Get Ready for TOEFL Changes

Change is not always a good thing, but this time it is. ETS announced in 2019 a few changes on the TOEFL test that will actually benefit international students.

The test time will be shortened by 30 min, with no changes in the overall test format or questions types. As you can see in the chart below, there will be less questions in the Reading, Listening and Speaking sessions. According to ETS by lessening fatigue and improving focus and performance students would be able to show their best. The test maintains its quality and provides accurate information about the critical skills being measured.

Let’s look at the summary TOEFL Trainers has prepared for you:

The Writing part of the test remains the same: you’ll have an Independent task and an Integrated task taking a total of 50 min.

Now, one of the most common questions is” How do I prepare for the new TOEFL test?”

You should continue studying the same way. Although the length of the test has been shortened to just 3 hours, the structure is the same. Since the test content has not changed, all existing official materials can be used to prepare for the test. TOEFL Trainers will guide you and get you ready for the test just as we did before. There’s no need to worry about the recent changes.

Another important improvement has been made by ETS on the TOEFL Test, which refers to the scores: “My Best Scores” combines your best scores in the last 2 years in each session of the test. This new feature allows you to show your best overall test performance. That’s how it works: your best scores from each TOEFL session will be selected from the previous 2 years and will be combined to create your best score possible. That way, only your best score will be sent to your University or any other organization you’ll be using the TOEFL test for.

ETS has also reduced the amount of time you’ll have to wait in case you decide to retake the test. If before August 2019 students would have to wait 12 days to retake TOEFL, now the waiting time is only 3 days. This gives you more opportunities to test, especially if you need to meet urgent deadlines and if you need a higher score.

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Prepare-se para as mudanças no TOEFL

Mudança nem sempre é é uma coisa boa, mas dessa vez é. A ETS anunciou em 2019 algumas modificações no TOEFL que na verdade irão beneficiar os estudantes internacionais.

O tempo de realização do teste será reduzido em 30 minutos, sem alterações no formato geral ou nos tipos de perguntas. Como você verá, haverá menos perguntas nas sessões de Leitura, Escuta e Conversação. Segundo a ETS, diminuindo a fadiga e melhorando o foco e o desempenho, os alunos seriam capazes de mostrar o seu melhor. O teste mantém sua qualidade e fornece informações precisas sobre as habilidades críticas que estão sendo medidas.

Veja o resumo que TOEFL Trainers preparou para você: