each lesson don’t seem to be based on similar themes or structures.

While Princeton Review’s book includes a short quiz every few pages, Barron’s includes ten actual TOEFL reading question (vocabulary type, of course) at the end of each lesson. I
Whether or not this book might prove useful rather depends on the English level of the student.
I suggest that both independent students and teachers browse through the pages and assess if the presented vocabulary serve the intended purpose before buying / recommending it.
Chadi Raheb
ازتون متنفرم ای تمام کتاب های لغت :))
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
بهترین کتاب لغتی که میشه خوند قطعا همین کتابه، لغتاش خیلی کاربردیه چه برای تافل و چه توی آزمونهای داخلی از کنکور ارشد گرفته تا آزمون های استخدامی و ...
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This book is one of the best book for expanding vocabulary accompanied by practice tests with answer keys to help learners developing their fluency in English.
Obviously, the suitability of this book depends on the existing vocabluray of the student. Some might find it useful, others not so much.
I just finished comparing the 5th, 6th and 7th editions of this book and in my opinion, the 6th edition is more useful than the 5th and 7th editions.
Good guideline before the test!
Snur Ahmed
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It really contain good vocabularies and informative guidelines and tips for the exam, in addition to the exercise following each chapter.
highly recommend to have a look before taking the test
this is a perennial favorite for our Practice English instructors as they help students prepare to go to college.
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