TOEFL Listening Practice: Conversations


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A student is taking the TOEFL, and comes to a question where they need to identify a speaker's attitude or purpose. What kind of question is this?

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1. How should you take notes on TOEFL listening passages?


Below is an excerpt from a conversation:

STUDENT: Hi, I'm having trouble with my meal card. I can't swipe in to any of the dining halls.

ADMINISTRATOR: Okay… hmmm… I see. Well, it looks like you don't have any meals left on your meal plan. Would you like to add some?

STUDENT: I'm out of meals? But that doesn't make sense; my parents added some for me yesterday!

ADMINISTRATOR: That's not showing up in our system. Could you call them and confirm the credit card number they used?

STUDENT: Okay, I'll go do that. Thanks.

What is the student's response to hearing that he doesn't have any meals left on his meal plan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It is important to know what kinds of questions the TOEFL test will ask about conversation passages, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge of those types of questions as well as how to take notes effectively. In addition, you will also practice listening questions similar to those you might encounter on the TOEFL.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepared to be tested on your ability to do the following:

  • Recognize what a TOEFL Pragmatic Understanding question asks a test-taker to identify
  • Recall how to take notes on TOEFL listening passages
  • Correctly answer sample TOEFL conversation listening questions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet enable you to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Pragmatic Understanding questions from the related TOEFL Conversation Listening lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to answer TOEFL listening practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding note-taking on TOEFL listening passages

Additional Learning

Gain additional knowledge of conversation passages on the TOEFL, by checking out the corresponding lesson, TOEFL Listening Practice: Conversations. This lesson will assist you with these learning goals:

  • Learn the three question types associated with conversation listening passages
  • Recognize tips and strategies for approaching conversation passages
  • Practice answering sample TOEFL conversation listening questions
  • Analyze correct answers to the conversation listening questions