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Title: TOEFL iBT Reading Overview


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TOEFL iBT Reading Overview
Section Content Time Score
Reading 3-5 700-word passages 11-13 questions with a total score of 14 20 minutes per passage 60-100 total minutes /30
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2. Reading Passages
  • Reading passages are from first-year college and
    university textbooks.
  • academic content
  • information dense
  • 12th grade reading level
  • Readings contain low-frequency vocabulary.
  • 3673 very difficult words per reading

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3. Reading Screen
3. Reading Screen
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4. Answers in Reading Passages
  • The order of the questions follows the order of
    the information in the passage.
  • The answer for question one is before the answer
    for question two.

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5. Reading Toolbar Buttons
  • NEXT
  • see the next question
  • BACK
  • see the previous question
  • REVIEW
  • see a list of answered and unanswered questions
  • VIEW TEXT
  • view the entire passage

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6. Review Screen
  • Click on REVIEW button in the Reading section to
    see the review screen.
  • Review screen has a list of answered and
    unanswered questions
  • GO TO QUESTION see the question
  • highlighted in the list
  • RETURN go back to before you
  • clicked REVIEW button

GO TO QUESTION
RETURN
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7. Multiple Choice Questions
  • Multiple Choice Questions have four answers.
  • Vocabulary Questions
  • identify meaning of words and phrases in context
  • Reference Questions
  • identify subject nouns
  • All Multiple Choice Questions are worth one
    point.

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8. Multiple Choice Questions
  • Paraphrase Questions
  • recognize simplified and rephrased sentences with
    same meaning as sentences from the passage
  • Factual Information Questions
  • identify true information
  • Inference Questions
  • draw a conclusion from stated facts
  • Negative Factual Information Questions
  • identify a fact that is not true or not mentioned
    in passage
  • Purpose Questions
  • identify why author included a highlighted word
    or phrase

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9. Insert Text Questions
  • Click on one of four squares to indicate best
    placement for new sentence.
  • worth one point

10
10. Prose Summary Questions
  • Drag and drop answers to one of three summary
    positions.
  • You dont have to put answers in order.
  • worth two points

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11. Schematic Framework Questions
  • Drag and drop answer choices into the correct
    category.
  • more answers than slotssome answers do not fit
    under either category
  • worth three or four points

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12. Common Distractors
  • Distractors are incorrect answers.
  • Several types of distractors
  • repeat words from the reading but incorrectly
    answer the question
  • are not mentioned in the reading
  • contradict information in the reading passage
  • do not answer the question
  • are incomplete

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13. Helpful Tips
  • Correct answers
  • are usually restatements from the reading
    passage.
  • If you dont know the answer,
  • use process of elimination.
  • select the most logical answer.
  • If time is running out,
  • answer the easy questions first.
  • guess for remaining questions.
  • You dont lose points for guessing.

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14. More Helpful Tips
  • If you finish early,
  • continue checking your answers.
  • Your first choice is usually correct.
  • Answer all the questions in one passage before
    you move on to the next.
  • focus will change when you read the second
    passage.
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