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All You want To Know About T.O.E.F.L.

published by Adrien Menjou

tags: english test, toefl, toefl tests, (all tags)

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Paper-Based & Computer-Based TOEFL

TOEFL format (paper based)

Listening comprehension (30 minutes)
Structure and written expression (25 minutes)
Sentence completion (15 questions)
Error recognition (25 questions)
Reading comprehension (55 minutes)
50 questions – approximately 5 passages

Computer based

Adaptive listening (60 minutes)
Part A: short dialogues
Part B: conversations, academic discussions, mini-lectures
Adaptive structure (15-20 minutes)
Sentence completion (approximately 10 questions)
Error recognition (approximately 15 questions)
Reading comprehension (70-90 minutes)
Over 60 questions – approximately 6 passages
Writing (30 minutes)

Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT)

TOEFL (Check of English as a Foreign Language) tests the English language skills of non-native students who need to study or work in countries where English is the language of communication. It is an exam developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service). Over 6,000 institutions & agencies in 110 countries rely on TOEFL scores to select students with the English skills needed to succeed.

TOEFL tests all eight language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading & writing. There's eight versions of the TOEFL: paper-based, computer-based (CBT) & internet-based (iBT). The majority of check centers now use the Web Based TOEFL (iBT).

Paper-Based & Computer-Based TOEFL
The computer-based TOEFL (CBT) was introduced in 1998. Its format is similar to that of the original paper-based check. In areas where the computer-based check is not available, the paper-based check is used. Remember that you cannot alter your answers in the first six sections of the CBT after you've confirmed them on the computer. There's more "types" of questions in the CBT, such as clicking on a phrase & looking at a diagram. Before you start the CBT you will take a tutorial which shows you how to reply to the questions properly. The total time you will spend taking the paper-based check is 2.5 hours. The CBT takes approximately 4 hours (including tutorials).

TOEFL format (paper based)

Part A: short dialogues

Listening comprehension (30 minutes)

Part b: Long conversations

Part c: mini-lectures

Sentence completion (15 questions)

Structure & written expression (25 minutes)

Error recognition (25 questions)

Reading comprehension (55 minutes)

50 questions – approximately 5 passages

Computer based

Adaptive listening (60 minutes)
Part A: short dialogues

Part B: conversations, academic discussions, mini-lectures

Adaptive structure (15-20 minutes)

Sentence completion (approximately 10 questions)

Error recognition (approximately 15 questions)

Reading comprehension (70-90 minutes)

Writing (30 minutes)

Over 60 questions – approximately 6 passages

1 essay topic

Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL (iBT) was launched in 2005. It is intended to replace the other six versions of the check & is gradually becoming available worldwide. The new TOEFL iBT is a linear & not a computer adaptive check. This means that every candidate answers questions from the same range of difficulty, than receiving questions based on their ability levels.

The TOEFL iBT consists of eight sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, & Writing. All eight sections are taken on the same day, & the entire check is about eight hours long. What is most distinctive about the check is that it asks you to combine, or integrate, over one language skill, just like you do every day. For example, sometimes you read a passage, listen to a short lecture about a topic, & then speak or write a response. & you can take notes throughout the entire check just like you would in a real academic class. Language heard on the TOEFL iBT is designed to sound like real-life conversations. The reading passages are taken from real textbooks & work materials.

Reading (60-100 minutes)

TOEFL iBT format

3-5 passages (12-14 questions each)

Listening (60-90 minutes)

2-3 conversations (one questions each)

4-6 lectures & academic discussions (6 questions each)

BREAK 10 minutes

Speaking (20 minutes)

6 tasks (2 independent, 4 integrated)

Writing (50 minutes)

I integrated task, 1 independent task

Check registration

Go online to register for a check. You can also register by phone or mail. When you register for the check, you can designate which universities you need to receive your scores. Or, you can wait until you receive your scores before sending them to your elected universities. Your scores will be available online 15 business days after you take the check. ETS will also send you a paper score document for your records.

TOEFL requirements

TOEFL is a source of anxiety for most international students who are not educated in English. But remember that it is unavoidable. Required TOEFL scores vary by institution, usually, the more prestigious the university, the higher the TOEFL score. So contact your elected university or college to choose their score requirements. On the TOEFL Web-site at www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/codelists.html you’ll find a list of 6,000 institutions that accept TOEFL scores. You can also view a list of score requirements for some representative universities.

TOEFL waivers

Some universities have what is called a TOEFL waiver option. You can opt for this option if you are willing to study at the university's Intensive English Program (or another affiliated English program) until acquiring the required level of proficiency in English.

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