Apakah Test TOEFL itu?

TOEFL adalah tes kemampuan berbahasa Inggris yang diakui tinggi secara international. Pemilik TOEFL adalah .

Materi pada test TOEFL

Test yang terdapat dalam TOEFL tidak jauh berbeda dengan test kemampuan bahasa inggris lainya, meliputi Reading, Listening, Writing, dan Speaking

Persiapan Test TOEFL

Preparation sangatlah penting untuk menghadapi test TOEFL. Dengan persiapan dan latihan di harapkan pada saat test kita sudah terbiasa dengan berbagai jenis soal yang di ujikan, sehingga bisa mencapai score yang tinggi

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Sukses berawal dari TOEFL

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About Test Scores of TOEFL iBT

Score Scales

The TOEFL iBT test provides scores is four skill areas:
Reading                     0-30 
Listening                   0-30
Speaking                   0-30
Writing                     0-30
Total Score              0-120
The total score is the sum of the four skill scores.

Rating of Speaking and Writing Responses
Responses to all six Speaking tasks are digitally recorded and sent to ETS. The responses from each test taker are scored by three to six different certified raters. The responses for each task is rated on a scale from 0 to 40 according to the rubrics on pages 188-191. The average of all six ratings is converted to a scaled score of 0 to 30.

Raters listen for the following features in test taker responses:
  • Delivery: How clear was the speech? Good responses are fluid and clear, with good pronunciation, natural pacing, and natural-sounding intonation patterns.
  • Language use: How effectively does the test taker use grammar and vocabulary to convey ideas? Raters determine the test taker's ability to control both basic and more complex language structures, and use appropriate vocabulary.
  • Topic development: How fully do test takers answer the question and how coherently do they present their ideas? How well did the test taker synthesize and summarize the information in the integrated tasks? Good responses generally use all or most of the time allotted, and the relationship between ideas and the progression from one idea to the next are clear and easy to follow. 
It is important to note that raters do not expect test takers' responses to be perfect. Even high-scoring responses may contain occasional errors and minor problems in any of the three areas described above

Responses to all writing tasks also are sent to ETS. The responses are rated by two certified raters and the automated scoring system on a scale of 0 to 5 according to the rubrics on pages 200-201. The average of the scores on the two writing tasks is converted to a scaled score of 0 to 30.
  • The response to the integrated writing task is scored on the quality of writing (organization, appropriate and precise use of grammar and vocabulary) and the completeness and accuracy of the  content.
  • The independent writing essay is scored on the overall quality of the writing: development, organization, and appropriate and precise use of grammar and vocabulary.
It is important to note that the raters recognize that the responses are first drafts. They do not expect test takers to produce a well-researched, comprehensive essay. For that reason, test takers can earn a high score with a response that contains some errors.

Score Reports 
TOEFL score report provide valuable information about a test taker's readiness to participate and succeed in academic studies in an English-speaking environment. Score report include:
  • four skill scores 
  • total score
Scores are reported online approximately 10 days after the test. Test takers can view their scores online at no charge. Colleges, universities, and agencies receive paper score reports if the test taker has selected them as score recipients. (A paper copy of the score report is mailed to the test taker only upon request.) Test taker score reports also include performance feedback that indicates whether their performance was high, medium, or low, and describes what test takers in each score range typically know and can do with the English language.

Score requirements 
Each institution sets its own requirements for TOEFL scores. Test takers should consult their target institutions to determine their specific TOEFL score requirements. A list of colleges, universities, and agencies that accept TOEFL scores and a list of institutional score requirements reported to ETS can be obtained at

About the TOEFL iBT Test - Writing Section

Academic Writing Skills

In all academic situations where writing in English is required, students must be able to present their ideas in a clear. well-organized manner. The Writing section measures your ability to write English in an academic setting.

  • Often, students need to write a paper or an essay response about what they are learning in their classes. This requires combining information they have heard in class lectures with what they have read in textbooks or other materials. This type of writing is referred to as integrated writing. In this type of writing, students must:
  1. Take notes on what they hear and read, and use them to organize information before writing
  2. Summarize, paraphrase, and cite information from the source material accurately
  3. Write about the ways the information they heard relates to the information they read
For example, in an academic course, a student might be asked to compare and contrast the points of view expressed by the professor in class with those expressed by an author in the assigned reading material. The student must successfully draw information from each source to explain the contrast.

