The TOEFL iBT Listening section is designed to measure your ability to understand conversations and lectures in English. It includes listening for:
You’ll hear lectures and conversations in this section. Both use campus-based language.
You can take notes on any audio item throughout the test to help you answer questions.
Test time: It should take about 36 minutes to complete the Listening section.
Watch these videos to learn about the types of questions in the Listening section, plus helpful tips.
The Listening section includes native-speaker English accents from North America, the U.K., New Zealand or Australia to better reflect the variety of accents you might encounter while studying abroad. For example, listen to this talk about the greenhouse effect (MP3). The lecturer is from the U.K.