The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test designed to measure the ability to understand and to use English. The TOEFL test is a registered trademark of Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is administered worldwide.


Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, licensing bodies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test.


The four-hour test consists of the following four sections, each measuring one of the basic language skills (while some tasks require integrating multiple skills) and all tasks focus on language used in an academic, highereducation environment.

‡Reading ‡Listening ‡Speaking ‡Writing


The TOEFL Reading section consists of 3 5 passages, each approximately 700 words in length and questions about the passages. The passages are on academic topics

Students answer questions about main ideas, details, inferences, essential information, sentence insertion, vocabulary, rhetorical purpose and overall ideas.


The Listening section consists of 6 passages, 3 5 minutes in length and questions about the passages. These passages include 2 student conversations and 4 academic lectures or discussions.

A conversation involves 2 speakers, a student and either a professor or a campus service provider. A lecture is a self-contained portion of an academic lecture, which may involve student participation and does not assume specialized background knowledge in the subject area.


The Speaking section consists of 6 tasks, 2 independent tasks and 4 integrated tasks. In the 2 independent tasks, test takers answer opinion questions on familiar topics.

In 2 of the integrated tasks: test takers read a short passage, listen to an academic course lecture or a conversation about campus life and answer a question by combining appropriate information from the text and the talk. In the 2 remaining integrated tasks: test takers listen to an academic course lecture or a conversation about campus life and then respond to a question about what they heard. www.knowledgeicon.com

The Writing section measures a test taker's ability to write in an academic setting and consists of 2 tasks, 1 integrated task and 1 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.

In the independent task, test takers must write an essay that states, explains and supports their opinion on an issue, supporting their opinions or choices, rather than simply listing personal preferences or choices




Approx. time


3 5 passages, each containing 12 14 questions 6 9 passages, each containing 5 6 questions

60 100 minutes


60 90 minutes



10 minutes


6 tasks and 6 questions

20 minutes


2 tasks and 2 questions

55 minutes


TOEFL provides five scores: four sections scores for Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking and a total score.

Each section is on a 0-30 scale.

The total score is the sum of the four section scores. The range of total scores could be anywhere from 0-120. VALIDITY: It is valid for two years.


Each section of the TOEFL differs slightly in its scoring method. Speaking and writing sections are done by individual graders not computers. Each response on speaking section is given a score of 0 to 4, with 4 being the highest score, and scored according to how well you addressed the question, used the language, clearly and intelligibly expressed your answer, and how well you developed your response. That cumulative score is scaled from 0 to 30. Each writing response is graded by two individuals and given a score of 0 to 5, with 5 being the highest score. If those graders offer scores that differ by 2 or more points a third grader then decides the score. That cumulative score is also scaled from 0 to 30. The end score report should be available online 15 days after the test. It will provide not only our overall score, but the scores you received on each section. www.knowledgeicon.com

The KI Comprehensive TOEFL course is aimed at competent preparation of the course. In this course, a properly designed Learning Management System prepares you for the complete exam modules. It details on the best strategies to answer various parts of the exam like reading tips, listening tips, preconstruction for Writing etc. Also, this program includes lectures on Grammar and Vocabulary as well.


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