There’s no need to constantly watch lectures to improve your academic listening. YouTube videos can help you build general knowledge about the kinds of topics that appear on exams. My channel has a couple of playlists based on past TOEFL topics I’ve seen. The Integrated Essay playlist includes topics such as the impact of video games, the efficacy of school uniforms, and the pros and cons of offering employee equity. The Reading Section playlist explores topics like taxonomy, the discovery of insulin, and the history of photography. Finally, the Listening Section playlist contains videos about early computers, pigments in paints, Confucius, and more. 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.