TOEFL Exam Format

 

Skills Tested

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Test Duration : 4 hours

Reading Section:

  • 3-5 passages from academic texts
  • Approximately 700 words long
  • Includes multiple-focus passages (compare/contrast, cause/effect)
  • 12-14 questions for each passage
  • Time: 60-100 minutes
  • Score scale: 0-30

Listening:

  • 4-6 lectures, some with classroom discussion
  • Each 3-5 minutes long
  • 6 questions each 2-3 conversations
  • Each 3 minutes long
  • 5 questions each
  • Time: 60-90 minutes
  • Score scale: 0-30

Speaking:

  • Six tasks
  • 2 independent tasks — express an opinion on a familiar topic
  • 4 integrated tasks — speak based on what is read and heard
  • Up to 30 seconds to prepare the response
  • Up to 1 minute to respond
  • Time: 20 minutes Score scale: 0-4 points
  • Total of ratings converted to 0-30 score scale

Writing:

  • Two tasks
  • 1 integrated task — write based on what is read and heard
  • 1 independent task — support an opinion on a topic
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • 20 minutes for integrated task
  • 30 minutes for independent task
  • Score scale: 0-5 points
  • Total of ratings converted to 0-30 score scale

Total Score : 0-120

Good Score : 100 and above

 

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