Toefl Prediction Test New

SECTION 1

LISTENING COMPREHENSION

PREDICTION TEST

Time – approximately 35 minutes

(including the reading of the directions)

 

In this section of the test, you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to understand conversations and talks in English. There are three parts to this section. Answer all the questions in the basis of what is stated or implied by the speakers you hear. Do not take notes or write in your test book at any time. Do not turn the pages until you are told to do so.

 

Part A

Directions: In Part A, you will hear short conversations between two people. After each conversations, you will hear a question about the conversation. The conversations and questions will not be repeated. After you hear a question, read the four possible answers in your test book and choose the best answer. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.

 

Listen to an example.

On the recording, you hear:

(man)               That exam was just awful.

(woman)          Oh, it could have been worse.

(narrator)         What does the woman mean?

In your test book, you read:

A.The exam was really awful.

B. It was the worst exam she had ever seen.

C. It couldn’t have been more difficult.

D. It wasn’t that hard.

You learn from the conversation that the man thought the exam was very difficult and that the woman disagreed with the man. The best answer to the question, “What does the woman mean?” is (D), “It wasn’t that hard.” Therefore, the correct choice is (D).

 

N0. 1-50 (Click play the audio)

 

PART A.

1. A. Carla does not live very far away.
B.What Carla said was unjust.
C.He does not fear what anyone says.
D.Carla is fairly rude to others.

 

2. A. She thinks it’s an improvement

B. The fir trees in it are better

C. It resembles the last one

D. It is the best the man has ever done

 

3. A. He graduated last in his class

B. He is the last person in his family to graduate

C. He doesn’t believe he can improve gradually

D. He has finally finished his studies

 

4. A. He’s surprised there were five dresses

B.It was an unexpectedly inexpensive dress

C. He would like to know what color dress it was

D.The dress was not cheap

 

5. A.Leave the car somewhere else

B. Ignore the parking tickets

C. Add more money to the meter

D. Pay the parking attendant

 

6. A. He doesn’t like to hold too many books at one time

B. There is no bookstore in his neighborhood

C.It’s not possible to obtain the book yet

D. He needs to talk to someone at the bookstore

 

7. A. It was incomplete

B. It finished on time

C. It was about honor

D. It was too long

 

8. A.She needs to use the man’s notes

B. Yesterday’s physics class was quite boring

C. She took some very good notes in physics class

D. She would like to lend the man her notes

 

9. A. It’s her birthday today

B. She’s looking for a birthday gift

C. She wants to go shopping with her dad

D. She wants a new wallet for herself

 

10.A. He prefers cold water

B. His toes are too big

C. The pool felt quite refreshing

D. He didn’t go for a swim

 

11. A. She just left her sister’s house

B. Her sister is not at home

C.She’s not exactly sure where her sweater is

D. She doesn’t know where her sister lives

 

12. A. She doesn’t have time to complete additional reports

B. She cannot finish the reports that she is already working on

C. She is scared of having responsibility for the reports

D. It is not time for the accounting reports to be compiled

 

13. A. He’s had enough exercise

B. He’s going to give himself a reward for the hard work

C.He’s going to stay on for quite some time

D. He would like to give the woman an exercise machine as a gift

 

14. A. He cannot see the huge waves

B. The waves are not coming in

C. He would like the woman to repeat what she said

D. He agrees with the woman

 

15. A. The exam was postponed

B. The man should have studied harder

C. Night is the best time to study for exams

D. She is completely prepared for the exam

 

16. A. Students who want to change schedules should form a line

B. It is only possible to make four changes in the schedule

C. It is necessary to submit the form quickly

D. Problems occur when people don’t wait their turn

 

17.A. In a mine

B. In a jewelry store

C. In a clothing store

D. In a bank

 

18. A. A visit to the woman’s family

B. The telephone bill

C. The cost of a new telephone

D. How far away the woman’s family lives

 

19. A. She hasn’t meet her new boss yet

B. She has a god opinion of her boss

C. Her boss has asked her about her impressions of the company

D. Her boss has been putting a lot of pressure on her

 

20. A. The recital starts in three hours

B. He intends to recite three different poems

C. He received a citation on the third of the month

D. He thinks the performance begins at three

 

21. A. Choose a new dentist

B. Cure the pain himself

C. Make an appointment with his dentist

D. Ask his dentist about the right way to brush

 

22. A. It is almost five o’clock

B. The man doesn’t really need the stamps

C. It is a long way to the post office

D. It would be better to go after five o’clock

 

23. A. The article was placed on reserve

B. The woman must ask the professor for a copy

C. The woman should look through a number of journals in the library

D. He has reservations about the information in the article

 

24. A. He needs to take a nap

B.He hopes the woman will help him to calm down

C. The woman just woke him up

D. He is extremely relaxed

 

25. A. She doesn’t think the news report is false

B. She has never before reported on the news

C. She never watches the news on television

D. She shares the man’s opinion about the report

 

