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TOEFL

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test designed to measure the English language proficiency of non-native speakers who intend to enroll in universities or other academic institutions in English-speaking countries. TOEFL is recognized by more than 11,000 universities and other institutions in over 150 countries. The test is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a non-profit organization that develops and administers standardized tests.

TOEFL measures four language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The test has two formats: the internet-based test (iBT) and the paper-based test (PBT). The iBT is the more common format, and it is delivered on a computer. The PBT is a paper-and-pencil test that is only available in locations where the iBT is not available. Both formats have the same content and structure.

The TOEFL iBT consists of four sections: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The reading section includes academic passages and questions that test the ability to understand and analyze the content. The listening section includes lectures, conversations, and questions that test the ability to understand and analyze spoken English. The speaking section includes six tasks that test the ability to speak coherently and accurately on various topics. The writing section includes two tasks that test the ability to write essays and summarize information.

TOEFL scores range from 0 to 120, with each section scored on a scale of 0 to 30. Most universities and institutions require a minimum score of 80 to 100 for admission. The scores are valid for two years from the test date.

TOEFL offers several features and services to help test-takers prepare for the test. These include official study materials, free practice tests, and online courses. ETS also offers the TOEFL Go! test, a shorter and more flexible version of the TOEFL iBT that can be taken on a mobile device. Additionally, test-takers with disabilities or health-related needs can request accommodations to make the test accessible.

In conclusion, TOEFL is a standardized test that measures the English language proficiency of non-native speakers. The test measures four language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. TOEFL scores range from 0 to 120, and most universities and institutions require a minimum score of 80 to 100 for admission. TOEFL offers several features and services to help test-takers prepare for the test, including official study materials, free practice tests, and online courses.