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TOEFL Reading Skills

Reading Skills:

Reading is the first section of the TOEFL iBT. It includes 3 to 5 reading passages (about 700 words) and 12-14 questions after each step. You are given 60 minutes -100 to answer all the questions in the entire section.
 
Do not panic if the subject of TOEFL iBT reading passage is unknown to you. All the information you need to choose the correct answer is given. In addition, there is the definition of some of the technical terms in the glossary that is available during the test.
 
Review the step to get the main idea and organization of ideas in the passage. Since you can read the text while answering the questions, you need not read the passage in depth. This technique will allow more time for the question and response options. 
 
However, if you are running out of time, guess an answer, since it can only raise your score. In the TOEFL, there is no penalty for wrong answers.
 
Types of questions
 
There are 10-12 different types of multiple choice TOEFL iBT reading questions. The way to get a higher score is to familiarize yourself with all sorts of questions. This will help narrow the choices and select the correct answer.
 
TOEFL iBT reading questions fall into three categories: basic information, the skills of inference and learning reading skills. These questions can be of different types:
  • Understanding facts and details
  • Identification of negative
  • Referrents location
  • Understanding vocabulary in context
  • Make inferences
  • Determining the purpose
  • Paraphrasing
  • Knowledge consistency
  • Identify the main ideas
  • The logic
  • Summarize the important points
Each of the main guides iBT TOEFL, as HBP, Delta, Barron, Longman, Kaplan, and Cambridge, will provide plenty of practice guidelines and respond to each of these questions. During the performance of their practice exercises and tests, it is useful to record the type of questions that tend to make mistakes, so you can identify what you need to work.
 
TOEFL Reading Tips
 
Learn and practice reading strategies and some academics can help you succeed on the TOEFL after. While preparing for the test, read in a variety of topics to expand your vocabulary. You can read textbooks, newspapers, magazines, academic journals and websites. Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words and try to catch the main point, even if you do not know the meaning of each word.
 
Other skills are worth developing include: pre-viewing, reading faster, using the context, make inferences, skimming, scanning, making connections, summarizing, note taking, and synthesis. Improve the skills of each of these sub-will allow for greater global score on the reading section.