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The TOEIC is a two hour multiply choice test with 200 questions divided into two parts:


This section of TOEIC consists of 100 questions which you will hear from a cassette. Arranged into 4 different task types you will hear various statements, short conversations, texts and talks in English. Afterwards you will answer questions referring to the texts you heard.
Time: 45 minutes


This section of TOEIC consists of 100 questions which are divided into three sections. You will read various texts based on which you will answer questions. In this section you can work at your own pace.
Time: 75 minutes

You will answer all questions by marking the letters (A), (B), (C) or (D) with a pencil on a separate answer sheet. Although the actual TOEIC test takes two hours to complete you might need 2.5 hours as you will fill in an additional questionaire (in your mother tongue) on your education background
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TOEIC Practice Exercises 3
Part VII - Reading
Questions 1-4 refer to the following passage.
The Festival of Festivals
From a free, outdoor concert performance of the New York Symphony to the big band sound
of Chet Bunker, the City Music Summer Festival offers a season of variety, excitement, and
pleasure in this, its thirteenth year. Under the direction of William John III, and presented by
the mayor’s Office on the Arts, this year’s programme will run all summer long and has been
referred to as a “Festival of Festivals” by the Critics’ Choice columnist, Ed Alvin.
In one mid-summer Central Park performance, the Metropolitan Opera Company will perform
Verdi’s La Traviata. There will be many other classical, jazz and pop music performances, as
well as the ever-popular amateur night. By registering in advance, talented amateurs may
perform, either vocally or on an instrument, any music they choose. The advance registration
is not to determine a person’s talent, but rather to ensure the public an enjoyable variety of
This year’s festival will be one to remember. Watch for further notices in the newspaper or on
posters around town, or listen to your radio for program bulletins.
1. Who is responsible for organising the 3. Why must amateur performers register
Summer Festival? in advance?
(A) Ed Alvin (A) To pay a fee.
(B) Chet Bunker (B) To perform for the judges.
(C) William Johns III (C) To make sure not everybody
(D) The Mayor plays the same instrument.
(D) To keep out people who have
2. Which of the following words best describes already had an opportunity to
the festival? 4. When will the Metropolitan Opera
(A) New perform?
(B) Variety (A) Early in the series.
(C) Small (B) In the middle of the series.
(D) Expensive (C) At the end of the series.
(D) At several times during the
Questions 5-8 refer to the following passage.
The Importance of Giving
In 1992 the value of all gifts to the University totalled $6,200,340. This income, which was
the generous gift of over 4,300 individuals and organisations, has contributed to the
development of many new activities for the larger university community. There were many
sources for these funds. Some came in the form of scholarships for specific programmes;
others as bequests from estates for some special purpose. And still others came from a variety
of sources to be added to the general revenues. All are welcome, and all are appreciated. One
activity in particular has benefited from giving this past year, and that is the President’s
Endowment, in support of the University’s need-based scholarship programme in the
sciences. A 28 percent increase in funding has made it possible to award many more President
Scholarships than in past years. The Mobry Endowment has also enjoyed an increase in
funding, which will help students in the field of the performing arts.
TOEIC Practice Exercises 3
Part VII - Reading
5. Where did the money gifts come from? 6. What will the gift money be used for?
(A) An endowment fund. (A) To build a new library.
(B) A number of sources. (B) The development of new activities.
(C) The government. (C) To increase professors’ salaries.
(D) The President. (D) It will all go into general revenues.
7. What programme will benefit 8. What course of study does the needparticularly
in the current year? based scholarship fund support?
(A) The athletic programme. (A) Sciences
(B) The Mobry Endowment. (B) Business
(C) The President’s Endowment (C) Performing Arts
(D) The university community. (D) Special studies.
Questions 9-11 refer to the following passage.
Seeds, Seeds, and More Seeds
ORDER YOUR SEED CATALOGUE NOW! This is the largest and best known seed
catalogue published today, featuring over 280 pages with 1500 colour photographs and
