TOEFL Listening Conversation Practice Test 4

TOEFL Listening Conversation Practice Test 4

 

Directions: Now answer the questions.

 

1. What are the speakers mainly discussing?
A.  A book that the man is trying to find in the library
B.  A book that the man already returned to the library
C.  A book that the man is using to write his senior thesis
D.  A book that the man lent to his sociology professor

2. What does the woman offer to do for the man?
A.  Let the man know when a book he needs is returned to the library
B.  Photocopy a chapter of a book for him
C.  Ask a professor to return a book the man needs
D.  Find a copy of a book for him at another library

3. What is the woman trying to explain when she mentions students who have lost their borrowing privileges?
A.  Why the man should not photocopy part of the book
B.  The reasons for one of the library’s policies
C.  What will happen If the man does not return the book
D. The reason the man has to fill out a form

4. How does the man probably feel at the end of the conversation?
A.  Annoyed that he has to pay a fine on the book
B.  Upset that he will lose his library privileges
C.  Glad that he can keep the book for two more weeks
D.  Appreciative that the woman is helping him

5. Listen to Track 

A.  To make sure she understands what the man’s problem Is
B.  To encourage the man to return the book to the library soon
C.  To check whether the man has already returned the book
D.  To explain to the man a change in the library’s policies

 

ANSWERS: 

1.   C

2.   B

3.   C

4.   D

5.   A

 

TRANSCRIPT

Narrator
Listen to a conversation between a student and a library employee.

Student
Excuse me. Can you help me with something?
Librarian
I’ll do my best. What do you need?
Student
Well, I received a letter in my mailbox saying that I’m supposed to return a book that I checked out back in January—uh, it’s called Modern Social Problems—but because I’m writing my senior thesis, I’m supposed to be able to keep the book all semester.
Librarian
So you signed up for “Extended Borrowing Privileges?”
Student
Yeah.
Librarian
But we’re still asking you to bring the book back?
Student
Uh-huh.
Librarian
Well, let me take a look and see what the computer says. The title was Modern Social Problems?
Student
Yeah.
Librarian
OK … Oh, I see. It’s been recalled. You can keep it all semester as long as no one else requests it. But someone else has … it looks like one of the professors in the sociology department has requested it, so you have to bring it back even though you’ve got “extended Borrowing Privileges? You can check out the book again when it’s returned in a couple of weeks.
Student
But I really need this book right now.
Librarian
Do you need all of it, or is there a certain section or chapter you’re working with?
Student
I guess there’s one particular chapter I’ve been using lately for a section of my thesis. Why?
Librarian
Well, you can photocopy up to one chapter of the book. Why don’t you do that for the chapter you’re working on right now—and by the time you need the rest of the book, maybe it’ll have been returned. We can even do the photocopying for you, because of the circumstances.
Student
Oh, well, that would be great.
Librarian
I see you’ve got some books there. Is that the one you were asked to return?
Student
Uh, no. 1 left it in my dorm room. These are books I need to check out today. Urn, is it OK if I bring that one by in a couple of days?
Librarian
Uh, actually, you need to return it today, that is, if you want to check out those books today. That’s our policy.
Student
Oh, I didn’t know that.
Librarian
Yeah, not a lot of people realize that. In fact, every semester we get a few students who’ve had their borrowing privileges suspended completely because they haven’t returned books. They’re allowed to use books only in the library; they’re not allowed to check anything out because of unreturned books.
Student
That’s not good. I guess I should head back down to the dorm right now then.
Librarian
But before you go, what you should do is fill out a form requesting the book back in two weeks. You don’t want to waste any time getting it back.
Student
Thanks a lot! Now I don’t feel quite so bad about having to return the book.

Narrator
Listen again to part of the conversation. Then answer the question.
Librarian
So you signed up for “Extended Borrowing Privileges?”
Student
Yeah.
Librarian
But we’re still asking you to bring the book back?
Narrator
Why does the woman say this:
Librarian
But we’re still asking you to bring the book back?

 

 

One thought on “TOEFL Listening Conversation Practice Test 4

  1. Test 4 is a really easy test. I would say lectures need more concentration than conversational topics, as they are longer and more complicated.

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