The KI- Unique Reading Tips will not only provide with the basic tips that have to be kept in mind but also with specific tips needed in specific types of questions.
Reading section consists of 3-5 passages and is to be completed in 60-100 minutes. This is marked at a score scale of 0-30.
Make extensive use of flashcards as it improves vocabulary. It is better to make your own flashcards as it will help you to memorize words.
Instead of reading each word or sentence, practice skimming. The table below can give you an idea of the types of reading.
READING IN DETAIL
Getting a general idea
Finding specific information
Reading carefully for meaning
Example: Newspaper article
Example: a telephone directory
Example: an instructional manual
Help you find the right section
Help you find the right section
Confirms you have the right answer
Identify the organization of the reading passage.
Several students have different interpretation of main ideas and because of this the
Common Mistakes made by them are:
Beware of TOEFL IBT reading trap, where the writer starts with one idea but makes a transition to a new topic.
Beware of TOEFL IBT reading trap, where the writer starts with one idea but makes a transition to a new topic. However a candidate needs to learn some imperative things before attempting a reading passage in TOEFL IBT.
|EXERCISE FOR TOEFL IBT READING PASSAGE|
These tips will be of immense use to every candidate and one who will follow them will see the difference.
Below is an example of the type of passage and questions one can expect in TOEFL IBT reading section.
Read the passage below, and answer the questions that follow. When you have finished the unit, check your work by clicking on the links for the answers.
THE STATE OF THE UNION
Vicissitudes in the political arena are predominant among the events reported by today's press. Stupendous scandals have been uncovered and covert operations foiled as a result of recent media investigations. This may occur after immense and assiduous research into the particular discrepancies among various stories told by politicians or may simply result from an investigative journalist following an instinctive hunch. Had many duplicitous politicians been aware of the menace posed by such journalists, they would have been much more careful in carrying out their subterfuge.
The methods utilized in various scandals and subsequent cover-ups may include bugging governmental offices, tapping telephone lines, classifying documents as "top secret" or purging relevant data from computer systems. Such perfidy towards the democratic process is considered tantamount to espionage or treason by many patriotic Americans.
Once the scandal is uncovered, the politician will be subjected to questioning at a public hearing. Most politicians do not respond with complete candor and servility during these proceedings. However, their testimony is irrevocable and cannot be taken back without committing the act of perjury, or lying under oath. Certain politicians may phlegmatically profess no knowledge of the matter under investigation, while others may coyly state that their recollection of the events is slightly blurry. However, most parties involved will attempt to reply to questioning deftly and resolutely with cogent arguments and apposite remarks.
Ultimately, the hearing is likely to have an adverse impact on the politician's career. During the hearing, the politician may be subjected to daily jeering from throngs of spectators assembled outside the hearing room. The politician may even be forced to relinquish his or her position as a consequence of a unanimous consensus at the hearing, and, thus, be banished from public office for the remainder of his or her career.
VOCABULARY – Look at the definitions given below, then find words or phrases with similar meanings in the reading comprehension passage.
READING COMPREHENSION – Choose the best answers to the following questions based solely on the information contained in the reading comprehension passage.
1) Political scandals
2) Disloyal politicians may attempt to
3) During public hearings most politicians
4) The public hearing
5) Which statement is true according to the passage?