You may be approaching your TOEFL exam this week, or this may be your introduction to what the TOEFL test is (an English test for non-native speakers that universities often use in admissions). In either case, familiarizing yourself with what the TOEFL test looks like is key! If you want to do well on the TOEFL, it’s important to take a TOEFL sample test or two before your test day. This will help you get used to moving from section to section, and will help you learn to switch gears from reading to listening to speaking to writing.
A good TOEFL sample test will feature questions in the exact style you’ll encounter them on test day. It should have clear answers, and hopefully great explanations for the answers, too. Scoring should be clear and directions to convert your score into the 1-30 scale for each section should be easy to follow. Overall, you want your TOEFL sample test to provide the most authentic exam experience possible.
The only problem is, it’s hard to find quality materials online, especially if you want a free sample test.
That’s why we created this new free resource!
Magoosh’s TOEFL Sample Test
In this PDF, we’ve made an abbreviated version of a TOEFL sample test. As you know, the TOEFL is formatted in four sections, each of which tests one language skill—reading, listening, speaking, and writing. In this PDF, you’ll find a shortened version of each section.
A full-length TOEFL iBT test takes about 4 hours. This free sample test is shorter; it will take about 2 hours to complete, because it is near half of a full TOEFL test.
How to Use This PDF
Before each set of questions, we’ve provided directions for that section–be sure to read them! The best way to use this PDF is to first answer the questions, and then check those answers with the answer key at the end. There are also links to explanation videos for some questions, in case an answer is confusing.
How to Score Your TOEFL Sample Test
At the end of this PDF, we’ve included an answer key. To estimate your score, you’ll need to add up the points you’ve earned in each section (this will be your raw score). Then, you’ll find a conversion chart that will estimate what score you’d receive on a real TOEFL (on a scale from 0-30). For the speaking and writing sections, we’ve included instructions to help you grade your responses.
If you want to take another test, here are our suggestions:
Let us know what you think about this sample test in the comments below, and happy testing! 🙂