What Is a Good TOEFL® Score?

TOEFL is an English proficiency test organized by the American Educational Testing Service (ETS). The full name is "English Proficiency Test for Non-English-speaking Individuals." Chinese is transliterated as "TOEFL" by TOEFL.

Basic Information

Chinese name
Foreign name
The Test of English as a Foreign Language
Short name
Three kinds
"TOEFL" is translated from TOEFL, and the Chinese call it "TOEFL".
TOEFL has a total of 133 test rooms in mainland China, numbered from STN80000 to STN80132, in order of test room opening. The first open TOEFL test room is STN80000 Beijing Technology and Business University, of which Beijing, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Henan, Shanghai and other places Most nervous.
In September 2005,
The new TOEFL test uses real scenarios, such as simulating the dynamic and interactive environment on a university campus. The test questions comprehensively examine the four English language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Candidates can fully demonstrate their ability to communicate in English.
The new TOEFL test is conducted via the Internet, and the test takes the form of a computer-based test. The new TOEFL test time and the number of questions in each part are fixed. However, the test does not use computer-based questions, that is, the difficulty of the question has nothing to do with whether the answer to the previous question is accurate. [4]
The new TOEFL score of 30 points for listening, speaking, reading and writing, totaling 120 points. The new TOEFL 80 is equivalent to the old TOEFL 550 points, and the new TOEFL 100 is equivalent to the old TOEFL 600 points.
· The new TOEFL test (online) has a full score of 120 points, with 4 points each taking 30 points. [5]
You can apply for a transfer test 10 days before the test day (excluding test day and application day). However, transfers are only possible if the date you want to re-register and the test room is still available. You must first pay the transfer fee and confirm the successful payment in "My Home Page" , then apply for the transfer test through "View Registered Information" . If you have already paid the transfer fee because there are no seats available or the transfer deadline has not passed, you can keep this account in your account so that you can apply for other services in the future or request a refund.
You can apply to cancel the exam 10 days before the test day (excluding the test day and application day). If you successfully apply for cancellation of the exam, you will receive a refund equivalent to 50% of the test fee. The remaining 50% of the reserved fee will be used to pay for your registration work and reserve the seat of the exam room, without being refunded to you. Late registration surcharges are non-refundable. Refunds will not be processed automatically. After canceling the application online, you must fax a refund application to the TOEFL iBT call center of the Ministry of Education test center. Your fax includes your NEEA ID, name, birthday, signature, certificate number, and certificate. Photocopies, etc. The refund application form can be downloaded in the notes for candidates.
Additional grades
The TOEFL iBT sends official performance reports to the four schools designated by the candidates for free. If you need to give your grades to the other four schools, you can apply for the additional grade of RMB 136. You can apply for this service by "Viewing Registered Information" . Please make sure you have paid successfully or your account balance is sufficient before applying. At the same time, candidates are required to ensure the accuracy of the information sent to the school.
Grade review
Within three months after the test, you can review your writing and speaking test results. You can request a single review for writing or speaking, or you can apply for both. You can only apply for a reconsideration for an exam, that is, you cannot apply for a reconsideration of the oral part of a test and then a reconsideration of the writing part. The cost of applying for a single reconsideration for writing or speaking is RMB 615, and the cost of applying for two reconsiderations is RMB 1229 [8]
Writing score
Comprehensive Writing:
1. The completeness and accuracy of the content. Simply put, it is whether the article has extracted the key information points in the lecture completely and accurately (usually there are three points), and effectively correspond one-to-one with the relevant content in the reading materials. If there are missing information points in the lecture, there will be a certain degree of penalties; if only the viewpoints on reading materials are written, 1 point will be awarded.
2. The organization of the article, the correctness and accuracy of vocabulary and grammar. A high-scoring composition needs to be organized, coherent, and properly worded. It can accurately express how the perspectives in the lecture are related to the perspectives in the reading materials. Some occasional language errors, such as word spelling and singular and plural problems, will not have a great impact on the performance of the composition. Of course, the fewer errors the better.
