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TOEFL iBT Reading Overview Section Content Time Score Reading 35 700-word passages 1113 questions with a total score of 14 20 minutes per passage 60100 total minutes /30

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    TOEFL iBT Reading Overview

    Section Content Time Score

    Reading 35 700-word

    passages

    1113

    questions with

    a total score of

    14

    20 minutes per

    passage

    60100total

    minutes

    /30

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    2. Reading Passages

    Reading passages are from first-year college and

    university textbooks.

    academic content

    information dense

    12thgrade reading level

    Readings contain low-frequency vocabulary.

    3673 very difficult words per reading

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    3. Reading Screen

    3. Reading Screen

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    4. Answers in Reading Passages

    The order of the questions follows the order of the

    information in the passage.

    The answer for question one is before the answer for

    question two.

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    5. Reading Toolbar Buttons

    NEXT

    see the next question

    BACK

    see the previous question

    REVIEW

    see a list of answered and unanswered questions

    VIEW TEXT

    view the entire passage

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    6. Review Screen

    Click on REVIEW button in the Reading section to see

    the review screen.

    Review screen has a list of answered and unanswered

    questions

    GO TO QUESTION: see the question

    highlighted in the list

    RETURN: go back to before you

    clicked REVIEW button

    GO TOQUESTION

    RETURN

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    8. Multiple Choice Questions

    Paraphrase Questions

    recognize simplified and rephrased sentences with same

    meaning as sentences from the passage

    Factual Information Questions

    identify true information

    Inference Questions

    draw a conclusion from stated facts

    Negative Factual Information Questions

    identify a fact that is not true or not mentioned in passage

    Purpose Questions

    identify why author included a highlighted word or phrase

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    9. Insert Text Questions

    Click on one of four squares to indicate best placement

    for new sentence.

    worth one point

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    Drag and drop answers to one of three summary

    positions.

    You dont have to put answers in order.

    worth two points ____________________

    ____________________

    ____________________

    10. Prose Summary Questions

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    11. Schematic Framework Questions

    Drag and drop answer choices into the correct

    category.

    more answers than slotssome answers do not fit under

    either category

    worth three or four points

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    12. Common Distractors

    Distractors are incorrect answers.

    Several types of distractors:

    repeat words from the reading but incorrectly answer the

    question

    are not mentioned in the reading

    contradict information in the reading passage

    do not answer the question

    are incomplete

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    13. Helpful Tips

    Correct answers

    are usually restatements from the reading passage.

    If you dont know the answer,

    use process of elimination.

    select the most logical answer.

    If time is running out,

    answer the easy questions first.

    guess for remaining questions.

    You dont lose points for guessing.

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    14. More Helpful Tips

    If you finish early,

    continue checking your answers.

    Your first choice is usually correct.

    Answer all the questions in one passage before youmove on to the next.

    focus will change when you read the second passage.