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Archive | TOEFL Reading

Magoosh covers all things TOEFL Reading. These articles include sample passages and questions, tips and tricks, prep advice, and more!

Light Reading Practice with The Dodo

As you probably already know, preparing for the TOEFL can be hard work. TOEFL Reading practice can be especially intense—going through all of those academic passages and questions, studying all those new vocabulary words. Sometimes it’s good to take a break from all of that heavy reading practice in your TOEFL prep—not by stopping English […]

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TOEFL Tuesday: Reading EMERGENCY Advice

There are a few common emergency situations on the TOEFL, but there’s one in particular that happens during the reading section: not having enough time. If you run out of time, you lose points not because you don’t understand, but because you simply don’t answer questions. And that’s a terrible feeling! But managing time during […]

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Building TOEFL Reading Skills: Beatrix Potter’s Scientific Work, Part 4

A while back, Magoosh TOEFL Blogger Kate Hardin did an overview of the three categories of questions in TOEFL Reading. More recently, my colleague Rachel Kapelke-Dale has been doing an ongoing series about the 10 specific question types in the Reading section. (As I write this, Rachel’s latest post is here. Keep an eye on […]

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Building TOEFL Reading Skills: Beatrix Potter’s Scientific Work, Part 3

Rachel KD has been writing a series of posts that provide TOEFL Reading Practice and focus on the ten different types of TOEFL Reading questions. As Rachel demonstrates in her answer explanations, performing well on any type of Reading question is a matter of building the right reading skills and mental habits. In this series […]

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Building TOEFL Reading Skills: Beatrix Potter’s Scientific Work, Part 2

My fellow Magoosh TOEFL Expert Rachel KD has been doing posts on the different question types in TOEFL Reading, with practice TOEFL Reading passages, questions, and answer explanations. Rachel’s answer explanations give insight into the kinds of thinking skills you need in order for TOEFL Reading. Developing good, thoughtful approaches to reading is essential. In […]

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Building TOEFL Reading Skills: Beatrix Potter’s Scientific Work, Part 1

Right now my colleague Kate Hardin is doing a very valuable series of practice materials with the 10 different TOEFL Reading question types. As Kate demonstrates in her answer explanations, TOEFL Reading success takes more than just knowing the question types. To truly do well with TOEFL Reading questions, you need to also develop certain […]

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Entertainment News for English Reading Practice

I’ve already given you some advice on how to find your buy-in— how to take the things you’re interested in and connect them to TOEFL-style academic reading. But sometimes it helps to focus some of your reading practice just on your interests and hobbies—one of the key ingredients to successful, effective reading practice is fun! […]

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