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Personal Video Statement

After completing the scored portions of the TOEFL® Essentials test, you'll record an unscored Personal Video Statement of yourself responding to 2 questions in English. The Personal Video Statement allows you to share additional insights about yourself and showcase your unique personality to institutions. Remember, your responses are not scored.

The first question is always, "What would you like to tell people about yourself?"

For the second question, you’ll choose 1 of 2 randomly selected topics and give your opinion.

Here's what your screen will look like for Question 1:

Text on screen: Question 1 What would you like to tell people about yourself? You have 2 minutes to respond. Remember you can choose RETRY one time. If you try again, please answer the same question. On-screen graphic shows a Record button with a camera icon, a Stop button with a square icon, a timer showing “2:00”, and a Next button.

For each question, you have 30 seconds to prepare and 2 minutes to respond. Complete responses are between 1 and 2 minutes in length. If you're not happy with a response, you can record it again and only the second recording will be saved. Note: You won't be able to review your recordings before you submit.

Completing the unscored video recordings takes about 5 minutes, not including re-recording.