TOEFL

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test to evaluate the English language prowess of non-English speakers who hope to join universities and colleges worldwide where English is the primary spoken language. TOEFL is accepted at various institutions and colleges in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and UK among others.
 

Since 2005, Internet based test (IBT) for TOEFL is more popular than Computer based test (CBT) and Paper based test (PBT).



A TOEFL test mainly consists of 4 parts;

1) Listening
2) Speaking
3) Writing
4) Reading



Listening:-

This section consist of 2 to 3 conversations with 5 questions each and 5 to 7 lectures with 6 questions each. The listening questions are meant to measure the ability of a candidate to understand main ideas.



Speaking:-

This section consists of 6 tasks; 2 independent tasks and 4 integrated. Candidates answer questions on different topics. They are evaluated on their ability to speak spontaneously and convey their ideas clearly and promptly. They are made to read a passage, listen to a conversation and answer questions. In the integrated tasks, test-takers are evaluated on their ability to orchestrate and effectively convey information.



Writing:-

The Reading section consists of questions on 3-4 passages. The passages are on academic topics. This aims at testing the candidate’s knowledge of understanding the English language with all of its connotations.



Reading:-

The Reading section consists of questions on 3-4 passages. The passages are on academic topics. This aims at testing the candidate’s knowledge of understanding the English language with all of its connotations.