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TOEFL PREPARATION COURSE

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TOEFLTest Of English as a Foreign Language

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SECTION ONE

LISTENING COMPREHENSION

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LISTENING ON THE PAPER TOEFL TEST

is the 1st section of Paper TOEFL test consists of 40 question ask you to listen to the recorded material and respond to multiple questions

the recording is only played once and the recording material is not written in test book

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TYPES OF LISTENING TEST ON PBT TOEFL

1. Part Short or Dialogues 2. Part B or Long Conversation

3. Part C or Talks

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1. Short Dialogues are

two line dialogues between two speakers Each dialogue is followed by certain multiple choice questions have 30 short dialogues and 30 questions

2. Long Conversation

are 60 90 second conversations on casual topic between students each conversation is followed by am number of multiple questions have only 2 conversation and seven to nine questionsMore than just an

3. Talks are

60 90 second talks on casual about school life or

academic subjects

each talk is followed by a number choice questions three lecturers and eleven to thirteen questions.

have

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GENERAL STRATEGY1.Be

familiar with the directions. carefully to the conversations and talks where the easier and more difficult questions are general

2.Listen 3.Know

found4.Never 5.Use

leave any questions blank on your answer sheet

any remaining time to look ahead at the answers to the

questions that follow.

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LISTENING PART A QUESTIONS

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Short dialogues are found in Part A in the Listening Comprehension section of the paper TOEFL test.

There are thirty 30 questions You will hear TWO LINE DIALOGUES between two speaker followed by a multiple choice questions.

After listening to the dialogue, answer the questions from the test book.

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Example: On the recording you hear: (man) (Man) Ive always wanted to visit Hawaii with you? What does the woman mean? (Woman) Why not next month

In your test book, you read:1. 2. 3. 4.

Next month isnt a good time for the trip She doesnt want to go to Hawaii She suggests taking the trip next month Shes curious about why he doesnt want to goMore than just an

Strategy For Short Dialogues1. As you listen to each short conversation, focus on the second line of the conversation. 2. Keep in mind that the correct answer is probably a restatement of a key word or idea in the second line of the conversation. 3. Keep in mind that certain structures and expressions are tested regularly in Listening the Short Dialogues.

structure (passives, negatives, wishes, conditions) functional expressions (agreement, uncertainty, suggestion, surprise)More than just an

idiomatic expressions (two-part verbs, three-part verbs, idioms)

4. Keep in mind that these questions generally progress from easy to difficult 5. Read the answer and choose the best answer to each question 6. Even if you do not understand the complete conversation, you can still find the correct answer.

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STRATEGIES

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SKILL 1: FOCUS ON THE SECOND LINE

It is important to understand that the answer to this type of question is most often found in the second line of conversation .

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ExampleOn the recording, you hear: (man) (woman) Billy really made a big mistake this time yes, he forgot to turn in his research paper

(narrator) What does the woman say about Billy? In your test book, you read:a)It

was the first time .e made a mistake forgot to write his paper turned in the paper in the wrong place. didnt remember to submit his assignment.More than just an English course

b)He c)He d)He

Strategy #1: Focus on the second line 1. The second line of the conversation probably contains the answer to the questions 2. Listen to the 1st line of the conversation. If you understand, thats good. If you dont understand, dont worry because it probably does not contain

3. Be ready to focus on the second line of the conversation because it probably contains the answer.

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SKILL 2: CHOOSE ANSWERS WITH SYNONYMS

Correct answer is an answer that contains synonyms (words with similar meanings but different sounds)

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ExampleOn the recording, you hear: (woman) (man) (narrator) Why is Barbara feeling so happy? She just started working in a real agency. What does the man say about Barbara

In your test book, you read: (A) (B) (C) (D) She always liked her work in real estate She began a .new job She just bought some real estate. She just bought a real estate agency

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Strategies #2: CHOOSE ANSWERS WITH SYNONYMS

1. As you listen to the second line of the conversation, focus ob key words in that line 2. If you see any synonyms for key words in a particular answer, then you have probably found the correct answer.

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SKILL 3: SUGGESTIONSSuggestions are common in the short dialogue in TOEFL test, So we should be familiar with it EXPRESSIONS OF SUGGESTION Why...not...? Why not...? Lets...More than just an English course

ExampleOn the recording, you hear: (man) I havent talked with my parents in a while. (woman) (narrator) Why dont you call them now? What does the woman suggest?

In your test book, you read: (A) Calling off his visit. (B) Talking about his parents. (C) Calling his parents in a while. (D) Phoning his family.More than just an English course

SKILL 4 : PASSIVES

It is sometimes difficult to understand who or what is doing the action in passive sentence.

The common type of questions: If the recording/dialogue contains a passive statement, the answer is often in an active statements and if the recording/dialogue contains an active statement, the answer is often in a passive statements.More than just an English course

Example On the recording, you hear: (man) Is that a new chair? (woman) (narrator) Yes, we just bought it last week. What does the woman mean?

In your test book, you read: (A) She brought the chair with her. (B) The chair was lost for a week. (C) The chair was purchased recently. (D) She bought the last chair from the store.More than just an English course

NOTE FOR PASSIVE SENTENCES1. If the conversation contains a passive statement, the answer to the question is often an active statement. 2. If the conversation contains a passive statement, the answer to the question is often an active statement.

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SKILL 5: WHO AND WHEREIn short dialogue of TOEFL Test, the answer is not clearly stated in the dialogues To answer the question above , we sometimes have to draw a conclusion The conclusion is based on the clues in the dialogues

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Who

One kind of conclusion that is common in this part of the test is to ask you to determine who the speaker is, based on clues given in the conversation.

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ExampleOn the recording, you hear: (man) (woman) (narrator) What do you do during your performances? I play the piano and sing. Who is the woman most likely to be?

In your test book, you read: (A) An athlete. (B) A member of the audience. (C) A clerk in a music store. (D) A musicianMore than just an English course

Where

Another type of conclusion that is common in short dialog is to determine WHERE the dialog probably takes place, based on the clues given in the conversation.

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ExampleOn the recording you hear (man) : Id like to open an account, please savings account? (narrator): Where does this conversation probably take place? In your text book, you read:(A) (B) (C) (D)

(woman : What type of account would you like, a checking or

In an accounting class In a Bank At a service station In a marketMore than just an English course

Conclusion about Who and Where

The answer is not stated in the conversation You must draw a conclusion based on the dialog The conclusion is based on the clues give in the conversation

The common questions are:

Who is probably talking? Where does the conversation take place?

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SKILL 6: AGREEMENTExpressions of agreement are common in the short dialogue, so we should be familiar with them. EXPRESSIONS OF AGREEMENT So do I Ill say Me, too You can say that againMore than just an English course

ExampleOn the recording, you hear: (man) I thought that the meal was overpriced.

(woman) Me, too (narrator) What does the woman mean? In your test book, you read: (A) There were too many spices in the meat. (B) She has the same opinion of the meal as the man. (C) She wants to share the mans meal. (D) The price of the meal was great.

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