Reading for TOEFL – Steamboats

Questions 1 – 10 refer to the following passage. Steamboats were shallow-draft boats propelled by steam-driven paddle wheels. In the nineteenth century, they could be seen every day on rivers, particularly on the Mississippi River and its principal tributaries in the United States. The development of the steamboat as a…

Reading for TOEFL – Folio

Questions 1 – 10 refer to the following passage The first folio edition of the collected works of William Shakespeare was origi-nally published in 1623 as Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories &Tragedies. This folio edition is the major source for contemporary texts of his plays. The publication of drama in…

Reading for TOEFL – Annie Oakley

Questions 1 – 10 refer to the following passage. Annie Oakley, an intriguing figure in American entertainment, was a markswoman who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, where she was often called “Little Sure Shot.” She was born in 1860 in Darke County, Ohio, and her original name was…

Reading for TOEFL – Cabildo

Questions 1-10 Refer to the following passage. The cabildo, which is Spanish for “mu-nicipal council,” was the fundamental unit of local government in colonial Span-ish America. Following a tradition going back to the Romans, the Spanish consid-ered the city to be of paramount impor-tance, with the surrounding country-side directly subordinate…