Test Of English as Foreign Language.
The essential exam for entry to universities in the United States. Academic language.
Versions of the TOEFL® test
You can do the test on paper or on a computer, depending where you live.
Paper-based test (PBT)
The Paper-based test has the following format:
Listening Comprehension – 30-40 minutes – 50 Questions – Structure and Written Expression Free practice tests 25 minutes – 40 Questions
Reading Comprehension – 55 minutes – 50 Questions – Writing (Test of Written English) – 30 minutes – 1 topic
The paper-based test is scored from 310 to 670. (About 2h30)
The next generation TOEFL® iBT test has four sections:
1 Reading (3-5 passages) – 12-14 questions each – 60-100 mins
2 Listening (4-6 lectures) – 6 questions each / (2-3 conversations) – 5 questions each – 60-90 mins
3 Speaking (6 tasks) – 2 independent and 2 integrated – 20 mins
4 Writing (1 integrated task / 1 independent task) – 50 mins
An integrated task is one where you have to use more than one skill. For example, you read about something, listen to a lecture, and then write about what you have heard and read.
It is scored on a scale of 0 to 120. (About 4h30)
Where do I take the test?
At a test center in your country. The test is organised by the Educational Testing Service. You can register for the TOEFL® iBT online.
How much does the TOEFL test cost to take?
Prices vary in each country, in the USA the test costs $150. In the UK the TOEFL ibt is $185 while the paper-based TOEFL is $150.