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TOEFL iBT® Test 2017

Structure of the TOEFL® test

The TOEFL® test measures all four English-language skills. It takes about four hours, with one 10-minute break in the middle. 

Here’s what you can expect from each section of the test:

  1. READING: You’ll have 60-80 minutes to read passages and then respond to about 36-56 questions.
  2. LISTENING: The time limit is 60-90 minutes for the 34-51 questions. You’ll be asked to listen to lectures or a classroom discussion, then respond to questions.
  3. SPEAKING: There are 6 tasks in this section with a 20-minute time limit. You’ll be asked to speak into a microphone about familiar topics and discuss material you read about and listened to.
  4. WRITING: You’ll have 50 minutes to complete the 2 tasks. After reading a passage and then listening to a recording, you’ll be asked to type your written response.

What to bring on test day

You must bring an acceptable, valid form of identification (ID). The name on your ID must exactly match the name you provided at registration. To learn the specific identification requirements for your location, go here.

Also, be sure to re-check your Registration Confirmation the day before the test and bring it with you to the test center.

Test Format

In most test centers worldwide, you’ll take the TOEFL iBT® test on a computer. However, the TOEFL® test is administered as a paper-based test (TOEFL® PBT) in a few places where testing via the Internet is not available.

Dates & Fees

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