English Proficiency Test Solutions

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English Proficiency Tests
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The TOEFL Test — Is ONE of the KEY Requirements for ADMISSION in some of the BEST UNIVERSITIES and COLLEGES in the WORLD

TOEFL STANDS FOR (Test of English as A Foreign Language) 

ETS (Educational Testing Service) is the nonprofit educational organization that develops and administers the TOEFL test.

As ETS observes in the OFFICIAL GUIDE TO TOEFL TEST THIRD EDITION, Undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs around the world require students to demonstrate their ability to communicate in English as an entrance requirement. The TOEFL test gives students the opportunity to prove they can communicate ideas effectively by simulating university classroom and student life communication. The language used in the test reflects real-life English-language usage in university lectures, classes, and laboratories. It is the same language professors use when they discuss coursework or concepts with students. It is the language students use in study groups and everyday university situations, such as buying books at the bookstore. The reading passages are from real textbooks and course materials.

THE TOEFL TEST

The TOEFL test, as acknowledged in OFFICIAL GUIDE TO TOEFL TEST THIRD EDITION measures how well students use English, not just their knowledge of the language. Because it is a valid and reliable test with unbiased, objective scoring, the TOEFL test confirms that a student has the English language skills necessary to succeed in an academic setting. That’s why it is the most highly regarded and widely accepted test in the world.

In addition, the test assesses one’s appreciation and application of LOGIC. Although it is assumed that the test is a language-based test, the TOEFL TEST, measures one’s CRITICAL THINKING HABITS as evidenced in some of the implied TRICKS in the exam.

So far, more than 6,000 colleges, universities, and agencies in 130 countries accept TOEFL scores, so students have the flexibility to use their TOEFL test scores worldwide. The TOEFL test is also the most accessible English-language test. It is administered at more than 4,500 test centers in 180 countries. More than 22 million people have taken the test since 1964.

WHO CREATES THE TOEFL TEST?

ETS (Educational Testing Service) is the nonprofit educational organization that develops and administers the TOEFL test.

WHAT IS THE TOEFL iBT?

The TOEFL iBT is an Internet-based test (iBT) delivered in secure testing centers around the world. The TOEFL iBT replaced the TOEFL computer-based test (CBT). The paper-and-pencil (PBT) version of the test is still offered in some locations where iBT testing is not possible.

WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE TOEFL TEST?

If your first or native language is NOT English, it is likely that the college or university that you wish to attend will require you to take this test. However, you should check with each institution to which you are applying for admission.

HOW IS THE TOEFL USED IN THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS?

Your test scores will be considered together with other information you supply to the institution during application to determine if you have the appropriate academic and language background to be admitted to a regular or modified program of study. Often your field of study and whether you are applying as a graduate or undergraduate student will determine what TOEFL scores you need.

IS THERE A MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORE?

Each institution that uses TOEFL scores sets its own minimum level of acceptable performance. These minimums vary from one institution to another, depending on factors such as the applicant’s field of study, the level of study (undergraduate or graduate), whether the applicant will be a teaching assistant, and whether the institution offers English as a Second Language support for its students.

  • Speaking

    TEST LASTS APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES

  • Writing

    There are two tasks in the Writing section of the TOEFL test . They include: An Integrated Writing Task and An Independent Writing Task The Integrated Writing Task comes first because it requires some listening, and when you are taking the real TOEFL, you will be wearing headphones. When you finish the Integrated Writing Task, which takes about 20 minutes, you may take the headphones off to work on the Independent Writing Task. You will then have 30 minutes to complete the Independent Writing Task.

  • Listening

    In the listening section, you will listen to four to 3 to 4 lectures 6 question each and 2 to 3 conversations five questions each. There will be six questions per lecture and five questions per conversation. You will have a total of 41 to 57 minutes to answer all of the Listening questions.

  • Reading

    Reading section includes 3 to 4 reading passages, each approximately 700 words long with 10 questions each. You have from 54 to 72 minutes to answer all questions in the section. OFFICIAL GUIDE TO TOEFL TEST THIRD EDITION The passages are excerpts from college-level textbooks that would be used in introductions to a discipline or topic. The excerpts are changed as little as possible because the goal of the TOEFL iBT is to assess how well students can read the kind of writing that is used in an academic environment.

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