Two good reasons why an individual has to take an English proficiency examination: (1) as a requirement to a visa, work or student application to an English speaking country or (2) an assessment of one’s English fluency level. For whatever reason one must have, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are known to tools for these English assessment.
Reviewing for these two examinations has been very convenient for the past few years. For starters, there are hundreds of books and review manuals in different bookstores that they could use for the self-review. Another is the existence of online practice tests. A lot of websites and blogs offer free practice materials. Most of these are available for free as well. Another option a candidate of any of these exams can choose is to enroll in a review center where they are taught skills on how to improve their English speaking skills. To add to this list, reviewing for the IELTS and TOEFL are now possible with smartphones, particularly in Android-powered phones.
Helpful Android apps has been made available in Play Store where one can download and enjoy reviewing any time of the day. Here are some Android apps you can use in reviewing for the IELTS or TOEFL.
IELTS Word Power
A free app from British Council where candidates for the IELTS test can improve their vocabulary bank. This app focuses on building a candidate’s vocabulary that is usually used in the examination. Also, there are other information about the IELTS test included in this app that will introduce the candidate about the examination.
Problems writing an essay? Then this app is right for you. The writing section seems to put a lot of candidates in trouble because of the level of its difficulty. With this app, candidates will learn the appropraite vocabulary to use in their essays that will result to a betterwriting score. There are different sample essays th candidates can read and l learn from.
TOEFL IBT Preparation
A helpful app that covers useful vocabulary for the TOEFL examination. It has a clear explanation for each vocabulary as well, perfect for academic English. This app is best for candidates who are building their vocabulary for the TOEFL test.