TOEFL IBT has four sections:
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing

Writing section has two task types in TOEFL IBT:
  1. Integrated Writing Task (20 minutes)
  2. Independent Writing Task (30 minutes)

Integrated Writing Task

  • Responses should be typed.
  • Read a short text of about 230–300 words (reading time, 3 minutes) on an academic topic.
  • Understand the general idea.
  • — Take notes
  • —The reading passage disappears from the screen during the listening section that follows
  • — The reading passage reappears after the listening section.
  • — Listen to a speaker discuss the same topic from a different perspective.
  • — The listening passage is about 230–300 words long (listening time, 2 minutes).
  • — It provides additional information to the reading passage.
  • — Take notes.
  • According to your notes outline your writing (2 mins.)

Suggested Outline:

1st Paragraph:
  • — Write about the reading passage
Use:
  • — In this set of materials, the reading passage discusses / describes / mentions / outlines / explains………………………...



2nd Paragraph:
  • — Compare or contrast the reading passage and the listening passage.
Use:
  • — The listening passage supports – adds to / challenges – casts doubt on the information in the reading passage by………………………………………..
  • — Use: support or add to, when listening passage has a PARALLEL view to the issue discussed in the passages.
  • — Use: challenge or cast doubt on, when listening passage DOES NOT have a parallel view to the issue discussed in the passages.
  • — Write two paragraphs - 150– 225 words (15 mins)
  • — Revise your paragraphs (3 mins)


Exercise:
http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/ibt_writing_sample_responses.pdf