  • Student must also write essays that express and support their opinions. In this type of writing, known as independent writing, students express an opinion and support it based on their own knowledge and experience.
For example, students may be asked to write an essay about a controversial issue. The students use part, personal experience to support their opinion.

In all types of writing, it is helpful for students to:
  1. Identify one main idea and some major point that support it
  2. Plan how to organize the essay (For example, with an outline)
  3. Develop the essay by using reasons, examples, and details
  4. Express information in an organized manner
  5. Use effective linking words (transitional phrases) to connect ideas and help the reader understand the flow of ideas
  6. Use a range grammar and vocabulary for effective expression
  7. Use grammar and vocabulary accurately; use idiomatic expressions appropriately
  8. Follow the conventions of spelling, punctuation, and layout
The total time for the Writing section is 50 minutes. Test takers write their responses to two writing tasks. Responses are typed into the computer and sent to ETS, where they are scored by both certified raters and the automated scoring system.

About the TOEFL iBT Test - Speaking Section

Academic Speaking Skills

Students should be able to speak English successfully in and outside the classroom. The Speaking section measures your ability to speak effectively in academic settings.

In classrooms, students must:
  • Respond to questions
  • Participate in academic discussions with other students
  • Synthesize and summarize what they have read in their textbooks and heard in class
  • Express their views on topics under discussion
Outside of the classroom, students must:
  • Participate in casual conversations
  • Express their opinions
  • Communicate with people in such places as the bookstore, the library and the housing office
The Speaking section is approximately 20 minutes long and includes six tasks.
  • The first two tasks are independent speaking tasks on topics familiar to you. They ask you to draw upon your own ideas, opinions, and experiences when responding. However, you can respond with any idea, opinion, or experience relevant to completing the task.
  • The remaining four tasks are integrated tasks where you must use more than one skill when responding. Two of the tasks require you to read, listen and then speak in response by relating the information from the reading and listening material. The other two tasks require you to listen and then speak in response You can take notes and use those notes when responding to the speaking tasks.
Like the other sections of the test, the Speaking section is delivered via the Internet. For all speaking tasks, you use a headset with a microphone. Speak into the microphone to record your responses. Responses are digitally recorded and sent to ETS, where they are scored by certified raters.

Source: The Official guide to the TOEFL Test - Fourth Edition

About the TOEFL iBT Test - Listening Section

Academic Listening Skills

The Listening section measures your ability to understand spoken English. In academic settings, students must be able to listen to lectures and conversations. Academic listening is typically done for one of the three following purposes:

Listening for basic comprehension

  • Comprehend the main idea, major points, and important details related to the main idea (Comprehension of all details is not necessary.)
Listening for pragmatic understanding
  • Recognize a speaker's attitude and degree of certainty
  • Recognize the function or purpose of a speaker's statement
Connecting and synthesizing information
  • Recognize the organization of information presented
  • Understand the relationships between ideas presented (for example, compare/contrast, cause/effect, or steps in a process)
  • Make inferences and draw conclusion based on what is implied in the material
  • Make connections among pieces of information in a conversation or lecture
  • Recognize topic changes (for example, digressions and aside statements) in lecture and conversations, and recognize introductions and conclusions in lectures
Listening material in the test includes academic lectures and long conversations in which the speech sounds very natural. You can take notes on any listening material throughout the entire test.

After the listening material is played, you both see and hear each question before you see the answer choices. This encourage you to listen for main ideas.

There are four question formats in the Listening section:
  • Traditional multiple-choice questions with four answer choices and a single correct answer
  • Multiple-choice questions with more than one answer (for example, two correct answers out of four choices or three answers out of five choices)
  • Questions that require you to order events or steps in a process
  • Questions that require you to match objects or text to categories in a chart
Source: The Official guide to the TOEFL Test - Fourth Edition


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