Since I used to study by myself, could you please write down any good resource for people like me who want to pass the TOEFL test.
Your help is appreciated.
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I've done an academic IELTS a while back, which far as I understand is pretty much almost the same as TOEFL.
The thing I found out was that you can't really prepare. It's so general and tests your English so thoroughly that it's not like a normal exam that you can cram for. Just make sure your general English is up to snuff.
Write a few essays and have them proof-read by a native. Try to have a lot of phone (or similar) conversations with natives and so on.
I passed with a general score of 7.5 (I was just out of High School then, my English has improved :P) and by far the worst score I got was in speaking. I will maintain to the end of the earth that this was because of a misunderstanding I had with the woman testing me. I was explaining to her how genetic engineering isn't bad and she thought I misunderstood her question ... but a large part was also played by the fact I very rarely get the chance to actually speak English.
So yeah, my general advice would be to just go out and do as much stuff in English as you can. Don't try to cram for this.
PS: if more data would help assessing the validity of my advice -> I'm natively Slavic and had been learning English for 10 years before taking the IELTS
The best resource for TOEFL iBT Test preparation is the official ETS guide. If you want more material, you could look into those provided by Kaplan, Barron's and Princeton Review. Those are the best out there, I think.