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  • Before you take your TOEFL iBT test

  • make sure you understand how it is structured.

  • The test has four sections: Reading, Listening,

  • Speaking and Writing, and takes about three hours.

  • First is the Reading section.

  • It has three academic reading passages, each with ten multiple choice questions.

  • Next is the Listening section.

  • It has five Listening passages.

  • Three are academic lectures with six questions each,

  • and two are campus conversations with five questions each.

  • Your test may include additional unscored questions

  • for Reading or Listening, but never both.

  • Then there is a ten minute break.

  • After the break are the Speaking and Writing sections.

  • In the Speaking section, there are four tasks

  • and you speak your responses into the microphone.

  • The Writing section has two essays that you type into the computer

  • or write on paper, depending on the testing option you chose.

  • All four sections use real academic content so you can prove

  • you are ready for the English language demands of a university.

Before you take your TOEFL iBT test

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