Taking practice exams is a good study method for the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Other practice exercises, such as those found online, help prepare for the test, as do reading and listening to native English texts.
Websites such as 4Tests.com and Learn4Good.com offer free practice tests online. Site visitors can choose to practice just certain parts of the TOEFL or take the entire test at once. Likewise, the sites allow visitors to practice specific skills, such as identifying parts of a sentence or ordering words win the proper way.
Educational Testing Service puts out the TOEFL. The ETS website offers free test preparation tools. However, the site also sells books with many study aids and practice tests, including CDs for the listening portion. It's also possible to purchase access to online speaking and listening exercises.
The purpose of the TOEFL is to gauge non-native English speakers' readiness to attend American universities. Therefore, some of the best test practices involve simply reading academic texts. It's possible to check out high school textbooks or use SAT and ACT preparation exercises to this end.
The TOEFL consists of four sections. The listening comprehension section assesses the ability to understand both everyday conversations and academic lectures. The reading comprehension and writing sections gauge the ability to succeed in college classrooms. The speaking section assesses the ability to interact with native English speakers in an educational setting.