What is the format of Incomplete
Sentences in the TOEFL test? (Give explanations with examples)
An internationally accepted test that assesses the
proficiency of English in a person, the TOEFL Test
is made up of Reading, Writing, Speaking and
Listening and there are two methods of testing in
TOEFL. One is the IBT or the internet based test
which is more common in practice today and the other
is the PBT or the paper based test which is
available to test takers in regions where the IBT is
What the Incomplete Sentence Test Comprises of:
The reading section is made up of 3-4 passages with
6-10 questions per passage totaling to about 36-56
questions on the whole. The questions have to be
completed in about 60-90 minutes and the main
segments in the Reading test include Incomplete
Sentences and Error Recognition.
Incomplete Sentences are first part of the Reading
section in the PBT TOEFL Test. These are multiple
choice questions with each question having 4
possible answers but only one is appropriate and
answers the question correctly. The incomplete
sentences form Section II of the TOEFL Test and it
is the first question that appears on this section
and there are approximately 40 questions that need
to be completed in a time frame of one to one and
half hours. So a high capability of time management
is essential. Incomplete Sentences are part of the
Reading section in the TOEFL Test which tests your
aptitude for comprehension of and insight into the
How to Complete Incomplete Sentences?
Basically the text needs to be completed by you with
a word which is the correct answer from the given
four options. The test comprises of questions that
tests your grammar and your level of vocabulary.
Two Examples of Incomplete sentences (PBT):
1.The International Wildlife Preservation Commission
must undertake to prevent the declining population
of all the endangered species and ensure that they
do not become ____________.
* The correct answer is Option A -Extinct because it
is closest in meaning to that of the sentence and is
apt in usage.
2. The writer was charged with _________________as
he violated the copyright laws.
* The correct answer is Option C - plagiarism
because it is closest in meaning to that of the
sentence and is apt in usage. The word plagiarism
means violation of copyright laws.