Paper-Based Exercises-Talks or Lectures (TOEFL Listening): Questions 19 - 24 of 109

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You will hear several talks. After each talk, you will hear some questions. The talks 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 speech on birds by a biologist

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What is the main topic of the talk?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Why birds lay eggs.

b.

How birds’ nests have evolved

c.

How birds learn to build nests.

d.

Why some birds’ nests are considered primitive.

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According to the speaker, what is a possible reason that birds began to build nests in trees?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

To save labor.

b.

To expose tile eggs to stronger sunlight.

c.

To have a better view of predators.

d.

To avoid predators.

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What evolutionary change in birds led to nest building?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Their flying ability improved greatly.

b.

They changed their migration patterns.

c.

They began to lay eggs.

d.

They became warm-blooded.

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What is the killdeer’s nest in parking lot an example of?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

A nest of twigs and branches.

b.

A typical cup-shaped nest.

c.

A primitive type of nest.

d.

An elevated nest.

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According to the speaker, where were the first bird’s nests located?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

On the ground.

b.

In cold places.

c.

On the highest branches of trees

d.

Inside tree trunks.

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You will hear several talks. After each talk, you will hear some questions. The talks 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 talk in an astronomy class

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According to the professor, what characteristic of earth’s moon should a theory of its origin be able to explain?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The Moon contains almost no iron.

b.

The Moon has no water.

c.

The Moon is the largest moon in the solar system.

d.

The Moon does not have x-molten core.

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