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An Overview of the TOEFL — Test Of English as a Foreign Language

TOEFL stands for Test Of English as a Foreign Language. The TOEFL was introduced in the 1960ies by ETS — Educational Testing Services. Now, almost 800,000 people take the TOEFL exam every year worldwide.

You probably know that a growing number of universities and colleges offer courses and academic study programs in English so if you want to enrol in one of them you must have a good command of the English language. This is where the TOEFL comes into play. It is the most widely used academic English proficiency test in the world. Thousands of colleges and universities use the TOEFL to test and evaluate the English language competency of their students and academic personnel.

In addition, many government agencies, sponsoring institutions and other authorities require TOEFL scores.

The TOEFL test measures English language proficiency in these three disciplines: reading, listening and writing. In most regions of the world you can take the TOEFL on a computer (CBT: Computer-Based Test) somewhere near your home. In areas with limited access to computer-based testing facilities you can take a paper-and-pencil version of the test.

TOEFL Test Format

The Computer-Based TOEFL (CBT)
When you take the computer-based TOEFL (TOEFL CBT) you will first read a seven-step tutorial teaching you the computer skills necessary for taking the test. For reading the tutorial you have as much time as you want because it is not part of the test itself. The tutorial will teach you such things as how to use a mouse, how to scroll down a page and click on icons. All four sections of the TOEFL test (Listening, Structure, Reading and Writing) are covered in the tutorial so you when you have finished studying the information you will be well prepared the test.

The Listening and Structure sections of the TOEFL computer-based test (CBT) are computer-adaptive. This means that the computer first gives you a question of average difficulty. If you answer this first question correctly the computer gives you a question of higher difficulty. If your first answer was wrong your second question will be of lower difficulty. So, based on your answers the computer can evaluate your level of English and give you questions according to your level.

The format of the computer-based TOEFL (CBT TOEFL) test is as follows:
You start by reading the tutorials for which you have unlimited time. Then you take the Listening Section, which lasts between 40 and 60 minutes and you will answer between 30 and 50 questions. After the Listening Section you move on to the section called “Structure”. This part takes between 15 and 20 minutes and there will be between 20 and 25 questions. After you have finished the Structure Section there is a short break of 5 minutes and then you start the Reading Section which takes 70 to 90 minutes and includes 44 to 55 questions. The last part of the TOEFL CBT is the Writing Section. Here you will be given one topic on which you have to write an essay within 30 minutes.

The Listening Section of the TOEFL test is made up of three parts. In the first part you will hear short conversations usually containing two sentences which are followed by a single question. In the second part you will hear a longer dialogue between two people. After the dialogue you will hear four of five questions. Each of those questions is followed by four answers (A, B, C and D). Only one of those four answers is correct. You have to select the correct answer.

In the final part of the Listening Section you will hear longer pieces of spoken communication such as lectures, radio talks, TV announcements or other broadcasts. Each of those talks lasts between one to two minutes and it is delivered by a single speaker. After every piece of information you have listened to, you must answer four to five questions.

Most of the questions in the Listening Section use the traditional multiple-choice format, this means you have to choose the correct answer out of three or more options. However, some questions involve visual elements you have to recognize and somtimes two out of four possible answers are correct. There are also some questions that require you to re-arrange or match objects, phrases or words.

In the Structure Section you have to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in vocabulary, grammar and proper usage of standard North American written English. You will have to recognize vocabulary items of an academic nature, this means, there will be subjects related to science, the arts, literature, culture and history. To answer the questions correctly it will be sufficient if you have an average level of knowledge of those subjects.

You will find two types of questions in the Structure Section of the TOEFL test. The first question type is a sentence containing a gap. On this question type is called “Incomplete Sentences” you will find lots of examples here:
Incomplete Sentences1
Incomplete Sentences2
Incomplete Sentences3

As you can see you must select a word or phrase that fills in the gap appropriately.

