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TOEFL CLASS

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on 6 November 2014

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Transcript of TOEFL CLASS

Reading Skills!
Reading Skills!
Understand negative facts
Types of answers:

There are three answers that are true and one that is not true according to the passage.
E.g:
Infer rhetorical purpose
You must decide which of four multiple-choice answers best explains why the author chose to include the highlighted information
Make inferences from stated facts.
Where to find the answer
Select summary information
You may be asked to complete a chart in which the overall topic is given and you must determine the major supporting ideas. This kind of question has 3 correct answers and is worth 2 point.

e.g:
There are three true answers and one that is not stated or mentioned in the passages.
E.g:
How to answer the questions
1) Choose a key word in the question

2) Scan the appropriate place in the passage for the key word (or related idea).

3) read the sentence that contains the key word carefully.

4) Look for the answers that are definitely true according to the passage. Eliminate those answer.

5) Choose the answer that is not true or not discussed in the passage.
How to identify the questions.
It is NOT
stated...
It is NOT
mentioned...
It is NOT
discussed...
It is NOT
true...
It is NOT
indicated ...
All of the following are
true EXCEPT...
Where to find the answer
These answer are generally found in order in the passage, and the paragraph where the answer is found is generally indicated in the question
This types of questions contains the words:
It's
Implied
in paragraph X...
It can be
inferred
from paragraph...
It is most
likely
that...
What
probably
happened...
How to answer the question
1)
Study the highlighted information carefully

2) Study the context around the highlighted
information, and ask yourself how the highlighted is related to the context around.

3) Draw conclusion about the purpose of the highlighted information

4)Read the answers choices, and eliminate definitely wrong answers.
To let you know that the answer to the question is not directly stated.
Where to find the answers
The targeted information is highlighted

How to identify the question
WHY does the author...
The author mentions X IN ORDER TO
You will draw a conclusion with that information.
Answer to these questions are generally in order to the passage.
How to answers the questions
1) Read the topic in the summary chart carefully

2) Read the passage, focusing on the main ideas as they relate to the topic stated in the summary chart

3) Read each answer choice whether it is true information according to the passage, or not discussed in the passage.

4) Eliminate any answers that are false or not discussed.

5) For each statement that is true according to the passage, evaluate whether it is a major factor related to the topic or is a minor detail.

6) Select the answers that are true and are major factors as your responses

7) Partial credit is possible, and your answers may be in any order.
Complete schematic tables
A schematic table is a table that outlines the key information form the passage
Where to find the question
To complete this type of question successfully, you must be able to recognize overall organization of the information of the passage.
Because the answer demonstrates an understanding of the major points and critical supporting information, the information needed to answers the question is found throughout the passage.
How to identify the question
A summary information chart is given
Thanks
Where to find the answer
The information needed to answer the the questions is found throughout the passage
How to answer the question
1) look at the information that is provided in the schematic table

2) Read the passage and focus on the main ideas as they are related to the topics in the schematic table

3) Read the answer choice, evaluate if it is true, false or not discussed information according to the passage.

4) Eliminate any answer that are false or not discussed

5) Match the true answer choice to the correct category in the schematic table

6) Partial credits is possible, and your answers may appear in any order
How to score the response
The S.t may have 5 or 7 correct answer

A question with 5 correct answers is worth 3 points.


A question with 7 correct answers is worth 4 points.
How to answer the question
1) Choose a key word in the question

2) Scan the appropriate place in the passage for the key word (or related idea)

3) Carefully read the sentence that contains the key word or phrase
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