iBT Exercises (TOEFL Listening): Questions 142 - 148 of 256

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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 two university instructors

Question number: 142 (1 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Why do the other students roll their eyes?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

To relax until Sara finishes talking

b.

To express their exasperation

c.

To attract the instructor’s attention

d.

To glance at Sara’s doodling

Question number: 143 (2 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Why does Henry mention archetypes?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

To describe Sara’s personality

b.

To explain Sara’s doodles

c.

To exemplify Sara’s inattention

d.

To present the topic of his lecture

Question number: 144 (3 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Why does Roger say this: “Maybe we should give her the benefit of the doubt”?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

He doesn’t think that Sara wants to learn.

b.

He thinks Sara may be a serious student.

c.

She thinks that Sara is unsure of her goals.

d.

He doesn’t think Sara is a problem.

Question number: 145 (4 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

What is the purpose of this conversation?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

To expell a student

b.

To deal with a problem

c.

To examine motives

d.

To arrange an interview

Question number: 146 (5 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

What will Roger probably do soonest?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Make an impression on Sara

b.

Try to stop smoking

c.

Ask Sara to meet with him

d.

Tell Henry about his efforts

Passage

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 with Michelle

Question number: 147 (1 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

What should a good writer do?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Impress the reader

b.

Talk down to the reader

c.

Write casually

d.

Write at the reader’s level

Question number: 148 (2 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Why does the professor say this: “Well, why didn’t you say that in the first place? ”

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

He likes the student’s first effort.

b.

He likes the student’s second effort.

c.

He doesn’t understand why the student said that.

d.

He doesn’t understand why the student didn’t say that.

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