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TOEFL iBT Practice Tests and Sets

As of July 26, 2023, the TOEFL iBT test taken at a test center or at home contains a more modern and concise Writing task, called “Writing for an Academic Discussion,” that replaces the Independent Writing task. All other TOEFL iBT question types will remain the same. Therefore, you can use all existing prep materials.

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Experience what it's like to take the real TOEFL iBT test.

  • Review and answer authentic test questions
  • Receive scores and performance feedback within 24 hours
  • Choose from volumes that include complete tests, half tests or speaking tests.

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All available volumes contain information and sample questions for the new Writing for an Academic Discussion task. Outside of this one task, you can still use all other previously purchased volumes to prepare for test day.

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Be sure to review the system requirements carefully. There are no refunds or returns for test prep materials.


Operating Systems

  • Mac® OS Sierra 10.12 and Safari® 11 or higher
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1+ and Microsoft Edge


  • Mac: Safari 10.1 or higher, Firefox® or Google Chrome™
  • Windows: Internet Explorer® 11.0 or higher, Microsoft Edge®, Google Chrome or Firefox

Additional Requirements

  • Installation of TOEFL Practice Online Browser for Microsoft Windows or Mac OS (this will launch automatically When you start a test)
  • A headset and a non-voice activated microphone are recommended for the Speaking section. Mac users may also use the internal speakers and microphone located in the computer.

TOEFL iBT® Free Practice Test


Take a full practice test with all four sections and real past test questions. Practice as often as you like!

  • View correct answers in the Reading and Listening sections.
  • Listen to sample Speaking responses.
  • Read sample Writing responses.
  • Includes the new Writing for an Academic Discussion task

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TOEFL iBT® Practice Sets


Practice for each section of the test with free sets of TOEFL iBT questions from previous tests. Writing Practice Sets include new Writing for an Academic Discussion task where applicable.

Writing for an Academic Discussion Practice Questions

A new Writing task, “Writing for an Academic Discussion,” has replaced the Independent Writing task. Practice as much as you’d like with the free questions below to feel comfortable and confident on test day!

After responding to each question, you’ll receive an immediate, unofficial, AI-generated score to gauge your performance. For an optimal experience, we recommend using a desktop or laptop computer.

Writing for an Academic Discussion practice questions

Selecting and answering the practice questions

  • When selected, the question will open in a new browser tab, and users will be prompted to type their response.
  • After a response is provided and the score is displayed to the practice question, the browser tab must be closed before selecting another practice question.

These questions simulate the enhanced TOEFL iBT testing experience. For an optimal experience, we recommend using a desktop or laptop computer with Google Chrome 104+, Mozilla Firefox 64+ or Apple Safari.


Requirement Details
Devices Microsoft® Windows desktop and laptop
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 11,10, 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

For a test experience that most closely simulates the actual test, the following system requirements and settings are recommended.

  • Google Chrome recommended in full-screen mode at 100% zoom. Firefox 64+, Google Chrome 104+ also supported.
  • JavaScript® enabled
  • Popup blockers disabled
  • Clear browser history/cache
Display settings
  • Minimum 1280 x 1024 screen resolution
  • Default font size
  • ClearType enabled
  • Single monitor display (dual displays not supported)




Requirement Details
Devices Mac desktop and laptop
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.13 or higher

For a test experience that most closely simulates the actual test, the following system requirements and settings are recommended.

  • Safari 12+ recommended in full screen mode at 100% zoom
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Pop-up blockers disabled
  • Clear browser history/cache
Display settings
  • Minimum 1280 x 1024 screen resolution
  • Single monitor display (dual displays not supported)

If you receive an error message after submitting a practice question response, make sure:

  • additional tabs containing practice items are closed; only one practice question can be open at a time
  • you haven’t submitted any special characters (i.e., $&^#), nonsense or completely off-topic responses 
  • your responses aren’t exceptionally short or exceptionally long; a good response should be around 100 words

If you’re still receiving an error message after the troubleshooting tips have been applied, this could be due to technical issues, including slow load times or an unusually high volume of users. If this occurs, please try again later.

After submitting a response to a practice question, an immediate AI-generated score will be displayed. This score is unofficial and serves as an approximate score test takers might receive. On the real TOEFL iBT test, all answers are reviewed by AI and humans for the highest level of accuracy.

Practice questions scoring guide

The table below provides score descriptors for performance on these “Writing for an Academic Discussion” practice questions.


Writing Skills Level Your Performance
Writing for an Academic Discussion



You made a well-supported, relevant contribution to the discussion, and your ideas are easy to understand. Weaknesses, if there are any, might have to do with:

  • use of English that is occasionally ungrammatical, unclear or unidiomatic
  • the elaboration of your viewpoint needing a little more detail or explanation
Writing for an Academic Discussion



You made a mostly relevant contribution to the discussion and your ideas are mostly understandable, but your response displays weaknesses such as:

  • the support for your viewpoint is sometimes unclear, irrelevant or missing an important example or detail
  • you made some noticeable grammatical mistakes, used incorrect words or did not display sufficient variety in grammar structures and vocabulary
Writing for an Academic Discussion



You attempted to contribute to the discussion, but your attempt was mostly unsuccessful or ineffective because of deficiencies such as:

  • your response is poorly elaborated or its relevance to the discussion is difficult to understand
  • your response displays serious and/or frequent errors in grammar and vocabulary, or it uses a very limited range of grammar and vocabulary
  • by using only the same ideas that had been given in another post, you did not contribute to the discussion
Writing for an Academic Discussion Score of zero

Your response received a score of zero because of one or any of the following:

  • it rejects the topic or is otherwise not connected to the topic
  • it mainly copies words from the question or other posts
  • it is written in a foreign language or consists of unrelated keystroke characters
  • it contains too little scorable text to evaluate

TOEFL iBT® Paper Edition Practice Test


This free practice test uses real TOEFL iBT past test questions for the Reading, Listening, and Writing sections.

  • same paper-delivered format you'll experience on test day
  • includes all audio files and transcripts

Download the TOEFL iBT Paper Edition Practice Test (zip)

You’ll take the Speaking section of the Paper Edition test at home on your computer. You can practice for the Speaking section using the TOEFL iBT Speaking Practice Sets (PDF)

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Test prep in accessible formats

All of our digital test prep is accessible, but we also offer some of our practice tests in specific formats such as large print.