TOEFL IBT Listening Directions

TOEFL IBT Listening Directions

In this section of the test, you will hear dialogues and academic talks, and you will be tested on your ability to understand them. You will hear each dialogue and academic talk only once, and then answer questions after each is finished. The questions ask about the main idea, supporting details, and the way the speakers use language. Answer each question based on what is stated or implied by the speakers.

While you listen, you may take notes. You can then use your notes to answer the questions.

In order to change the volume at any time during this section of the test, click on the Volume icon at the top of the screen.

You will see the following headphones icon appear with some questions: This icon means that you will hear part of the dialogue or academic talk repeated for the question.

Most questions are worth one point. Questions that are worth more than one point have a special note telling you how many total points they are worth.

You must answer every question in this section. After you answer each question, click on Next. Then click on Confirm in order to confirm your answer and move on to the next question. After you click on Confirm you cannot return to a question.

You will be given 20 minutes to answer all the questions in this section. This does not include the time to listen to the dialogues and academic talks. A clock at the top of the screen will show you how much time you have remaining.



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