Skill 12: DETERMINE WHERE SPECIFIC INFORMATION IS FOUND
Sometimes the final question accompanying a reading passage (or one paragraph of a passage) will ask you to determine where in the passage a piece of information is found. This type of question is worded differently on the paper TOEFL test and on the computer TOEFL test. On the paper test, there will be a multiple-choice question that asks where certain information is found. The answer choices will list possible locations for that information. On the computer test, the question asks you to click on the sentence that contains certain information. Look at a multiple-choice example from the paper TOEFL that asks you to identify where certain information is found.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE QUESTION
Where in the passage …?
WHERE TO FIND THE ANSWER
The answer can be in any of the lines listed in the answers to the question.
HOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTION
1. Choose a key word or idea in the question.
2. Skim the appropriate part(s) of the passage looking for the key word or idea.
3. Choose the answer that contains the key word or idea.