Independent Writing:
1. Effectively respond to the topic and clarify the topic of the article. Generally speaking, it s rare for independent writing to completely run the test, but the arguments used by many candidates in the discussion are more likely to have little relevance to the topic, that is, the partial answer to the question, which affects the score.
2. The logic is clear and the argument is fully developed. The key to this is the expansion of the article's argument, and whether it provides a lot of details and examples to support the point of view, rather than generalizing reasoning. For example, a classmate's English writing ability is very strong. I can only say that it is strong, very powerful, and writes very well and superficially, but if I say that this student has a TOEFL writing score of 29, it is very detailed and convincing. Argument for force.
3. The content is consistent, and the connection is natural and smooth. Articles that achieve coherent content are usually centered on the central point of the text, without contradictory arguments or repeated arguments. Sometimes, some causal, sequential, and progressive relations can be used as a binder.
4. Make words authentic, and master the language. After all, the TOEFL test is a language test. In the end, it is necessary to check the language use ability of the candidates, but it should be noted that candidates are not required to use difficult words and partial phrases throughout the text, but to change some common American sentences Express your ideas clearly, so candidates are advised to read and imitate the original English materials as much as possible, so that the written articles can be authentic.
· Assessment
The TOEFL test questions are divided into four parts, and the first three parts use multiple choice questions. Each question usually has 4 alternative answers, and the questions are answered on the prescribed answer sheet uniformly. All answers are scored using a computer. The fourth part is the composition TWE. During the test, the composition test is performed first, followed by the other three parts. The composition test time is 30 minutes, and the other three parts are 110 minutes. It takes three and a half hours from the time a candidate enters the test room to the end of the test.
The first part is Listening Comprehension, about 50 questions, about 30 minutes. It is mainly to test the ability of the candidate to listen, speak and understand American English. This part is divided into three groups A, B, and C. Each group has a detailed explanation before the question. Group A is a sentence and answers after listening to the recording; Group B is a simple conversation and answering after listening to the recording; Group C is a longer conversation or essay. After listening to the recording, candidates should answer the questions they need to answer Answer immediately.
The second part is about grammatical structure and written expression (Structure & Written Expressive), about 40 questions, and the test time is 25 minutes. The main test is the ability of candidates to master basic grammar in standard English written writing. The second part consists of two sets of questions, A and B. Group A questions focus on the grammatical structure and require candidates to choose the answers to complete incomplete sentences. Group B mainly selects incorrect answers from the underlined words or phrases to test the candidates' written expression ability.
The third part is Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension, about 60 questions, 45 minutes. The main test is the ability of candidates to use English vocabulary and the ability to understand various types of English reading materials. This section is also divided into two groups, A and B. In group A, the best answer is selected on the underlined part; in group B, the correct answer is selected according to the reading materials.
TOEFL test scores include three project scores and a total score. The three-part score is the "original score" obtained by the candidate for the correct number of questions, and the "proportion score" obtained through statistical means, and the total score is obtained by multiplying the three-part proportional score by 10 and dividing by 3. Candidates don't deduct points for wrong answers, so the best T0EFL test score in the world is 680 points. American or Canadian institutions do not have uniform rules on admission scores for freshmen, but generally about three-quarters of institutions require freshmen with a TOEFL score of 550 or higher. Majors in American literature, humanities, journalism, and business management have higher TOEFL scores, while computer, math, and natural sciences have slightly lower requirements. T0EFL test scores are valid for two years. Those who need T0EFL scores after two years must retake the test.

