Test of English as a Foreign Language® (TOEFL)Test of English as a Foreign Language® is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.
TOEFL Training Program includesThis is a 40 hour training programme and the student is given the requisite training in listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Reading ComprehensionIn this section, you will read 3-5 passages and answer 12-14 questions about each passage. The section is scored based on the number of correct reading comprehension responses.
Question type: 3–5 passages, 12–14 questions each
Total no. of questions: About 50
Total time: 60–100 minutes
Listening ComprehensionIn the test section, you will hear short conversations as well as long conversations. After the short conversation, you will be asked one question and multiple choices of answers will be given. You have to choose one answer. In the long conversations, you will be asked multiple questions based on the conversation.
Question type: a) 4–6 lectures (3-5 minutes long, about 500-800 words), 6 questions each; About 30
questions in total
b) 2–3 conversations (about 3 minutes long, about 12-25 exchanges), 5 questions each; About 12 questions in total
Total no. of questions: 40+
Total time: 60–90 minutes
SpeakingFor you to earn the highest scores in the Speaking Section, your responses must fulfill the demands of the task given with only minor mistakes or lapses. The test graders are looking for a highly intelligible and sustained conversation. There are three main factors that comprise scoring for the section.
a) 2 independent tasks (prep time: 15 sec; response time: 45 sec)
b) 2 integrated tasks – Read/Listen/Speak (prep time: 30 sec; response time: 60 sec)
c) 2 integrated tasks – Listen/Speak (prep time: 20 sec; response time: 60 sec)
Total no. of questions: 6
Total time: 20 minutes
WritingThe essay should effectively address a topic. The response should be well-organized and well-developed using relevant explanations and detailed support. Furthermore, it should also display unity, progression, and coherence. If you want to achieve a high writing score, make sure that you demonstrate the syntactic variety and appropriate word choice with minor grammatical errors.
a) 1 integrated task – Read/Listen/Write (20 minutes) (reading time: 3 min; listening
time: 2 min; writing: 15 min)
b) 1 independent task (30 minutes)
Total no. of questions: 2
Total time: 50 minutes