The second question type can be called “Errors in Sentences”. Those questions consist of complete sentences with four separate underlined words. You must select which of the four underlinded words or word combinations contains an error in grammar or usage. You can familiarize yourself with type of question here:
 Errors in Sentences1
Errors in Sentences2
Errors in Sentences3

Reading Section
In the Reading Section you will find short passages similar to the sort of texts used for academic purposes in the US, Canada or other internationally recognized universities. For example there will be texts about the arts, literature, biography of important people, science and scientific research as well as history related to North America. Even if you know a lot about any of the subjects covered in the Reading Section of the TOEFL test, it will not necessarily be to your advantage in answering the questions correctly because the TOEFL measures your English language proficiency rather than your knowledge of a specific area. After all, you take the TOEFL test before you actually start your study program at university.

So, your success on the TOEFL Reading Section depends on how well you understand the text passages and the attached questions. The Reading Section tests and evaluates your comprehension of main ideas and vocabulary as well as your ability to identify important facts and inferences. As is the case with the Listening Section the Reading Section too uses the traditional multiple-choice format. In addition there are also a number of computer-specific questions that either require you to match a particular word, phrase or paragraph from the text with a definition or to insert a sentence in the text where it is most appropriate.

Writing Section
In the Writing Section you have to compose an essay based on one single assigned topic. Your essay should include such elements as original thought, analysis, examples, evidence and organization in English. You can choose between composing your essay at a computer or using the traditional hand-written format.

Computer-Based TOEFL Test Scoring
The Listening and the Reading Sections of the computer-based TOEFL test are scored by using a raw score which is based on the number of questions answered correctly. The raw score is then converted into a precise scaled score ranging from 0 to 300. The Writing Section is scored on a scale of 1 to 6 and makes up about 50% of the scaled score on the Structure Section. So, in the Listening Section you can achieve a score of 0 to 30. In the Structure/Writing Sections your score also can range from 0 to 30. The same holds true for the Reading Section. For you Essay you can reach a score of 1 to 6. After converting the raw score into the scaled score your Total Score can range from 0 to 300.

The TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT)
The paper-based TOEFL (PBT) test consists of three sections, similar to the first three sections of the computer-based test. The PBT contains only multiple-choice questions. All answer choices are printed in a test booklet and you have to fill in your answers on a computer-scored answer sheet. With the computer-based test (CBT) available in most areas of the world it is rather unlikely that you will take the paper-based test (PBT).

Because computer-adaptive testing is not possible on the paper-based test, the PBT has three question difficulty levels. Thirty percent of PBT test questions are categorized as easy, forty percent are medium and thirty percent are difficult. At the beginning of each section you will find easy-level questions which are followed by medium-level questions and difficult questions at the end. ( English Test Net)


Listening Hacker for TOEFL IBT

Posted: September 2, 2010 in Download, Tofel

Listening Hackers For Toefl IBT uploaded by catman

Let’s Study English Through “Listening First Approach”

Again, I would like to re-share Listening Hacker for TOEFL IBT  uploaded by Mr. Catman. 😛 😛
I hope that all TOFEL learners feel happy for that post. 😛

Good luck in learning TOFEL.

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Posted: September 2, 2010 in Download, Tofel

Today, I’d like to share all of you IBT TOFEL uploaded by Catman. I got them from him.
I just share the IBT TOFEL  to all of my readers. I would like to say, “Thank Catman so much for uploading the IBT TOFEL.”

Note: Before runing this software, you need to change DATE on your computer from 2010 to 2005.
Insruction: Control Panel >>> Date and Time >>> Change Date and Time Setting >>> 2005>>> apply

Happy and Good luck in learning!!!

