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F TOEFL Grammar Practice Quiz 1

Choose the correct grammar structure to complete the sentence. Each question has only one correct answer. When you are finished click on the "Next Question" button. There are 33 questions to this quiz. Try to use only 1 minute per question. At the end of the quiz, you will receive quiz feedback.

i.- Q: _____ his illness, John continued to play rugby.


X

Despite Although Even though

2.- Q: After many peace corps teachers return to the States, ___________ professional English teachers. often they become (x )they often become and often become 3.- Q: _______ that the American Indian crossed a land bridge into North America from what is now Russia.
X

It is considered It is thought It was thought

4.- : None of the students _____ a car.


X

has have have got

5.- Q: _______ the Depression, individual stock ownership was common in the United States.

It was during By the time of Because

.6.- Q: Never before _____ as rapidly, as during the last three decades. communications have developed have communications developed have developed communications 7,. Q: It is not yet clearly understood _________ cause obesity.
x)

x)

why eating too many hamburgers can why can eating too many hamburgers eating too many hamburgers can

8.- Q: The Eiffel Tower is ________ the Leaning Tower of Pisa. as popular a tourist attraction than x) as popular a tourist attraction as as more popular a tourist attraction as 9.- Q: While most New Yorkers believe in ghosts, ______ do not. are a few who
x)

there are a few which there are a few that

10.- Q: With his first painting 'Le Temple du Mordu', George Lesereaux _______ to establish himself as a master of pointilism. could with ability was able 11.- Q: ______ Chinese is more difficult to learn than English. It is certain that Certain it is that x)Certainly is

12,. Q: Thinker and poet, ___________ the Brinker prize for his poem 'Alexander' in 1976.
X)

Claude Pinocchio was awarded was awarded Claude Pinocchio was awarded to Claude Pinocchio

13.- Q: Research now proves that eating fish and chips is healthier than _______ when eating hamburgers. eating hamburgers. to eat hamburgers. 14.- Q: It was ______ Johnny finally gave up. such difficult that so difficult that so a difficult test that

x)

x)

15.- Q: __________, I would have returned it immediately. If I knew that you wanted to read it I had known that you wanted to read it
x)

Had I known that you wanted to read it

16.- Q: In the 1990s, _________ its premium position in the world economy. the USA returned
x)

the USA returned to the USA returning

17.- Q: _______ in a home where two parents work is a difficult task indeed.

Children brought up To bring up children


x)

Bringing up children

18.- Q: There has not yet been any decision made _______ will represent the country at the Olympics. concerned athletes chosen
x)

as to which athletes

those athletes 19.- Q: ______, Shakespeare was also a prolific writer of sonnets.
x)

Noting for his plays

Famous plays Noted for his plays 20.- Q: The Concord, which was ______________ jet, could reach New York from London is approximately 2 and 1/2 hours.
x)fastest

in the world

the fastest of the world the world's fastest 21.- Q: Scientists _____________ nano-technology capable of computation at the atomic level.
x)

newly have developed

have recently developed have still developed 22.- Q: ________ is portrayed in Hermann Hesse's 'Steppenwolf'. Man searching his soul
x)

A man searched his soul

A man in search of his soul 23.- Q: Despite ____________, Jack continued to lose weight.

he increased his food intake


x)

increasing food intake

increased food intake 24,. Q: Singer and entertainer, ____________ for his beautiful and expressive voice. was Frank Sinatra famous famous was Frank Sinatra x) Frank Sinatra was famous 25.- Q: It is not only important to be on time, __________ courteous when replying to colleagues. but also is it important being
x)

but is it also important to be but it is also important to be

26.- Q: ______ was this check written? To who


x)

Whom

To whom

27.- Q: Children attending private schools ____________ being slightly spoiled.


x)

are often accused of

often accused are often accused from 28.- Q: Diets based on only one basic food element ____________ no diet at all.
x)

can be as ineffective than

can be as ineffective as can be so ineffective than

29.- Q: _________ that James Franklin made his stunning debut. It was 'Lions'
x)It

was in 'Lions'

'Lions' it was 30.- Q: Considering human history, it ______________ using mass communications. has recently been that man
x)

is only recently that man has begun

only recently is that man has begun

31.- Q: That test was _________________ .


x)such

difficult that I almost failed

as difficult that I almost failed so difficult that I almost failed 32.- Q: 'Within Tuscany' ___________ Matthew Spender.
x)

is written from

was written from was written by

TOEFL Grammar Practice Quiz 2


Choose the correct grammar structure to complete the sentence. Each question has only one correct answer. When you are finished click on the "Next Question" button. There are 25 questions to this quiz. Try to use only 1 minute per question. At the end of the quiz, you will receive quiz feedback.

