There’s no need to constantly watch lectures to improve your academic listening. YouTube videos can add variety to your usual study routine. My channel has a couple of playlists based on past TOEFL topics I’ve seen. They’re short at the moment, but I’ll keep adding to them as time goes on.
- TOEFL Integrated Essay Topics (school uniforms, video games & aggression, bottle episodes, employee equity)
- TOEFL Reading Topics (Charles Babbage, food preservation, early photography)
- TOEFL Lecture Topics (parenting styles, female pharaohs, Dieter Rams, sulphuric acid)
TIP: Remember that not only can you turn on captions, but you can slow down the playback speed to 0.75x if the speakers talk too fast.