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ESL Listening for Implied Meaning Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

You and your friend are having a conversation in English. Your friend asks you:

Do you want a new sweater for your birthday?

You respond:

No, I want a new scarf for my birthday.

In your sentence, which word will have a change in intonation to show that it is the focus of the sentence?

Question 2 2.

Your friend is telling you that he is tired. Here are three ways that he could phrase this message:

A. 'I am completely spent and can't do another thing tonight'

B. 'I'm really tired.'

C. 'I am starting to drag a little.'

Put these three statements in order from LEAST emphatic to MOST emphatic.

Question 3 3. 'America is a melting pot' is an example of:

Question 4 4. Changes in the lowness or highness of a person's voice is known as _____.

Question 5 5. What type of speech is given at a funeral?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following phrases is the BEST example of clarity when speaking about your profession?

Question 7 7. Which vocal quality has a psychological effect that influences how people perceive your speech's content?

Question 8 8. What is the best way to keep an audience engaged when giving a speech?

Question 9 9. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 10 10. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

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Question 11 11. David gave a speech in a public speaking class. The content of his speech was good, but he used words like 'um,' 'er' and 'duh' a lot while he was speaking. Which category would the teacher say that David needed to work on for his next speech?

Question 12 12. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 13 13. Which vocal quality can be adjusted in ways similar to a radio?

Question 14 14. If someone asks you to speak more slowly, what vocal quality do you need to adjust?

Question 15 15. What is one of the quickest ways to lose an audience when giving a speech?

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Question 16 16. A speech writer describes a scene on a tropical island as follows: ''The ocean air and the sound of palms whispering in the wind was enough to put any weary traveler to sleep.'' What type of vivid language is the speech writer using?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements indicates that a speaker is not very confident?

Question 18 18.

An English speaker is talking to the mechanic repairing her car. She wants to stress that the window is broken; not the door, or the windshield, or any other part of the car, but specifically the window. She says the following sentence:

I just need you to fix the window; don't do anything to the mirrors or the door.

Which word will have a change in intonation to show that it's the focus of the sentence?

Question 19 19. Does pitch or intonation in English change the meaning of individual words?

Question 20 20. An English speaker wants to put strong emphasis on the phrase 'do not touch anything.' How would he or she accomplish that goal?

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Question 21 21. What type of speech would be most appropriate for Open Mic Night at a bar?

Question 22 22. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 23 23. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 24 24. What is the intonation marker for a question in English?

Question 25 25. 'He runs like a cheetah' is an example of:

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Question 26 26.

Based on the following conversation, what is Josh's attitude towards getting picked for the football team?

June: Josh, did you hear? You got picked for the football team?

Josh: I heard! This is so exciting; I can't wait to tell my mom!

Question 27 27. 'The new employee is earnest, excited, and enthusiastic and arrives early for his new job. ' This is an example of:

Question 28 28.

If you hear the following two sentences spoken aloud in English, will you be able to hear a difference?

Sentence 1: He left his scarf at home.

Sentence 2: He left his scarf at home?

Question 29 29. What type of speaker tells jokes and talks with funny accents?

Question 30 30. Sally handed out a survey after a recent speech. Several respondents indicated that her articulation was not very good. Evaluate the activities listed below and indicate the one most likely to help Sally overcome this problem.

ESL Listening for Implied Meaning Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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