Pre-TOEFL® Test Section 2 — Structure and Written Expression

This section is designed to measure your ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English. There are two types of questions in this section with special directions for each type.


Directions: Questions 1–5 are incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence you will see four words or phrases, marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter you have chosen. Fill in the space so that the letter inside the oval cannot be seen.

answer sheet graphic, c filled in Look at the following example:

Mt. Hood _______ in the state of Oregon.

  1. although
  2. and
  3. is
  4. which

The correct choice is C.

Practice Questions

  1. ________ most important event in San Francisco's history was the disastrous earthquake and fire of 1906.
    1. The
    2. It was the
    3. That the
    4. There was a
  2. Vegetables are an excellent source ________ vitamins.
    1. of
    2. has
    3. where
    4. that
  3. Microscopes make small things appear larger than ________.
    1. really are
    2. are really
    3. are they really
    4. they really are
  4. The city of Montreal ________ over 70 square miles.
    1. covers
    2. that covers
    3. covering
    4. is covered
  5. Janet Collin's struggle to make a place for herself in ballet is the kind of life story ________ a fascinating novel might be written.
    1. of
    2. by
    3. for whom
    4. about which

Written Expression

Directions: In questions 6–10, each sentence has four underlined words or phrases. The four underlined parts of the sentence are marked A, B, C and D. Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.

Look at the following example:

test question example 1 answer sheet graphic, a filled in

Practice Questions

test question example 6

Answer Key for Pre-TOEFL Test Structure and Written Expression

  1. A
  2. A
  3. D
  4. A
  5. D
  6. C
  7. D
  8. C
  9. D
  10. C

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