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Language Form and Meaning Sample Questions

The Language Form and Meaning section tests your ability to demonstrate proficiency in key language skills such as grammar and vocabulary in context.

Read each sentence and select the appropriate word or phrase to form a complete sentence. Choose the best answer by filling in the space — see sample answer below — that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.

Sample Answer with the A filled in.

Print the TOEFL Junior® Answer Sheet to respond to the numbered sample questions below. If you do not have access to a printer, you can use a sheet of blank paper to write down your answers. A link to the answer key is included at the end of the sample questions.

Sample: Language Form and Meaning Questions

Questions 1–4 refer to the following email.

Hi, Linda!
Thanks for your last e-mail! I know you like art, just like I do, so I wanted
to tell
 you about the special trip my class went on last week. We took a bus into the city and spent two hours at the art museum, 
where we had
 our own tour guide. The guide told us about the different artists and gave us the history of some of the paintings.
 I have more time, I will send you another e-mail with some of the photos I took that day. I took a lot of them! If your family comes to 
 us this year, we can go to the art museum together.
Your cousin,



Questions 5–12 refer to the following magazine article.

Located in central Africa, 
Lake Victoria is
 a very unusual lake.
It not only one is
 of the largest lakes in the world; it is also one of the youngest.


Estimated to be about 15,000 years old, it is a relative baby compared with Earth’s other very

large lakes, 
 more than two million years old. Yet judging by the variety of life in it, Lake Victoria 
 a much older body of water. Usually, lakes need a much longer time 
is populated
 by a diverse array of life-forms.
 common for new lakes to contain only a small number of species. Lake Victoria, however, is 
 with colorful fish, most notably, cichlids. There are 
 500 different species of just this one type of fish.

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