TOEFL practice tests are among the most important tools for those who are studying for the TOEFL iBT or the paper-based TOEFL. At the beginning stages of your learning journey, TOEFL practice tests provide valuable feedback and help identifying individual strengths and weaknesses. Later on, taking a TOEFL practice test serves as a check on study progress and highlights areas that require additional work before the actual test day.
The following provides an overview of selected sites and providers that offer free online TOEFL practice tests and TOEFL practice questions for both the TOEFL iBT and the paper-based version.
ETS, the company that is behind the TOEFL test, offers prospective test-takers the opportunity to download free official TOEFL iBT sample questions covering each section of the test. The questions are available in hardcopy (PDF) or as an interactive software.
TestDEN’s online resource center for the TOEFL features, among others, a free 30-minute TOEFL practice exam. Registered users can test their TOEFL reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills and even get a chance to win an iPod. Everybody can win an online TOEFL prep course and, in addition, each month’s top scorers get an honourable mention on the website.
Free practice exam site 4Tests lets visitors take a free TOEFL practice exam. There are three sections (Listening, Reading, Structure) and each question is accompanied by a short explanation. Test-takers are also given the option to mark the TOEFL practice questions that they want to review later on.
Test-takers can access five different TOEFL practice tests – four Structure Tests and one Reading Test – on the “EnglishStuff” website. Each test is timed and scored, i.e. users can review their answers after completing a section.
Future test-takers will find a host of TOEFL resources on TestMagic. In part also geared toward the paper-based version of the exam, users can take online tests, peruse TOEFL practice questions, or read through examples of TOEFL essays and essay topics.
This website boasts two 45-minute sample TOEFL iBT tests consisting of Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing sections. Users can also download a multi-part online TOEFL iBT course, although this part is not free.
Learn4Good.com is another good source for free online TOEFL practice questions and tests. The website has currently eleven TOEFL exercises, each with 25 questions, and 17 sentence practice sessions.
TOEFL iBT sample tests for the Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing section can all be accessed on iCourses. While not as long as the actual TOEFL, these practice tests aim to provide a realistic user interface and scoring system.
TestPrepPractice.net provides users with a selection of 15 TOEFL practice tests. The tests focus in equal part on Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and Sentence Completion.
10 shorter TOEFL practice tests can be found on Graduates Hotline’s website. The tests focus mostly on reading comprehension and listening skills. As an added bonus, there are other resources such as basic TOEFL test-taking tips and strategies.