TOEFL iBT Format
The TOEFL iBT is about 3 1/2 to 4 hours long, and is divided into four sections:
1. The first section is READING, which lasts about 60-90 minutes.
2. The second section is LISTENING, which lasts from 60-90 minutes
!. Then you get lucky –- you have a 10-minute break!!
3. The third section is SPEAKING, which is the shortest, about 20 minutes
4. The last section is WRITING, for which you have about 60 minutes.
We'll be examining each of these sections in greater depth as we go along.
Though the exam itself covers the four main skill areas, it’s important to remember that to get a high score in the TOEFl iBT, you need to master quite a few other skills in English. These include the secondary skills of grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation, as well as general academic support skills such as note-taking, keyboarding, mind-mapping, summarizing, paraphrasing, skimming, and so on.