The Difficulties Faced by Jordanian University Students in Passing the Listening Section of the TOFEL Test

Mohammad Abd Alhafeez Ali Ta’amneh


This study aims to determine the most important difficulties that face graduate students while doing the listening section of the (iBT) TOEFL test. A sample of 214 students was selected from eight Jordanian universities during the summer semester in the academic year 2021- 2022. All participants studied English as a foreign language for more than fifteen years. The findings revealed that lacking practice the listening skill in real-life events, lacking concentration,disability improving listening skills in classes, misunderstandingm different listening topics and long dialogues, lacking practice in listening questions, misunderstanding complex structure and figurative expressions of some listening sentences, and disability in comprehending unfamiliar words and dialogues were the most difficulties that the students faced while doing the listening section of the TOFEL test.


TOFEL, iBT TOFEL Test, Jordanian Students, Listening Test

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