1.- Q: A number of resources _____ watching more than four hours a day of television is more dangerous than listening to the radio four hours a day or more.
x)

are confirming

confirm that confirming

2.- Q: Before leaving on a long journey, _____ to the doctor for a checkup. usually goes he usually he goes
x)

he usually goes

3.- Q: _____ the French Revolution, many citizens had become upset with the aristocracy.
x)

By the time Until By the time of

4.- Q: Civil rights leader, _____ the Cyber Defender prize for her Twitter campaign in 2009.
x)

Jane Atherby was awarded was awarded Jane Atherby was Jane Atherby awarded

5.- Q: _____ is certainly much easier with hybrid technology. Designing a fuel efficient vehicle To design a fuel efficient vehicle Fuel efficient vehicle designed 6.- Q: _____ his economic disadvantages, Peter was very successful in business. Although
(x)Despite

x)

In spite 7.- Q: Eating too many corn products is _____ eating too much meat.
(x)

as dangerous to your health as as dangerous to your health than as dangerous to your health then

8.- Q: _____ the weather was horrible, we continued our walk through the countryside.
(x)

Even though Despite In spite the fact

9.- Q: If she _____ of her brother's dire circumstances, she would have taken the first flight to Chicago.
(x)

was informed had informed had been informed

10.- Q: In the last decade of 1900s, _____ more dependent on telecommunications technology than ever before.
(x)

the world became the world has become the world is becoming

11.- Q: _____ that vegetables are healthier than beef. Certain it is Certainly it is
(x)

It is certain

12.- Q: It is not yet clear why _____ such massive protests.


(x)

the incident caused is the incident caused did the incident cause

13.- Q: _____ that the original inhabitants chewed coca leaves to relieve pain.

It is thought
(x)

It is thinking

It is considered 14.- Q: _____ the Depression that many of the social reforms were enacted.
(x)It

was during

By the time Due to

15.- Q: It was _____ that my parents decided not to adopt another child. so a frustrating experience
(X)such

a frustrating experience

so a frustrated experience 16.- Q: Marcia applied to the university _____ she couldn't afford tuition. in spite of despite
(X)

although

17.- Q: Never before _____ more closely, as during the past decade.
(X)

have world leaders worked

world leaders have been working world leaders have worked 18.- Q: No decision has been reached _____ will receive scholarships to this university.
(X)

as from which students

concerned students which as to which students 19.- Q: None of the patients _____ access to health care insurance.

have
(X)

has

have got

20.- Q: _____ his first novel 'Frank and Friends', Ben Slezak was also an extremely talented web designer. Because of
(X)

Noted for

Although 21.- Q: Peter Drexhower _____ achieve his first big success with his second novel 'The Hidden Valley.'
(X)

could

was able to was able 22.- Q: She _____ immediately, if they had told her about the situation. had telephoned would telephone
(X) 23.-

would have telephoned

Q: The entrance exam was _____ that Peter had to take it four times. such difficult

(X)

such a difficult so difficult

24.- Q: While most citizens have some sort of religious belief, _____ many who do not.
(X)

there are still

are there still there are yet

25.- Q: Cannon Beach, _____ famous for its beautiful beaches, is located just an hour's drive from Portland.
(X)

that is

which is for which is

What is the TOEFL?

Before beginning to study for the TOEFL it is a good idea to understand the philosophy and purpose behind this standardized test. Here is an excellent detailed description of the Internet based test.

What can I expect from TOEFL?

There are a number of resources available to help you discover exactly what grammar listening and reading skills will be expected on the TOEFL. One of the most thorough of these resources is Testwise.Com

which explains each type of question in terms of the grammar or skill required to answer that type of question successfully.

How do I approach the TOEFL?

One of the most important skills to acquire before taking the test is not a language skill. It is TOEFL test taking strategy. To get up to speed on test taking, this guide to taking tests can help you understand general test taking preparation. The TOEFL, like all standardized American tests, has a very particular structure and typical traps for you to fall into. By understanding these traps and structures you can go a long way to improving your score.

The writing section of the TOEFL requires that you write an essay based on a set topic. Testmagic.com has a wonderful selection of sample essays

discussing common mistakes and giving examples of essays with various scores to show you the range expected on the essay.

Practising the TOEFL

Now that you have a good idea of what the test is, what is to be expected, AND what strategies are needed you can begin to practice taking various sections of the test. Some of the best FREE online practice you can get is at the FreeTOEFL.com . This site claims to be entirely for free, but requires you to become a member.

