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This package includes:
The TOEFL iBT® test is administered via computer from a secure Internet-based network.
3–4 passages, 12–14 questions each.
Abelson's world class reading and analytical skills will teach you what the reading questions are asking using our proven formulaic strategies.
4–6 lectures, 6 questions each 60–90 minutes 2–3 conversations, 5 questions each.
Speaking: The Speaking section: test takers wear headphones and speak into a microphone. Responses are digitally recorded and sent to the ETS Online Scoring Network where three to six human raters score the responses. 6 tasks: 2 independent and 4 integrated.
The Writing section: test takers type their responses. Responses are sent to the ETS Online Scoring Network, where they are rated by four raters—two human raters for the integrated task, one human rater and one e-rater ® for the independent task. (With e-rater, your responses are scored by the computer.
There is 1 integrated task and 1 independent task.
This package includes:
Steve Abelson teaches the Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing Sections.
Owner / Director: Abelson Test Prep
Director of Professional Development, Questar III BOCES
Lead trainer NYSED.
Statewide training in aligning standards to curriculum.
Coordinated the curricula used in the commissioner's monthly broadcast: "Tools for Schools."
Administrator for Special Education
Professor of Special Education, Graduate Division, The College of Saint Rose.
Director of Education, Vanderheyden Hall
Public School Teacher, History, Secondary Education, Greenville, NY
• SAS / SDA Education Admimistration, State University of New York at Albany.
• MS Public Administration, Sage College in Albany, NY.
• BS Education, State University of New York at Albany.
• School District Administrator : Permanent
• School Administrator Supervisor: Permanent
• Social Studies/English 7-12: Permanent
• Impartial Hearing Officer: New York State
• Certified Strategic Planner - Cambridge Associates
Test of English as a Foreign Language, known as the TOEFL, is a gauge of english language proficiency. The standardized test is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) at testing centers in 165 countries. It is usually offered online (known as the iBT: Internet-based test), but sometimes still in paper form (PBT: paper-based test). Both versions of the exam test for skills in four areas—writing, listening, reading, and speaking—but have different point totals students can achieve. The TOEFL iBT has a test total of 120 points—30 points per section. The maximum PBT score is 677 points. According to ETS, the TOEFL iBT test uses integrated tasks that require test takers to combine skills just as they would in a real academic setting. The integrated questions ask test takers to: read, listen and then speak in response to a question, listen and then speak in response to a question and read, listen and then write in response to a question.
The TOEFL *iBT® test is administered via computer from a secure Internet-based network. Instructions for answering questions are given with each section. Test takers can take notes throughout the entire test. At the end of testing, all notes are collected and destroyed to ensure test security. (*Toefl iBT is a registered trademark of ETS).
Abelson TOEFL Prep will teach you how to understand what each question type is asking, and how to think like the test maker.
|Section||Questions / Tasks||Allotted Time|
36-56 Questions / Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
|60 - 80 minutes|
|34 - 51 Questions / Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.||60 - 90 minutes|
|6 Tasks / Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.||20 minutes|
|Writing||2 Tasks / Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.||50 minutes|
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