All About TOEFL iBT

TOEFL iBT® Test Content

 The TOEFL iBT® test is given in English and administered via the Internet. There are four sections (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete, including check-in.

Combining All Four Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing

During the test, you 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

TOEFL iBT Test Sections

Section Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading 60–80 minutes 36–56 questions Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
Listening 60–90 minutes 34–51 questions Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

The test you take may include extra questions in the Reading or Listening section that do not count toward your score. These are either questions that enable ETS to make test scores comparable across administrations or new questions that help ETS determine how such questions function under actual testing conditions.

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Making an Invitation

Notice this dialogue below: 

Sam          : What are you doing this weekend, Ameena? (Apa yang akan kamu lakukan di akhir pekan ini, Ameena?)

Ameena  :  Let see….( Coba aku lihat)

I think I must get ready for my test. Why? ( Sepertinya aku harus bersiap-siap untuk tes saya. Kenapa?).

Sam         :  I wonder whether you would care to come on a picnic with us this weekend

( Saya ingin tahu apakah kamu ingin ikut piknik bersama kami di akhir minggu ini)

Ameena  : Ooh..that would be great fun, but, I can’t ( Ooh itu akan sangat menyenangkan, tapi aku tidak bisa )

Sam         : That’s ok. How about next weekend, what will do?

(Tidak apa-apa. Bagaimana kalau minggu depan, apa yang akan kamu lakukan?)

Ameena  : Nothing special as far as I know. Why? ( Setahu saya tidak ada yang khusus. Kenapa?)

Sam         : Would you care to have lunch with us? ( Maukah kamu makan siang bersama kami?)

Ameena  : Yes, I’d love to. Thanks for inviting me (Ya, saya mau. Terima kasih atas sudah mengundang saya)

Sam         : You are welcome. I’ll be waiting for you. (Sama-sama. Aku akan menunggumu )

If you want to make an invitation for someone, you can say:

  1. How about coming over to my place on Saturday?
  2. I thought you might like to come to  my party
  3. We are going to have a party. Can you come?
  4. I’m having a party. I would be happy if you could come

If you want to accept the invitation, you can say:

  1. That sounds like fun. Which day will it be held? ( Kedengarannya menyenangkan. Kapan acaranya diadakan?)
  2. Yes, I’d love to, but when/where/what time? ( Ya, saya mau tapi kapan/dimana/jam berapa?)

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