TOEFL– Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to assess the English language ability of non-native English speakers, wishing to enroll in good foreign universities. It is used by understudies or experts where English is not a local dialect to set up their skill in the dialect. TOEFL exam scores are acknowledged by nearly 9000 colleges and organizations in more than 130 countries including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. TOEFL score is also accepted by Immigration departments to successfully issue the residential and work visas.
TOEFL Test Exams Syllabus
TOEFL test includes four skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. During the test, the candidate is asked to perform on combined tasks so that the above mentioned skills are assessed perfectly. You will always have 20 minutes for Speaking and 50 minutes for writing. Although, reading ranges from 60 to 80 minutes and listening ranges from 60 to 90 minutes due to the experimental questions.
The first section on TOEFL is the Reading section. Reading will be 60 minutes long and contain 36-42 questions. If you get experimental questions, it’ll be 80 minutes long and contain 48-56 questions. There are three Reading question types: multiple choices, insert a sentence and Reading to Learn. Reading is first scored according to the number of points you get per question and then converted to a scaled score out of 30.
Listening varies in its length and number of questions due to the possibility of experimental questions. This section can be 60 minutes with 34 questions or 90 minutes with 51 questions. You will listen to four or six lectures and two to three conversations. Each lecture lasts three to five minutes and comes with six questions, while each conversation lasts about three minutes and comes with five questions. There are three types of questions for the Listening section: standard multiple choice, multiple answer and replay. Listening is also first scored according to the number of points you get per question and then converted to a scaled score out of 30.
The TOEFL Speaking section lasts just 20 minutes in total. There are two types; independent with 2 tasks and integrated having 4 tasks. The first two tasks; the Independent tasks, require you to speak for 45 seconds about your opinion on familiar topics. The latter four; the integrated tasks, require you to speak for 60 seconds about passages and audio clips. For speaking, each task is scored on a special scale of 0-4. These scores are then summed and converted to a final speaking score on a scale of 0-30.
For this final section, you must write two essays; an integrated essay and an Independent essay, within 50 minutes. You’ll have 20 minutes for the first essay and 30 minutes for the second essay. Each essay is scored using a scale of 0-5. The two essay scores are then combined and converted to a scaled Writing score out of 30.
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