Students around the world wanting help with the TOEFL English test have a new tool: a mobile app. The "TOEFL? official app" became available last week. Users can download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
TOEFL stands for ‘Test of English as a Foreign Language.' Students must pass the test to get into many universities in the United States and other English-speaking countries. It is made up of four parts: reading, listening, writing and speaking.
Test-takers will be able to use it for everything from registration and test preparation, to receiving their scores and requesting health-related accommodations.
What we wanted to do through the app is to meet them where they are on their own terms and schedule, and on the devices they increasingly prefer to use, said Srikant Gopal. He leads the TOEFL program at the non-profit Educational Testing Service, or ETS, and recently spoke with VOA about the new app.
After downloading the app, users can get material to help prepare them for the test. They can also register to take the test. And, the organization says, users can see their test scores and send reports to schools they wish to attend.
Students also can search for the test centers near where they are, as well as find open seats for the test. This works through Google maps.
TOEFL is offered in over 150 countries around the world. It is mostly internet-based. In places where internet connections are not strong, students take a paper version of the test.
I'm Jonathan Evans.
1.be made up of... 由……组成
That is not bad, because the life is made up of each fragment.
2.as well as 和，而且，以及
He called on you as well as me.
托福的英文全称是Test of English as a Foreign Language（将英语作为一门外语的考试） 。学生们必须要通过托福才能进入美国以及其他说英语国家的很多大学 。托福考试由4部分组成：阅读、听力、写作、口语 。
我们想通过这个app做的事情是满足学生的需求，让学生可以根据自己的情况和时间来安排，根据自己更喜欢用的设备安排，斯里坎特如是说道 。斯里坎特是非盈利组织美国教育考试服务中心（ETS）托福项目的负责人 。斯里坎特最近就这款新的app接受了VOA的采访 。
下载app之后，用户可以获得有助于准备考试的资料 。用户还可以注册并参加考试 。该组织称，用户可以看到自己的考试成绩，然后发送成绩报告给他们想上的学校 。
学生们还可以搜寻离自己近的考试中心，也可以寻找考试中可用的座位 。谷歌地图在该app上可用 。
目前由150多个国家提供托福考试服务 。主要是在网上进行的 。在互联网连接不普遍的地方，学生可以参加纸质考试 。
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