Listening section - TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language)

This is my first post, it will be about English, to be more specific, Listening section in TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language), as far as I can recall ^^

There are some things that you should know about listening section in TOEFL. If you know these tips, you will probably get a high score in listening section of TOEFL, or at least, you won't get a score too low :D

They're actually quite simple. Here they are:
1. Expressions of agreement
You should know some expressions used to show agreement, which will often show up in listening section of TOEFL, i.e. I'll say; you can say that again
Both "I'll say" and "you can say that again" are used to expressed an agreement
e.g.
A: The movie we watched last night was awesome
B: You can say that again
Then the question will be more or less like: "How does speaker B feel about the movie?"
The answer should be "Speaker B thinks that the movie they saw last night was awesome."
In this conversation, speaker B agrees with speaker A that the movie they saw last night was awesome.

2. Usage of words with similar pronunciation
Listening section of TOEFL uses the possibility of people not listening to the conversation carefully that the answers provided are the ones which have similar pronunciation. So, make sure that you listen to the conversation carefully and concentrate in it ^^

3. Listen thoroughly
Do not pay too much attention to the detail of the words used in the conversation. Instead, listen to it thoroughly and stay focused to the topic being discussed, and you'll figure out what's actually being discussed. However, when there are weekdays, days, times, or chronologies in the conversation, make sure you do notice and remember them. They may appear to be the questions.

4. Think about the situation of the conversation
Think about the situation, about when and where the conversation takes place, the relationship of the speakers, what they talk about, etc. while listening to the conversation.

5. Expression of "So you do...."
The expression "So you do...." is used to show that someone formerly has his own thought about something, but then find out that the fact is different. It's more to exclamatory sentence than positive sentence. You'll find out that there's an emphasis on the word do.
e.g.
A: The party was great.
B: So you did went to the party.
Then the question will be more or less like: "What did speaker B think about speaker A?"
The answer should be "Speaker B thought that speaker A didn't come to the party."
You'll notice that there's an emphasis on the word did, it's to show that speaker B formerly has his own thought about it, but then find out that the fact is different.

6. Do not cheat!
Do not cheat or take a peek on other's work!

PS: Tips No. 6 is only a joke... hahahaha :D

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

good review~ thanks for the info.

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