It is possible that the word“Facilitate” will be on the exam, or in one of the questions — but if it does appear in the exam, and is not one of the vocabulary questions — then it will be assumed that the test-taker will already know this word (and its transformations). .
If, however — it DOES appear as one of the vocabulary questions, it will be presented in a way that one should be able to determine its meaning through the context in-which it is presented. (But — since you are reading this post now — you will not have to worry, because you will already know all about this word, and its different transformations.) 😎
Another common usage — however — is in the Concrete Noun form, to refer to either the physical tools (computers / headphones / microphones / etc.) that one needs to do something, or the place in-which something is done.
“Each TOEFL testing center should be equipped with all of the necessary facilities to ensure that your testing-experience is worth the vast sum of money that you will have to pay for the exam.” — (here, referring to the tools needed)
“Because the TOEFL iBT Exam is so expensive – if you have more than one option for a place to take the exam — it is a good idea to visit the testing facility before you register there. In this way, you can choose the best one.” — (here, referring to the place)
The Bathroom — WC — Toilet — Restroom — The “John” — The “Shitter” The Place Where One “*Does Their Business” 😀
“Since there is only a ten-minute break in the middle of the exam, there might not be enough time to use ‘the facilities‘ if everyone is trying to go at the same time. This is why it is very important that one ‘does their business’ before-hand. Furthermore — for the same reason — it is not a good idea to drink a lot of water during the exam.”
*”Doing (One’s) Business” is a humorous colloquial idiom use to refer to what a person does IN “the facilities” 😀
Besides being the plural version of the word“Facility” it is also very common (at least in American English) that this word is used as a more “formal” way of referring to…
There you go. I hope that this post will facilitate you to have the facility to be confident when going to the testing facility on exam-day. Just remember to ask the facilitatorfor help if you are having any difficulties with any of the facilities(like the computer/microphone/headphones/etc..)… And don’t forget to use The facilities before you start the exam.