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"The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is administered worldwide. It evaluates the ability of an individual to use and understand English in an academic setting. It sometimes is an admission requirement for non-native English speakers at many English-speaking colleges and universities in United States and Canada. A TOEFL score is valid for two years and then will no longer be officially reported since a candidate’s language proficiency could have significantly changed since the date of the test. Colleges and universities usually mainly refer to a recent TOEFL test score."

"TOEFL IBT, full score is 120 points, including speaking, listening, reading and writing in four-parts. Each part is 30 points. It takes 4 hours and 30 minutes. Meanwhile, some U.S. schools give the new TOEFL IBT score requirements, most schools require a score between 80 and 95 points."

Section      Time        Amount 

Reading  60-100 minutes  36-70
Listing  60-90 minutes   34-51
Break    10 minutes       ---
Speaking 20 minutes        6
Writing  50 minutes        2


Why take the TOEFL test?

1. Wide international recognition
"TOEFL gives plenty of choice concerning placement for study. The test is accepted and relied on by most of the universities in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and by thousands of universities all over around the world. The scores determine students’ admissions, scholarships, graduation etc. Consequently, the better the scores are, the more opportunities are open."

2. Accuracy、Reliability、Sincerity
The TOEFL test assessment by the world’s leading research and education authorities ETS, relies on the scientific research strength and strong ETS senior professional background. The advanced design of TOEFL is dedicated to providing scientific and effective tests to evaluate students’ most English level true.
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