TOEFL Preparation

The reading section of the TOEFL measures your ability to read and understand passages in English. You will be tested on your comprehension of major ideas, important information vocabulary and relationships among ideas in the passages.

Reading Section

Reading TextTime AllowedLength of PassageNumber of Questions
Passage-1 20 Minutes600-700 words 12-14
Passage-220 Minutes600-700 words 12-14
Passage-320 Minutes 600-700 words 12-14
Passage-4&520 Minutes Each600-700 words Each 12-14 Each
There may be five reading passages in some versions of the test.



The listening section of the TOEFL measures your ability to understand conversations and Lecture in English. You will be tested in your comprehension of the general ideas and supporting details of the conversations and lectures. You will also be asked to identify a speaker’s purpose in making a particular statement and a speakers attitude forward a particular topic.

Type of Audio TextLength of Audio Text Number of Questions
Conversation 1 2-3 Minutes 5
Conversation 23-5 Minutes6
Lecture 13-5 Minutes6
Lecture 23-5 Minutes6
Lecture 33-5 Minutes6
Lecture 43-5 Minutes6
Extra Audi Texts2-5 Minutes5-6 Each

There may be an extra conversation and two extra lectures in some version of the text.


Speaking Section

The speaking section measures your ability to speak in English about a variety of topics. There are six questions in this section. All of the questions are about topics that are appropriate for international studies. You do not need special knowledge of any subject to respond to the questions.

QuestionsReading TimeListening TimePreparation TimeSpeaking Time
Independent task-12-3 Minutes15 seconds45 seconds
Independent task-245 seconds2-3 Minutes15 seconds 60 seconds
Integrated task 245 seconds2-3 Minutes30 seconds 60 seconds
Integrated task 32-3 Minutes20 seconds 60 seconds
Integrated task 42-3 Minutes20 seconds 60 seconds

Writing Section

The writing section of the TOEFL measures your ability to pan and write Reponses to questions in easy format. You must be able to select and convey relevant information, organize and support ideas and demonstrate that yo can use English effectively.

QuestionsReading TimeListening TimeWriting Time
Integrated Task 3 Minutes2-3 Minutes20 Minutes
Integrated Task 3 Minutes2-3 Minutes30 Minutes