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 tasks in The Speaking Section.

For the first Task — just like with Speak Section – Task Four — 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 Listening File — they are the same as any of the academic Reading or Listening files anywhere else in The TOEFL Exam.  They could be…

    • Explanation
    • Point Of View
    • Historical

The topics of the Conversations are similar to those in the Listening Section, but require you to also state opinions — either the speaker’s or yours.

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…

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

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


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