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Top ten websites that offer sample practice tests for TOEFL, IELTS and others

  • English Language Proficiency Test is used to measure English language proficiency of non-native speakers of English interested in migrating to (native) English-speaking countries for the purposes of study and work.

    There are organized bodies/organizations that administer these tests. They basically test speaking, listening, reading and writing levels of test takers. The test results are tendered as part of requirements for admission processing, visa applications, and so on.

    See Top five English language proficiency test providers for prospective students.

    Most of the tests providers conduct the tests both in computer and paper formats. Because of the importance of these tests, prospective test takers are advised to practice sufficiently before taking the tests so that they can pass the test once—without having to waste their time or forfeit their admission opportunities.

    Here is a list of top ten websites that allow prospective test takers to practice mock test questions presented in the methods similar to that which will be experienced in the real tests.

    • ielts.org/about-the-test/sample-test-questions

    Prospective IELTS test takers can prepare adequately by visiting the official IELTS website for sample test questions. The questions cover listening sample/recording, multiple choice, sentence completion, Plan/Map/Diagram Labeling, academic reading sample, academic writing sample task, speaking sample tasks diagram label completion, reading sample task. The materials are available in PDF and MP3 formats.

    • ets.org/toefl/ibt/prepare/test_questions

    The official website of TOEFL also offers resourceful practice materials. Prospective test takers can download a free set of TOEFL iBT questions used in previous tests on the official website of TOEFL.

    • examenglish.com

    This website provides free online sample tests for all major English language proficiency test providers—TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, the Cambridge English exams such as Advanced (CAE), Pearson PTE Academic, MELAB, and so on.

    ExamEnglish.Com also has a mobile app to facilitate prospective test takers’ optimal preparation for the tests.

    • testden.com

    TestDEN is another resourceful website for students/scholars preparing for English language proficiency tests such as TOEFL and TOEIC. TestDEN provides specialized courses such as accent reduction and other custom training programs.

    • pearsonpte.com/test-takers/preparation/online-scored-practice-test

    There are also enough web resources for students preparing for PTE to get familiarized with how the test is conducted, get predicted scores, and improve their time management. There are also offline resources to practice with. Other related web links are ptepractice.com, www.pteupdate.com/pte-mock-test, and so on.

    • examword.com

    This website also features free online resources to prepare main English tests: IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, ACT, TOEIC, PTE, MELAB, and ECPE.

    • cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/exam-preparation

    This Cambridge website features resources (sample papers, worksheets, vocabulary lists and exam guides, etc.) to help prospective test takers prepare for English exams. The resources are downloadable on the website.

    • englishmedialab.com/englishtests.html

    English Media Lab also contains exercises and activities to help students/scholars prepare for IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, and SAT. It also features other English language learning resources such as ESL Grammar Games Online, Vocabulary Fun Games, phonetic & phonics quizzes, and so on.

    • i-courses.org

    This website offers online TOEFL and IELTS test courses, full and mini sample TOEFL tests. There are also TOEFL video lessons covering specific sections of the TOEFL test.

    • futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts

    FutureLearn is an online education platform owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. The platform offers a free online course on IELTS (Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests) for students/scholars to improve their English and prepare for effectively for IELTS.

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