Soal Toefl Reading Practice dan Jawaban

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1. Toefl beasiswa
2. Contoh soal structure dan pembahasan
3. Soal grammar terbaru
4. dsb

Sudah banyak yang bisa dipelajari disini, yang di atas hanya beberapa contoh soal toefl yang baru diberikan. Dan untuk hari ini kita akan latihan dengan soal section 3 reading comprehension dimana soal-soal ini merupakan soal bacaan yang sedikit memusingkan. 

Soal Toefl Reading Practice Section 3


The Reading Comprehension section contains reading passages and questions about the passages. The questions are about information that is stated or implied in the passage and about some of the specific words in the passages. Because many English words have more than one meaning, it is important to remember that these questions concern the meaning of a word or phrase within the context of the passage.

Answer all questions about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage.

Read the following passage:

The railroad was not the first institution to impose regularity on

society, or to draw attention to the importance of precise

timekeeping. For as long as merchants have set out their wares at
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daybreak and communal festivities have been celebrated, people
(5)
have been in rough agreement with their neighbors as to the time of

day. The value of this tradition is today more apparent than ever.

Were it not for public acceptance of a single yardstick of time,

social life would be unbearably chaotic: the massive daily transfers

of goods, services, and information would proceed in fits and
(10)
starts; the very fabric of modern society would begin to unravel.

Example I
What is the main idea of the passage?
  1. In modern society we must make more time for our neighbors.
  2. The traditions of society are timeless.
  3. An accepted way of measuring time is essential for the smooth functioning of society.
  4. Society judges people by the times at which they conduct certain activities.
The main idea of the passage is that societies need to agree about how time is measured in order to function smoothly. Therefore, you should choose answer C.

Example II
In line 6, the phrase "this tradition" refers to
  1. the practice of starting the business day at dawn
  2. friendly relations between neighbors
  3. the railroad's reliance on time schedules
  4. people's agreement on the measurement of time
The phrase "this tradition" refers to the preceding clause, "people have been in rough agreement with their neighbors as to the time of day." Therefore, you should choose answer D.

Now begin work on the questions.
PRACTICE PASSAGE

The Alaska pipeline starts at the frozen edge of the Arctic Ocean.

It stretches southward across the largest and northernmost state in

the United States, ending at a remote ice-free seaport village nearly
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800 miles from where it begins. It is massive in size and extremely
(5)
complicated to operate.

The steel pipe crosses windswept plains and endless miles of

delicate tundra that tops the frozen ground. It weaves through

crooked canyons, climbs sheer mountains, plunges over rocky

crags, makes its way through thick forests, and passes over or
(10)
under hundreds of rivers and streams. The pipe is 4 feet in diameter,

and up to 2 million barrels (or 84 million gallons) of crude oil can

be pumped through it daily.

Resting on H-shaped steel racks called "bents," long sections of

the pipeline follow a zigzag course high above the frozen earth.
(15)
Other long sections drop out of sight beneath spongy or rocky

ground and return to the surface later on. The pattern of the

pipeline's up-and-down route is determined by the often harsh

demands of the arctic and subarctic climate, the tortuous lay of the

land, and the varied compositions of soil, rock, or permafrost
(20)
(permanently frozen ground). A little more than half of the pipeline

is elevated above the ground. The remainder is buried anywhere

from 3 to 12 feet, depending largely upon the type of terrain and

the properties of the soil.

One of the largest in the world, the pipeline cost approximately
(25)
$8 billion and is by far the biggest and most expensive construction

project ever undertaken by private industry. In fact, no single

business could raise that much money, so 8 major oil companies

formed a consortium in order to share the costs. Each company

controlled oil rights to particular shares of land in the oil fields and
(30)
paid into the pipeline-construction fund according to the size of its

holdings. Today, despite enormous problems of climate, supply

shortages, equipment breakdowns, labor disagreements, treacherous

terrain, a certain amount of mismanagement, and even theft, the

Alaska pipeline has been completed and is operating.

PRACTICE QUESTIONS (Soal Toefl Reading Practice dan Jawaban)
  1. The passage primarily discusses the pipeline's
    1. operating costs
    2. employees
    3. consumers
    4. construction
  2. The word "it" in line 4 refers to
    1. pipeline
    2. ocean
    3. state
    4. village
  3. According to the passage, 84 million gallons of oil can travel through the pipeline each
    1. day
    2. week
    3. month
    4. year
  4. The phrase "Resting on" in line 13 is closest in meaning to
    1. Consisting of
    2. Supported by
    3. Passing under
    4. Protected with
  5. The author mentions all of the following as important in determining the pipeline's route EXCEPT the
    1. climate
    2. lay of the land itself
    3. local vegetation
    4. kind of soil and rock
  6. The word "undertaken" in line 26 is closest in meaning to
    1. removed
    2. selected
    3. transported
    4. attempted
  7. How many companies shared the costs of constructing the pipeline?
    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 8
    4. 12
  8. The word "particular" in line 29 is closest in meaning to
    1. peculiar
    2. specific
    3. exceptional
    4. equal
  9. Which of the following determined what percentage of the construction costs each member of the consortium would pay?
    1. How much oil field land each company owned
    2. How long each company had owned land in the oil fields
    3. How many people worked for each company
    4. How many oil wells were located on the company's land
  10. Where in the passage does the author provide a term for an earth covering that always remains frozen?
    1. Line 3
    2. Line 13
    3. Line 19
    4. Line 32
(Sumber: ets.org)

Jawaban Soal Toefl Reading Practice

Penasaran dengan kemampuan anda, setelah mengerjakan soal di atas silahkan cek menggunakan kunci jawaban yang sudah disediakan di bawah ini. Answer Key for Reading Comprehension ini bisa anda gunakan untuk mengukur seberapa jauh kemampuan anda dalam reading.

Section 3 — Reading Comprehension
  1. D
  2. A
  3. A
  4. B
  5. C
  6. D
  7. C
  8. B
  9. A
  10. C
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