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ABOUT THE TOEFL iBT


PRIDE has been offering TOEFL instruction since 2012. Every year sees the numbers of TOEFL students at PRIDE rise substantially. Our TOEFL classes provide one computer per student and lessons are focused on giving you an in-depth understanding of this test and getting the best scores.

The ‘Test of English as a Foreign Language’ evaluates the ability of students to understand and use the English language in an academic setting. The Internet Based Test is conducted in many test centers in Nepal among which PRIDE’s testing facility is the oldest and best run. The TOEFL is accepted by a variety of institutions in the Australia, USA, CANADA & GERMANY among other countries. Institutions may require you to submit a TOEFL score in order to get admission in courses run by these institutions. The TOEFL iBT tests you on your Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking skills with tasks that ask you to combine more than one skill

The TOEFL iBT Consists of


Listening: You are required to listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations and answer 34-51 questions in 60-90 minutes.
Reading: The reading section consists of 3-4 passages with 36-56 questions that have to be answered in 60-80 minutes.
Writing: This section consists of two tasks. One is a response to a prompt that requires you to support an opinion and the other is a response based on reading and listening tasks.
Speaking:This section consists of 6 tasks. You are asked to express an opinion on a familiar topic and speak based on reading and listening tasks

ABOUT THE IELTS


The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) assesses the language ability of people who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. It is an internationally recognised qualification and entry requirement for universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is also widely used by governments as a language proficiency guide when issuing work visas and is accepted by various professional organizations.
It consists of four modules: Listening ,Reading ,Writing and Speaking. It is available in two test formats which are the Academic IELTS and General Training IELTS. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking modules but the Reading and Writing modules are different in the Academic and GT IELTS.
IELTS is scored on a nine-band scale, with each band corresponding to a specified competence in English. Overall Band Scores are reported to the nearest half band. The following rounding convention applies: if the average across the four skills ends in .25, it is rounded up to the next half band, and if it ends in .75, it is rounded up to the next whole band.

Test format of the IELTS


Listening: The listening module comprises four sections. Each section begins with a short introduction telling the candidates about the situation and the speakers. Then they have some time to look through the questions. The first three sections have a break in the middle allowing candidates to look at the remaining questions. Each section is heard only once.
Reading:In the academic module the reading test comprises three sections, with 3 texts normally followed by 13 or 14 questions for a total of 40 questions overall. The General test also has 3 sections. However the texts are shorter, so there can be up to 5 texts to read.
Writing: In the Academic module, there are two tasks: in Task 1 candidates describe a diagram, graph, process or chart, and in Task 2 they respond to an argument. In the General Training module, there are also two tasks: in Task 1 candidates write a letter or explain a situation, and in Task 2 they write an essay.

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