Step Up to the TOEFLAr iBT is a series of skills-based textbooks that helps low-intermediate and intermediate students prepare to take a step up toward success on the TOEFLAr. These are not a test-preparation books: instead, the books teach some of the fundamental vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation skills necessary for the test. Although the TOEFLAr does not directly score vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation, weaknesses in these areas will severely impair studentsa performance on all areas of the test. Therefore, every point covered in Step Up to the TOEFLAr iBT will benefit test-takers on one or more sections of the test. Each of the eight units addresses one rhetorical function and includes: ac Learning Targets and their relevance to the four sections of the test ac Getting Started questions to activate prior knowledge ac two Vocabulary You Need topics that introduce a range of key words used to accomplish the unit function ac a Vocabulary Skill to build learner autonomy in vocabulary acquisition ac two Grammar You Can Use topics that strengthen studentsa receptive and productive language ac samples of (near) test-level use of the grammar from The Michigan Guide to English for Academic Success and Better TOEFLAr Test Scores and A Michigan Guide: Step Up to the TOEFLAr iBT for Intermediate Students ac a Speaking Clearly point focusing on basic pronunciation ac Skill-Building Exercises that practice the language point through high-interest reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities ac iBT Practice Exercises that give students practice in using the language point in tasks similar to ones on the actual test (including the integrated speaking and writing tasks) but at their level of competency ac Step Up Notes with useful hints and tips about stepping up to the TOEFLAr ac Word Boxes for reading and listening exercises that gloss additional useful words ac aVocabulary Review that lists all the new words in the unit; these words have been recorded and appear on the companion website for further pronunciation practice ac a Spelling Skills exercise that practices five key words from the unit.These are not a test-preparation books: instead, the books teach some of the fundamental vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation skills necessary for the test.
|Title||:||Step Up to the TOEFL(R) IBT for Students at the Basic Level|
|Author||:||Nigel A. Caplan, Lawrence J. Zwier|
|Publisher||:||University of Michigan Press/ELT - 2010-06|