TOEFL Reading Comprehension
In TOEFL Sample Reading Comprehension section you will read
three passages and answer reading comprehension questions about each passage.
Most TOEFL sample reading comprehension questions are worth one point, but the
last question in each set is worth more than one point. The directions indicate
how many points you may receive.
Paper and Pencil Test
A new hearing device is now available for some hearing-impaired people. This
device uses a magnet to hold the detachable sound-processing portion in place.
Like other aids, it converts sound into vibrations. But it is unique in that it
can transmit the vibrations directly to the magnet and then to the inner ear.
This produces a clearer sound. The new device will not help all hearing-impaired
people only those with a hearing loss caused by infection or some other problem
in the middle ear. It will probably help no more than 20 percent of all people
with hearing problems. Those people who have persistent ear infections, however,
should find relief and restored hearing with the new device.
Following are some TOEFL exam questions on this passage:
What is the author's main
To describe a new cure for ear infections
To inform the reader of a new device
To urge doctors to use a new device
To explain the use of a magnet
The word "relief" in the last sentence means:
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