TOEFL Syllabus 2019
Ranjini Basu, 23 Jan 2019, #TOEFL
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TOEFL Syllabus 2019: ETS®, the TOEFL® conducting body prescribes four modules/sections in the TOEFL syllabus 2019, namely, Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Although there is no specific TOEFL 2019 syllabus, the pattern of the test is quite specific. The test takers are required to combine his/her language skills in all the sections while appearing for the TOEFL exam. All the sections are conducted on the same day with a 10 minutes break. Candidates are assessed on their capability to ingrate the mentioned skill-sets. Careers 360, in this article, has provided the syllabus of TOEFL 2019 pertaining to Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing sections.

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As per the TOEFL syllabus 2019, a candidate is required to perform the following tasks-

  • Read, listen and then speak in response to a question

  • Listen and then speak in response to a question

  • Read, listen and then write in response to a question

The detailed break-up of the four sections in TOEFL Syllabus 2019 are provided below:

  • Reading section description- 

Length of Each Passage

Number of Passages

Number of questions in each passage

Timing for each passage

Total Duration

700 words approx.

3-4 Passages from academic texts.

12-14 questions per passage.

36-56 questions in total.

20mins to read and answer the questions

60-80mins

Reading: This section involves reading three or four passages from academic texts and answering questions. Candidates can practice reading passages from books or papers to prepare for this module. The passages in the test can be derived from anywhere. In this section of TOEFL 2019, only reading ability of the candidate is checked.

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  • Listening section description- 

Number of Lectures

Number of  words in each lecture(words) /conversation(exchanges)

Number of  questions in each lecture/conversation

Timing for each lecture/conversation

4-6 lectures

500-800 words

6 questions per lecture

3-5 minutes each

2–3 conversations

12-25 exchanges

5 questions per conversation

34-51 questions in total(lectures+ conversations)

3 minutes each

60–90 minutes is the total duration for Listening module

Listening: This section requires a candidate to listen to academic lectures, classroom discussions and conversations; then answering questions related to the topic. The test takers need to be alert and active in this section of the exam as they will be later asked questions from the sessions. It is advisable that students take notes while listening to the lectures and discussions.

  • Speaking section description- 

  • The total duration of Speaking module is 20 minutes.

  • Number of tasks =6.

Number of Tasks

Duration of Passage/Conversation/Lecture

Preparing Time (after beep sound)

Speaking Time (after beep sound)

2 Independent Tasks.

Not specified

15 secs each.

 15x2= 30 secs

45 secs each.

45x2= 90 secs 

4 Integrated Tasks

 

1>    Read/ Listen/ Speak.

Passages and talks. Then answer the questions relating both.

 

 

2>    Listen/Speak. Listen to part of Lecture and then answer the given question.

 

 

 

 

Passage- 45 secs each to read.

75-100 words.

Listening passage-

60-90 secs. 150-220 words.

 

Listening passage-

60-90 secs.

180-220 words.

 

Lecture-

90- 120 secs.

230-250 words.

 

 

30 secs each.

 

30x2= 60 secs

 

 

60 secs each.

 

60x2= 120 secs

 

 

 


20 secs each.

 

20x2= 40 secs

 

 

 

 

60 secs each.

 

60x2= 120 secs

Speaking: According to the syllabus of TOEFL 2019, in this section, test takers have to express an opinion on a familiar topic. They will have to speak based on Reading and Listening tasks. This section evaluates a candidate's ability to comprehend information. Basically, one needs to explain what he/she has read.

  • Writing section description- 

Task Type

Task Description

Word Limit for Reading Passage

Reading Time

Listening Passage Word Limit

Listening Passage Time

Word Limit

Response Time

1 Integrated task

Read/Listen/Write

230-300 words

3 minutes

230-300 words

2 minutes

150- 225 words

20 minutes

1 Independent task

Writing from Knowledge and Experience

NA

NA

NA

NA

300 words

30 minutes

Writing: In this section, candidates will have to write essay responses based on the reading and listening tasks that is provided. The candidate will also have to support an opinion in writing. The candidate should be well informed in order to crack this section.

What is the exam pattern of TOEFL 2019?

The total duration of the TOEFL test is about four and a half hours. Below is the test pattern of TOEFL 2019 exam. Aspiring candidates can also check the TOEFL sample paper if one wishes to know more about TOEFL syllabus 2019.

TOEFL 2019 Syllabus

Section

Time Limit

Questions

Tasks

Reading

60–80 minutes

36–56 questions

Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.

Listening

60–90 minutes

34–51 questions

Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, answer questions.

Speaking

20 minutes

6 tasks

Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.

Writing

50 minutes

2 tasks

Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

TOEFL, a test of English language proficiency is administered by a US-based non-profit organization called the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is recognised by more than 10,000 participating institutes and organisations across 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States. TOEFL Test result is also required for availing the visa in some of the countries worldwide. The test score of TOEFL is valid up to 2 years from the date of test. The exam is typically held on Saturdays and Sundays. Candidates can register for TOEFL 2019 depending on the availability of TOEFL Test dates 2019 which are scheduled by the concerned authorities.

TOEFL Test Prep planner as prepared by ETS, the TOEFL conducting body aims to help aspirants plan their TOEFL iBT 2019 exam. The TOEFL iBT® Test Prep Planner offers a comprehensive 8-week plan to prepare for the TOEFL® test. The planner has all the information related the exam including TOEFL 2019 syllabus, TOEFL 2019 preparation tips, TOEFL 2019, sample question paper, scoring guides. It also provided some skill-building activities.

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