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TOEFL Structure

TOEFL exam content

TOEFL StructureTOEFL structure is quite simple and consequent. The exam consists of four main parts: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking. The exam is four hours and a half long. Questions of some sections can be combined: for instance, you may need to read, listen and then give an answer in a written or oral form. Teachers provides you with a description of each section below:

Section Number of questions Tasks Time limit
Reading 36-56 questions to 3-4 texts Read passages and answer questions From 60 to 80 minutes
Listening 34-51 questions Listen to some lectures, conversations and class discussions; then answer all questions From 60 to 90 minutes
Break

Ten minutes
Speaking Six questions Express your opinion on an issue; speak based on listening and reading exercises 20 minutes
Writing Two essays Write one assay based on listening and reading passages; another essay should contain a supporting of your opinion to a topic 50 minutes