including more than 5000 varieties. This book tells you everything you want to know about
growing anything from seed and tells you where to get the seeds. Bulbs, vegetables, cacti,
potted plants, trees perennials and annuals – you name it. This catalogue includes many rare
varieties that you will not find anywhere else. Yours is free by writing to Seeds, P.O. Box Y,
Yubank, Texas. Allow one month for delivery. If you want first class mailing, send $3. We
will credit you with $3 on your first order of $5 or more.
9. Who will order this catalogue? 10. What does the catalogue contain?
(A) People who like to grow plants. (A) 1500 pages
(B) People who sell vegetables. (B) 5000 kinds of seeds
(C) People who live on farms. (C) 280 pictures
(D) People who sell catalogues. (D) $30 worth of gift coupons.
11. What is the lowest possible price
for the catalogue?
(A) Nothing
(B) $1.00
(C) $3.00
(D) $5.00
TOEIC Practice Exercises 3
Part VII - Reading
Questions 12-15 refer to the following passage.
A Hard-to- play Golf Hole: The 16th at Blue Mountain
In an age when a 275-yard drive no longer causes comment on the golf tour and holes of 420
yards are only par 4, it is uncommon to find a par-4, 350-yard hole that presents as many
problems for the local golfer a for the visitor. The difficulty of the hole is not apparent, but on
attempting it the obstacles seem to magnify themselves. There are sand traps to the right and
left, a moat surrounds 80 percent of the green, and there is a wooded area beyond. The green,
though spacious, is sloped away, making par extremely difficult. The golfer who plays this
one with confidence is either very good or very foolish.
12. According to the passage, which of the 13.What is said about the obstacles of the
following does NOT cause amazement on 16th hole discussed above?
the golf tour?
(A) They look worse than they are.
(A) A par-4, 350-yard hole. (B) They make the hole impossible to see
(B) A 275-yard drive. except from the tee.
(C) A hole that presents problems (C) Their difficulty becomes apparent
for local golfers. on playing the hole.
(D) A hole with difficulties that (D) They are hidden from view.
are not apparent.
14. What special problem does the green 15. How do most golfers play the 16th hole?
present? (A) Foolishly.
(A) It is small. (B) Many strokes above par.
(B) It has a slope. (C) With little confidence.
(C) It is surrounded by woods. (D) The way local golfers play it.
(D) It is across a bridge.
TOEIC Practice Exercises 3
Part VII - Reading
Questions 16-20 refer to the following passage.
The Super Tomato
The Tomato Growers Association, or TGA, has set out to grow a super tomato at an
experimental farm near San Diego, California. Employing biotechnology and developments in
DNA research, the TGA has determined to grow the “tomato of tomorrow”. By emitting a
repellent in the form of an odour, the tomato plant would be able to fight off attacks by
insects. It would resist disease and rot, and would maintain its shape when shipped at the
bottom of a load of tons of tomatoes.
The skin would be tough, to permit it to be harvested by machine without damage. Its heavy,
thick leaves would prevent it from becoming sunburned. All tomatoes on a plant would ripen
at the same time, to prevent the loss from machine harvest of under-or over-ripened fruit. And
it would be just as juicy and tasty as the consumer wants it to be.
While development of this plant will prove to be extremely expensive, TGA scientists believe
that if they can achieve their goal, the industry will eventually benefit from the many
advantages and cost savings, particularly from harvest labour expenses and shipping loss, that
the new tomato will bring.
16. How do scientists believe the new 19. How do scientists propose to
tomato will fight off insects? create this new tomato?
(A) They will not like the taste. (A) Through biotechnology.
(B) The plant will give off a smell. (B) By testing many varieties.
(C) They will die on eating the leaves. (C) By contracting with university
(D) A new insecticide will be sprayed on scientists.
the plants.
17. How will the new tomato be shipped? 20. What is a disadvantage to the
(A) In special protective containers. creation of the new tomato?
(B) In newly-designed trucks. (A) The tomato will not taste very
(C) In bulk shipments. good.
(D) By plane to far away markets. (B) The research will be very
(C) Foreign researchers may
18. How will the tomato avoid becoming achieve it first.
sunburned? (D) The tomato is not popular in
(A) Farmers will cover the plant with cloth. many countries.
(B) All tomatoes will be grown with
artificial light.
(C) The plant will provide dense leaves.
(D) The tomato skin will not burn in the