Finally probably the biggest piece of advice you will hear from everybody is: "Take the test as often as possible". To help you do just that (for FREE) follow the following links to these practice tests and exercises:

TOEFL: How To Prepare and Pass LISTENING COMPREHENSION


This part of the test has different forms for the paper and pencil TOEFL test and the IBT. The following examples are for the PBT. IBT examples will be forthcoming.

PBT TOEFL test listening example 1:

Man: I'm feeling kind of sick tonight. I don't know if I have a virus,or if it's something I ate for lunch. Maybe we should stay home tonight. Woman: I think you're right. I feel a little under the weather myself. Narrator: What does the woman mean? (A) She believes the weather is too bad to go out. (B) She is not feeling well herself. (C) She didn't eat lunch. (D) She disagrees with the man. "I feel under the weather" means that "the woman is not feeling well"; the answer is B.

PBT listening example 2:


Woman: What's the problem? Were you offended by what I said? Man: No, I just got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Narrator: What does the man mean? (A) The woman is wrong. (B) He is in a bad mood. (C) He injured his side getting out of bed. (D) He was offended by the woman's comments. "To get up on the wrong side of the bed" is an idiomatic expression that means "to be in a bad mood." The correct answer is B.

TOEFL: How To Prepare and Pass LISTENING COMPREHENSION


This part of the test has different forms for the paper and pencil TOEFL test and the IBT. The following examples are for the PBT. IBT examples will be forthcoming.

PBT TOEFL test listening example 1:


Man: I'm feeling kind of sick tonight. I don't know if I have a virus,or if it's something I ate for lunch. Maybe we should stay home tonight. Woman: I think you're right. I feel a little under the weather myself. Narrator: What does the woman mean? (A) She believes the weather is too bad to go out. (B) She is not feeling well herself. (C) She didn't eat lunch. (D) She disagrees with the man. "I feel under the weather" means that "the woman is not feeling well"; the answer is B.

PBT listening example 2:


Woman: What's the problem? Were you offended by what I said? Man: No, I just got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Narrator: What does the man mean? (A) The woman is wrong. (B) He is in a bad mood. (C) He injured his side getting out of bed. (D) He was offended by the woman's comments. "To get up on the wrong side of the bed" is an idiomatic expression that means "to be in a bad mood." The correct answer is B.

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TOEFL TEST FAQ


Who makes the TOEFL Test?

The TOEFL Test is created and produced by the Educational Testing Service.

How many kinds of TOEFL Tests are there? Please note that the following information changes almost weekly. We suggest that you visit "toefl.org" for the most recent information.

There are currently 3 kinds of TOEFL tests being used around the world: The IBT: the Internet Based TOEFL Test (IBT) is currently being used in the following territories and countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Krygyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Yemen, Zimbabwe. The ETS PBT: the Paper and Pencil TOEFL. This test is administered by ETS. It is given six times per year (the testing schedule for 2007-8 is : August 18, 2007; October 13, 2007; November 10, 2007; January 12, 2008; March 7, 2008; May 10 2008. It is offered at specific locations (you should note that all centers are not open on each of the above dates). See the offical TOEFL website for locations. The Institutional PBT: also called the Institutional TOEFL. This test is administered by English language institutions around the world. However, universities and colleges normally do not accept this test for admission unless it is used in a local context (in other words, if the English language institution is located in close proximity to a university or college, then the university or college might accept it for admission). There are no plans to phase out this test. Which kind of TOEFL Test do I need to take? The student must ask the educational institution which type of TOEFL Test it accepts. Different universities accept different TOEFL tests. For example, the University of California, Davis accepts the IBT, ETS PBT, Institutional IBT (from its own English language institution, and even the CBT (even though this test has been almost entirely phased out). Which TOEFL Test is the easiest: the IBT, the ETS PBT, or the Institutional PBT? ETS has tried very hard to make the tests equally difficult. Most students feel that the IBT is more difficult because it contains more difficult reading and listening tasks--and it contains a Speaking Section. Some students feel that the Institutional PBT is easier because it does not always contain a writing section--and it contains a grammar section. Different students will have different reactions to the different tests. How should I study for the TOEFL Test?

You should combine an "in-class" approach with an "out of class" approach. In other words, you should study a TOEFL preparation material such as Beat the TOEFL: Mastering the IBT DVD intensely--and you should practice speaking with native speakers and reading native English materials as much as possible!

TOEFL Vocabulary Practice Quiz


Choose the word closest in meaning to the word surrounded by apostrophes ('word'). Each question has only one correct answer. When you are finished click on the "Next Question" button. There are 31 questions to this quiz. Try to use only 1 minute per question. At the end of the quiz, you will receive quiz feedback.

1.- Q: The criminal was asked to aid police in their 'enquiry'.


