TOEFL Reading Resources

These TOEFL reading resources focus on three areas:

  • Improvement suggestions to help you improve your concentration and comprehension of complex reading passages
  • Practice tests to help you monitor your comprehension and reading speed
  • Reading question types and their test-taking strategies


TOEFL Reading Resources: Improvement suggestions


TOEFL Reading Resources: Practice tests

TOEFL speed reading practice tests
TOEFL speed reading practice tests
  • Understanding Organizational Patterns. Take a practice test to see if you can recognize the methods of development such as compare/contrast, classification, definition, description, and narration.
  • TOEFL Speed Reading Test. Through six practice tests from 100-400 words per minute, find out exactly what your reading speed is and whether or not you are ready to take the TOEFL iBT.

TOEFL Reading Resources: Question types and test-taking strategies


  • Answering Pronoun Referent Questions. You will be asked what “that,” “it, “they,” and pronoun referents refer to. This lesson will teach you several important steps in answering this type of question.
  • Answering Vocabulary Questions. Answering vocabulary questions can be tricky. Clarify exactly what to do when you see this common question on the reading section of the exam.
  • Getting the Main Idea of TOEFL Passages + Integrated Speaking and Writing Templates. This lesson helps you to get the main ideas of reading and listening passages. Then the lesson will show you how to take those main points so that you can answer reading, speaking, and writing questions accurately and confidently.
  • Inferring Rhetorical Purpose. Get the specific strategies for the rhetorical question that causes many students’ heads to explode during the TOEFL reading section.
  • Inserting a sentence. Find out what you need to do when you insert a sentence into a reading passage.
  • It Is Not About Reading! These five important steps will help you spend less time reading and more time answering questions when  you see a reading question on the TOEFL exam.
  • TOEFL iBT 800 Word Reading Passage. Learn How to Read It.
  • Recognizing Paraphrases.  Watch a video that explains how to answer the paraphrase type of reading question.
  • TOEFL Reading Paraphrase Question. This TOEFL lesson will give you more practice  answering the paraphrase question. In addition, you will get to answer 10 practice questions.
  • TOEFL Reading Strategies. Specific reading strategies in this lesson will show you how to answer ALL questions in the reading section of the TOEFL exam. Moreover, you will learn nine reading question types and the strategies for answering them.
  • Test-Taking Strategies. Get additional strategies to help you answer the reading questions confidently and accurately.

I hope that you have found these TOEFL reading resources helpful.  Improving reading is a slow process requiring consistent practice over time. Be patient.

Follow the tips in these TOEFL reading lessons, and you will improve.
Follow the tips in these TOEFL reading lessons, and you will improve.

Good luck on your TOEFL journey!

Michael Buckhoff,



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