TOEFL - Reading Comprehension - Test 20
In this section you will find a number of tests based on the fifth part of the Test Of English for International Communication.
For each question you will see an incomplete sentence. Four words or phrases, marked A-D are given beneath each sentence. You are to choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
Click on the 'View Answers' tab to see the correct answers.
This is not a new concern. As early as 1904, lead poisoning in children was linked to lead-based paint. Microscopic lead particles from paint 10 are absorbed into the bloodstream when children ingest flakes of chipped paint,plaster,or paint dust from sanding. Lead can also enter the body through household dust, nailbiting, thumb sucking, or chewing on toys and other objects painted with lead-based paint. Although American paint companies today must comply with strict regulations 15 regarding the amount of lead used in their paint, this source of lead poisoning is still the most common and most dangerous. Children living in older, dilapidated houses are particularly at risk.
B. major health concerns for children
C. lead poisoning in children
D. lead paint in older homes
B. lines 8-13
C. lines 13-16
D. lines 16-17
B. in contact with
C. feel pain from
D. grieve with
B. Paint companies aren't required to limit the amount of lead used in their paint.
C. Paint companies must limit the amount of lead used in their lead.
D. Paint companies have always followed restrictions regarding the amount of lead used in their paint.
B. threatened by
C. combined with
D. associated with
C. falled down
D. broken down
B. lead-based paint
C. painted toys
D. dilapidated houses
B. Poor people did not comply with the regulations.
C. Old homes were painted with lead-based paint.
D. Old homes need to be rebuilt in order to be safe for children.