Questions involve integrated combined language skills

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questions involve integrated (combined) language skills and require test takers to: 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 These new questions measure the student’s ability to use English to communicate effectively and determine if they have the language skills needed for academic success . Toolbar The toolbar in each section allows test takers to navigate through the test with ease . The following are examples of testing tools from the Listening and Reading sections of the new test . The section is always found in the upper left-hand corner of the toolbar . This is what the toolbar looks like in the Listening section . Test takers always know what question they are answering and how much time is left in the section . It is possible to hide this clock at any time by clicking on Hide Time Volume enables test takers to adjust the volume of the Listening material . Help gives test takers a way to get relevant help . When test takers use the Help feature, the clock does not stop . Next allows test takers to proceed to the next question . Once test takers click on Next , they can confirm their answers by clicking on OK In the Listening section, test takers cannot see a question again once they click on OK The toolbar for the Reading section has some unique features . Test takers can view the entire passage when answering questions . For some questions, they need to click View Text to see the entire reading passage . They can view all of their answers by clicking on Review This allows them to return to any other question and change their answers . They can also see which questions they have skipped and still need to answer . In the Reading section, test takers can also click on Back at any time to return to the previous question .
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TOEFL iBT Tips 8 TOEFL iBT Tips A. TOEFL iBT Reading Section Academic Reading Skills The Reading section measures the test taker’s ability to understand university-level academic texts and passages . In many academic settings around the world, students are expected to read and understand information from textbooks and other academic materials written in English . The following are three purposes for academic reading: Reading to find information effectively scanning text for key facts and important information increasing reading fluency and rate Basic comprehension understanding the general topic or main idea, major points, important facts and details, vocabulary in context, and pronoun references 1 making inferences 2 about what is implied in a passage Reading to learn recognizing the organization and purpose of a passage understanding relationships between ideas organizing information into a category chart or a summary in order to recall major points and important details inferring how ideas throughout the passage connect Description Reading Section Format Length of Passage
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  • Fall '10
  • CARR
  • Economics, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Tips

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