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Posted: August 8, 2010 in Download, Tofel

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Posted: August 8, 2010 in Download, English, Tofel

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One of my online friend asked me to send that book. I was late to check my mail. So I was not share it with as soon as possible. So please understand me my friend Chi
Chai wrote to me the Following:
HI, I’ve seen your address on scribd, u were asking a PDF file of TOEFL essays.Its called “AN ESSAY COLLECTION FOR THE TOEFL” V.1 Did you get it? Can you please send it to me. I really need it, thanks


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Sample Essay for TOFEL

Posted: April 5, 2010 in Tofel

4) Nowadays, food has become easier to prepare. Has this change improved the way people live? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
5) It has been said, “Not everything that is learned is contained in books.” Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source is more important? Why?

(a) People always are learning and practicing through their whole lives. From reading words in textbook such as toy, car, train etc., people have the concept and ideas. They further understand the actual meaning of these words by playing toys and riding or driving cars, trains etc.

Education (books) and experience are the main two channels for People to gain their knowledge. Each plays different roles for people. In my opinion, knowledge from experience is more important than that from books.

Experience first can prove if the knowledge formbooks are true or false. Textbooks are very wonderful in teaching people essential principles, how is the world looks like? What is the basic law of change of people and things? We can learn a lot through primary school, secondary school until university. However, people can only understand the really meaning of those form books and justify them if they are right through practices. A few hundred years ago, people learnt from textbook that the earth was flat. However scientists found that was wrong through observations and measurement.
The knowledge from experience can improve and advance The world and our society. As books have limitation, they only teach us what people found in the past. The knowledge from the books are constrained to the certain conditions and environment. For example, mould and tools design for plastics industry, the university course only taught me very simple cases, most knowledge is obtained from various different and complicated cases in my career.
There are a lot new inventions and new products, which could not be found from textbooks. Our society and world are developed through continuous practices, those knowledge, never found in books, such as internet, e-business etc. are all developed through new practices.
“The truth comes from practices and experience”, people are continually discovering new things and assessing the creditability of the knowledge written in books. The knowledge from experience helps us much more than those from books.

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Sample Essays For TOEFL

Posted: April 4, 2010 in Tofel

3) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents are the best teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

(a) Obviously, the first teachers we have in our lives in most cases are our parents. They teach us to walk, to speak, and to have good manners before we reach “the real world.” More than even the professional teachers that we have in school, parents are generally the most involved in the development and education of children.

Almost for sure our parents are the best teachers at the beginning of our lives, which actually corresponds to the parents’ role in nature. Parents are most committed and involved in teaching their children; they have a kind of instinct to sacrifice a part of themselves for the betterment of their children. They love us and have great patience while passing down their knowledge to us. They wish us a success and thus will not teach us bad things. And of course, implicit learning occurs when children unconsciously copy some of their parents’ habits and styles of behavior.

During the second stage of child development, adolescence, parents can still be in the best position to offer advice even though the children might not accept it. In this case, perhaps the child’s friends would be the best teachers. Adolescents are notoriously rebellious in many cultures and may automatically reject any advice from their parents. My first marriage for instance, was solely a matter of doing the opposite when my parents tried to intrude in offering their advice. So in such matters, parents should be much more flexible and be rather the partners with their children. So we can see that being a teacher of growing child become more and more complicated case as the time passes and many parents are simply not able to meet the increased demands.

On the other hand, I would say that parents are not professional teachers and they tend to be very biased by their love of their children. So wishing good things and an easy life may prevent children from maturation. In any case, parents usually can present only one viewpoint of the world, while good teaching should be based on different attitudes. Thus, when children go to school and have a great diversity of teachers, they learn much more than their parents could probably give them. Furthermore, once our parents get older, they become more conservative and cannot always be objective in regard to modern trends and fashions. Thus we need to take their advice with caution during that period. However, some kind of intuition, which I believe, shared between relatives about what everybody needs and great love, which exists in families, still makes our parents very good teachers and advisers at any time.

In conclusion, while parents are not the ideal teachers, and well-rounded children will generally need a great diversity of teachers in their lives in order to have a more accurate view of the world, parents are generally the most committed of all teachers and have the greatest emotional investment in their children and their future.

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