A Standardized Test, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) assesses the English Proficiency of people whose native language does not happen to be English. It tests the ability to understand North American English.
The US-based "Educational Testing Service" (ETS), develops and administers the TOEFL. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. Most Educational Institutes in the US andCanada ask applicants for their TOEFL Scores. The test is conveniently offered via 3 testing options:
The TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The structure of the TOEFL iBT is as follows:
|Reading||54–72 minutes||30–40 questions||Read passages and respond to questions|
|Listening||41-57 minutes||28-39 Questions||Answer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions|
|Speaking||17 minute||4 tasks||Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to|
|Writing||50 min||2 tasks||Read a passage, listen to a recording, type your response|
|Reading||3-5 passages from academic texts; approx 700 word long with 12-14 questions per passage.||0-30|
|Listening||4-6 lectures, each 3-5 min long; 6 questions each. 2-3 conversations, each 3 minutes long; 5 questions each.||0-30|
|Speaking||20 min2 tasks to express an opinion ona a topic; 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to||0-30|
|Writing||1 task to write based on what is read or listened to; 1 task to support an opinion on a topic||0-30|
The total test takes about 3 hours to complete, but you should plan for 3½ hours, allowing 30 minutes for check in.
You will receive scaled section scores for each of the 4 skills and a total score.
Each section has a score range of 0–30. These are added together for a total score of 0–120. The score is valid for 2 years.
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