TOEFL exam content

TOEFL 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:

SectionNumber of questionsTasksTime limit
Reading36-56 questions to 3-4 textsRead passages and answer questionsFrom 60 to 80 minutes
Listening34-51 questionsListen to some lectures, conversations and class discussions; then answer all questionsFrom 60 to 90 minutes

Ten minutes
SpeakingSix questionsExpress your opinion on an issue; speak based on listening and reading exercises20 minutes
WritingTwo essaysWrite one assay based on listening and reading passages; another essay should contain a supporting of your opinion to a topic50 minutes