Friday, September 19, 2008


The new TOEFL iBT is administered via computer from a secure Internet-based testingnetwork.Instructions for answering questions are given within each section. There is nocomputer tutorial.TOEFL iBT is not computer-adaptive. Each test taker receives items that cover the fullrange of ability.Test takers can take notes throughout the entire test. At the end of testing, all notes arecollected and destroyed at the test center to ensure test security.For the Speaking section, test takers wear noise-cancelling headphones and speak into amicrophone. Responses are digitally recorded and sent to ETS’s Online Scoring Network.For the Writing section, test takers must type their responses. The typed responses aresent to ETS’s Online Scoring Network.Human raters, trained and certifi ed by ETS, rate the Speaking and Writing responses.The chart below shows the possible number of questions and the timing for each section.The time limit for each section varies according to the number of questions. Every testcontains additional questions in the Reading or Listening Section.
The New Test Format
Test Section Number of Questions TimingReading 3–5 passages, 12–14 questions each 60–100 minutesListening 4–6 lectures, 6 questions each 60–90 minutes2–3 conversations, 5 questions eachBreak 10 minutesSpeaking 6 tasks: 2 independent and 4 integrated 20 minutesWriting 1 integrated task 20 minutes1 independent task 30 minutes

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