Practice mode vs Test mode - Overview

Modified on Fri, 30 Sep 2022 at 10:27 AM

TOEFL® Speaking is the third section of the TOEFL iBT® test and is comprised of 4 Questions (also known as tasks).


In My Speaking Score, anyone can take any test in one of two modes: Practice mode or Test mode. 


Choose which mode you want to use by clicking the Practice button or the Test button on a test tile in your Test Library.

Test mode

When you enter a test in Test 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


Practice mode #learnhow

When you enter a test in Practice 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


Whether you are in Test mode or Practice mode, you can exit the test at any time by clicking the exit icon:



If you have recorded any responses, they are stored in your Cart, and you can view them and listen to them by clicking the Cart icon:



Get scores for the responses you want. If you don't want to spend a credit on a response, delete it from your Cart. 


Tip - if you want to save a response without scoring it, you can download it.





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