Reading Comprehension with Pictures

August 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Posted in !TOEIC | 2 Comments

Choose the sentence that best describes what is happening in the picture. The first image includes explanations of why the sentences are right or wrong. The answers for the rest will be posted in a few days. UPDATE: Answers Posted Here.

Some sets of sentences use advanced English. Even native English speakers probably would not get a perfect score. So don’t stress out; just do your best.

(1) Ride in town

(a) The man is riding a horse. FalseRiding a horse means that a person is directly on top of a horse.

(b) There are telephone piles in the background. Wrong Word – telephone poles

(c) The horse is pulling the wagon by itself. Maybe? – There might be another horse beside it. There isn’t enough information in this picture to tell if the statement is true or not.

(d) There is a quadruped in this picture. Correct – A quadruped is an animal with four legs.

(2) Vanity

(a) Behind this woman’s chair is something large that has been covered on.

(b) Her sweater has long cuffs.

(c) She is scratching her forehead.

(d) Her sweater is unzipped.

(3) no title

(a) This room has a softwood floor.

(b) The window in the door is covered by a curtain.

(c) The woman is alone.

(d) The room is messy.

(4) On the way of Shangri-La

(a) It has rained recently.

(b) both men are wearing jackets.

(c) There is a stair to get up to the door.

(d) The building on the left has a criss cross style on the front wall.

(5) Chapelle de la Gliere (2)

(a) A mountain climber is climbing up the large rock.

(b) The climber has his/her feet against the rock face.

(c) Most of the rocks are jugged.

(d) The top of the large rock is rounded.


(a) The man’s earlobes hang low.

(b) In the background are rolling hills.

(c) This man does not wear an earing.

(d) The man’s scarf is zipped up around his neck.

(7) blow

(a) In this picture, the woman’s jawline is outlined by shadow.

(b) This woman is outside.

(c) This woman has a facial piercing.

(d) The woman is blowing the petals off of a dandetiger.

(8) no title

(a) The boy on the left is wearing a hat that is tipped to the side.

(b) The boy on the right is wearing a wristclock.

(c) One of them is eating fast food.

(d) They are coming from school.

(9) Vagrants

(a) The dog is wagging its tail.

(b) The dog has a long snout.

(c) The boy is giving the dog an ember.

(d) The boy is wearing a T-shirt.

(10) Cathy Drull

(a) There are five doors in this picture.

(b) The sky is overcast.

(c) You can see one of the headlights at the back of the car.

(d) Vancouver Moose is the most handsome moose in all of Vancouver



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  1. Hey good stuff…keep up the good work! I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,)

    A definite great read…:)


  2. I’m so glad I found this site…Keep up the good work I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog. Thanks,

    A definite great read.. 🙂


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