About the TOEFL iBT® Test
The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.
What Is the TOEFL iBT Test?
The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
This course is designed for students who have had prior exposure to all four sections of the TOEFL test and are looking for last minute revision.
This course is designed for students who have had prior exposure to all four sections of the TOEFL test and are only a maximum of 4 points away from their desired score in one or two modules.
This course is designed for students who have not undertaken the TOEFL test before, but have achieved a fairly high score in any other similar exam like IELTS, PTE. It is also suitable for students who have had prior exposure to all four sections of the PTE test and need an improvement of up to 10 points in 1 or 2 modules.
This course is designed for students who have not undertaken the TOEFL test before or if they need improvement in 3 or more modules.
This course is designed for students who have limited knowledge of English and are not familiar with the TOEFL test and need significant improvement. It is also suitable for students who need a very high score and are far from their desired score.
Who Takes the TOEFL Test?
Who Accepts TOEFL Test Scores?
More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. For more information, including using your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the United Kingdom, how to find institutions that accept TOEFL scores.
The TOEFL iBT® test is given in English and administered via the Internet. There are four sections (listening, reading, speaking and writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete.
Combining All Four Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing
During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:
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
TOEFL iBT Test Sections
|Reading*||60–80 minutes||36–56 questions||Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.|
|Listening||60–90 minutes||34–51 questions||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.|
|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||2 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 test you take may include extra questions in the Reading or Listening section that do not count toward your score. These are either questions that enable ETS to make test scores comparable across administrations or new questions that help ETS determine how such questions function under actual testing conditions.
Please read the timing instructions for the Reading Section carefully. The instructions will indicate how many passages you will receive and the amount of time you have to respond to questions for those passages. Be sure to pace yourself so that you have time to answer all the questions.
A standard English language (QWERTY) computer keyboard is used for the test. We recommend that you practice typing on a QWERTY keyboard before taking the test.