TOEFL Reading Section: Strategies


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What should you do on a TOEFL reading passage if you don't know what a word means?

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Read this sentence:

Early probes were prone to making calculation errors, sometimes with disastrous results.

The word prone most nearly means:


Read the sentence below:

The safety and ------------------- of vaccines has been established for years: they work, they work well, and they have very few side effects.

Pretend the ------------- is a vocab word that you don't know. Using context clues and looking at the rest of the words, what is the main point of this sentence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test yourself on what to expect on the TOEFL Reading section. The quiz will provide sample questions from the lesson similar to what may appear on the actual exam.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Definition and fill-in-the-blank questions
  • Test-taking tactics
  • Questions on paragraph structure

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with these review materials:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Reading section
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding definition questions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sentence flow and context clues

Additional Learning

The accompanying video lesson titled TOEFL Reading Section: Strategies will help you further study this section of the TOEFL exam. In that video, you'll cover the following objectives:

  • Review effective reading strategies
  • Learn how the Reading section is structured and what its main goal is
  • Study various types of questions that may appear on the exam
  • Discover which order you should use to answer questions