TOEFL Listening Conversation Practice Test 5

TOEFL Listening Conversation Practice Test 5

 

Directions: Now answer the questions.

1. What are the speakers mainly discussing?
A.  What the gym pass is used for
B.  How to try out for the swimming team
C.  The popularity of the new exercise classes at the gym
D.  The schedule of exercise classes at the gym

2. Why does the woman’s initial excitement turn to disappointment?
A.  She is told that all swimming classes are full.
B.  She learns that she will have to pay extra for classes.
C.  She finds out that there are no swimming classes at her level.
D.  She thought all sports activities were supervised by coaches.

3. What does the man imply about people who play sports in the gym?
A.  They do not need an instructor to coach them.
B.  They do not usually take swimming classes.
C.  They must pay an extra fee to use the equipment.
D.  They do not need a gym pass.

4. Why does the woman make an appointment with the swimming Instructor?
A.  To find out when the pool is available
B.  To apply for a Job as assistant swim instructor
C.  To complain about the gym’s policy
D.  To find out which swimming class she should take

5. Listen to Track 

A.  He wants to change the subject.
B.  He wants to tell a story.
C.  He disagrees with the woman.
D.  He understands the woman’s point.

 

ANSWERS: 

1   A

2.  B

3.  A

4.  D

5.  C

 

TRANSCRIPT

Narrator
Listen to a conversation between a student and a university employee.
Student
Hi, I need to pick up a gym pass.
Employee
OK, I’ll need your name, year, and University I.D.
Student
Here’s my I.D. card, and my name is Gina Kent and I’m first year.
Employee
OK, Gina, I’ll type up a pass for you right away.

Student
Great. This is exciting. I can’t wait to get started.
Employee
Oh, this is a wonderful gym.
Student
That’s what everybody’s been saying. Everyone is talking about the new pool and the new indoor courts, but what I love is all the classes.
Employee
The classes?
Student
Yeah, like the swimming and tennis classes and everything.
Employee
Oh yeah, but this pass doesn’t entitle you to those.
Student
It doesn’t?
Employee
No, the classes fall into a separate category.
Student
But that’s my whole reason for getting a pass. I mean I was planning to take a swimming class.
Employee
But that’s not how it works. This pass gives you access to the gym and to all the equip-ment, and to the pool and so forth, but not when the teams are practicing, so you’d have to check the schedule..
Student
But what do I have to do if I want to take a class?
Employee
You’ll have to one, register, and two, pay the fee for the class.
Student
But that’s not fair.
Employee
Well, I think if you think about It you’ll see that It’s fair.
Student
But people who play sports in the gym … they don’t have to pay anything.
Employee
Yes, but they just come in and play or swim on their own. But taking a class, that’s a dif-ferent story. I mean someone has to pay the instructors.
Student
So … if I want to enroll in a class …

Employee
Then you have to pay extra. The fee isn’t very high, but there is a fee. So, what class did you say you wanted to take?
Student
Swimming.
Employee
OK, swimming classes are $30 a semester.
Student
I guess I could swing that, but I’m still not convinced it’s fair. So, do I pay you?
Employee
Well, first you need to talk to the instructor. They have to assess your level and steer you to the right class—you know, beginner, intermediate.
Student
You mean, I have to swim for them, show them what I can do?
Employee
No, no, you just tell them a little bit about your experience and skills, so they know what level you should be in.
Student
Oh. OK, so, I guess I’ll need an appointment.
Employee
And I can make that for you right now. And then I’ll type up your gym I.D. card, you’l need it to get into the building. Now, about that appointment, um, how does Wednesday at 3 sound?
Student
Fine.
Employee
OK, and you’ll be meeting with Mark Giddis, he’s the swimming instructor. He also coaches the swim team. And, here … I’ve jotted it all down for you.
Student

Great. Thanks.

Narrator
Listen again to part of the conversation. Then answer the question.
Employee
Yes, but they just come in and play or swim on their own. But taking a class, that’s a different story.

Narrator
What does the man imply when he says this:
Employee
But taking a class, that’s a different story.

 

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