When you sign up for an EFL program for the first time, things are quite new to you. You’re preparing for a foreign University, a place unknown to you and apart from technical knowledge, you are also learning about a different culture, their accent, and the way they speak and therefore it needs more effort than otherwise. You join EFL classes hoping to improve upon your current performance parameters but there are so many other students that even the best of the teachers can’t help you cope with the increasing pressure. Somewhere down the line, you have to prepare for the exams yourself. You can’t just rely on the teachers themselves. So when you have to follow the second road in the end, why take the first road at all?
Didn’t get my point? If you finally have to work it out yourself, then you should start preparing in the same way from the beginning. A step in the right direction is to download the iOS app called Zinkerz TOEFL that’s intended to help students crack the exam sitting at their home. The app has been developed by Zinkerz Technologies. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 6.0 or any later version of the OS.
Zinkerz TOEFL packs the entire study material coupled with practice papers that make sure that everything you’ve learnt is retained. The strategy they employ is centered on four distinguished pillars: speaking, writing, reading and listening. They impart equal learning in all these four departments. There are different exercises like paragraphs, clips, flashcards, etc that form the major part of your curriculum. But apart from that, practice has a special place here. You’ll get plenty of stuff to practice and hone your skills.
This app promotes quality over quantity. So while you may attend dozens of lectures for personality development, it all ends in vain if you can’t speak the right accent. So at Zinkerz, you’re asked to answer a simple question in a limited time. This exercise helps you improve your articulation a lot.
The interface of the app promotes user interaction. Even if you haven’t ever studied on a phone or pad before, you’d not find it unusual at all. It’s like studying in a class where you are the only student and your teacher is keeping a strong eye on you. Remember, you might be able to cheat your teacher at institute; but not here. There are many timed exercises that help you improve your speed with accuracy because in the end, both of them matter the same.
I’d say that Zinkerz TOEFL sets the right base for you. You don’t need to pursue any other learning program or refer to any other book as long as you have this app in your phone. You can practice anywhere, anytime. Moreover, it even supports offline practicing. I guess that sums up everything you could ask for.
The app is available for free in the App Store.
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flashcards; intuitive user interface; timed tests help improve accuracy with speed; all spheres covered; practice offline; free.