TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Listening: Questions 33 - 37 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.

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iBT Listening -Conversation of student and an English professor

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

Question number: 33 (1 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Which best paraphrases the student’s remark in his essay regarding James Joyce’s play, Exiles?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Joyce’s biographer, Stanton, didn’t understand Exiles.

b.

As a play, Exiles is unsuccessful.

c.

Exiles is an interesting literary work.

d.

The student found the play dramatic.

Question number: 34 (2 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Why did the professor call this meeting?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

To blame the student

b.

To grade the student

c.

To accuse the student

d.

To caution the student

Question number: 35 (3 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Which best describes what the student will do next in the library?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Finish reading Exiles

b.

Search for a quotation

c.

Correct his bibliography

d.

Rewrite his essay

Question number: 36 (4 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Why does the young man say this: “Well, I can see why! “?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

He has read many biographies of James Joyce.

b.

He has read some of Stanton’s Life of James Joyce.

c.

He has read some of Exiles.

d.

He has read some of Finnegans Wake.

Question number: 37 (5 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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The professor says that the student’s remark is “catchy”, and then he asks the student whether he caught the remark from someone else. What sort of word play or figure of speech is the professor using?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

A pun

b.

A simile

c.

Reported speech

d.

Alliteration

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