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Ch 1: TOEFL: About the Test

About This Chapter

Get details on the TOEFL iBT exam. Video lessons and quizzes teach you about the structure and components of the exam in a simple and engaging manner.

About the Test - Chapter Summary

Understand how the TOEFL iBT is structured and scored and get tips on preparing for the exam through this chapter's comprehensive and entertaining video lessons. These short lessons provide details on the registration process and the items you'll need to bring to the exam in a simple and fun manner. Lessons focus on:

  • Purpose of the TOEFL
  • Content covered on the exam
  • Types of questions
  • Registration process
  • Test preparation tips

You'll have a better understanding of why this test is used by college admissions offices and what you need to do to prepare to take it after watching the videos and taking the quizzes in this chapter. These lessons are short and easy-to-follow, so you'll easily retain key info about the exam.

TOEFL iBT Objectives

The TOEFL iBT is designed to assess English comprehension for non-native speakers. It is part of the admissions process at English-speaking schools. The test has four sections that assess your English reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. The video lessons in this chapter give you an overview of each section and the types of questions covered on the exam. Some of the objectives of these lessons include:

  • Tips for maximizing your performance on the test
  • Format of test
  • Basic computer skills needed to take the test

The reading and listening sections each require you to answer around 35-55 questions, including many multiple-choice questions. The speaking section asks you to present speeches that could include expressing your opinion on an issue or using your reading and listening skills to formulate a response. In the writing section, you'll quickly prepare and write two essays.

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