Listening material in the test includes academic lectures and long conversations in which the speech sounds very natural. You can take notes on any listening material throughout the entire test.
|TOEFL Listening||3-4 lectures, 6 questions each (standard length of 3 lectures)|
|2-3 conversations, 5 questions each (standard length of 3 conversations)|
|41-57 minutes (standard time of 41 minutes)|
|Average of 1 min. 28 sec. per question|
After the listening material is played, you both see and hear each question before you see the answer choices. This encourages you to listen for main ideas.
There are four question formats in the Listening section:
- Traditional multiple-choice questions with four answer choices and a single correct answer
- Multiple-choice questions with more than one answer (e.g., two answers out of four or more choices)
- Questions that require you to order events or steps in a process
- Questions that require you to match objects or text to categories in a chart