The TOEFL is a standardized test that measures a test-taker’s mastery of the English language, especially in an academic setting;hence schools and universities use TOEFL scores for admissions purposes. The reading passages in the TOEFL use formal, academic language and high-level vocabulary, rather than casual or conversational English.
TOEFL Exam Structure
The test has four sections and will typically take a total of 4.5 hours to complete. These four sections are: reading, listening, speaking, and writing with a score out of 30 each; added together for a final, total score out of 120 points.
|Section 1: Reading||The TOEFL reading section is completely multiple-choice based. Each reading section will have three or four written passages with 12-14 questions for each passage. (Typically, tests with three written passages will have more questions per passage than tests with four written passages.) Reading passages can be on any academic topic, including science, history, or literature.|
|Section 2: Listening||The TOEFL listening section is also completely of multiple choice. Each listening section will include four to six lectures with six questions each and two or three conversations with five questions each.|
|Section 3: Speaking||The TOEFL speaking section is a little more complicated than the reading or listening section. But, luckily, each speaking section will always follow the same pattern, so you can prepare yourself for it.|
TOEFL Exam Formate
|Sections||Parts and Number of Questions||Duration||Total Score|
|Reading||36 Questions; 3 or 4 passages||
Task 60 Minutes
Task 2: 30 Min.
|Listening||34 Questions; Lectures, discussions and conversations||Task 60 Minutes||-|
|Speaking||Total 6 tasks- 2 Independent and 4 Integrated||20 Minutes||-|
|Writing||Total 2 tasks-1 Independent & 1 Integrated Task- an essay based on reading and listening and supports an opinion in writing||50 Minutes||
Total Score:120 points