About TOEFL Exam
What is the TOEFL test?
The TOEFL ITP® tests are paper-delivered and use academic and social content to evaluate the English-language proficiency of nonnative English speakers, giving you confidence about your students’ ability in a real-world academic setting. All questions are multiple choice and students answer questions by filling in an answer sheet. The tests evaluate skills in 3 areas:
- Listening Comprehension measures the ability to understand spoken English as it is used in colleges and universities.
- Structure and Written Expression measures recognition of selected structural and grammatical points in standard written English.
- Reading Comprehension measures the ability to read and understand academic reading material in English.
Content and Settings for the TOEFL ITP Tests
- Arts: fine arts, crafts, theater, dance, architecture, literature, music, film, photography
- Humanities: history, political science, government, philosophy, law
- Life Sciences: paleontology, biochemistry, animal behavior, ecology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, health science, biology, agriculture
- Physical Sciences: geology, astronomy, chemistry, Earth science, engineering, meteorology, energy, technology, oceanography, physics
- Social Sciences: anthropology, sociology, education, geography, archaeology, psychology, economics, business, management, marketing, communications
- Classes: class schedules, class requirements, library references, assignments (papers, presentations, readings), professors, studying, field trips
- Campus administration: registration, housing on and off campus, study abroad, internships, university policies
- Campus activities: clubs, committees, social events
- Business: management, offices, official documents, law
- Environment: weather, nature, climate, environment
- Food: types of food, restaurants
- Language and communication: mail, email, telephone use, leaving messages, requests for information
- Media: TV, newspapers, internet
- Objects: descriptions of objects, equipment
- Personal: family members, friends, health, emotions, physical characteristics, daily routines
- Planning and time management: future events, invitations, personal schedules
- Purchases: clothing, shopping, banking, money
- Recreation: sports, games, concerts, plays, art, books, photography, music, parties and gatherings, public lectures
- Transportation: travel, driving, parking, public transportation, travel reservations
- Workplace: applying for a job, on-campus employment, work schedules