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TOEFL IBT TEST

The TOEFL iBT is a test to measure the English proficiency and academic skills of non native speakers of English. It is required primarily by English-Language colleges and universities.Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, businesses or scholarship programs may require this test. The test is administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).

The Structure of the Test

The TOEFL is broken down into four distinct sections on each for the skills listed i.e. Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. However, each section may require you to use more than one of the above four skills. The Structure of the test is as follow:-

MODULES IBT APPROXIMATE TIME
Reading 3 Passages and 39 - 42 Questions 60 Minutes
Listening 6 Passages and 34 - 40 Questions 60 Minutes
Speaking 2 Independent and 4 Integrated tasks 20 Minutes
Writing I Integrated and I Independent task 60 Minutes
Orientation to the TOEFL Ibt

The TOEFL iBt tests your ability to understand and use English for academic purposes. There are four sections in TOEFL with special directions for each section.

READING SECTION

One Reading section, consisting of three to four passages that are roughly 700 words each. Each passage will be followed by 12 - 14 multiple - choice questions about the content of the passage.

LISTENING SECTION

One Listening section, consisting of six to nine audio selections, each of which are three to five minutes long. The selections will be either academic lectures or casual conversations. After each selection, there will be five to six multiple - choice questions for the content of the lecture or conversation.

SPEAKING SECTION

One Speaking section, consist of six speaking tasks. Most speaking tasks will also require some listening and some reading. You will have to speak for 45 or 60 seconds, depending on the task.

WRITING SECTION

One writing section consisting of two writing assignments. This section also requires Listening and Reading.

ABOUT TEST SCORES

The TOEFL iBt test provides scores in four skill areas

Reading Listening Speaking Writing
0 - 30 0 - 30 0 - 30 0 - 30

The TOEFL iBt test provides scores in four skill areas.

The total score is the sum of the four skill scores. Scores are posted online approximately 10 days after the test date, then mailed to the institutions you have selected.

REGISTERNING FOR THE TOEFL

The easiest way to register for the TOEFL is online, at www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register.

FEES & COSTS

The cost to take to TOEFL is US$170.

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