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Strategies for TOEIC Reading

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Melanie Jipping

on 12 February 2018

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Transcript of Strategies for TOEIC Reading

Strategies for TOEIC Reading
Overall Reading Strategies
Keep a watch in front of you.
Part 7
Reading Passages
45 minutes total
, 1 minute per question, (48 questions)
Part 5
Incomplete Sentences
20 minutes total
, 20-30 seconds per question, (40 questions)
Part 6
Text Completion
10 minutes total
, 20-30 seconds per question, (12 questions)

If you do not know the answer, guess quickly and go to the next question.

If you have two possible answers, mark one on your answer sheet and make a small dot next to that number on your answer sheet.

If you have time at the end of the reading section, go back and check answers with dots. Before the time is up, erase all dots.
Part 7: Reading Passages
1. PREVIEW the text to determine the TEXT STRUCTURE & TOPIC

2. Determine the TYPE OF EACH QUESTION:
Overview Questions
: Find ACTION VERBS in the
first 1-2
last 1-2 sentences
in the text. If it's an advertisement, the topic may be in the middle of the text.
Inference Questions
: Find ALL locations
in the text
where KEY WORDS of an answer choice & question are mentioned. Look for what is WRONG in the answer choices.
Detail Questions
: Find ALL locations
in the text
where KEY WORDS of an answer choice & question are mentioned.
Vocabulary Questions
: Scan for the word in the text, quickly skim the sentence with the word and replace it with each
answer choice
. Eliminate answer choices that are wrong.
Reading Passages: Paired Readings Strategies
There are 4 paired reading passages.

Each paired reading has 5 questions (20 questions total).

At least 1 question (often 2-3) require you to look at BOTH texts to answer the question.
Quick Review Quiz
Q1: Which reading part should you do first?

Q2: How much time should you spend total on Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7?

Q3: If you don't know the answer to a question, how much time should you take to answer it?
Determine the TYPE of each Question
1) What is the purpose of this letter?
2) Who would most likely be interested in this news release?
3) Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word "monitors" in paragraph 2, line 1?
4) When does the renovation begin?
1) What kind of advertisement is this?-
A job posting- KEY WORDS?
A computer class- KEY WORDS?
An ad for an online electronic store- KEY WORDS?
A technology conference- KEY WORDS?
2) Who would most likely be interested in this news release?-
Security guards- KEY WORDS?
People going to dinner- KEY WORDS?
Shoppers at Weston Mall- KEY WORDS?
The CEO of Weston Mall- KEY WORDS?
4) Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word "
" in paragraph 2, line 1?-
Scan the text to find "
" and skim the sentence.
Next, scan the answer choices and re-read the text sentence replacing the word "monitors" with each of the answer choices.
Eliminate definitely wrong answers.
3) When does the renovation begin?-
Next week- KEY WORDS?
After a financial review- KEY WORDS?
When the CEO returns from vacation- KEY WORDS?
Next year- KEY WORDS?
Determine the relationship/connection of the texts
Common relationships:
Text #2
answers a question
in text #1
Text #2
explains information
in Text #1 (or the reverse)
Text #2
gives information that was requested
in text #1
Quick Review Quiz
Q1: What kinds of questions will you find in part 7?

Q2: How many questions will there be for each paired reading?

Q3: Give one example of how the paired readings are connected?
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