About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Page: 3923 (abstract only)
ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain
The TOEFL iBT® test measures the ability to use and understand English at the university level. More than 27 million people worldwide have taken the TOEFL® test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between intermediate and advanced.

It evaluates how well test takers combine their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

The TOEFL iBT® test is used for:
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution
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- Students and workers applying for visas

There is no passing or failing TOEFL score; individual institutions and agencies set their own score requirements.
Test Content
Combining All 4 Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing

Test takers are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:
- Read, listen and then speak in response to a question
- Listen and then speak in response to a question
- Read, listen and then write in response to a question

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It all makes for a test-taker friendly experience, more confidence and the ability to use your scores for thousands of graduate and business schools worldwide.

The GRE revised General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school.

Verbal Reasoning: Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.

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Analytical Writing: Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.