TOEFL iBT Test Content

The TOEFL iBT test has four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

Test time

The total test takes just under 2 hours to complete, but you should plan for 2.5 hours, allowing 30 minutes for check in.

Test sections overview

Use the table below to view the breakdown of each TOEFL iBT test section.

Section Estimated Timing Questions/Tasks Description
Reading 35 minutes 20 questions Read passages and respond to questions.
Listening 36 minutes 28 questions Answer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions.
Speaking 16 minutes 4 tasks Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and heard.
Writing 29 minutes 2 tasks Read a passage, listen to a recording, type your response. State and support an opinion in an online classroom discussion.

TOEFL® Test Preparation: The Insider's Guide

With this free self-paced course, you can learn and practice whenever it’s most convenient for you. It includes:

  • an introduction to the test and each section
  • videos
  • short quizzes
  • collaborative discussion boards
  • tips from expert instructors
  • scaled-score range for Speaking and Writing practice questions
  • information and sample questions for the new Writing for an Academic Discussion task

TOEFL iBT® Free Practice Test

Take a full practice test with all four sections and real past test questions. Practice as often as you like!

  • View correct answers in the Reading and Listening sections.
  • Listen to sample Speaking responses.
  • Read sample Writing responses.
  • Includes the new Writing for an Academic Discussion task

TOEFL iBT® Practice Sets

Practice for each section of the test with free sets of TOEFL iBT questions from previous tests. Writing Practice Sets include new Writing for an Academic Discussion task where applicable.

TOEFL iBT® Paper Edition Practice Test

This free practice test uses real TOEFL iBT past test questions for the Reading, Listening, and Writing sections.

  • same paper-delivered format you'll experience on test day
  • includes all audio files and transcripts

Download the TOEFL iBT Paper Edition Practice Test (zip) You’ll take the Speaking section of the Paper Edition test at home on your computer. You can practice for the Speaking section using the TOEFL iBT Speaking Practice Sets (PDF)

TOEFL Go!® App

Practice for your TOEFL iBT test anytime, anywhere, for free, with the TOEFL Go!® app. Available through your internet browser (desktop and mobile friendly) and includes:

  • A complete TOEFL iBT mock test
  • Additional practice for all 4 sections
  • AI-powered automated scoring
  • Performance feedback for all 4 sections
  • Personalized feedback and tips for Speaking and Writing responses
  • High-level sample responses for Speaking and Writing, with opportunities for comparison and reflection