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Are you preparing for the TOEIC reading test? Try the below quiz, then. In this "TOEIC reading practice test with answers," you'll be asked to read and answer a variety of questions from English comprehension passages to check your reading skills. We have designed this test to improve your TOEIC skills. Do you think you can attempt every question without making any mistakes? Take the quiz then and check your English test-taking skills. Good luck, buddy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Qi Ling Wong has made many significant _____ in the field of neuroscience and will receive an award from the Institute of Neuroscience of the University of Oregon.

    • A.

      Distinctions

    • B.

      Medals

    • C.

      Contributions

    • D.

      Research

    Correct Answer
    C. Contributions
    Explanation
    We make contributions and do research.

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  • 2. 

    Legal fees are considered _____ business expenditures, and, therefore, may be written off for tax purposes.

    • A.

      Legitimate

    • B.

      Preposterous

    • C.

      Unscrupulous

    • D.

      Profound

    Correct Answer
    A. Legitimate
    Explanation
    Legal fees are considered legitimate business expenditures because they are necessary expenses incurred in the normal course of conducting business. These fees are typically paid to lawyers or legal professionals for services such as legal advice, contract drafting, or representation in legal proceedings. As legitimate business expenditures, they can be deducted from the business's taxable income, reducing the overall tax liability.

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  • 3. 

    The director is planning to hire a candidate who _____ experience with marketing and web design.

    • A.

      To have

    • B.

      Having

    • C.

      Has

    • D.

      Have

    Correct Answer
    C. Has
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has". This is because the sentence is referring to the director's plan to hire a candidate who already possesses experience with marketing and web design. "Has" is the correct form of the verb to indicate that the candidate currently possesses this experience.

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  • 4. 

    Of the three budgets presented for the new year, only _____ increases spending on  advertising.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      These

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    D. One
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "one". Out of the three budgets presented for the new year, only one of them increases spending on advertising.

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  • 5. 

    Scientists disagree as to _____ or not the dangers of chemical pesticides outweigh their benefits.

    • A.

      Whether

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      If

    • D.

      Why

    Correct Answer
    A. Whether
    Explanation
    The word "whether" is used to introduce a clause expressing a choice between two alternatives. In this context, it is used to indicate that scientists have differing opinions on whether the dangers of chemical pesticides outweigh their benefits.

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  • 6. 

    Questions 6 through 9 refer to the following press release.Press Release Evergreen Bancshares, Inc. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evergreen Bank acquires Old Town BankFairbanks, Alaska In light of Old Town Bank’s recent troubles, the struggling bank has (6) _____ a purchase offer from Evergreen Bank. Evergreen Bank is a locally owned and operated bank that has served Fairbanks and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Evergreen happily welcomes the former Old Town banks into its own family of strong, solid, stable banks. While oversight has changed and some restructuring is necessary, Evergreen plans to make as few changes to branch operations at former Old Town banks as possible. Old Town Bank (7) _____ can expect to see the same friendly, familiar faces next week as they did last week. Evergreen is eager to meet all of its new customers’ banking needs, and provides a full line of banking services, including home, business, and car loans, as well as online banking. Evergreen is committed to serviceand financial security. The bank also hopes (8) _____ this transition a positive experience for everyone involved. Evergreen is proud to introduce Norman Schmidt as the new director. Schmidt holds an MBA from The University of Indiana and has raised his three children in Fairbanks, where he has resided for 25 years. “I am excited to continue toserve the people of Fairbanks, and be a part of this (9) _____ merger,” says Schmidt.6. 

    • A.

      Presumed

    • B.

      Accepted

    • C.

      Wtinessed

    • D.

      Prepared

    Correct Answer
    B. Accepted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "accepted". This is because the press release states that Evergreen Bank has made a purchase offer to Old Town Bank, and the word "accepted" indicates that Old Town Bank has agreed to the offer.

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  • 7. 

