Conducted By: Educational Testing Services (ETS)
TOEFL measures the student’s ability to communicate by combining all four language skills – Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing:
- read, listen and then speak in response to a question
- listen and then speak in response to a question
- read, listen and then write in response to a question
- Time Limit: 54–72 minutes
- Questions: 30–40
- Tasks: Read passages and respond to questions
BREAK : 10 MINUTES
- Time Allotted: 17 minutes
- Number of Tasks: 4
- Tasks: Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to
- Time Allotted: 50 minutes
- Number of Tasks: 2
- Tasks: Read a passage, listen to a recording, type your response
This assesses your ability to read and answer questions at an academic level. Task design measures reading for basic comprehension, reading to learning and inference. The question types are:
The TOEFL reading difficulty level is equivalent to an introductory undergraduate level.
The listening section is designed to measure your ability to understand conversations and lectures in English. It includes listening for:
There are 2 types of listening items in this section — lectures and conversations. Both use campus-based language.
You can take notes on any audio item throughout the test to help you answer questions.
Accents – The Listening section includes native-speaker English accents from North America, the U.K., New Zealand and/or Australia to better reflect the variety of accents you might encounter while studying abroad.
This measures your ability to speak English effectively in academic settings, during class time as well as outside the classroom. It is composed of 4 tasks that resemble real-life situations you might encounter both in and outside of a classroom.
You’ll get 15–30 seconds of preparation time before each response, and your response must be 45 or 60 seconds long.
This measures your ability to write in English in an academic setting. In all academic situations where writing in English is required, you must be able to present your ideas in a clear, well-organized manner.
This section contains two tasks:
Time: 50 minutes