TOEFL Insider #85

How to Answer Every TOEFL Reading question?

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The pandemic continues, and so does the TOEFL Home Edition.
ETS just recently announced that they will be extending the TOEFL Home Edition until the end of October 2020.
I bet they will extend it again, but be sure to register before then if you want to take the test in the comfort of your own home.


Here’s a tip from Todd Stuchiner, one of our TOEFL Teachers.

“Let’s talk about the reading section.

The TOEFL Reading section forces you to answer 30 questions in 54 minutes.

That is not easy.

Here is one tip from our newly released guide to Time Management for the TOEFL Reading

Never skip a question.

Our brains like stories. Stories have a beginning, middle, and end. The questions in the TOEFL reading section go in sequential order, just like a story. When you skip a question, you interrupt the story. It makes the questions that come after the one you skip more difficult to answer.

So, instead of skipping questions, you guesstimate.

When you guesstimate, you have an idea of what the answer might be, but you are not 100% certain.

A guess is a blind chance, a guesstimation is made after some thought. After you guesstimate, circle the question in your notes and save a few minutes at the end of the reading section to go back and check over your answers one more time.

– Good luck, Todd

Check this article to discover more ways to save time in the TOEFL Reading

TOEFL Resources

Follow this link to Grammarly Academic, which is pretty much like having your own personal university professor correcting your essay. Get ready for some red (digital) ink.

Grammarly Academic will tell you everything wrong with your paper, from poor grammar to sentence structure to topic development. Highly recommended for those of you who want to improve your writing skills.

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