Toefl Test Of English As A Foreign Language Essay

762 Words Oct 27th, 2016 4 Pages
What was the most challenging thing you have ever done in your life? For some people it’s moving to the new place, for others to go to school. My journey started from the most important test for international students – TOEFL test. If you want to study at a university or find a job abroad, you need to pass the TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read, and written in the university classroom.
The TOEFL test consists of four sections: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. The most challenging parts of the test for me was writing and speaking. Writing — because I had never written essays in English before and my vocabulary was poor. Speaking — because I was afraid to make a mistake and I had a very strong accent. I was born in Uzbekistan, where speaking English is not widespread. Only specialists who want to work in Europe or the United States study English. I decided to take the TOEFL test because I was planning to move to Europe and continue with my childhood education career there. Five months before the test, I began preparing. At that time, I didn’t have an idea how difficult the TOEFL test was. I felt confident in my knowledge of the English language before I bought my first TOEFL preparation guide book. To be honest, my first impression was, “Oh my God! What language is this?” I realized that my English was at the level…

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