    Press Release Evergreen Bancshares, Inc. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evergreen Bank acquires Old Town BankFairbanks, Alaska In light of Old Town Bank’s recent troubles, the struggling bank has (6) _____ a purchase offer from Evergreen Bank. Evergreen Bank is a locally owned and operated bank that has served Fairbanks and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Evergreen happily welcomes the former Old Town banks into its own family of strong, solid, stable banks. While oversight has changed and some restructuring is necessary, Evergreen plans to make as few changes to branch operations at former Old Town banks as possible. Old Town Bank (7) _____ can expect to see the same friendly, familiar faces next week as they did last week. Evergreen is eager to meet all of its new customers’ banking needs, and provides a full line of banking services, including home, business, and car loans, as well as online banking. Evergreen is committed to serviceand financial security. The bank also hopes (8) _____ this transition a positive experience for everyone involved. Evergreen is proud to introduce Norman Schmidt as the new director. Schmidt holds an MBA from The University of Indiana and has raised his three children in Fairbanks, where he has resided for 25 years. “I am excited to continue toserve the people of Fairbanks, and be a part of this (9) _____ merger,” says Schmidt.7.

    • A.

      Customers

    • B.

      Residents

    • C.

      Patron

    • D.

      Participants

    Correct Answer
    A. Customers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is customers. This can be inferred from the statement "Old Town Bank (7) _____ can expect to see the same friendly, familiar faces next week as they did last week." This indicates that the individuals who were previously banking with Old Town Bank will still be considered customers of the merged bank, Evergreen Bank.

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  • 8. 

    Press Release Evergreen Bancshares, Inc. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evergreen Bank acquires Old Town BankFairbanks, Alaska In light of Old Town Bank’s recent troubles, the struggling bank has (6) _____ a purchase offer from Evergreen Bank. Evergreen Bank is a locally owned and operated bank that has served Fairbanks and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Evergreen happily welcomes the former Old Town banks into its own family of strong, solid, stable banks. While oversight has changed and some restructuring is necessary, Evergreen plans to make as few changes to branch operations at former Old Town banks as possible. Old Town Bank (7) _____ can expect to see the same friendly, familiar faces next week as they did last week. Evergreen is eager to meet all of its new customers’ banking needs, and provides a full line of banking services, including home, business, and car loans, as well as online banking. Evergreen is committed to serviceand financial security. The bank also hopes (8) _____ this transition a positive experience for everyone involved. Evergreen is proud to introduce Norman Schmidt as the new director. Schmidt holds an MBA from The University of Indiana and has raised his three children in Fairbanks, where he has resided for 25 years. “I am excited to continue toserve the people of Fairbanks, and be a part of this (9) _____ merger,” says Schmidt.8.

    • A.

      Making

    • B.

      Able to make

    • C.

      It can making

    • D.

      To make

    Correct Answer
    A. Making
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "making". This is because the sentence structure requires a verb to complete the sentence, and "making" is the correct form of the verb in this context. It indicates that Evergreen Bank hopes to make this transition a positive experience for everyone involved.

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  • 9. 

    Press Release Evergreen Bancshares, Inc. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evergreen Bank acquires Old Town BankFairbanks, Alaska In light of Old Town Bank’s recent troubles, the struggling bank has (6) _____ a purchase offer from Evergreen Bank. Evergreen Bank is a locally owned and operated bank that has served Fairbanks and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Evergreen happily welcomes the former Old Town banks into its own family of strong, solid, stable banks. While oversight has changed and some restructuring is necessary, Evergreen plans to make as few changes to branch operations at former Old Town banks as possible. Old Town Bank (7) _____ can expect to see the same friendly, familiar faces next week as they did last week. Evergreen is eager to meet all of its new customers’ banking needs, and provides a full line of banking services, including home, business, and car loans, as well as online banking. Evergreen is committed to serviceand financial security. The bank also hopes (8) _____ this transition a positive experience for everyone involved. Evergreen is proud to introduce Norman Schmidt as the new director. Schmidt holds an MBA from The University of Indiana and has raised his three children in Fairbanks, where he has resided for 25 years. “I am excited to continue toserve the people of Fairbanks, and be a part of this (9) _____ merger,” says Schmidt.9.

