The TOEFL® exam

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings.

You have 20 minutes to do 20 questions. When you have completed the test you will get a score and you can review your answer to each question.

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.

The TOEFL® Internet-based test has four sections. It is approximately four hours long. All four sections can be taken on one day. Note-taking is allowed throughout the test to help test takers answer the questions.

Three to five academic reading passages followed by comprehension questions


Two conversations that include two or more speakers in each
Four lectures, which include classroom dialogue


6 questions, where you have to speak about something you have heard or read.


Two writing tasks, one involves reading and listening.


More English practice

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