Key #5 for TOEFL Reading Success

ScottsEnglishScottsEnglish Administrator Posts: 1,296 admin ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 2016 in TOEFL Test
When you are reading, do you quietly say the words in your head?  Do your lips move while you are reading and you 'say' the words in your head?  When you come across a difficult word, do you try to pronounce it?

You must not do this!

If you try to quietly say the words as you read, you will greatly slow down your reading speed.  In fact, you will only be able to read as fast as you can speak.  Most people can speak around 150 words/minute.  This is too slow for a student sitting the TOEFL test!

If you do have this problem, put your finger over your mouth to stop you!  You must learn to read with your eyes and brain - not your mouth and ears!

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