How long is the TOEFL test?

How long is the TOEFL test? It will take you about three hours to complete the reading, listening, speaking, and writing sections. However, you need to check in first which takes another 30 minutes. Therefore, you should plan on spending about three and a half hours.

How long is the TOEFL test


How long is the TOEFL test? Reading Section


The reading section takes 54-72 minutes.  In addition, you will read 3 or 4 passages and answer 30-40 questions. Follow the below link for all of the TOEFL resources that you can use to prepare:

How long is the TOEFL test? Listening Section


The listening section takes 41-57 minutes.  You will answer approximately 28-39 questions based on lectures, classroom discussions, and conversations. The link below will lead you to all of the preparation lessons that you will need to score high on this section of the exam:

How long is the TOEFL test? Speaking Section


The shortest of the four sections, the speaking section takes approximately 17 minutes.  You will be asked to speak based on four tasks: 1) familiar topic, 2) reading, listening, speaking–campus-related, 3) reading, listening, speaking–academic, and 4) listening, speaking–academic. The link provided here sends to free speaking resources, including a free TOEFL speaking practice test evaluation.

How long is the writing test?


The writing section takes 50 minutes.  For instance, you will have 20 minutes to write an essay that shows how the most important points in a listening passage relate to the corresponding points in a reading passage.  In addition, aim to write approximately 250-350 words on this integrated writing task.

Furthermore,  you will get 30 minutes to write an essay on a familiar topic. Moreover, your goal is to write 350-550 words during this writing prompt. Follow the link below to learn more about how to prepare for this section of the TOEFL iBT:

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