TOEFL iBT(TPO) e-placement test
Listening AbilityClick to Read Text
Questions for Listening Test
A 1896 AD
B 1393 AD
C 776 BC
D 393 AD
B Greek-born men
C Chariot racers
A International Olympic Council
B International Olympic Committee
C International Official City
D International Olympic City
A To make money on a national level
B To promote friendship among the nations
C To oversee athletes from various countries
D To represent host countries
TOEFL® Reading Test 1Click to Read Text
In paragraph 1, why does the writer include information about the Cherokee language?
A To demonstrate how difficult it is to learn the Cherokee language
B To prove that complex grammar structures were invented by the Cherokees.
C To show how simple, traditional cultures can have complicated grammar structures
D To show how English grammar differs from Cherokee grammar
What can be inferred about the slaves' pidgin language?
A It was created by the land-owners.
B It contained complex grammar.
C It was difficult to understand, even among slaves.
D It was based on many different languages.
All the following sentences about Nicaraguan sign language are true EXCEPT:
A The language incorporates signs which children used at home.
B The language was perfected by younger children.
C The language is based on speech and lip reading.
D The language has been created since 1979.
In paragraph 3, where can the following sentence be placed? It included standardised word orders and grammatical markers that existed in neither the pidgin language, nor the language of the colonizers.
'From scratch' in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to:
A by using written information
B from the very beginning
C by copying something else
D in simple cultures
'Make-shift' in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to:
A extensive and diverse
B simple and temporary
C private and personal
D complicated and expressive
Which sentence is closest in meaning to the highlighted sentence? Grammar is universal and plays a part in every language, no matter how widespread it is.
A Languages which contain a lot of grammar are more common that languages that contain a little.
B The grammar of all languages is the same, no matter where the languages evolved.
C All languages, whether they are spoken by a few people or a lot of people, contain grammar.
D Some languages include a lot of grammar, whereas other languages contain a little.
All of the following are features of the new Nicaraguan sign language EXCEPT:
A New gestures were created for everyday objects and activities.
B The meaning was clearer than the previous sign language.
C The hand movements were smoother and smaller.
D All children used the same gestures to show meaning.
Which idea is presented in the final paragraph?
A The English past tense system is inaccurate.
B Children say English past tenses differently from adults.
C Linguists have proven that English was created by children.
D English was probably once a creole.
Look at the word 'consistent' in paragraph 4. This word could best be replaced by which of the following?
Writing Test 30 minutes
Everyone faces challenges they have difficulty overcoming. These challenges are often related to our school life, our family life or our academic life. What do you think is the best way to deal with a problem that is difficult to solve?
Write at least 5,000 words.
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. Make sure to use your own words. Do not use memorized examples.
- asking someone with more experience for help
- finding more information about the problem using the Internet
- discussing the issue with a close friend
- taking a long time to think about the problem
A asking someone with more experience for help
B taking a long time to think about the problem
C discussing the issue with a close friend
D finding more information about the problem using the Internet