    • A.

      Portable

    • B.

      Traffic

    • C.

      Delicious

    • D.

      Promising

    Correct Answer
    D. Promising
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "promising". This can be inferred from the context of the press release, where Evergreen Bank is described as a strong, solid, stable bank that has served the community for over 30 years. The bank also expresses its commitment to service and financial security, and hopes to make the transition a positive experience for everyone involved. Therefore, the word "promising" accurately describes the merger between Evergreen Bank and Old Town Bank.

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  • 10. 

    Questions 10 through 12 refer to the following advertisement. The Fabrique Boutique is having aGoing Out of Business Sale8:00 A.M. Monday, November 9 to 8:00 P.M.Friday, November 13116 Harney Road, MinneapolisEVERYTHING MUST GO!Clothing* Purses* Belts         as well as Racks* Fixtures* ShowcasesEven Our Mannequins Are for Sale!All at Prices too Good to Be True!We are closing our doors forever at 8:00 P.M.on Friday and headed for retirement in Hawaii.We must liquidate! Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on all our funky, hand-made, one-of-a-kind fashions!For more information about this HUGE sale,visit our website at www.fabriqueboutique.com             or call 872-8979.10. What is the purpose of this advertisement?

    • A.

      To advertise a business for sale

    • B.

      To advertise a seasonal clearance sale

    • C.

      To announce thw owner's intention to retire

    • D.

      To advertise a liquidation sale

    Correct Answer
    D. To advertise a liquidation sale
    Explanation
    The purpose of this advertisement is to inform customers about a liquidation sale at The Fabrique Boutique. The advertisement mentions that the boutique is closing its doors forever and everything must go. It also emphasizes that prices are too good to be true and encourages customers to stock up on their unique fashions. Additionally, the advertisement mentions that the owners are retiring to Hawaii, further indicating that this is a liquidation sale.

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  • 11. 

    The Fabrique Boutique is having aGoing Out of Business Sale8:00 A.M. Monday, November 9 to 8:00 P.M.Friday, November 13116 Harney Road, MinneapolisEVERYTHING MUST GO!Clothing* Purses* Belts         as well as Racks* Fixtures* ShowcasesEven Our Mannequins Are for Sale!All at Prices too Good to Be True!We are closing our doors forever at 8:00 P.M.on Friday and headed for retirement in Hawaii.We must liquidate! Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on all our funky, hand-made, one-of-a-kind fashions!For more information about this HUGE sale,visit our website at www.fabriqueboutique.com             or call 872-8979.11. What kind of store is this advertisement for?

    • A.

      An independent clothing store

    • B.

      An electrical fixture store

    • C.

      A mannequin store

    • D.

      Retail supply store

    Correct Answer
    A. An independent clothing store
    Explanation
    This advertisement is for an independent clothing store. The ad mentions that The Fabrique Boutique is having a Going Out of Business Sale and that they are selling clothing, purses, belts, as well as racks, fixtures, showcases, and even mannequins. It also emphasizes that they offer funky, hand-made, one-of-a-kind fashions. All of these details indicate that the store is primarily focused on selling clothing and accessories, making it an independent clothing store.

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  • 12. 

    The Fabrique Boutique is having a Going Out of Business Sale 8:00 A.M. Monday, November 9 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, November 13 116 Harney Road, Minneapolis EVERYTHING MUST GO! Clothing* Purses* Belts          as well as   Racks* Fixtures* Showcases Even Our Mannequins Are for Sale! All at Prices too Good to Be True! We are closing our doors forever at 8:00 P.M. on Friday and headed for retirement in Hawaii. We must liquidate! Don’t miss this  opportunity to stock up on all our funky,  hand-made, one-of-a-kind fashions! For more information about this HUGE sale, visit our website at www.fabriqueboutique.com              or call 872-8979. 12. Acccording to the advertisement, what can people find on the business's website?

