Thursday, August 19, 2010

TOEFL Practice Test

The TOEFL® Internet-based test emphasizes integrated skills and measures all four language skills, including speaking. The content on the test is authentic, and the language is consistent with that used in everyday, real academic settings. 

The test has four sections:

1. Reading measures the ability to understand academic reading matter. 

2. Speaking measures the ability to speak English. 

3. Writing measures the ability to write in a way that is appropriate for college and universities. 

4. Listening measures the ability to understand English as it is used in colleges and universities.

 Try taking this test!

1. Do you have _____ to do this afternoon? If not, I'd like to take you to a movie.
a) many work
b) much work
c) many works
d) much works  
2. We _____ that concert.
a) were disappointed by
b) were disappointed of
c) were disappointing
d) were disappointing in
3. Mr. Johnson has lived here _____ ten years.
a) for
b) during
c) since
d) while
4. The fact ________ money orders can usually be easily cashed has made them a popular form of payment.
is that
which is
5. Gifted though he was by remarkable natural musical talent, _________ to have had little knack for the necessities of social life at court.
Mozart, who seemed
Mozart seemed
it was Mozart that seeming
Mozart, seeming
6. __________ they are widely perceived as gentle creatures, hippopotamuses are reponsible for more human deaths in Africa than any other animal.
Despite of
Even though
In spite of
Directions: In question 7, each sentence has four underlined words or phrases. The four underlined parts of the sentence are marked A, B, C, and D. Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.

7. Guppies are sometimes call(A) rainbow fish(B) because(C) of the male's bright(D) colors.

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