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01. introduction to reading comprehension

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  • 1. Introduction to Reading Comprehension Fitrotul Maulidiyah
  • 2. What does reading comprehension test consist of? 50 questions (some tests may be longer) 55 minutes to complete all questions 2 types of questions
  • 3. 2 types of questions about the reading passages Reading Comprehension Vocabulary
  • 4. Reading Comprehension Questions Information given in the reading passages Main idea questions Directly answered detail questions Implied detail questions
  • 5. Vocabulary Questions The meanings of vocabulary words in the reading passages Knowing the meanings of the words Understanding the context surrounding the words By using structural clues By breaking down the unknown words into known word parts
  • 6. Be familiar with the directions. Do not spend too much time reading the passages. General Strategies Do not worry if a reading passage is on a topic that you are unfamiliar with. Never leave any answers blank on your answer sheet.
  • 7. Topics of reading passages in TOEFL American history Literature
  • 8. Method of attacking a reading passage in TOEFL Skim the reading passage to determine the main idea Skim to find the overall organization of ideas in the passage Look ahead at the questions to determine what types of questions you must answer Find the section of the passage that deals with each questions Read the part of the passage that contains the answer carefully
  • 9. Questions type in TOEFL It tells you exactly where to look in the passage to find correct answers.
  • 10. Main Idea Questions Look at the first line of each paragraph Directly and Indirectly Answered Detailed Questions Choose a key word in the question Skim for that key word (or a related idea) in order in the passage Vocabulary Questions The question will tell you where the word is located in the passage. Overall Review Questions The answers are found anywhere in the passage.