TOEFL Listening Practice: Listening for Basic Comprehension

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

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

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1.

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?

2.

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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The interactive quiz and printable worksheet will assess your ability to understand conversations. You'll be asked to read a passage and then answer the question correctly.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your English skills focusing on:

  • Basic listening comprehension
  • Note taking

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the passage related to the question
  • Distinguishing differences - be sure to distinguish between speakers within the passages
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key concepts in passages

Additional Learning

To learn more about TOEFL review the accompanying lesson on TOEFL Listening: Basic Comprehension. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify key thoughts of passages
  • Apply basic listening and reading comprehension
  • Identify key terms pertinent to the passage for note taking
  • Understand the format of the test
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