TOEFL Listening Practice: Connecting & Synthesizing Information


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Which of the following will connecting and synthesizing Information questions NOT require you to do?

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1. How can paying attention to transitions as you listen to the passage be helpful on a CSI question?

2. If you hear To sum everything up,… what does that signal about the passage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Calm your fears of Connecting and Synthesizing Information (CSI) questions in the Listening section of the TOEFL. This quiz will test how well you understand useful tactics, as well as provide an example of the type of question that may appear on the TOEFL itself.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on:

  • The purpose of Connecting and Synthesizing Information questions
  • Useful tips for gathering information
  • Transition phrases in CSI passages
  • Your ability to infer information

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding transition phrases on the TOEFL Listening section
  • Making connections - use inference tactics to correctly interpret conversations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Connecting and Synthesizing Information questions and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The accompanying video lesson titled TOEFL Listening Practice: Connecting & Synthesizing Information can help you further study for this section of the TOEFL. In that lesson, you'll get a chance to go over the following objectives:

  • Study good strategies to help you ace CSI questions
  • Learn useful note-taking skills
  • Review a practice passage, including sample test questions
  • Study how to take a big picture view of any listening passage