Mastering the Reading Section for the TOEFL iBT

Since you have landed on this page, it appears most likely that your most pressing goal is to achieve a higher score on the Reading section of the TOEFL exam.

Mastering the Reading Section for the TOEFL iBT by Kathy Spratt is certain to help boost your score on the Reading section of the TOEFL iBT.

Mastering the Reading Section for the TOEFL iBT

This book provides strategies and explanations for answering each part of the reading section of the TOEFL iBT test. Each chapter focuses on a different question type, including main idea, inference, vocabulary in context, tone and mood, author’s purpose, and structural patterns.

This book also includes model readings to help you practice reading without any distractions. The additional practice questions give you plenty of opportunities to test your comprehension so you can feel confident about answering questions correctly on test day.

This book assumes you already have basic knowledge of the TOEFL, such as how to register, what I.D. to bring to the test site, and so on.

The purpose of this book is to teach you strategies on how to answer each question type that are straightforward, direct, and simple. With these strategies, you will be prepared and confident to take the Reading section.

The TOEFL is a costly, stressful test. This book will help you get your goal score so you can move on with your life. So let’s talk TOEFL.

The TOEFL Reading section has 3 or 4 reading passages. If you have three reading passages, you will have fifty-four minutes to complete the reading section.

If you have four, you have seventy-two minutes. You’re given this time limit in TOTAL which means if you’re done one passage quickly, you have more time for the next passage.

As you can see, this divides up to eighteen minutes per passage. You must be very careful not to go over the 18 minutes. Please note that you have 108 seconds per question on the new format. Note: Reading passages are approximately 700 words.

The most common mistake students make is that they take too much time on the first and second reading passages and do not have enough time to finish the third (or fourth!) Obviously, this impacts their score in a big way!

Now, if you’re given four reading passages, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is that they are not going to score one of those passages. They’re putting it on the test to try out new testing material.

The good news is that if you have a longer reading section, you will have a shorter listening section.

One more word of caution: if you get four reading passages, do not try to guess which reading passage will not be scored.

Do your best on all four. The unscored passage may be any of them-the ETS selects the order of the reading passages randomly.

Each reading passage has nine or ten questions. You will have nine questions if the final question is a chart question. You will have ten questions if the final question is a summary question.

Summary questions are more common. If you do not know the question types this book referring to yet, don’t worry- this book reviews them all.

Mastering the TOEFL Reading Section

Mastering the Reading Section for the TOEFL iBT is a self-study guide that will help you learn to manage the time limit and double-check your answers in a systematic way, to avoid common errors and eliminate careless mistakes.

This book will show you how to identify the three question types and strategies for answering each type of question. You’ll also get detailed comments on why each answer is correct or incorrect so that you can correct your own mistakes and focus your efforts where they’ll do you the best.

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