This is for more advanced students. These things are from Voice of America Learning English and The Smithsonian. The words in these stories will not be very difficult. These are basic but not easy things to read.
You can find some history, American culture, and literature here.
There are lots of TOEIC preparation resources available for free on the internet (you can see my own list here), but there's only one official practice test, and that's the one from ETS, the organization behind the TOEIC.
This is good news for TOEIC takers, since the third party practice tests available online or in books do not always reflect the actual level of the real TOEIC, even if the format is the same.
You'll have to create an account to take the test, but it's a small price to pay (in fact, it's free!), to be able to take a full-length TOEIC test and get an accurate idea of your TOEIC level.Animated English - The Weekend Cartoon: Mac on Lion-killing Dentist Walter Palmer [...]
The book tells about a crash in one happy Malaysian family from Kuala Lumpur by the eyes of a sixteen-year-old teenager. The story begins when the teenager and his aunt came to the hospital to visit his mother. She is in the intensive care unit. The son feels terrible as there is his fault in everything that had happened. The boy pulls himself together and tries to comprehend his life. The starting point is his sixteen's birthday party. His parents arranged a grand celebration and invited many relatives and friends. The family is very famous in the city. They are very beautiful and successful. It was the happiest day in the boy's life. But after the celebration everything went wrong. The guy witnessed one scene to which he tried to close his eyes. It was the end of the best times.
Total words: 28003
Unique words: 2504
A young boy Nick finds a summer job in one of the museums in new York. He decides to invite his two best friends. Bill and Michelle are brothers. They gladly accept the invitation. At this time, there is an exhibition with one of the most expensive and rarest diamonds called Vampire Tear in the museum. At night, the diamond disappears and the security guard is killed under mysterious circumstances. People begin to believe that a vampire committed everything. All the citizens start panicking. They say the vampire wanders in search of another victim every night. The police have no evidence. In addition, three brave teenagers decide to initiate an investigation. They already have an access to the crime scene. This summer will be an unforgettable experience for them. They are going to make a terrible discovery.
Total words: 10074
Unique words: 1441
Would you like to have a lot of money? Have you ever thought that big money means not only happiness, but also a big distress? Life of an old millionaire is almost finished. He was diagnosed a cancer. The doctors suppose he has about only three months left. Everyone in his place would make a will and say goodbye to his relatives. But the millionaire has not any worthy heir. Or rather, he has four children, but there are no people around, who love him sincerely. Nobody will mourn after his death. The man did not succeed in bringing up the worthy descendants unlike his business empire. Such things happen. The old millionaire acts very clever. He would not let his children spend thoughtlessly that what he built all his life long.
Total words: 26860
Unique words: 2550