TOEFL Listening diagnostic pre-test

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Th Following Pre Test is for Paper Based Test only.

Dianostic listening pre-test is held to
  1. Find out someone's listening skill before studying the skills. 
  2.  Check how far TOEFL Test Takers have mastered listening skills
The dianostic pre-test consists of three parts:
  1. Listening Part A or short dialogue, has 30 numbers
  2. Listening Part B or longer conversation, has eight numbers, and
  3. Part C speech or talks, has twelve humbers.
Dianostic pre-test usually takes about 35 minutes. The test also includes the directon on how to do the listening pre-test.


Tune—approximately 35 minutes
(including the reading of the directions for each part)

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, with special directions for each part. Answer all the questions on 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 conversation, 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.

Here is an example.

On the recording, you will 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 will 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).

1. (A) Her concerns were expressed.
(B) She wonders if the concert was good.
(C) The music was fantastic.
(D) She wandered about during the night.

2. (A) In a bus station.
(B) In a post office.
(C) In an airport.
(D) In a travel agency.

3. (A) He spends half his time with his daughter.
(B) His daughter’s under a year old.
(C) His daughter will start school in a year and a half.
(D) His daughter’s eighteen months old.

4. (A) He’s on the basketball team.
(B) He doesn’t even like to play basketball.
(C) He’s too short to make the team.
(D) He thinks he’s tall enough.

5. (A) She’s thinking about her grade in the seminar.
(B) The seminar is quite realistic.
(C) The seminar will take a great deal of time.
(D) She agrees with the man about the seminar.

6. (A) The location of the meeting.
(B) The purpose of the meeting.
(C) Who will attend the meeting.
(D) The time the meeting starts.

7. (A) Preparing dinner later.
(B) Going to a restaurant.
(C) Cooking a full dinner.
(D) Eating dinner outside in the garden.

8. (A) She is fond of Joe.
(B) Joe is not lost anymore.
(C) She visits Joe regularly.
(D) The call was already made.

9. (A) He was quite fortunate.
(B) He lacked the opportunity to play the game.
(C) He didn’t actually win the game.
(D) He came sometime after Luke.

10. (A) It’s quite clean.
(B) It doesn’t move.
(C) It’s clearly better.
(D) It’s rather dirty.

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Albert Nelson said...

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