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Need help with Reading Comprehension (Toefl) [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 02:26
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I am new on this forum,but have gone through various discussions being posted on this site.
I was able to find few links and help for speaking and writing through the postings.
However, i am a bit concerned about my RC and Lecture listening skills.Though i can infer what is being said and
what is being read,but when it comes to actual questions i can't corelate them with passage or lectures.
I am using Kaplans book and few online sites for my preparation.I have a week's time for my Toefl exam and need some help from the experienced one's.
It would appreciable,if the members who have already taken the test,highligh more and share their views on the strategies being used.

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Re: Need help with Reading Comprehension (Toefl) [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 22:00
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ToeflMember wrote:
Hi,

I am new on this forum,but have gone through various discussions being posted on this site.
I was able to find few links and help for speaking and writing through the postings.
However, i am a bit concerned about my RC and Lecture listening skills.Though i can infer what is being said and
what is being read,but when it comes to actual questions i can't corelate them with passage or lectures.
I am using Kaplans book and few online sites for my preparation.I have a week's time for my Toefl exam and need some help from the experienced one's.
It would appreciable,if the members who have already taken the test,highligh more and share their views on the strategies being used.

Thanks in Anticipation....



Hi ToeflMember,

This is an unique problem that you have posted. Just to let you know, from what I have gathered about TOEFL from personal experience and posts in this forum, TOEFL listening and RC sections do NOT pose indirect questions that would need really hard and long thinking. For eg, if they say "... the hen lays 2 eggs every year..." then they won't ask you "How many members will the hen family have after 3 years?". A more probable question would be " What is the number of eggs that the hen lays?" It is similar for both sections. So as long as you understand what is being spoken about and the RC passages, I don't think there would be a problem.Additionally, for RC, you'll be able to refer to the passage for every question.
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Re: Need help with Reading Comprehension (Toefl) [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 01:17
Hey Samidh,thanks for the prompt response.
It would be helpful, if you could suggest some toefl books or links that could be of help to me.

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Re: Need help with Reading Comprehension (Toefl) [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 01:22
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Hey Samidh,thanks for the prompt response.
It would be helpful, if you could suggest some toefl books or links that could be of help to me.

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I did NOT go through any books for TOEFL preparation as I had taken my GMAT just the week previous to that. Hence, I am afraid I cannot help you much in that regard. However, if you take my advice, just go through the daily newspapers, especially the editorial section thoroughly. That will not only improve your reading speed and you understanding of the passages, but I dare say that it would help build in you the patience required to tackle long and boring passages, exactly like that you get in TOEFL.

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do go through the OG for TOEFL, the listening section aint tht diff just dont start day dreaming in the mid of a lecture.

the reading section can be tricky sometimes especially if u get an extra reading section with entire section lasting a 100 mins !!, so do practice reading a lot in looooong tiring sessions, questions are not that diff, remember 1 thing :

the questions in toefl go with the flow of the passage so press neext read a para and then answer, dont try to read entire RC first and then start answering as in gmat,

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Re: Need help with Reading Comprehension (Toefl) [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2011, 05:31
Thanks for your comments.I would try practising the guidelines as mentioned.
I have recently gone through the ETS OG and tried the reading section.I find this book quiet useful to the others.

Thanks for your guidance .Hope i give my best and score well :)
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