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29th October 2012, 04:44 PM
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Re: TOEFL Exam Test of English as a Foreign Language

The Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL is a test of an individual's ability to use and understand English in an academic setting designed and administered by Educational Testing Service.

The candidates whose English is not their first language are required to give TOEFL exam.

Internet-based Test:

This test has the following sections:-

The Reading section consists of 3–4 passages, each approximately 700 words in length and questions about the passages.
Students answer questions about main ideas, details, inferences, essential information, sentence insertion, vocabulary, rhetorical purpose and overall ideas. New types of questions in the iBT require filling out tables or completing summaries.

The Listening section consists of six passages 3–5 minutes in length and questions about the passages. These passages include two student conversations and four academic lectures or discussions. The questions are meant to measure the ability to understand main ideas, important details, implications, relationships between ideas, organization of information, speaker purpose and speaker attitude.

The Speaking section consists of six tasks: two independent tasks and four integrated tasks. In the two independent tasks, test-takers answer opinion questions on familiar topics. They are evaluated on their ability to speak spontaneously and convey their ideas clearly and coherently

The Writing section measures a test taker's ability to write in an academic setting and consists of two tasks: one integrated task and one independent task. In the integrated task, test-takers read a passage on an academic topic and then listen to a speaker discuss the same topic.

Paper-based Test
The test is 3 hours long and all test sections can be taken on the same day. Students can take the test as many times as they wish. The rest includes the following sections:-

Listening (30 – 40 minutes)
The Listening section consists of 3 parts. The first one contains 30 questions about short conversations. The second part has 8 questions about longer conversations. The last part asks 12 questions about lectures or talks.

Structure and Written Expression (25 minutes)
The Structure and Written Expression section has 15 exercises of completing sentences correctly and 25 exercises of identifying errors.

Reading Comprehension (55 minutes)
The Reading Comprehension section has 50 questions about reading passages.

Writing (30 minutes)
The Writing section is one essay with 250–300 words in average.

Minimum Scores:
The minimum TOEFL iBT scores range from 61 (Bowling Green State University) to 100 (MIT, Columbia, Harvard)

Practice Test:
There are many websites which offer free practice test questions for this exam like the website given below.
Some sites also require registration for it. Practice videos are also available online here I am sharing a link with you for online pactice of TOEFL Exam

Here is I am providing Sample Questions paper for preparation of TOEFL Exam:
TOEFL Exam sample paper

Universities Accepting TOEFL Scores:
Harvard Business School
Stanford University
Oxford University
University of Cambridge
MIT Institute
Yale University
University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
Cornell University
Boston College
Duke University
Columbia University
Montana State University
University of San Francisco
University of Virginia
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