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TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 9

TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 9

    Directions: Now answer the questions. Question 1: Question 2: Question 3: Question 4: Question 5: Question 6: ANSWERS:  1   C 2.  C 3.  A 4.  B 5.  B 6.  A   TRANSCRIPT Rose Frantzen Narrator: Listen to part of a lecture in a contemporary art class. Professor: Ok, I’m going to begin this lecture by giving you your next assignment. Remember I said that at some point during this semester I wanted you to attend an exhibit at the…

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TOEFL Listening Lecture | Migration of Zooplankton

TOEFL Listening Lecture | Migration of Zooplankton

  Directions: Now answer the questions. 1.What is the lecture mainly about? A. Misconceptions about muon detectors B. An investigation of an Egyptian pyramid using a muon detector C. The collaboration between physicists and archaeologists in the development of the muon detector D. Benefits that muon detectors can provide to archaeologists   2.What aspect of muons is most useful to archaeologists? A. Their ability to carry information from outer space B. Their ability to break down cosmic rays into smaller…

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TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 3

TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 3

    Directions: Now answer the questions. 1. What is the main purpose of the lecture? A.  To discuss possible explanations for childhood amnesia B.  To describe key features of childhood amnesia C.  To explain methods of testing memory in children of different ages D.  To discuss why the ability to recall memories diminishes as a person ages 2. Why does the professor ask students about their earliest memories? A.  To help students relate to the topic she is about…

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TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 8

TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 8

    Directions: Now answer the questions. 1. What is the main purpose of the lecture? A.  To discuss environmental phenomena that have changed the phosphorus cycle B.  To illustrate how interrupting the phosphorus cycle can affect the environment C.  To describe how phosphorus ends up in the atmosphere D.  To explain how phosphorus gets recycled in the environment 2. Which human activities that influence the phosphorus cycle does the professor mention? Choose 2 answers. A. Fishing B. Building dams…

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TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 7

TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 7

    Directions: Now answer the questions. 1. What is the main purpose of the lecture? A.  To describe the trade in food crops between Europe and the Americas B.  To describe the introduction of American food crops to Europeans C.  To describe the influence of American food crops on traditional European dishes D.  To describe the difficulties of growing American food crops in European climates 2. What does the professor imply about certain plants in the nightshade family? A. …

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TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 6

TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 6

  Note: The lecture you just listened to provides one professor’s interpretation of evidence related to the evolution of whales. You might be interested to know that the evolution of whales is still being studied, and as new evidence becomes available, alternative inter-pretations may be more accurate. Directions: Now answer the questions. 1. What is the lecture mainly about? A.  Recent fossil evidence connecting whales and the hippopotamus B.  Difficulties in determining the evolutionary history of whales C.  Similarities among…

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TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 5

TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 5

    Directions: Now answer the questions. 1. What does the professor mainly discuss? A.  The findings of a study on prairie dog communication B.  The way that mammals learn to make warning cries C.  Features that distinguish language from animal communication systems D.  Various types of signals used by animals to communicate with each other 2. Why does the student mention a research project she studied in a biology class? A.  To point out similarities in the behavior of…

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TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 4

TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 4

    Directions: Now answer the questions. 1. What is the lecture mainly about? A.  Reasons that geologists study lake fossils in desert regions B.  A comparison of ancient and present-day lakes in desert environments C.  Geological evidence for the formation of ancient sand dunes D.  A hypothesis for how some ancient desert lakes formed 2. What is the professor’s opinion about the conclusions of the recent study of the  limestone formations in the Empty Quarter? A.  They have changed…

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TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 2

TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 2

  Directions: Now answer the questions.     1. What is the lecture mainly about? A.  Factors involved in the increased growth of shrubs in Arctic Alaska B.  How temperature increases might be affecting the permafrost in Arctic Alaska C.  Why nutrient production of microbes in the soil in Arctic Alaska is declining D.  Reasons that grasslands are turning into tundra in Arctic Alaska 2. According to the professor, what are two features of shrubs that allow them to grow…

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TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 1

TOEFL Listening Lecture Practice Test 1

  Directions: Now answer the questions.     1. What does the professor mainly discuss? A.  The history of set design in English theater B.  A French painter’s innovations in set design C.  A kind of play popular in eighteenth-century English theater D.  A leading playwright of the eighteenth century 2. According to the professor, how did Loutherbourg create a feeling of greater depth on the stage? Choose 2 answers. A. He enlarged the stage area. B. He used mainly…

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