TOEFL

TOEFL

About the TOEFL:

The TOEFL iBT® test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

TOEFL Contents / Scoring:

During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine your 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.

TOEFL iBT Test Sections

Section Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading 60-80 min 36-56 questions Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
Listening 60-90 min 34-51 questions Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
Break 10 min - -
Speaking 20 min 6 tasks Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing 50 min 2 tasks Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

How is the TOEFL scored?

Your scores are based on your performance on the questions in the test. You must answer at least 1 question each in the Reading and Listening sections, write at least 1 essay, and complete at least 1 Speaking task to receive an official score. For the TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the internet, you will receive 4 scaled section scores and a total score:

  • Reading Section (Score of: 0–30)
  • Listening Section (Score of: 0–30)
  • Speaking Section (Score of: 0–30)
  • Writing Section (Score of: 0–30)
  • Total Score (0–120)

In addition to your scores, your test taker score report also includes performance feedback that is a reflection of your performance level and a description of the kinds of tasks that test takers within the reported score range can typically do. There is no passing or failing TOEFL score; individual higher education institutions and agencies set their own score requirements. TOEFL scores are valid for 2 years after the test date and there is no limit to the number of times you can take the test, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12 day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test within 12 days of your existing appointment.

Registration for the TOEFL Exam:

The registration for the TOEFL exam is done by visiting a test center in your country. In terms of Kuwait, the main authorized test center that you may conduct your first TOEFL exam in would be: Amideast.

Amideast Link: https://www.amideast.org/kuwait