The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to integrate the four English language skills together: reading, writing, listening and speaking. For example, the exam may ask you to listen to part of a lecture from a university class and then to write or speak about it. Likewise, you may be asked to read a short passage and then asked to summarize it orally or in writing. In order to do well on the TOEFL exam, you should have a strong foundation in the English language. This means you should be able to understand and converse in basic English or better. Ideally, you have studied English from early high school on, and also have had practice speaking. Remember, you will be in class with native speakers in the US, and you will be expected to complete the same assignments and exams as them. Fortunately, there are ways for you to prepare for the exam. In future posts, we will discuss strategies and techniques that will help you do your best when taking the TOEFL iBT.