Reading for TOEFL – Forbidden City

Questions 1 – 10 refer to the following passage The Forbidden City is the former imperial palace in the center of Beijing, China. Construction began in 1406, and the emperor’s court officially moved in by 1420. The Forbidden City got its name because most people were barred from entering the…

Reading for TOEFL – Roman Gladiators

Questions 1 – 10 refer to the following passage. Roman gladiators are intriguing figures in history. We get “gladiator” from the Latin word gladius, which means sword. Gladiators were professional combatants who originally performed, to the death, at Etruscan funerals. The losers became armed attendants in the next world to…

Reading for TOEFL – Duncan Phyfe

Question 1-10 refer to the following passage Duncan Phyfe made some of the most beautiful furniture found in America. His family name was originally Fife, and he was born in Scotland in 1768. In 1784, the Fife family immigrated to Albany, New York where Duncan’s father opened a cabinetmaking shop.…

Reading for TOEFL – Blood Donating

Question 1 – 10 Refer to the following passage People have been donating blood since the early twentieth century to help acci-dent victims and patients undergoing surgical procedures. Usually a pint of whole blood is donated, and it is then divided into platelets, white blood cells, and red blood cells.…