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26th February 2016, 11:55 AM
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Re: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Number

TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language which is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in American universities.

The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. It is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.

It is a trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests.

ETS issues official score reports, sent independently to institutions, for two years following the test.

It’s an online exam that is offered 30 to 40 times a year. It is conducted in online as well as offline mode. However, people generally opt for internet based test. Currently, 8,500 colleges and universities scattered over 130 countries, use TOEFL exam’s score.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Syllabus

Reading:-

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


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