TOEFL iBT basic guidelines!


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This ppt presentation consists of basic guidelines towards understanding the internationally recognized test aka TOEFL iBT.
Hope it gives you an idea of what iBT is and how you can tackle the questions.

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TOEFL iBT basic guidelines!

  1. 1. How to take TOEFL test?!University of Human Development Jihad G. Karim December 2011
  2. 2. Test Of English as a Foreign Language• What is TOEFL• Types of TOEFL• Sections of TOEFL iBT• TOEFL iBT test• Reading• Listening• Speaking• Writing• Academic Skills• Sample of the test
  3. 3. TOEFL!• TOEFL: Evaluates the ability of an individual to use and understand English in an academic setting. Sometimes it is an admission requirement for non-native English speakers at many English-speaking colleges and universities. Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, licensing bodies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test• Test Provider (ETS):Educational Testing Service• Validity: A TOEFL score is valid for two years and then will no longer be officially reported since a candidates language proficiency could have significantly changed since the date of the test. Colleges and universities usually consider only the most recent TOEFL score. GO Back
  4. 4. Types of TOEFL1. Computer Based Test (CBT)2. Paper Based Test (PBT)/667• Reading, Listening, Structure and Written Expressions, and Writing (on paper)3. Institutional Testing Program (ITP)/667• Reading, Listening, Structure and Written Expressions4. Internet Based Test (iBT)/120• Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing (Keyboard) GO Back
  5. 5. Sections of TOEFL iBT test1. Reading Section2. Listening Section(10 Minutes Break)3.Speaking Section4.Writing Section GO Back
  6. 6. TOEFL iBT test1. Reading SectionThis section tests your ability to understand reading passages like those of in college text books; it consists of three long passages each is about 700 words in length, after each passage you will answer 12-14 questions.60 minutes is provided to read and answer all the passages and questions; most questions worth one point but the last ones usually worth more than 1 point. GO Back
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  8. 8. 2. Listening SectionThis sections tests your ability to understand spoken English that is typical of interactions and academic speech on college campuses, during the test you will respond to conversations and lectures; after each listening passage you will answer 5-6 questions about it. You have 25-30 minutes to answer all the questions. GO Back
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  10. 10. Speaking• This section tests your ability to communicate in English in an academic setting. During the test you will be presented with six speaking questions including, a conversation, a talk, or a lecture. You can take notes as you listen, some of the questions ask for a response to a reading passage and a talk or a lecture, the reading passages and the questions are written. GO Back
  11. 11. Speaking• Question 1 and 2 asks you to speak about a personal experience, general topic , preference between two opinions.• Questions 3 and 4 prompt you to read a text and then listen to a short talk. You have to use and combine the information from both the text and the talk to complete you r answer.• Questions 5 and 6 requires to listen to part of a conversation or a lecture, you must then answer a question about it. 20 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to answer.
  12. 12. SpeakingEvaluation: Your speaking will be evaluated on both fluency of the language and the accuracy of the content. The time for the speaking section is about 20 minutes including preparation time and speaking time.
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  14. 14. Samples of Speaking section
  15. 15. Speaking Question 3
  16. 16. Writing Section• This section tests your ability to write essays in English to those that would write in college courses.• During the test you will write two essays:-Integrated essay: it asks for your response to an academic reading passage and a lecture on the same topic. You may take notes as you read and listen; next the lecture will be spoken, the directions will be written though, ;you have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise your response, 150-225 words. GO Back
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  18. 18. Writing section 1
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  20. 20. Writing section 2• The Interdependent essay usually asks for your opinion about a familiar topic, you will have 30 minutes to plan, write and revise your response. 300-350 words.
  21. 21. Writing section 2
  22. 22. Academic Skills• Taking Notes:• Paraphrasing:• Synthesizing:• Summarizing :
  23. 23. Now let’s take a quick look at acomplete actual test sample of toefl-iBT