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Old December 12th, 2011, 07:56 PM
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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a test on English language skills. Its duration is 4 hours. This is mainly applicable in Canada and the USA but still colleges, universities and agencies in 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. The TOEFL test measures the ability of international students to use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read and written in the Colleges, Institutes, university classroom of specified English speaking countries. Test Costs depend on the test location. Normally, the cost ranges from US$160 to US$250. You can practice your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills online as much as possible. This practice will help to prepared and make you confident on test day.With TOEFL Practice Online you can experience of taking the real test.

The TOEFL test is conducted in two formats:
TOEFL iBT Test is via the Internet, and the TOEFL PBT test is in a paper-based format. The format you take depends on your testing location. Test centers which do not have an Internet access have to offer the TOEFL PBT test.

The TOEFL iBT test measures reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. This test is being conducted 30 to 40 times a year, and is being conducted online with a computer at more than 4,500 testing sites in 165 countries. Most of the international students take the TOEFL iBT test.
The TOEFL PBT test is for measuring reading, listening, grammar and writing skills of international students. This test is conducted six times in a year in those areas where Internet-based testing is not available

The TOEFL PBT test has three different sections as given below alongwith 30-minute writing test. Normally this test takes about four hours. There is no scheduled break.

Test Section Time Limit No. of Questions
TOEFL PBT Listening Comprehension 30–40 minutes 50
TOEFL PBT Structure and Written Expression 25 minutes 40
TOEFL PBT Reading Comprehension 55 minutes 50
TWE Test of Written English 30 minutes 1 topic
Listening Comprehension measures your ability to understand spoken English.

Structure and Written Expression measures your ability to recognize language appropriate for standard written English.

Reading Comprehension measures your ability to understand non-technical reading material.

The TWE test measures the ability to write in English language on any assigned topic.

Most of the questions in the TOFEL test are with multiple-choice.

For getting admission in any international college institute or University you have to see the website of the concerned college/ institute / university for the required TOFEL test score needed for admission to the course of study of your interest.
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Old September 22nd, 2013, 01:21 AM
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TOEFL - Test Of English as Foreign Language.

The essential exam for entry to universities in the United States. Academic language.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. Most people who take the TOEFL test are planning to study at colleges and universities where instruction is in English. In addition, many government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency.

You can do the test on paper or on a computer, depending where you live.The test comes in two formats:
paper-based test (PBT)
next generation computer-based test (iBT)
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