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“If you didn’t learn ANYTHING else about The TOEFL Exam before actually taking it.  You should AT LEAST learn the actual structure of the exam.”

~ "The Teacher"

Format Of The TOEFL Exam

Overall Structure Of The TOEFL

TOEFL Format - Structure Of The TOEFL

| TOEFL Excellenceraditionally — the total time of The TOEFL Exam is between *3.5 to 4 Hours, from beginning to end — with a 10-Minute Break in the middle of The Exam.  BUT…  Very Soon!  (July, 2023)…  The TOEFL Exam will be shortened to only about 2 hours.  (They say 2 hours — but that is only from the time that the test is actually going.  With the equipment check, and the time while instructions are given — the time will actually be longer.  So ironically — it is more accurate to say that it is “about” or “approximately” 2 hours.)

| TOEFL Excellencelso…  Because the total length of the exam has been shortened so drastically — there will no-longer be a 10-minute break during the exam.  This is why it is necessary that you are able to “Hold It” for the entire duration of the exam.  But that will also be easier with the new exam.

Notice!  — * Another Important Change With The New Exam (After July, 2023) — In the past, they sometimes gave extra reading passages, or lectures that you had to do.  This was used for so-called “Research Purposes”.  And this made the exam longer for those people who got that version of the exam.  This is why the actual time varied so much.  😐
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There Will Be No More “Extra” Reading Passages Or Lectures On The Exam!!!  —  I wrote an article about how ETS’s practice of doing “research” on paying customers — against their will — was extremely un-ethical, and actually VERY Possibly Illegal!  I would like to think that my article was one of the reasons why they will be stopping this practice (because no one else was talking about how un-ethical this was).  But, alas, I do not know if they ever even saw my article.
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The Important Thing Is…  This Un-Ethical Practice Is Coming To An End!!!  🥳
(hopefully)  🤞

| TOEFL Excellencehe Entire Exam is broken-up into 4 Sections, for the 4 different Language Skills:  ReadingListeningSpeaking, & Writing — (in that order).  Each Section has a different time-length, and a different amount of Questions & Tasks.

The Reading Section

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Section Of The Exam

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Number Of Questions & Tasks

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Timing Of The Section

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The Current Reading Section
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3–4 Reading Passages
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10 Questions/Tasks
For Each Reading Passage
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54–72 Minutes
  After July, 2023  
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The “New” Reading Section
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2 Reading Passages
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10 Questions/Tasks
For Each Reading Passage
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40 Minutes

The Listening Section

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Section Of The Exam

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Number Of Questions & Tasks

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Timing Of The Section

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The Current Listening Section
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3–4 Lectures
6 Questions Each
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2–3 Conversations
5 Questions Each
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41–57 Minutes
  After July, 2023  
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The “New” Listening Section
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3 Lectures
6 Questions Each
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2 Conversations
5 Questions Each
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40 Minutes

Break-Time!  — Currently, There is a 10-Minute timed break after The Listening Section, and before The Speaking Section.

Notice!  —  Once the new changes take effect (July, 2023) — There will be NO BREAK.  Because the exam is so much shorter.  😉

The Speaking Section

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Section Of The Exam

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Number Of Tasks

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Timing Of The Section

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The Current Speaking Section .
1 “Independent” Tasks
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3 “Integrated” Tasks
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17 Minutes
  After July, 2023  
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The Speaking Section Will Be The Same
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No Change
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No Change
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The Writing Section

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Section Of The Exam

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Number Of Tasks

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Timing Of The Section

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The Current Writing Section .
1 Integrated Task
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1 “Independent” Task

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17 Minutes
  After July, 2023  
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The “New” Writing Section
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1 Integrated Task
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1 “Independent” Task
(The “Independent” Task Will Be Improved)
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20 Minutes
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30 Minutes
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| TOEFL ExcellenceTS has stated that the old “Independent Task” will be replaced by a “New” task.  But the “New” task is essentially the same.  You are still asked to state your opinion about some topic.  The only difference is that — in this new version, you get to read two other people’s opinions about the topic.  And then all you have to do is state your opinion, and “add to the conversation”.

| TOEFL Excellencen other words — you simply need to agree with one of the people as say why, while making reference to what the other people said.  So essentially it is the same task.  Only now it is easier.  Because instead of thinking about reasons for or against the thing you are supposed to talk about — they actually GIVE you those ideas in what the other people are saying.

Notice!  —  So if you happen to read an article or watch a video that talks about the “Massive Changes” — just know that — the changes really are not “Massive”, “Huge”, or anything at all that you should worry about.  In fact — there are almost no changes to the exam at all!  Just that one task is being made easier, and the whole exam is being shortened.  Neat, huh?  😎

And Now It’s Finally Time To Learn All About Each Section Of The Exam — And How To Handle Every Questions & Task…  (With Excellence!!!)

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Summary

The Structure Of The TOEFL Exam...

It is VERY important to know the structure of The TOEFL Exam BEFORE your exam day.  You do not need to memorize all of the details, but you absolutely SHOULD be generally familiar with it.  😎

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