Preparing for the TOEFL exam is difficult, and many of my students specifically want to prepare for the speaking section since they don't have many opportunities to practice speaking English in their home countries. When my students work with me, I strive to go over as many questions as I can, along with giving detailed feedback about their responses and sample answers for them to study.
BUT what really is the key to improving your TOEFL speaking score is the effort that you put into preparing for the speaking section. My students usually fall into two categories: the students who do homework and the ones who don't. The ones who regularly practice speaking and complete all of the homework assignments typically show better improvement in their scores, while the others take a longer time. So what does this all mean? It means practice makes perfect and homewo