The Listening section of the TOEFL® test requires you to gain meaning from oral lectures and conversations. You will listen to one of these, then answer multiple-choice type of questions about what you heard. Some questions have more than one correct answer and others may ask you to put events in sequence or place information in the proper place on a chart or table.
The Reading section of the TOEFL® test assesses your ability to read passages in English about a variety of topics at a college/university reading level. You will need to be able to understand what the passage is saying and answer multiple-choice questions about things it says directly and things that can be inferred from the author’s words. The key to success on this part of the TOEFL test is your ability to note key words and phrases, as you read. You’ll need to be able to pick out details and determine the organization of the passage, as well.
In the actual TOEFL iBT® test, you will have 20 minutes to read the passage and answer the questions. Test takers with disabilities can request a time extension before the test date.