Test Preparation

TOEFL Key Facts:
  • TOEFL iBT is an English language proficiency test. TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language, and iBT represents Internet-based test.
  • It tests your ability to use and understand English at the university level. It measures how well you can combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
  • Many North American colleges and universities, and a large number of institutions, agencies and programs require official TOEFL test scores during the admission process.
  • TOEFL is designed and administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
  • TOEFL is conducted on fixed dates in a network of secure Internet-based test centers.
  • During the TOEFL test, you can take notes. Pencils and paper will be provided. However, you cannot use your own pencil or paper. You must give your notes to the test site manager at the end.
  • You cannot pass or fail the TOEFL test. You will get a score out of 120 total points.
  • Your TOEFL scores are valid for two years. You cannot renew your TOEFL score. You must retake the test and get a new score.
  • You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period.
TOEFL Scores:

Each section of your TOEFL iBT is scored separately. The number of points you obtain on each section is converted to a scaled score of 0-30, for a combined total of 120

Sections Section Scores   Total Score
Reading 0-30 0-120
Listening 0-30 0-120
Speaking 0-30 0-120
Writing 0-30 0-120
TOEFL Test Format:
Sections Number of Tasks / Questions Test Items Time
Reading 3-4 passages 12-14 60-80 minutes
Listening

4-6 lectures

2-3 conversations

6

5

60-90 minutes

 

The Test Components

Reading

Reading

  • Reading section always appears first in TOEFL iBT test. In this section, you may receive 3 or 4 passages. You will read passages of three different styles: historical (chronological), expository (facts/details), argumentative (claims/opinions/analysis).
  • You will be given 20 minutes to spend on one reading passage. You may spend 60-80 minutes to complete the section. You will be asked 12-14 questions about each reading passage.
  • You should answer all the questions based on what is stated directly or implied in the reading passages.

Listening

Listening

  • Listening section always follows Reading section in the TOEFL test. It contains 6-9 listening texts to complete in 60-90 minutes.
  • You will receive 10-minute break after the Listening section.
  • Each conversation or lecture is 4-6 minutes long. You will be asked 5 questions per conversation and 6 questions per lecture.
  • All the listening material represents authentic academic English.
  • In Listening section, you can take notes during the lecture or conversation. However, this is not meant to test your memory.
  • Each question in Listening section must be answered before you move on to the next question. You are not permitted to return to previous questions once you have left a question.

Speaking

Speaking

The third section of the TOEFL iBT tests your ability to speak clearly and intelligibly. The entire Speaking section takes about twenty minutes to complete. There are two main types of tasks:

Independent Speaking Tasks, and Integrated Speaking Tasks.

Speaking Tasks Based on Timing per task
Two Independent Tasks Your own knowledge and experience Preparation: 15 seconds

Response: 45 seconds

Four Integrated Tasks: Two Reading/Listening/ Speaking
Two Listening/Speaking
Reading a passage and listening to a related lecture or conversation
Listening to a conversation or lecture
Reading: 45 seconds Listening: 60-80 seconds Preparation: 30 seconds Response: 60 seconds Listening: 60-90 seconds Preparation: 20 seconds Response: 60 seconds

 

 

Writing

Writing

TOEFL Writing consists of two timed tasks: Integrated Writing Task, and Independent Writing Task

Task Based on Type of Task Timing Recommended  Length
Integrated  Writing Task reading the passage and listening to the related lecture Summarize the passage.and compare the lecture and the  passage Reading: 3 minutes Lecture: 2 minutes Writing 20 minutes 200 words

Why TOEFL iBT Preparation Class @AIP?

Why TOEFL iBT Preparation Class @AIP?

AIP has a rich legacy of TOEFL iBT preparation, and therefore boasts of cutting-edge methods of instruction and abundance of amenities. The TOEFL iBT preparation class consists of:

  • 7 weeks of instruction based on the exhaustive TOEFL iBT syllabus
  • Unmatchable strategies and techniques devised by TOEFL iBT expert instructors
  • Regular Mock Test to trace your progress in TOEFL iBT preparation
  • Exploitation of real TOEFL iBT materials to give you the competitive edge on others
  • Up-to-date study material and abundant hand-outs in the classroom
  • No breaks of classes on public holidays

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