Q: WHO ADMINISTERS THE TOEFL?
A: The TOEFL is written and administered by Educational TestingService (ETS) of Princeton, New Jercy.
Q: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEINSTITUTIONAL AND THE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ADMINISTATIONS OF TOEFL?
A: They are the same in difficulty and subject matter tested. Theuses of the Institutional Administration are quite limited.
Q: CAN I TAKE THE TOEFL MORE THAN ONCE?
A: Yes. Previous scores will be reported, but most schoolsconsider only the most recent score. Many students take TOEFLmore than once.
Q: WHOT MATERIALS MAY I BRING TO THE TOEFL?
A: Bring your admission ticket or official authorization, yourofficial identification document, a completed photo file recordwith a recent photo attached. (For information on the above, seethe Bulletin.) Also bring three or four sharpered medium-soft (Number2 or HB) black lead pencils, a good clean eraser, and a watch (butalarm are not permitted).
Q: WHOT MATERIALS MAY I NOT BRING?
A: You may not bring any paper, food, calculators, dictionaries (orany other books), tape recorders, or cameras.
Q: IF NECESSARY. MAY I CANCEL MY SCORE?
A: Yes. You may cancel your score on the day of the test bycompleting the score cancellation section of your TOEFL answersheet, or you can contact ETS by any of the methods mentioned inthe Bulletin, but in any
event, you must follow up any contact to cancel scores with awritten, signed request to TOEFL/TSE Score Cancellations, P.O.Box 6151,
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA.
Q: SHOULD I GUESS ON THE TOEFL?
A: Yes. There is no penalty on TOEFL for incorrect answers, so DONOT LEAVE ANY SPACES BLANK On your answer sheet. Of course, it isbest to eliminate the answers that you are sure are not correct,and then choose among the remaining answers. Some educatorssuggest that if you have many spaces blank when time is almost upon a section, you may slightly improve your score by choosing oneletter and filling in all the spaces with that answer rather thanrandomly choosing answers.
Q:HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE TOEFL?
A: You should study all the material in this book, and completeall the exercises and practice tests. Also, be sure that you knowthe directions for each section and know the format of the test.Be sure to consult the TOEFL bulletin in case of changes informat.
Q: WHEN IS THE TOEFL ADMINISTERED?
A: The TOEFL is administered every month in some areas. Consultthe TOEFL bulletin for the administration dates of areas near you.
Q: IS TOEFL ADMINISTERED ONLY IN THE UNITEDSTATES?
A: No. TOEFL is administered in many countries. You can receiveinformation on foreign locations by writing to the TOEFL officeand asking for the Overseas Edition of the TOEFL bulletin.
Q:WHERE AND WHEN SHOULD I REGISTER FOR TOEFL?
A: Most schools with foreign students have copies of the TOEFLbulletin and application form. If your school does not, write tothe TOEFL office and request the application form. Remember toregister as early as possible before the deadline date in thebulletin. There are a limited number of seats in the testingcenter. When you fill out the application form, be sure you makea note of your registration number, (printed in red at the topright of the application form.) You will need this number if youneed to contact the TOEFL office about your registration.
Q: IS WALK-IN REGISTRATION PROVIDED?
A: No. You MUST register in advance.
Q: ONCE I HAVE RECEIVED MY CONFIRMATION TICKET.MAY I CHANGE THE DATE?
A: Changes in test dates are not allowed. If you decide to takethe test on a day other than the one that you originally appliedfor, you must submit a new application with the total fees. Youmay then request a partial refund for the original amount withinsixty days of the original test date.
Q: CAN I CHANGE THE TEST CENTER ONCE MYAPPLICATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED?
A: Test center changes are no longer permitted. If you cannotattend the test center you are scheduled for on the date of yourtest, you may go to another center on that date. If space andtest materials are available, you may be permitted to take thetest.
Q: CAN I RECEIVE A REFUND IF I DO NOT TAKE THETEST?
A: If you did not enter the test center and did not take the test,you are eligible for a partial refund. Consult the TOEFL bulletinfor details.
Q: IF I FINISH A SECTION BEFORE TIME IS CALLED,CAN I CO TO ANOTHER SECTION?
A: No. During the time allotted fora given section, you must workonly on questions in that section. If you are found working onanother section, your score may be cancelled.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I MISPLACE ANSWERS ON MYANSWER SHEET?
A: To avoid this problem, you should check your answer sheetevery ten questions to be sure that if you have skipped aquestion in the test booklet, you have also skipped it on theanswer sheet. If you find that you have misplaced a number ofanswers, DON'T ERASE THEM. Simply, raise your hand and ask foranother answer sheet to finish the test beginning in the placethat you realized the mistake. After the examination, a proctorwill assist you in correcting your answer sheet.
Q: CAN I ERASE AN ANSWER THAT I FEEL IS WRONG?
A: Yes, but it is very important to erase mistakes completely.Before you go to the test, be sure that your erasers are clean sothat they will not smudge the paper. If there are two marks forone question on the answer sheet, even if you have tried to erasethe incorrect one, the question will not be counted.
Q: HOW CAN I CONTACT EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE?
A: General Information: TOEFL/TSE Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton. NJ 08554-6151 USA
To Obtain Bulletins:
P.O. Box 6154
Princeton, NJ 08541-6154 USA
TOEFL/TSE Registration Office
P.O. Box 6152
Princeton, NJ 08541-6152 USA
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