(X)interview

investigation questions

2.- Q: He 'marshaled' the troops for the offensive. ordered arranged


(X)

called

3.- Q: The use of penicillin is 'diffuse'.


(X)

limited widely available increasing

4.- Q: I like Florida because of the 'balmy' winters. warm humid


(X)

cold

5.- Q: He 'pored over' the questions until he couldn't keep his eyes open anymore. asked
(X)

examined memorized

6.- Q: You will find the office at the main 'intersection'. ending
(X)

crossing roundabout

7.- Q: He found the smell of the lotus blossom 'repugnant', and asked for a different type of flower.

enjoyable
(X)

disgusting delightful

8.- Q: His 'diligence' in everything he did was impressive. ease


(X)

dedication hatred

9.-

Q: His boss 'streamlined' company procedures. increased

(X)

made easier lost

10,. Q: Uncertainty about the economy is 'widespread'. limited


(X)

everywhere

decreased 11.- Q: His comments can be rather 'harsh' at times.


(X)

extreme

pleasant precise 12.- Q: The issue 'touched off' an argument between the two parties. ended
(X)

began complicated

13.- Q: Our 'outlets' are located throughout Alabama.

banks
(X)

stores

warehouses 14.- Q: She didn't 'let on' that she already knew about the party. think act complain 15.- Q: She didn't 'let on' that she already knew about the party. think
(X)

act complain

16.- Q: You'd better get a few 'winks' before tomorrow. dollars


(X)

sleep

friends 17.- Q: Teenage 'lethargy' is often due to lack of proper nutrients.


(X)

enthusiasm sluggishness boredom

18.- Q: Unfortunately, information concerning the latest crisis in the state government is arriving 'piecemeal'.
(X)incorrectly

delayed bit by bit

19.- Q: Many of the students attitudes are considered too 'cynical' for publication. encouraging (X) sarcastic deprived

20.- Q: George Washington's 'immutable' courage was a key ingredient in the success of The United States during the Revolutionary War. moody upbeat
(X)

unchanging

21.- Q: It is important to weed out the 'chaff' when considering a new position.
(X)

rubbish

jewels deals 22.- Q: His position was 'contrary' to that of the teacher's.
(X)

similar

opposite foreseeable

23.- Q: The show 'culminated' in the presentation of the dairy princess crown. began
(X)

ended

included 24.- Q: The 'coach' for Miami leaves shortly after 9.

plane shuttle
(X) bus 25.- Q: Mozart's 'partiality' for chocolate from Salzburg resulted in today's famous Mozart Kugeln. X

preference aversion

26.- Q: The lion's 'ferocious' behavior was attributed to its lack of edible flesh. tame relaxed
(X)

savage

27.- Q: Be careful not to 'rush' your studies, even when in a hurry. improve
(X)

hurry

deepen 28.- Q: Dormitory 'get-togethers' are encouraged on a monthly basis. study periods
(X)

informal meetings

cleaning sessions 29.- Q: The artist's 'profile' can be found carved into the cave walls. portrait outline description 30.- Q: Horses are often put out to 'pasture' during the early morning hours.

cleaned
(X)

field

arena 31.- Q: Janet's 'profuse' use of the adjective like bothered the professor. incorrect delayed
(X)

plentiful

32.- Q: The 'crooked' use of gambling schemes are often found while surfing the Internet. enjoyable difficult
(X)

dishonest

How To Take Tests



toefl exam taking exams

Doing well on English examinations - or any examination for that matter - depends not only on your knowledge, but also on having a good strategy. Time Required: 20 minutes

Here's How:

1.

Do not insist on completing each question before going to the next. By insisting on completing each question, you loose time and become nervous.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

If possible, go through the entire test answering the questions you are sure you know. Go through the test a second time working out the answers to more difficult questions. Once you have gone through the test twice, see if any of the questions asked can help you answer any really difficult questions. If you have a strong feeling about a question when you first answer it, don't go back and change it later. Play the odds: If you don't know the answer, write something. In a 4 choice multiple choice question you have a 25% chance of being right. Do not cheat! Taking a test is as much for you as it is for your teacher. If you cheat, you won't help yourself in the long run. Do not translate from your mother tongue! Don't block when listening. Limit yourself to what you know. Look for time signifiers when having to conjugate. Throw out the ridiculous answers in a multiple choice question. Don't try to be too funny or clever.

Tips:

1.

If you don't know an answer, don't worry about it. Worrying about what you don't know keeps you from showing what you do know.

2. 3.

Remember that tests not only given to test your ability, but also to help you learn what you need to focus on to improve your English. If you don't understand why you have made a mistake, make sure to ask the teacher about that mistake in a latter session. Being embarrassed about mistakes will never help you improve, so ask!

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