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Test of English as a Foreign Language - Measures English language proficiency and aptitude - College or university admissions requirement - World’s accessible test because it is administered to 180 countries
Test Of English as a Foreign Language What is TOEFL Types of TOEFL Sections of TOEFL iBT TOEFL iBT test Reading Listening Speaking Writing Academic Skills
TOEFL: Evaluates the ability of an individual to use and understand English in an academic setting. Sometimes it is an admission requirement for non-native English speakers at many English-speaking colleges and universities. Test Provider (ETS):Educational Testing Service Validity: A TOEFL score is valid for two years. Colleges and universities usually consider only the most recent TOEFL score. TOEFL!
1.Computer Based Test (CBT) 2.Paper Based Test (PBT)/667 Reading, Listening, Structure and Written Expressions, and Writing (on paper) 3. Institutional Testing Program (ITP)/667 Reading, Listening, Structure and Written Expressions 4. Internet Based Test (iBT)/120 Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing (Keyboard) Types of TOEFL
1.Reading Section 2.Listening Section (10 Minutes Break) 3.Speaking Section 4.Writing Section Sections of TOEFL iBT test
This section tests your ability to understand reading passages like those of in college text books; it consists of three long passages each is about 700 words in length, after each passage you will answer 12-14 questions. 60 minutes is provided to read and answer all the passages and questions; most questions worth one point but the last ones usually worth more than 1 point. TOEFL iBT test 1. Reading Section
This sections tests your ability to understand spoken English that is typical of interactions and academic speech on college campuses, during the test you will respond to conversations and lectures; after each listening passage you will answer 5-6 questions about it. You have 25-30 minutes to answer all the questions. 2. Listening Section
This section tests your ability to communicate in English in an academic setting. During the test you will be presented with six speaking questions including, a conversation, a talk, or a lecture. You can take notes as you listen, some of the questions ask for a response to a reading passage and a talk or a lecture, the reading passages and the questions are written. Speaking
Question 1 and 2 asks you to speak about a personal experience, general topic, preference between two opinions. Questions 3 and 4 prompt you to read a text and then listen to a short talk. You have to use and combine the information from both the text and the talk to complete you r answer. Questions 5 and 6 requires to listen to part of a conversation or a lecture, you must then answer a question about it. 20 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to answer.
Speaking Evaluation: Your speaking will be evaluated on both fluency of the language and the accuracy of the content. The time for the speaking section is about 20 minutes including preparation time and speaking time.
Samples of Speaking section
Speaking Question 3
Writing Section This section tests your ability to write essays in English to those that would write in college courses. During the test you will write two essays: -Integrated essay: it asks for your response to an academic reading passage and a lecture on the same topic. You may take notes as you read and listen; next the lecture will be spoken, the directions will be written though, ;you have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise your response, 150-225 words.
Writing section 1
The Interdependent essay usually asks for your opinion about a familiar topic, you will have 30 minutes to plan, write and revise your response. 300-350 words. Writing section 2