What The TOEFL iBT Exam Tests For

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What The TOEFL iBT Exam Tests For:

The Ability To Decipher A Written Text

  • To Comprehend The Main Idea & Supporting Details Of A Text
  • To Comprehend Key Words & Phrases within A Text 
  • To Comprehend Implied Meaning Within A Text 
  • To Be Able To Learn New Concepts From Reading A Text 
  • To Comprehend Basic Vocabulary & Sentence-Structure

The Ability To Decipher Various Spoken Lectures & Conversations

  • To Comprehend General Meaning Of What Was Spoken
  • To Comprehend Meaning Of What Is Spoken “As A Whole”
  • To Comprehend The “Mood” Or “Attitude” Of A Speaker
  • To Comprehend “Tone Of Voice” & “Voice Inflection”

The Ability To Use English To Speak About Various Subjects With Different Purposes

  • To Speak About Personal Interests, Ideas, Issues, & Opinions
  • To Express Preference About Certain Ideas
  • To Report About Spoken Elements Of A Conversation
  • To Integrate & Report About Related Information From Both Written And Spoken Sources 
  • To Report About What Is Spoken Between Others And To Give An Opinion Or Preference Based On Spoken Information
  • To Give A Summary About Spoken Lectures

The Ability To Write Effectively In Different Formats

  • To Integrate Related Information From Both A Written & Spoken Source, And To Effectively Write A Summary Of The Information And How It Is Related
  • To Write A Short Essay Based On Personal Interests, Ideas, Issues


  • The Ability To Perform All Of These Tasks Within A Specified Time-Frame, In An On-Line Exam Setting

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