TOEFL Reading Question Strategies

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TOEFL Reading question types and solving strategies

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Vocabulary If you know the word: 1) Choose the answer or answers that match the meaning you know best. 2) Read the sentence with the highlighted vocabulary word to check your answer. If you don't know the word: 1) Read the sentence with the word and guess what its meaning could be. 2) Choose an answer that fits this meaning best. (If more than one works, guess fast.)
Detail 1) Read the question to understand what information you are being asked to find. 2) Identify the key words in the question to search for in the reading. 3) Start reading quickly from the beginning of the paragraph in search of the key words or synonyms of them. 4) When you find the key word, remind yourself of the question and read carefully to find the answer for yourself without looking at the answer choices. 60% of the answers will be found in the sentence with your key words. 30% will require you to read 1 sentence above or below the sentence with your key word. 10% will require you to read 2 sentences above or below the sentence with your key word. 5) Once you have identified the answer, check the answer choices and choose the one that matches your anticipated answer best.
Negative Detail Strategy 3
Inference Strategy 4
Pronoun Strategy 5
Plug-in Strategy 6
Paraphrase Strategy 7
Purpose Strategy 8
Summary Strategy 9
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