Toefl ibt reading section summaries and charts.ppt

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Some useful tips to help deal with the Summary and Complete the chart questions of the TOEFL iBT

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Toefl ibt reading section summaries and charts.ppt

  1. 1. TOEFL IBT READING SECTIONCompleting summaries and charts Prof. Stephan Hughes
  2. 2. TIPS ON COMPLETING SUMMARIESFind hints about the overall structure of thetext Prof. Stephan Hughes
  3. 3. TIPS ON COMPLETING SUMMARIES•Look for key words that signal an outline, e.g.there are three main theories about ... Prof. Stephan Hughes
  4. 4. TIPS ON COMPLETING SUMMARIES•Some other signal words: the first, the next,the third ... Prof. Stephan Hughes
  5. 5. TIPS ON COMPLETING SUMMARIES•Lookat the first sentence or two of eachparagraph Prof. Stephan Hughes
  6. 6. ELIMINATE ANSWER CHOICES•that are just details•that are irrelevant•that present information inaccurately•that don’t appear in the passage Prof. Stephan Hughes
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  8. 8. •A paragraph has more than one main idea? Prof. Stephan Hughes
  9. 9. •The passage does not a clear-cut outlineindicated by the signal words e.g. “the first...”, “the next ...” “the third ...”? Prof. Stephan Hughes
  10. 10. •There are more paragraphs than answerchoices? Prof. Stephan Hughes
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  12. 12. IMPORTANT TIPS•Familiarize yourself with the categories andconcepts and differences between them Prof. Stephan Hughes
  13. 13. IMPORTANT TIPS•Locate the answer choices one by one Prof. Stephan Hughes
  14. 14. DON’T FORGET THAT•The choices might be scattered all over theparagraphs•The information in the answer choices will notbe word for word as the text provided in thepassage•Use key words from the choices to help youfind the answers Prof. Stephan Hughes
  15. 15. Tell us about your reading habits:Mention the problems or challenges you face when you have to read in English,how often you do it, and the importance of reading in your life. Prof. Stephan Hughes

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