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TOEFL iBT Mechanics

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Learning Objectives After this lesson, students will be able to:
• Discuss what TOEFL iBT is. • Tackle its test format. • Answer frequently asked questions about TOEFL iBT. • Differentiate TOEFL iBT and IELTS tests. • Recognize TOEFL Home Edition test. • Acquire some useful link to aid TOEFL iBT Preparation.
Learning Objectives 2
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What is IELTS 3
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT® (internet-based test) test helps you stand out confidently in English, and it comes with a clear advantage — universities know you are ready to succeed. That's why it's accepted by more than 11,000 universities and other institutions in over 150 countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the U.K., and across Europe and Asia.
Conveniently offered weekly at authorized test centers near you, the computer-delivered TOEFL iBT test is the only test that measures all 4 academic English skills — reading, listening, speaking, and writing — the way they are actually used in a classroom. So your TOEFL® scores provide a true reflection of your abilities and show admissions officers you have what it takes to be great. See the full list of countries where the TOEFL iBT test is available here:
Accepted and preferred by universities worldwide, the TOEFL® test is a high-quality, high-standard test that assures admissions officers of your readiness for the classroom and beyond. More than 35 million people worldwide have chosen the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. Here's why:
1. Accepted and Preferred Worldwide
2. Test Your Way: At a Test Center Or At Home
3. A Better Test Experience
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Understanding TOEFL iBT Scores 5
There are no pass or fail TOEFL marks. To receive an official score on the TOEFL iBT test, you must answer at least one question from both the Reading and Listening sections. You must write at least one essay and complete at least one Speaking task. For the TOEFL iBT test, which is administered online, you will receive 4 scaled section scores and a total score:
Total score: 0-120 In addition to your scores, your test taker report will include performance feedback. This provides a description of the kinds of tasks that test takers within the reported score range can do. MyBest® Score feature combines test-takers’ best scores for each section from all of their valid TOEFL iBT scores in the last two years. MyBest® scores give test takers a way to show their best overall test performance.
Reading section: 0-30 Listening section: 0-30
Speaking section: 0-30 Writing section: 0-30
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My Best Score 6
In order to help you achieve your score and forget about the bad score, ETS has made a great change. ETS TOEFL has altered it’s scorecard to include MyBestScore in the final report card. How does it work? ETS will select the best scores from the previous 2 years each TOEFL section and combine them to create the best possible score.
For example, let’s say you took the TOEFL 4 times in the last 2 years.
Now, on the score report, your program would see the following:
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My Best Score 7
Many universities have requested this, but please be aware, it is not guaranteed that a student’s particular program will accept it, so advise them to contact their requiring institution and ask if they do. Refer to the sample MyBestScore below:
TOEFL iBT - Mechanics
TOEFL iBT - Mechanics
Scores are used to measure a test taker’s English proficiency at the time that a test is administered.
Due to rapid development of English proficiency by younger learners, ETS recommends that scores are not used beyond 1 year. Scores can be considered valid beyond 1 year if the student has provided evidence of having maintained the same level of English language learning.
Test Format
The TOEFL iBT® test has 4 sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. During the test, you'll perform tasks that combine these 4 English communication skills, such as: read, listen and then speak in response to a question listen and then speak in response to a question read, listen and then write in response to a question The total test takes about 3 hours to complete, but you should plan for 3½ hours, allowing 30 minutes for check in.
This quick video about the structure of the TOEFL iBT® test will help you understand what to expect on the test.
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Section Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading 54–72 minutes 30–40 questions Read passages and respond to questions
Listening 41–57 minutes 28–39 questions Answer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions
Break 10 minutes — —
Speaking 17 minutes 4 tasks Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Read a passage, listen to a recording, type your response
Complete Reading: Complete Listening: Complete Speaking: Complete Writing:
How is your score marked?
You will receive 4 scaled section scores and a total score. Each section has a score range of 0–30. These are added together for a total score of 0–120. Each skill has 4 or 5 proficiency levels, so where your score falls within that range tells you your proficiency for that skill.
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)
Skill Level
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)Performance Descriptor:
TOEFL® iBT Frequently Asked Questions
What is the TOEFL® exam? What is the TOEFL® IBT exam? What is it used for? Who needs to take the TOEFL® IBT? Why should I take the TOEFL® exam? When can I take the TOEFL® IBT? What is inside the TOEFL® IBT exam? What types of questions are in the TOEFL® IBT exam? How long does it take to do the test? Are there any breaks during the official test? Can I just do part of the test?
What does the TOEFL® IBT look like? How should I prepare for the TOEFL® IBT? How much does it cost to take the TOEFL® IBT test? Where can I get more information on the official TOEFL® IBT test? How do I register for the official TOEFL® IBT test? How do I get my score for the official TOEFL® IBT test? How long is my TOEFL® IBT test score good for?
Find all the answers here:
TOEFL iBT - Mechanics
TOEFL iBT - Mechanics
The TOEFL iBT® Home Edition is a safe and convenient option for students who prefer to take their test at home rather than a test center. The test is: offered everywhere that TOEFL® testing is normally available, based on the country of your account address, except Mainland China and Iran identical in content, format and on-screen experience to a test taken at a test center taken on your own computer at home and monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU® available 24 hours a day, 4 days a week, with appointments as early as 24 hours after you register
Watch about TOEFL iBT Home Edition video for a preview of the entire testing from home process including:
equipment and environment requirements registration process
what to expect on test day after the test
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Useful Links
NOTE: The links above are only samples, you may also find your own sources of reference to teach your students how to ace their IELTS Test.
You can find more in-depth explanations about the new TOEFL changes here: The New TOEFL Changes, Everything You Need to Know in 20 Minutes -
TOEFL Speaking Practice Test, New Version - TOEFL Listening Practice Test, New Version - TOEFL Writing Practice Test, New Version - TOEFL Reading Practice Test, New Version -
You can also download this Free TOEFL Practice Test that’s updated according to the new TOEFL structure and start preparing for TOEFL test day -
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