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TOEFL Sample Test

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!

TOEFL Sample Test

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.

View or Download our free sample test here!

 

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.

These practice questions came from the Magoosh TOEFL product. If you like what you see here, be sure to sign up for a free trial. 🙂  

 

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.

 

More Resources

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! 🙂

18 Responses to TOEFL Sample Test

  1. lilia November 18, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    I am interested about toefel

  2. Ephrem Tesfaye Desta November 19, 2015 at 12:49 am #

    Dear all:

    I am from Ethiopia.
    I have been in field work spending night in looking at stars through telescopes for astronomical site testing . I am not well prepared for my toefl-ibt exam. But the material from magoosh I found it very important. I am in last minute to take the exam!!
    Thank you for you guidance and support.

    Ephrem.

    • Doniyor November 27, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

      Hello Ephrem Tesfaye Desta, i hope you did well on TOEFL. Have gotten the results yet? what happened? Can you share any experience or feelings you got during the exam? I am so curious about the process. Thank you

  3. mwayi kalonga November 22, 2015 at 3:27 am #

    Iam interested.

  4. muluken November 22, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    I need toefl help

    • maqsood ur rahim November 13, 2016 at 9:22 am #

      I am Maqsood I live in Pakistan and my qualification mba marketing.

  5. gebremedhin November 23, 2015 at 4:16 am #

    I am applying different scholarship university for master degrees that all have the requirement to submit TOEFL test,there fore this could help me and guides me how to handle,and coupe up with my English knowledge at all.

  6. Ada November 23, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    It’s very helpful article, the TOEFL is not only test the silk of English but also time management.

  7. Abhishek Dhungel December 16, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    Hi. I have heard so much about magoosh. I would love you to help me with the preparation of TOEFL.

  8. fatmawati December 27, 2015 at 6:53 am #

    thank you

  9. Nini January 11, 2016 at 3:34 am #

    Hi, I would love to practice more speaking and listening skills. I love Magoosh, It really helps. Frankly speaking, yesterday it helped me more than my professor 🙂

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri January 11, 2016 at 11:25 am #

      Glad we could help. 🙂 Happy studying, Nini!

    • Ahmed May 28, 2016 at 8:30 am #

      you should try listenning to 6 minutes english by BBC, it really helps with pronunciation and they usually speak clearly about familiar topics.

  10. subash kandel April 4, 2016 at 4:49 am #

    Hi ,
    I’m from nepal
    how can I improved my english speaking in TOEFL-IBT examination?
    plz help me with supporting gudelinens..

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

      Well, a lot of that depends on your personal strengths and weaknesses. One general piece of advice I can give is this: Remember that the structure of your response– in terms of organization, details, supporting ideas, and so on— is as important as more general aspects of English speech such as pronunciation, intonation, and grammar. True TOEFL Speaking success comes when you can perform well in every aspect of speaking that you see in the official TOEFL score guides.

    • Ishu sherpa October 10, 2016 at 7:25 pm #

      how was your toefl exam?

  11. Ishu sherpa October 10, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

    Is it possible to prepare TOEFLin just 4 days??

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 11, 2016 at 4:12 am #

      Hi Ishu,

      If you’re already highly confident in English and just need to learn the TOEFL test style and expectations, yes! Focus on learning what the TOEFL will ask of you and how it will ask–these hurdles are not hard to overcome quickly. There won’t be time to learn new reading strategies or master spoken English, but you can come up with a plan of attack for the test day, including learning some general answer styles for writing and speaking. Good luck! 🙂


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