At Test Success JAPAN and Test Success NYC we provide many specific strategies for the TOEFL iBT Reading section, but today we will begin to look at some general advice from ETS on how to improve your academic reading skills for the TOEFL iBT. What do you think? Do you already follow this advice? Let’s take a look at some suggestions for intermediate and advanced readers:
“Read as much and as often as possible in English.”
- Read texts on a variety of topics. Make sure to include academic texts on a variety of topics written in different genres as part of your reading.
- Read both academic and non-academic materials.
- Read about subjects that interest you and that DON’T interest you.
- Read major newspapers, such as The New York Times or Science Times. Use the websites of National Public Radio (NPR) or the BBC to get transcripts of shows and study the content and new vocabulary you encounter.
What newspapers, magazines, or websites do you like to read to improve your reading skills? Do you follow the advice to read about subjects that interest you and DON’T interest you?