The TOEFL iBT test is formulated in English and administered by Internet . It consists of four sections ( Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing) and takes about four hours and a half, ranging registration.

Combine the four skills : Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine several skills , such as:
  • read, listen , and then speak in response to a question
  • read and speak in response to a question
  • read, listen , and then write in response to a question

Sections of the TOEFL IBT

Section Time Limit Questions Tasks

Reading 60-80 minutes 36-56 questions Read 3-4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.

Listening 60 to 90 minutes from 34 to 51 issues Listen lectures, discussions and classroom conversations and answer questions.

Break 10 minutes

Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks express an opinion on a familiar topic; you expressed in terms of reading and listening tasks.

Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Write answers in the form of writing based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

The test you can go include additional questions in the Reading and Listening section that are not counted in your score. It is either questions that enable ETS to make notes received comparable test all test administrations or new questions that enable ETS to determine if they work properly under normal test.

Please read the instructions for the period Reading section. The instructions will indicate how many passages you will receive and the time you have to answer questions about these passages. Make managing your time to answer all questions.

A standard English QWERTY keyboard is used for the test. We recommend you practice typing on a QWERTY keyboard before taking the test.

Accents of English native speakers

The Listening and Speaking sections of the TOEFL iBT include other accents of English mother tongue speakers in addition to accents of North America. It is possible to hear British accents, New Zealand and Australia.

ETS added these accents to better reflect the diversity of accents of native English speakers that you may encounter during your studies abroad.

You will find examples similar to what you might hear in the Listening and Speaking sections.

Listening Section

Listen to a statement on the greenhouse effect (MP3). The speaker comes from Great Britain.

Speaking Section

In the Speaking section, only items 1 and 2 of the six tasks can have accents. You will find examples similar to those you might hear. The speakers are from Britain. In each case, the example lasts 15 seconds and you have 45 seconds to respond.

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