What’s TOEFL?

When it comes to taking an international English test, the TOEFL exam is certainly a leading one that many people look for. That’s why we are providing you with all of the information you need to know about this test so that you can confidently apply with us!

TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It can be taken on the internet (Internet-based Test (iBT)) or at a test center (Paper-based test (PBT) or Computer-based test (CBT)). Its main aim is to test the English skills of non-native English speakers.

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TOEFL Description

TOEFL is recognized throughout the world by more than 9,000 colleges, universities, and other institutions in 130 countries. There are also 100 world-class universities on that list. 
The exam focuses on:

People take this test

Every Year

TOEFL is available in two formats

Duration: Internet-based tests (iBT) are usually completed in two hours and 47 minutes, or three hours and 23 minutes (excluding a 10-minute break in between)


Assessment: You will receive a score from 0 to 120 on the TOEFL iBT test. Each skill ranges from 0 to 30 points and then they are added all together to form the overall test score.

Duration: the paper-based test (PBT) takes 2 hours 25 minutes.


Assessment: for the TOEFL PBT test, the score starts from 0 to 677.

Who is this Course for?

If you’re a non-native English speaker student who wishes to study abroad, with a suitable English level, then the TOEFL exam is for you!
This is due to multiple reasons; the first, and the most important one, is that many universities only accept students who have taken this exam and gained a score that fits their required score (we’ll get into that later in the next section).

The second reason is that you want your English to be at the level of the universities you want to join. All the materials are in English and you’ll have to keep up with what the professors are saying. So, it’s a crucial aspect you need to focus on because you don’t want English to be a hindrance that holds you back from your academic success. Leveling it up is what you want.

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What Does This Test Include?

Both iBT and PBT test the four English skills, but each one has different test scores.


In the Listening section, you’ll hear 2 to 3 conversations and 5 to 7 lectures, and then you’ll be asked some questions about them. Each conversation and lecture is about 2 to 5 minutes. The duration: 41-57 minutes


There are 4 tasks in this section, one is independent, and the others are integrated. The essential thing you need to develop in this skill is your ability to convey your thoughts and ideas into a spontaneous conversation between you and the examiner. The duration: 17 minutes


Questions in the Reading section consist of three or four passages (each about 700 words long) with 10 questions. These questions mostly assess the student’s understanding of the main ideas and details of the passages. There are also questions about vocabulary. The duration: 54-72 minutes


The Writing section consists of two tasks:
The integrated writing task:
Here you have to read an academic passage and listen to someone discussing it, then you must write about the main points and link them together.
The independent writing task:
In this task, you’ve to write an essay about your opinion of a topic and then explain it a bit further. The duration: 50 minutes

Why should you take this course with IH Cairo?

How could the center you choose give you the exact result you want? It’s a question that you need to ask in order to know which center you should join, because you want to spend your time on something that will benefit you. IH Cairo can guarantee that you’ll learn so much in little time. Because in only 4 weeks, you’ll practice English skills with other learners and native English speakers.


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Why should you take this course with IH Cairo?

To be eligible for the test, you’ll need to bring an original valid ID which must:

  1. Include a recent photo and your signature.
  2. Have your full name that is the same as the name used to register.
  3. Be recognized and issued by the country in which you are a citizen or resident.

Here are some ways that you can be a good candidate for TOEFL:

  • Be open to learn: Start your TOEFL preparation course with an open mind. You need to focus on the skills you lack and look for a solution to improve yourself.
  • Time management: Before starting your course, be sure that you have enough time for the sessions as well as time to study and prepare. This will be easy if you manage your time well.
  • Surround yourself with English: Try to make it so you use English on a daily basis. This way, English will come easy to you and you won’t have to take time out of the test to switch your brain to English or translate in your head.

Once you have been accepted onto the TOEFL course you are obliged to pay a deposit in order to reserve your place. The remaining fees must be paid 2 weeks prior to the course starting.

You can pay your deposit and full fees as follows:

  • Cash Payment at Reach Out Academy
  • Credit or Debit Card in either GBP/USD/EGP at Reach Out Academy

Transferring or depositing the due amount to the following Account:

Arab African International Bank – AAIB Account

  • Account Name: Reach Out Academy
  • Account Number: 521337
  • IBAN Egyptian pound Eg980057088005213373931818001
  • IBAN Pound sterling Eg200057088005213373931826001
  • Branch: Mesaha, Dokki, Giza – Egypt

Commercial International Bank

  • Account Name: Reach Out Academy
  • Account Number: 100035159015
  • Swift Code: CIBEEGCX184
  • Branch: Mesaha, Dokki, Giza – Egypt

If you make your payment via bank transfer, or bank deposit, Please send us a copy of the transfer to info@ihcairoeg.comAll transfer fees incurred are the responsibility of the candidate.

In the case of cancellation four weeks or more before the course starting date, 20% of our total fee will be retained. With less than two weeks’ notice, 50% of our total fee will be retained. If cancellation occurs in the final ten days before the starting date our total fee will be retained.

However, in certain exceptional circumstances we will consider transferring the fees to another course.

In the event of a course being cancelled all fees will be refunded.

NOTE Once the course has started, there is no possible refund. For this reason, you might consider taking out an insurance policy in order to be covered in case anything happen and you needed to leave the course.

If the course is delayed or prevented by Force Majeure, then Reach Out Academy shall NOT be liable for a refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

English level C1 equals the score of 95 in TOEFL and it’s divided to 24 for reading, 22 for listening, 25 for speaking, and 24 for writing.

Yes. After 2 years of taking this test, it’ll no longer be valid.

The topics are academic like what you would read in the textbooks as an undergraduate. All you need is to understand the words, main ideas, and context of the passages.

C1 level in English is equivalent to a 95 to120 TOEFL iBT score and a 6.5 to 7.5 IELTS band.

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