Now, let's see, my last question, was closed as off-topic. (Although the word is translated in my native language, in the image below, I did not want to look at it because I wanted to understand what it meant in English.)
It came from a TOEFL textbook.
On the other hand, this earlier question of mine was seen as completely acceptable.
Have you ever taken a TOEFL test as a native speaker?
I took it on 23th June. It was, HILARIOUSLY more difficult than 5 years ago.
For example, as far as I remember a question similar to below was in the listening section.
Mercury has weak magnetic field so on and so forth and its core is not exactly made of iron but a bit rotten iron, magnetic field should not be captured on the planets nearer to the Sun than the Earth but a space shuttle called *** detected interestingly because blah, blah...
Such questions comes from your country's test center, ETS, in your country. And the score will be the measurement of entering into your country's college or either the measurement of OUR country's English level ( which in my opinion crazy. )
So, what is the scope on ELL when we consider asking a question? Will someone define it, please?