Information on the TOEFL's Format

Over millions of international applicants to institutions in the United States, Canada, the Uk, Australia, and other nations have taken the TOEFL. Almost every student now takes the TOEFL online, which is known as the internet-based test, or iBT. The paper-based TOEFL (PBT) is being phased out and is now only provided in areas where internet testing is not possible. The iBT is given in four segments in which 60-80 minute is a reading section and a 60-90 minute listening section. A 20-minute speaking section and a 50-minute writing section round up the TOEFL iBT. The whole testing time can be between three to four hours.Students who take the TOEFL iBT obtain a total score of 0-120, which is made up of four sectional scores ranging from 0 to 30.

1. Reading Sections

The TOEFL reading section evaluates three main skills: reading for information, basic reading comprehension, and reading for learning. About 700 words long, are included in the reading part. These passages are expository, argumentative, or historical in nature, and they are drawn from college textbooks in a variety of areas. Three different question forms will be presented to test takers, all of which will include multiple-choice answers. Traditional multiple choice with a single correct answer, activities that allow test-takers to identify the most appropriate point to insert a particular sentence into reading passages, and multiple choice with more than one correct answer are all examples of question styles used in the reading section. The reading component of the TOEFL is graded electronically.

2. Writing Task

There will be two tasks assigned to you: an integrated task and an independent task. You will read a piece on an academic topic and then listen to a speaker explain the same topic in the integrated task. After that, you'll write a synopsis of the spoken section, linking it to the arguments raised in the reading portion. You will write a short essay in response to a question on a general topic in the independent task. Your ability to articulate, explain, and justify your viewpoint will be evaluated. Human graders analyze the quality of writing on the TOEFL writing practice, looking at structure, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, correctness, and progress.

3. Listening Sections

The TOEFL listening section focuses on basic comprehension, pragmatic understanding, and information correction and synthesis. 4-6 academic lecture excerpts (3–5 minutes each) and 2-3 discussions are included in the listening exercises (approximately 3 minutes each). Professor-led or classroom discussions are two types of academic lectures. Multiple choice with one correct answer, multiple choice with more than one correct answer, sequencing of events or steps in a procedure, and matching text or objects to categories in a chart are the four types of TOEFL listening questions. To pass the TOEFL listening section, test takers must be able to recognize and understand tone of voice and other linguistic clues. The computer is used to grade the TOEFL listening section.

4. Speaking Sections

The TOEFL speaking component evaluates test-takers' ability to communicate in spoken English in both academic and non-academic situations. This section is designed to guarantee that students can respond to inquiries, communicate their own opinions, and function in circumstances that they may experience during their time at university. Students must complete six exercises in oral form, with audio recordings of their responses. The first two are self-contained exercises in which test takers respond to instructions with their own thoughts and opinions. The last four are integrated tasks that require a combination of reading, listening, and speaking. 3-6 human graders analyze TOEFL speaking exercises. Clarity of delivery, efficacy of language use, and coherence of topic development are all factors for assessment.

The computer-based version was available at most test locations, however the TOEFL paper-delivery option was available when the TOEFL iBT test was unavailable. TOEFL testing centers can be found all over the world. CTI is the only institution in Bhutan that administers the TOEFL, therefore if you want to learn more about the test dates or register for the TOEFL, Chundu Training Institute (CTI) is the right place to go for toefl counseling and registration. If you have any questions about the TOEFL test, you can visit the CTI Institutions for all TOEFL material and related enquiries..