TOEFL iBT Test and Training

The TOEFL iBT® test has 4 sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. During the test, you’ll perform tasks that combine these 4 English communication skills, 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 section is designed to assess how well you can read and understand the kind of materials used in an academic environment.

Listening section is designed to measure your ability to understand conversations and lectures in English

Speaking section is designed to measure your ability to speak English effectively in academic settings. It is composed of 4 tasks that resemble real-life situations you might encounter both in and outside of a classroom.

Writing section is designed to measure your ability to write in English in an academic setting, and you’re expected to be able to present your ideas in a clear, well-organized manner.

Summary of the Test Structure

SectionTime LimitQuestionsTasks
Reading54–72 minutes30–40 questionsRead passages and respond to questions
Listening41–57 minutes28–39 questionsAnswer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions
Break10 minutes
Speaking17 minutes4 tasksTalk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to
Writing50 minutes2 tasksRead a passage, listen to a recording, type your response
Start date Time Duration Location
December 7, 2020 5.00pm-7.00pm 8 Days Online