    • A.

      An online catalogue

    • B.

      A phone number

    • C.

      Information about the sale

    • D.

      Hours of operation

    Correct Answer
    C. Information about the sale
    Explanation
    The advertisement states that people can find more information about the sale on the business's website.

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  • 13. 

    Questions 13 an 14 refer to the following business card170. What information is not provided on this card?

    • A.

      Marcos Gil's phone number

    • B.

      Marcos Gil's title

    • C.

      The hours of operation

    • D.

      The company slogan

    Correct Answer
    C. The hours of operation
    Explanation
    The information not provided on this card is the hours of operation. The card includes Marcos Gil's phone number, his title, and the company slogan, but does not mention the hours during which the business operates.

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  • 14. 

     What does the company do?

    • A.

      Builds houses

    • B.

      Writes contracts

    • C.

      Makes websites

    • D.

      Constructs roads

    Correct Answer
    A. Builds houses
    Explanation
    The company's main focus is on constructing houses.

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  • 15. 

    Questions 15 through 19 refer to the newspaper clipping and e-mail message.15. Of the three real estate listings above, which house or houses would meet all of Mr. Patel's needs?

    • A.

      641 Armstrong

    • B.

      114 Lewis

    • C.

      14902 Highland Estates Drive

    • D.

      More than one of the homes

    Correct Answer
    B. 114 Lewis
    Explanation
    114 Lewis would meet all of Mr. Patel's needs because it is the only house listed that satisfies all of his requirements. The other two houses, 641 Armstrong and 14902 Highland Estates Drive, do not meet all of his needs.

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  • 16. 

    Why is Mr. Patel coming to Berkeley?

    • A.

      He is going to attend the university.

    • B.

      He was offered a job.

    • C.

      He has to wait for his visa.

    • D.

      He is looking for a new house.

    Correct Answer
    B. He was offered a job.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He was offered a job." This can be inferred from the statement that Mr. Patel is coming to Berkeley, suggesting that he is relocating for a specific reason. Among the given options, being offered a job is the most plausible explanation for his move.

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  • 17. 

    What might be a concern for Mr. Patel about the home at 14902 Highland Estates Drive?

    • A.

      He can't walk to work.

    • B.

      It has no yard.

    • C.

      It is far from the schools.

    • D.

      More than one of the above is true.

    Correct Answer
    D. More than one of the above is true.
    Explanation
    Mr. Patel may have multiple concerns about the home at 14902 Highland Estates Drive. One concern could be that he can't walk to work, which may be inconvenient for him. Additionally, the fact that the home has no yard could be a concern, especially if Mr. Patel enjoys outdoor activities or has children or pets who need space to play. Lastly, the home's location being far from the schools could be a concern if Mr. Patel has school-aged children or plans to have them in the future. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that more than one of the above concerns is true.

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  • 18. 

    What will happen in early August?

    • A.

      Mr. patel will move into the house.

    • B.

      Mr. Patel will begin his new job.

    • C.

      Mr. Patel will get his visa.

    • D.

      The company will have a position for Mr. Patel.

    Correct Answer
    C. Mr. Patel will get his visa.
    Explanation
    In early August, Mr. Patel will get his visa. This implies that he has been waiting for his visa approval and it will finally be granted in early August. This is the most likely event to happen as it is a necessary step for him to begin his new job and move into the house. The other options of him moving into the house or beginning his new job may depend on him receiving his visa first.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following does the house on Lewis Street NOT have?

    • A.

      Air conditioning

    • B.

      A bedroom for each of Patel's children

    • C.

      A refrigerator

    • D.

      A pool

    Correct Answer
    D. A pool
    Explanation
    The house on Lewis Street does not have a pool. This is evident from the given options where air conditioning, a bedroom for each of Patel's children, and a refrigerator are mentioned, but a pool is not.

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