AI Assist mode vs Real mode - Overview

Modified on Mon, 26 Feb at 3:51 AM

Take any practice TOEFL Speaking test in one of two modes: AI Assist mode or Real mode. 

  • AI Assist mode is "cheat" mode because test rules are not enforced.
  • Real mode enforces test rules.

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Select a mode by clicking the AI Assist button or the Real button on a test tile in Tests. 

Note: test content for each mode is the same.

AI Assist mode 

When you enter a test in AI Assist mode, you have control over the pacing of the test:

  • there are no narrated directions
  • you can stop or pause the test during a task
  • there are no time limits
  • there is no preparation time
  • you can stop recording a response and re-record
  • you can record multiple responses to the same task


Real mode

When you enter a test in Real mode, test-taking conditions are enforced:

  • you can't stop or pause the test during a task
  • you can click continue to begin a new task
  • preparation time is enforced
  • the microphone is "auto enabled"
  • you can't stop or re-record a response

NoteResponses are always stored in your Cart

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