TOEFL Reading Question Type - Essential Information Question
This is part of a series of TOEFL Reading Question Types. In today’s post, we will discuss an “Essential Information question”. In an “Essential Information question”, you will see the question you see an entire sentence highlighted in the reading passage.
The question will ask you to choose which of the 4 answer option sentences is equal to the highlighted sentence. The correct sentence will be paragraphed so it is different than the highlighted one, but still, convey all the important information. Incorrect sentences will represent a detail or concept inaccurately, leave out an important detail, change the original meaning of the sentence. Let’s look at an example.
TOEFL Reading Practice: Essential Information Question
Question: The sentence in paragraph 6 " Between industrialization, the reduced population of Native Americans, and the segregation of them into the reservations contributed to the end of Indian trade." is most similar to
- Indian trade came to an end because of segregation, industrialization, and declining populations.
- The United States industrialized their production, segregated from the Native Americans, and entered conflicts that decreased the Native American population.
- Native Americans did not wish to follow industrialization and segregated into the reservation.
- Native Americans wished to follow industrialization and segregated into the reservation.
TOEFL Reading Tips & Strategies: How to Answer “Essential Information” Questions
Here is a lesson on how to tackle TOEFL reading “Essential Information” Questions.
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