iBT Exercises-Conversation (TOEFL Listening): Questions 20 - 25 of 241

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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 a student and an English professor

Question number: 20 (1 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

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

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

As a play, Exiles is unsuccessful.

b.

Exiles is an interesting literary work.

c.

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

d.

The student found the play dramatic.

Question number: 21 (2 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 some of Finnegans Wake.

b.

He has read some of Exiles.

c.

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

d.

He has read many biographies of James Joyce.

Question number: 22 (3 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

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?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

A pun

b.

A simile

c.

Reported speech

d.

Alliteration

Question number: 23 (4 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.

Rewrite his essay

b.

Correct his bibliography

c.

Finish reading Exiles

d.

Search for a quotation

Question number: 24 (5 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 grade the student

b.

To blame the student

c.

To accuse the student

d.

To caution the student

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 between two students on lunch

Question number: 25 (1 of 2 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Which is NOT suggested as a reason for omitting details in the young man’s letter?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

They are in his curriculum vitae.

b.

The university demands prerequisites.

c.

The letter would be too long.

d.

Time is short.

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