TOEFL Reading – An Introduction

The reading section is the first part of the TOEFL test. You will read three or four academic articles and answer ten questions about each one. You will have 54 minutes (three articles) or 72 minutes (four articles) to read the articles and answer all of the questions. If you are given four articles, one of them will not be scored. You will not be able to identify the unscored article, so try to answer all of the questions correctly.

There is a single timer for the whole section (all of the articles and questions). You can always move forward and backwards between all of the questions as long as time remains. There are arrows to move between questions one at a time, and a button labelled “review” to jump to specific questions. This means you can use your time however you like.

Right after your test is finished, you will see your “unofficial” TOEFL reading score.  This is the scaled score out of 30 points. The unofficial score rarely changes in the final score report.

Master the Reading Section

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