TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Listening: Questions 158 - 162 of 404

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In this section, you will hear dialogues and academic talks, to test your ability to understand them. You will hear each dialogue and academic talk only once, and then answer questions after each is finished. The questions ask about the main idea, supporting details, and the way the speakers use language. Answer each question based on what is stated or implied by the speakers. You are free to take notes while you listen. You can use your notes to answer the questions.

You must click the volume icon to change the volume of the audio. Headphones icon appear with some questions which implies that you will hear part of the dialogue or academic talk repeated for the question.

Most questions are worth one point. Questions that are worth more than one point have a special note telling you how many total points they are worth. You must answer every question in this section. After you answer click on next and confirm and then move to next question. Once you click on Confirm you cannot return to a question. You will be given 20 minutes to answer all the questions in this section. This does not include the time to listen to the dialogues and academic talks. A clock at the top of the screen will show you how much time you have remaining.

iBT Listening Exercise - Listen to conversation between university student and a professor

Question number: 158 (5 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Why does the professor mention the Red Sea?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

To give a practical example of tectonic plate action.

b.

To remind the student about a previous assignment.

c.

To correct a mistake about tectonic-plate boundaries.

d.

To help explain an anecdote from Tuesday’s lecture.

Passage

You will hear long conversations between two people. After conversation, you will have a question about the conversation. The conversations and questions will not be repeated. After you hear a question, read the four possible answers in your test book and choose the best answer. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.

TOEFL Listening Exercise based on telephone interview

Question number: 159 (1 of 4 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

What is the conversation mainly about?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The value of precious metals.

b.

How to care for precious metals.

c.

Using the metric system.

d.

A standard unit for measuring weight.

Question number: 160 (2 of 4 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Why was it necessary to replace the old standard weight?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The standard for measuring had changed.

b.

It was made of low quality metal.

c.

Someone spilled water on it.

d.

Someone lost it.

Question number: 161 (3 of 4 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

How was the weight used?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

To calculate the density of other metals.

b.

To observe changes in the atmosphere.

c.

To check the accuracy of scales.

d.

To measure amounts of rainfall.

Question number: 162 (4 of 4 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

What does Dr. Thomas probably think about the cost of the new weight?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

It is difficult to judge the value of such an object.

b.

It is reasonable for an object with such an important function.

c.

It is too high for such a light weight.

d.

It is a small amount to pay for so much precious metal.

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