EXAM PREPARATIONS for TOEFLTOEFL
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions.
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 answer questions.
This assesses your ability to read and answer questions at an academic level. Task design measures:
- Sentence simplification
- Factual (negative fact, reference question)
Reading to Learn
- Prose summary
- Classify, categorize, organize
- Rhetorical purpose
- Insert text
The TOEFL reading difficulty level is equivalent to an introductory undergraduate level.
- Time Allotted: 41–57 minutes.
- Questions: 28–39.
- Tasks: Answer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions.
BREAK : 10 MINUTES
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.
- Time Allotted: 17 minutes.
- Number of Tasks: 4.
- Tasks: Talk about a familiar topic and discuss the content you read and listened to.
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.
- Time Allotted: 50 minutes.
- Number of Tasks: 2.
- Tasks: Read a passage, listen to a recording, type your response.
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