Styles & Structure Of Reading Passages & Listening Files

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The Styles Of Reading Passages & Listening Files

As you know — there will only be 2 different Tasks in the Writing Section.  And as with the similarities between The Reading & Listening Section — The Tasks in The Writing Section are very similar to two Tasks in The Speaking Section.

For the first Task — just like with Speak Section – “Combining Information” Task — you will have to read a passage about some Academic Topic, and then listen to an Audio File about the same Topic.

As for the “Style” of both The Reading Passage & The Audio File — they are the same as any of the Academic Reading Passages or Audio Files in any other Section of The TOEFL Exam.  They could be…

    • Explanation
    • Point Of View
    • Historical

As for the Lectures, these are — once again — virtually the same Style & Structure as The Reading Passages in The Reading Section & Listening Section.  The length of The Listening Files of this type are also about the same length (as far as word-count), and the topics are also the same — usually…

    • Scientific  —  (Biology, Geology, Sociology, etc.)
    • Literary  —  (a Person, Period, or Style of Classical Literature)
    • Artistic  —  (a Person, Period, or Style of Artistic Expression)

The examples above are very commonly used — but the topics of The Lecture-Type are not limited to only these possibilities.  Just…

 Remember!!! — You do NOT have to study these subjects before taking The TOEFL Exam.  Doing-so would almost-certainly be a COMPLETE waste of your time, as it would be virtually impossible to know what subject-matter will used be in The Exam.

(Now Let’s Get Into Into The Actual Listening Question- & Task-Types)



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