For admission to the prestigious US school child needs to take the TOEFL and SSAT exams. We decided to find out what they are made, what is the complexity and how to prepare for them.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language
International Test of English as a foreign language. He needed adolescents over 14 years for admission to senior American school (9,10,11 classes). TOEFL iBT 80-90 – a good result, but you need to dial TOEFL iBT 105 (out of 120) for the top schools.
Reading: Read 3 or 4 fragments of the text and answer the questions.
Listening: Listen to the lecture, discussion or dialogue, answer questions.
Speaking: To express your opinion on the general topic. Speak for read or listen to the passage.
Letter: Write an essay on the heard or read text. Give a written reply to a question.
What is the difficulty?
Russian students are not familiar with the international exam format. Even with the confident knowledge of English in a child can be difficult: how to correctly calculate the time, what kind of texts can meet as the first attempt to give a written or an oral answer to a question. TOEFL fully surrenders to the online format. Students will not only mark the correct answers, but also enter the text in the right form of an essay and oral answer to the question of the computer.
- Secondary School Admission Test
The entrance exam to the best private schools of America. His pass students older than 9 years in going 3-11 in the American school classes. Depending on what grade a child arrives, the SSAT is conducted at three levels: Elementary (3-4 classes), Middle (5-7 classes), Upper (8-11 grades). Required score: 93% correct assignments.
Mathematics: perform basic calculations, to solve the problems of algebra and geometry
Read: Read the text fragment and to answer questions
Verbal part: Choose synonyms and analogies to these words
Letter: For elementary school – to write a story on the picture. For high school – a creative story to one of the proposed topics. For high school – the answer to the question, or creative story on the subject.
What is the difficulty?
SSAT – the American test, so better to hire assignment helper. He shows how the child is academically prepared to attend high school: to write an essay, solve math problems, to understand texts, own advanced vocabulary at the level of their American peers.
About the Author: Anna Merpor is a student. She is interested in sport.