Ch 8: TOEFL Writing: About the Test

About This Chapter

This chapter includes an overview of the writing portion of the TOEFL test. Prepare for test day through the informative video lessons and practice questions in this chapter.

TOEFL Writing: About the Test - Chapter Summary

Learn about the structure of the writing portion of the TOEFL iBT with the informative lessons in this chapter. Preview the types of questions you'll encounter and read about some preparation strategies through short videos that cover:

  • Writing test overview
  • Independent task strategies
  • Sample independent task questions
  • Writing opinions vs. descriptions
  • Strategies for integrated task questions
  • Sample integrated task questions

This chapter is broken down into multiple lessons that focus on different parts of the TOEFL writing test. Each lesson includes a short, engaging video taught by an experienced instructor who presents key points using fun graphics and real-life examples. There are also multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter test that you can use to measure your comprehension and figure out if you are ready for test day.

TOEFL Writing: About the Test Objectives

The TOEFL iBT is an Internet-based test for non-native English speaker. The test assesses their English-language skills through four sections that cover reading, writing, speaking and listening. The writing portion of the test is 50 minutes long and includes two separate writing tasks. The first question is an integrated writing task. You'll have 20 minutes to read a short text, listen to a brief lecture and write a response. The second task is the independent writing task; you will have 30 minutes to write an essay on a given topic for this section. See samples of both types of questions and read tips for preparing for these writing tasks through the lessons in this chapter.

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