TOEFL Listening Practice: Lectures


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Stella is going to take the TOEFL listening practice lecture examination, but she's concerned that she may have trouble remembering the listening passages. Which of the following methods can Stella use to help her during the exam?

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Here is an excerpt from a lecture passage:

…Another problem was how long it took to mobilize an army. See, if you wanted to go to war in 1914, you'd decide to go to war, and then it would take a while for your army to actually get ready and get in place. So whoever declared war first had the advantage, because you could start moving your armies first and get a head start…

You're taking notes on this lecture. Which of the following would be an effective way to record this passage in your notes?

2. After you listen to a passage on the TOEFL Listening section, will you be able to go back and listen to it again while you answer the questions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Lectures will play an important role in the listening portion of the TOEFL. With this quiz, you can review some of the tactics that may be useful when taking the test, as well as study some of the types of questions on the TOEFL.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of:

  • Note-taking rules
  • Effective note-taking practices
  • Length of lecture passages
  • Characteristics of lecture passages

Skills Practiced

These review materials will help you practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the TOEFL Listening section
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about note taking in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding lecture passages.

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled TOEFL Listening Practice: Lectures, to get more in-depth information about how this section of the TOEFL works. In this video lesson, you'll get a chance to:

  • Learn how to effectively listen to a lecture passage
  • Study key components of lecture passages
  • Review hints on how to take good notes while listening to the passage
  • Listen to a lecture and answer related questions