|Section||Internet Based Test (IBT)||Paper-Based Test (PBT)|
|Reading||3-5 passages from academic texts; approximately 700 words long; 12-14 questions per passage. |
|measures the ability to understand non-technical reading material.
|Listening||4-6 lectures, some with classroom discussion; each 3-5 minutes long; 6 questions each. 2-3 conversations; each 3 minutes long; 5 questions each. |
10 minutes break
|Listening Comprehension measures the ability to understand English as it is spoken in North America.
3 – 4 mini-talks: each 60 – 90 seconds long, 3 – 5 questions each
2 – 3 extended conversations: each 60 – 90 seconds long, 3 – 5 questions each
30 – 40 dialogues: each 5 – 15 seconds long, 1 question each
|Speaking||2 tasks to express an opinion on a familiar topic; 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to. |
Up to 30 seconds to prepare the response
Up to 1 minute to respond
Score Scale:0-4 points converted to 0-30
|No Speaking Section|
|Structure (grammar)||No Structure Section |
No grammar section, although grammar is evaluated in Speaking and Writing responses.
|This part has 15 exercises of completing sentences correctly and 25 exercises of identifying errors.
1 task to write based on what is read and listened to; 1 task to support an opinion on a topic.
Score Scale:0-5 points converted to 0-30
|One essay with 250-300 words in average.
|Total score||Score Scale:0-120||Score Scale:310-677|