About This Chapter
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.
1. What is the TOEFL?
If you're learning English as a foreign language, you've probably heard about the TOEFL: watch this lesson to learn what it is, who takes it, and whether or not it's the test for you.
2. The TOEFL Test Structure & Scoring
Watch this lesson to get a preview of the TOEFL test structure: sections, question types, timing, and scoring. It's a good overview before you dive into the individual sections.
3. Registering for the TOEFL & What To Bring
Too many students prepare academically for the TOEFL, but then get bogged down in the administration. Don't let that be you! Here's how to register so everything goes smoothly.
4. How to Be Ready for Test Day
Don't let poor preparation on test day undo all the work you did to get ready for the test. In this lesson, you'll learn some strategies for the big day from a master of time management.
5. How to Pass the TOEFL Exam
The TOEFL exam is used to determine whether you have the English-language proficiency required to complete a college degree program. Find out how to pass the exam by reading tips to keep in mind for each section, and find out about study resources to use in your preparation.
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