TOEFL (Test Of English as Foreign Language) is a test of English language, which foreigners pass to enter university in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.
The following pass TOEFL test:
- Students who plan to study in universities abroad;
- applicants for scholarships;
- persons who are learning English and want to assess their progress;
- students and workers applying for visas.
TOEFL results are valid for two years.
The test lasts about three hours and iBT (Internet-based Test) lasts for 4.5 hours.
TOEFL results are accepted in more than 9,000 colleges in 130 countries.
TOEFL consists of four parts: Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing. For TOEFL iBT Reading lasts 60-80 minutes and includes 36-56 questions. In this part, you need to read 3 or 4 scientific text passages and answer questions.
Listening Section lasts 60-90 minutes, it includes 34-51 questions and you need to listen to a lecture, discussion or conversation and then answer the questions.
Then you will have a break, which lasts 10 minutes, followed by Speaking Section which lasts 20 minutes. In this section there are 6 tasks: You need to express point of view on a particular topic (about your family, friends, etc) ; You will be presented with two situations or two points of view, you need to choose one and explain your choice, and one more task will be to speak on the topic mentioned in Listening and Reading.
Writing Section lasts 50 minutes. Your task is to write an essay based on topics from Listening and Reading.
You can score maximum 120 points for the test (30 points for each part). Most universities require from 80 to 100 points. The results will be online two weeks after the test.