ü Is the test held in your region/country/city?
ü Where is the nearest test center to you? When is its next administration? In case of the TOEFL, do
they administer the p-&-p (paper-and-pencil) version, or the CBT version (computer-based test ) version, or both?
ü How often is the test held?
ü How long does it take for you to receive the results of your test?
ü What is the minimum score possible? The minimum score possible?
ü What is the acceptance score?
ü How long are the test scores valid?
ü How much does it cost to take the test?
ü Which organization(s) manage the test?
ü Which organizations recognize the test?
ü Name some organizations/universities/jobs that require the test
ü Which skills are dealt with in the test?
ü How long does the test take?
ü How many copies of the test report are you entitled to?
ü What kind of information does the test report form include?
ü How soon can you retake the test?
ü What kind of English accents are used for the listening tests?
ü Name some websites that have samples of the test. Are they for free? Which ones are more useful?
ü Name some preparation books for the test. Do they come with CDs or tapes? Which ones seem more useful? Which can you find at your local bookstores?
ü Can you find sample tests/questions on the website of the test
ü Take a sample test, and answer the following questions:
did you like/dislike about the test? What are some of its strengths/weaknesses?
IELTS only: This test is offered in two formats; what is the difference between
these two, and which one would you need to take?
TOEFL only: What are the differences between the paper-&-pencil and the CBT
versions? Which merits/demerits does each have?