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TOEFL Study Material

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TOEFL Syllabus

The TOEFL iBT Syllabus for students comprises reading, writing, listening, and speaking tests. We have explained the TOEFL Ibt test in detail :

TOEFL Exam Syllabus: Reading

TOEFL Reading section will require you to read 3-4 passages and answer 10 questions on each passage. Scores on this section are based on the number of correct reading comprehension responses.

Question type:

  • 3–4 passages, 10 questions each
  • Total no. of questions: About 30-40
  • Total time: 54-72 minutes

2.TOEFL Exam Syllabus: Listening

TOEFL Listeningsection will require you to hear lectures and conversations, based on university campus language. This section aims to understand the candidates ability to comprehend conversations and classroom lectures in English.

Question type:

  • 3–4 lectures (3-5 minutes long, about 500-800 words), 6 questions each
  • 2–3 conversations (about 3 minutes long, about 12-25 exchanges), 5 questions each
  • Total time: 41–57 minutes

3.TOEFL Exam Syllabus: Speaking

In the TOEFL Speaking test you have to read, listen and speak different topics with minor mistakes made. The test takers look for a convincing and impressive conversation.

Question type:

  • 1 independent task (prep time: 15 sec; response time: 45 sec)
  • 3 integrated tasks – Read/Listen/Speak
  • Total no. of questions: 4
  • Total time: 17 minutes

4.TOEFL Exam Syllabus: Writing

TOEFL Writing has two essays. Students should address these two topics differently using relevant explanations and judgements. To achieve maximum scores on this section make minimum errors and use excellent grammatical and vocabulary skills.

Question type:

  • 1 integrated task – Read/Listen/Write (20 minutes) (reading time: 3 min; Listening time: 2 min; writing: 15 min)
  • 1 independent task (30 minutes)
  • Total no. of questions: 2
  • Total time: 50 minutes

Skill Level
Reading
  • Advanced (24–30)
  • High-Intermediate (18–23)
  • Low-Intermediate (4–17)
  • Below Low-Intermediate (0–3)
Listening
  • Advanced (22–30)
  • High-Intermediate (17–21)
  • Low-Intermediate (9–16)
  • Below Low-Intermediate (0–8)
Speaking
  • Advanced (25–30)
  • High-Intermediate (20–24)
  • Low-Intermediate (16–19)
  • Basic (10–15)
  • Below Basic (0–9)
Writing
  • Advanced (24–30)
  • High-Intermediate (17–23)
  • Low-Intermediate (13–16)
  • Basic (7–12)
  • Below Basic (0–6)
Total Score 0–120