The Reading Section consists of 3-5 passages that are approximately 700 words, followed by 12-14 questions. Topics include social sciences, the arts and physical sciences. Types of questions include:

  • Comprehending facts
  • Vocabulary in context
  • Paraphrasing
  • Determining purpose
  • Organizing information.

Don’t worry if the subject is unfamiliar to you.

You’ll have all the information you need to choose the right answer. Skim through the passage to understand the Main Idea and how the essay is organized—you can re-read the text while answering the questions.

Try to prepare yourself by reading a wide variety of texts in English and expanding your vocabulary using flash cards and other study tools.

South Beach Languages, an accredited English school in Miami Beach, Florida teaches a TOEFL Preparation course.