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TOEFL Introduction for TOEFL Test Takers

James Liu October 12th, 2021

TOEFL is an abbreviation for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It is a standardized test of proficiency in the English language for non-native speakers with an interest in studying in an English-speaking country. It is developed and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is one of the two major English-language tests in the world.

Why do Universities Accept TOEFL?

The TOEFL® iBT test is a measure of a candidate’s ability to use and understand the English language at the University level. It evaluates how proficiently one is able to combine their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills for the best performance in academic tasks. It's accurate, so its a great way for universities to filter students who may need more help with English.

About the TOEFL Sections

The reading section of the test consists of four to six passages on academic topics. They include the type of material that may be found in undergraduate-level textbooks.

The Listening section has you listen to two student conversations and four academic lectures with each audio followed by questions testing your understanding of what you heard. 

The speaking section has 6 parts. 2 indepdent tasks and 4 integrated tasks. The independent tasks will ask you questions on your opinions, while the integrated tasks will ask you questions on lectures and conversations.

The final section consists of the integrted writing task and the independent writing task. It measures your ability to put down ideas in an academic setting.

Are you planning to take TOEFL?

For those planning to take the TOEFL, support may be obtained from the TOEFL iBT Resource Center. Apart from that there are centers which offer support for candidates. If you are an aspiring candidate, hit the signup free button on our in the header now. The advantage of our course is that it’s fully online and accessible from any part of the world. It offers many TOEFL practice questions and TOEFL test simulations including speaking and writing reviews with every subscription.

The TOEFL test can be taken in numerous exam centers that can be found in different locations in the world. One may take the test as many times as they wish but only once in at least twelve days. The TOEFL results are accepted in more than 130 countries by over 9,000 colleges and institutions.

TOEFL Preparation Tips

To prepare for the test, ETS have a variety of material for preparation, both free and paid. On top of that there are institutions that offer tuition on the same with preparation courses. We rank highly among them with a comprehensive learning and revision program. Students have come back to us with success stories to encourage others as you may notice in the review tab on our website. To us, preparation by practicing is not just a mantra.

How much does TOEFL cost?

The cost varies depending on your location. Such information, along with test dates and locations may be found on the ETS website.

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