TOEFL Main Way

The new TOEFL forms a local area network with the ETS headquarters via the Internet, and issues different exam questions for everyone. Exam questions are valid once and there will be no more question banks. In addition, after the answers are recorded electronically in the online test, the answers are transmitted to the manual scoring network, and they are scored objectively and reliably to ensure the fairness and rationality of the test.
IELTS has not officially announced the use of "computer-based test". The IELTS test that Chinese candidates take is still written. The test will have a certain test bank, and some questions will appear repeatedly in the test. The score of the IELTS composition in 2006 Standards will be more detailed.
Expert Tips: In principle, the new TOEFL test will not repeat the test questions; there will still be a test bank in the IELTS test. Candidates can pass some of the "experience" test experience to get a general understanding of the test background. Candidates cannot be completely dependent. Because the questions on the exam can be extremely similar, but the answers are completely different.

TOEFL listening content

The new TOEFL's original short dialogue was cancelled, the listening content was more academic, and the speech length was greatly lengthened. In addition, five new question types appeared in the listening part: "Choose two questions with correct answers", "Detailed questions completed after listening to the abstract of some articles", "Click on the corresponding position of the picture according to the content of the article", "By dragging "Choose multiple choice answers," "click on the question in the form."
There will be multiple classic scenes in the listening part of IELTS, and the assessment of details will be closer to the requirements of foreign life. In addition, some new scenes will appear in the listening section, such as commercial scenes, supermarkets, souvenir shops, and other information. The type of assessment questions also tends to be diversified, and is no longer a simple examination of filling in blanks or multiple choice questions.
Expert Tip: The test of the new TOEFL listening part gives candidates more time to think than IELTS. Some of the questions can be repeated, and the question type is still multiple choice. Compared with the IELTS fill-in-the-blank answer, it is more in line with Chinese students. Test mode.

TOEFL Speaking Content

The spoken part of the new TOEFL uses human-computer dialogue to simulate formal lectures to examine students. There are 6 questions in the exam, one and three are for campus life, and two or four are relatively academic subjects.
IELTS speaking uses the form of "dialogue for everyone". Candidates can ask the examiner to repeat the questions that are not clearly heard and can ask the examiner to explain the words and sentences on the card. It is more humane, but the objectivity is relatively weakened. In the 2006 exam, not only will some new questions be added to the original topic, but the topic of the second part will be specified. For example, the topic that was only asked about holiday will be specified in the future. Highschool graduation trip.
Expert Tips: IELTS spoken language has a more comprehensive "machine classics" (candidates' memories of exam questions and answers). Candidates can use these contents as a reference. For the new TOEFL speaking test, due to the difference in the start time of candidates, the voices may fluctuate in the same test room.

TOEFL reading

The reading content of the new TOEFL has become more academic, and the topics covered by it have also become more extensive, including history, science, education, business, social sciences, arts and literature, engineering technology, sports and entertainment. In addition, two new question types appear in the reading section: "Insert Sentence Questions" and "Drag Multiple Choice Questions".
The content of IELTS articles is basically from traditional question banks, such as social science topics related to ancient civilization and immigration history, natural science topics related to British agriculture and animal characteristics. New questions appear more regularly, such as the topic of Scientific English in education. Reading new questions accounted for about 20% to 30%.
Expert Tip: The IELTS reading of the Machine Classic can only provide background information for the article. It is recommended that candidates take the time to become familiar with the real questions and question types.

TOEFL composition

A new article on comprehensive ability has been added to the new TOEFL composition section. Candidates are required to read an academic article in 3 minutes, and then listen to the recording of the relevant lecture in 2 to 3 minutes. Finally, they are required to write a short article with a word count of 150 to 225 in 20 minutes. The large composition is basically unchanged, and the word count is slightly longer than the old TOEFL requirement.
IELTS has one composition, one composition, one composition, and one composition. The various common charts, histograms, line graphs, and pie charts appear in the topic of the composition. The topic of the large composition appears more comprehensive, including various controversial topics such as government, environment, technology, media, crime, culture, and animals.
Expert Tip: Regardless of whether it is IELTS or the new TOEFL, the major composition questions in the exam have a tendency to rotate the exams around the world. Candidates can use the online "question bank" as a reference exercise.


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