TOEFL Listening Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which types of arguments will a speaker use to state his or her case?

Question 2 2. A motivational speaker states that he heard from a friend that catching bees in your left hand can be a very liberating experience. What is this an example of?

Question 3 3.

Below is a transcript of a Listening passage:

STUDENT: Good morning. I'm looking for this book, but I can't find it on the shelf.

LIBRARIAN: Oh, I see. Well, let me check my records. Hmmm, it looks like our copy is missing and we don't know where it is. I'm sorry about that. Would you like me to request it for you from interlibrary loan?

STUDENT: What's that?

LIBRARIAN: It's a way of borrowing the book from another library.

STUDENT: Will it take long? I need it for a paper due in two weeks.

LIBRARIAN: It'll get here in three to five days.

STUDENT: That would be perfect; thank you.

Why can't the student find the book on the shelf?

Question 4 4.

Below is a transcript of a Listening passage:

STUDENT: Good morning. I'm looking for this book, but I can't find it on the shelf.

LIBRARIAN: Oh, I see. Well, let me check my records. Hmmm, it looks like our copy is missing and we don't know where it is. I'm sorry about that. Would you like me to request it for you from interlibrary loan?

STUDENT: What's that?

LIBRARIAN: It's a way of borrowing the book from another library.

STUDENT: Will it take long? I need it for a paper due in two weeks.

LIBRARIAN: It'll get here in three to five days.

STUDENT: That would be perfect; thank you.

Why does the student want to check out this particular book?

Question 5 5. Why can listening be considered a critical thinking activity?

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Question 6 6.

Below is a transcript of a Listening passage:

PROFESSOR: Today I'd like to raise an interesting discussion topic: was 18th-century Britain a modern state? Who'd like to start us off?

STUDENT 1: I think it was, because, uh, the Industrial Revolution was - it was already happening.

PROFESSOR: So you think industrialization - that's what defines a modern state?

STUDENT 1: Well, yeah, I guess.

STUDENT 2: Also the financial system was, like, they had banks and stuff.

PROFESSOR: Okay, so a modernized financial system. Good. What else?

STUDENT 1: I guess, um, the army? Was the army modern?

PROFESSOR: Good question. What would you say defines a modern army?

What aspects of 18th century Britain do the students bring up in the discussion?

a. The army

b. The political organization

c. The financial system

d. The transportation infrastructure

Question 7 7. When your professor discusses a new theory, it is a good idea to keep this information in your mind in case you need to recall it - perhaps by tying it to an acronym or using some type of mnemonic device. What stage of the listening process do you utilize to store information?

Question 8 8. Observations _____, while Inference _____.

Question 9 9. While the speaker is talking, the attendee should never:

Question 10 10.

Below is a transcript of a Listening passage:

PROFESSOR: Today I'd like to raise an interesting discussion topic: was 18th-century Britain a modern state? Who'd like to start us off?

STUDENT 1: I think it was, because, uh, the Industrial Revolution was - it was already happening.

PROFESSOR: So you think industrialization - that's what defines a modern state?

STUDENT 1: Well, yeah, I guess.

STUDENT 2: Also the financial system was, like, they had banks and stuff.

PROFESSOR: Okay, so a modernized financial system. Good. What else?

STUDENT 1: I guess, um, the army? Was the army modern?

PROFESSOR: Good question. What would you say defines a modern army?

What does Student 1 thinks defines a modern state?

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Question 11 11. John nods his head along in agreement to a message that Judy is delivering. When Judy completes the delivery of her message, John paraphrases the critical content back to her. John's actions are examples of:

Question 12 12. What percent of a speech do people typically remember?

Question 13 13. Listening and hearing are:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a reason we listen?

Question 15 15. Which sections should be on your note-taking sheet?

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Question 16 16. Mike really wants to remember the information the speaker is providing. While the speaker is speaking, Mike should:

Question 17 17. When your brain receives words and sentences and you attach meaning to them, you are in the _____ stage of the listening process.

Question 18 18. You are evaluating an author who is touting her book as the best weight loss plan ever written. After doing some research, you find out that this book wasn't very well-researched, and she has been skinny all of her life. She was using _____ to make her claims.

Question 19 19. When you're taking notes on listening passages, what should your notes include?

Question 20 20. In the _____ stage, an individual is gathering the words and sentences in his brain to be used in the next stage of the listening process.

TOEFL Listening Chapter Exam Instructions

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