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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.

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iBT Listening-Conversation of university student and professor

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

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What does the professor imply when he says this: What’s the problem, is your grade too high? (chuckles)

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Choice (4) Response

a.

He thinks the student wants a lower grade.

b.

He knows the purpose of the student’s visit.

c.

He does not think that he can help the student.

d.

He does not think the student has a problem.

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According to the professor, what is the main weakness of the student’s essay?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

It should have a stronger structure.

b.

It does not include a bibliography.

c.

It has too many grammar mistakes.

d.

It lacks a clear thesis statement.

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Why does the student come to the professor’s office?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

To discuss his grade on a class assignment.

b.

To clarify graduation requirements.

c.

To ask about deadlines for a term paper.

d.

To receive help writing a master’s thesis.

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Why does the professor congratulate the student?

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Choice (4) Response

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Because he had the courage to come see him.

b.

Because he won an award as the best student.

c.

Because he will graduate at the end of the term.

d.

Because his essay was well-organized.

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Based on the conversation, indicate which statement is true.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The student did not outline his paper before writing it.

b.

The professor offered to change the student’s grade.

c.

The student received a C-minus on his essay.

d.

The student is in his senior year.

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