26. A. Management will offer pay raises on Friday

B. The policy has not yet been decided

C. The manager is full of hot air

D. The plane has not yet landed

 

27. A. He doesn’t believe that it is really snowing

B.. The snow had been predicted

C. The exact amount of snow is unclear

D. He expected the woman to go out in the snow

 

28. A. She’s going to take the test over again

B. She thinks she did a good job on the exam

C. She has not yet taken the literature exam

D. She’s unhappy with how she did

 

29. A.The door was unlocked

B. It was better to wait outside

C. He could not open the door

D. He needed to take a walk

 

30. A.He nailed the door shut

B. He is heading home

C. He hit himself in the head

D. He is absolutely correct

 

PART B

This part of the test consists of extended conversations between two speakers. After each of these conversations, there are a number of questions. You will hear each conversation and question only once, and the questions are not written out.

When you have heard the questions, read the four answer choices and select the one-(A), (B), (C), or (D)-that best answers the question based on what is directly stated or on what can be inferred. Then fill in the space on your answer sheet that matches the letter of the answer that you have selected.

Don’t forget: During actual exams, taking notes or writing in your test book is not permitted.

 

31. A. The haircut is unusually short

B. This is Bob’s first haircut

C. Bob doesn’t know who gave him the haircut

D. After the haircut, Bob’s hair still touches the floor

 

32. A. It is just what he wanted

B. He enjoys having the latest style

C. He dislikes it immensely

D. He thinks it will be cool in the summer

 

33. A broken mirror

B. The hairstylist

C. The scissors used to cut his hair

D. Piles of his hair

 

34. A. “You should become a hairstylist.”

B. “Please put it back on.”

C. “It’ll grow back.”

D. “It won’t grow fast enough.”

 

35. A. Every evening

B. Every week

C. Every Sunday

D. Every month

 

36. A. That she was eighty-five years old

B. That a storm was coming

C. That she was under a great deal of pressure

D. That she wanted to become a weather forecaster

 

37. A. In her bones

B. In her ears

C. In her legs

D. In her head

 

38. A. Call his great-grandmother less often

B. Watch the weather forecasts with his great-grandmother

C. Help his great-grandmother relieve some of her pressures

D. Believe his great-grandmother’s predictions about the weather

 

PART C.

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several talks. After each talk, you will hear some questions. The talks and questions will not be repeated.

After you hear a question, read the four possible answers in your test book and choose the best answer. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.

 

Here is an example.

 

On the recording, you hear:

(narrator):         Listen to an instructor talk to his class about painting.

(man):               Artist Grand Wood was a guiding force in the school of painting known as American regionalist, a style reflecting the distinctive characteristics of art from rural areas of the United States. Wood began drawing animals on the family farm at the age of three, and when he was thirty-eight one of his paintings received a remarkable amount of public notice and acclaim. This painting, called “American Gothic,” is a starkly simple depiction of a serious couple staring directly out at the viewer.

 

Now, listen to a sample question.                                                              

(narrator): What style of painting is known as American regionalist?                 

In your test book, you read:

A. Art from America’s inner cities

B. Art from the central region of the United States

C. Art from various urban areas in the United States

D. Art from rural sections of America

The best answer to the question, “What style of painting is known as American regionalist?” is (D), “Art from rural sections of America.” Therefore, the correct choice is (D).

Don’t forget: During actual exams, taking notes or writing in your test book is not permitted.

39. A. In a car

B. On a hike

C. On a tram

D. In a lecture hall

 

40. A. It means they have big tears

B. It means they like to swim

C. It means they look like crocodiles

D. It means they are pretending to be sad

 

41. A. They are sad

B. They are warming themselves

C. They are getting rid of salt

D. They regret their actions

 

42. A. Taking photographs

B. Getting closer to the crocodiles

C. Exploring the water’s edge

D. Getting off the tram

 

43. A.Water Sports

B. Physics

C. American History

D. Psychology

 

44. A. To cut

B. To move fast

C. To steer a boat

D. To build a ship

 

45. A. To bring tea from China

B. To transport gold to California

C. To trade with the British

D. To sail the American river system

 

46. A. A reading assignment

B. A quiz on Friday

C. A research paper for the end of the semester

D. Some written homework

 

47. A. Writers

B. Actors

C. Athletes

D. Musicians

 

48. A. He or she would see butterflies

B. He or she would break a leg

C. He or she would have shaky knees

D. He or she would stop breathing

 

49. A. By staring at the audience

B. By breathing shallowly

C. By thinking about possible negative outcomes

D. By focusing on what needs to be done

 

50. A. At two o’clock

B. At four o’clock

C. At six o’clock

D. At eight o’clock

 

THIS IS THE END OF SECTION 1, LISTENING COMPREHENSION.  STOP WORK ON SECTION 1.

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