Alright, I took a TPO based on the new TOEFL that starts on August 1.

I’ll produce a detailed video and article about it, but some people want to know the timing right away, so here it is:

Reading: 54 minutes to read 3 passages and answer 30 questions.

Listening: 2 timed sets. Set one consists of a conversation (2:10), a lecture (3:45), and a lecture (4:15). Ten minutes are given to answer the 17 questions. Five questions about the convo, and 6 about each lecture.

Set two consists of a conversation (2:15) and a lecture (4:40). Seven minutes are given to answer the 11 questions. Five questions about the convo, and 6 about the lecture.

Speaking: The remaining 4 questions are in the same order as before, and appear unchanged. The speechrater gave me a “limited” score for most of them. Goddamnit.

Writing: Unchanged.

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Mohamed
Mohamed
11 months ago

Is this form of the test is taking place right now

Vivian
Vivian
11 months ago

Hello Michael:
So, the second set of the Listening section is different from the first set ?. Do they have different number of conversations and lectures ?.
Regarding the Speaking section: will questions 1 and 5 finally eliminated ? What do you mean when you say “the speech rater gave me a “limited” score for most of them”. What was your score ?
And thanks, as always, for let us know what is happening in the Toefl world. Greatly appreciated!!

Vivian Rodriguez
Vivian Rodriguez
11 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Thanks Michael for your prompt response.

marcel michael
marcel michael
11 months ago

Thank you, do you have any idea about, in order to get 26 in speaking, how many questions we are supposed to get good in it and how many we could get fair? is any chart for that? I believe now any mistake will worth a lot of grades and that is the worst thing about the new change?

nourel
nourel
11 months ago

could you tell us where to buy it?

Snigdha
Snigdha
11 months ago

Hi Michael,

Thank you for sharing your experience. I have a few questions:
1. Did you get any experimental section in the reading or listening?
2. I took the TOEFL last month with 6 speaking questions and got limited on all three parts (familiar topics, campus situation, and academic content). I will take the test again on June 29, do you think, I will get 4 questions like you? Please give me some suggestions on how can I improve the speaking score.
3. As you said, you got 30 questions on the reading section. Could you please explain a little bit, which type of questions they eliminated?