Students can use the test to study in the United Kingdom and other European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea, in addition to the United States and Canada.
The TOEFL is a computer based test and takes upto four hours to complete, it analyses four skills- Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The TOEFL is scored out of 120, with each section graded on a scale of 0-30. Each score corresponds to a percentile ranking.
The Reading section includes 3 to 5 passages with 12 to 14 questions for each passage. You will have about 60 to 100 minutes to answer and complete this section. The Reading questions cover basic information skills, inferencing skills and reading to learn skills. There are 10 question types
Factual information questions Negative factual information questions Inference questions Rhetorical purpose questions Vocabulary questions Reference questions Sentence simplification questions Insert text question Prose summary Fill in a table
The Listening section will have 4 to 6 lectures and 2 to 3 conversations. There will be six questions per lecture and five questions per conversation. You will have a total of 60 to 90 minutes to answer the questions. The question types on the listening section are
Multiple- choice questions with more than one answer Questions that require you to put in order events or steps in a process Questions that require you to match objects or text to categories in a table
One of the questions that follow lectures and conversations will be a replay question. In replay questions, a portion of the lecture or conversation will be played again, you will then be asked a multiple-choice question about what you have just heard
The Speaking section evaluates the English speaking proficiency of students whose native language is not English. Like all the other sections, the speaking section is computer based. You will be asked to speak on a variety of topics ranging from personal experience, campus based situations and academic type content material. This section takes approximately 20 minutes, response time for each question ranges from 45 to 60 seconds. There are 6 types of questions for this section
The first two questions are Independent tasks- These tasks require you to draw upon your own ideas, suggestions and experiences while you respond The other four questions are Integrated tasks- These tasks will require you to pay careful attention to a conversation or to an excerpt from a lecture, or read a passage and then listen to a brief discussion or lecture, before you are presented with the question
The Writing section has two writing tasks: an Integrated Writing Task and an Independent Writing Task that lasts for a total duration of 50 minutes. You will be marked on your essays on how well you address the task at hand, how well organized your tasks are coupled with appropriate and detailed explanations
Integrated Writing- This task requires you to read a passage on a given topic for 3 minutes and then listen to a lecture on the same. You will then be asked to summarize the points in the listening passage and explain how it relates to specific points in the reading passage or how it casts doubt on points made in the reading passage. You will have 20 minutes to plan and write a response, with a word count of 150- 225 words. Integrated Writing- This task requires you to read a passage on a given topic for 3 minutes and then listen to a lecture on the same. You will then be asked to summarize the points in the listening passage and explain how it relates to specific points in the reading passage or how it casts doubt on points made in the reading passage. You will have 20 minutes to plan and write a response, with a word count of 150- 225 words.
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