TOEFL Test Format
The TOEFL iBT® test is given in English and administered online. There are four sections (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete, including check-in.
During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, 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
|Reading||60-80 minutes||36-56 Questions||
Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
|Listening||60–90 minutes||34–51 questions||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||
Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.
The IELTS test assesses your abilities in all four skills – listening, reading, writing & speaking – under three hours.
|Reading Academic / Reading General Training
|Writing Academic / Writing General Training
||150 & 250 words per task
|Total test time
||2 hours 45 minutes