TOEFL устный тест №1

Directions

In this section of the test, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to speak about a variety of topics. You will answer six questions by recording your response. Answer each of the questions as completely as possible.
In questions 1 and 2, you will first hear a statement or question about familiar topics. You will then speak about these topics. Your response will be scored on your ability to speak clearly and coherently about the topics.
In questions 3 and 4, you will first read a short text. You will then listen to a talk on the same topic.
You will be asked a question about what you have read and heard. You will need to combine appropriate information from the text and the talk to provide a complete answer to the question. Your response will be scored on your ability to speak clearly and coherently and on your ability to accurately convey information about what you read and heard.
In questions 5 and 6, you will listen to part of a conversation or a lecture. You will be asked a question about what you heard. Your response will be scored on your ability to speak clearly and coherently and on your ability to accurately convey information about what you heard.
You may take notes while you read and while you listen to the conversations and lectures. You may use your notes to help prepare your response.
Listen carefully to the directions for each question. For each question you will be given a short time to prepare your response. When the preparation time is up, you will be told to begin your response.

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1. Please listen carefully.

Describe changes in technology that have affected your life, and explain what effect they have had on you as a student. Include details and examples to support your explanation.

Preparation time: 15 seconds
Response time: 45 seconds

You may begin to prepare your response after the beep. Ptease begin speaking after the beep.

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2. Please listen carefully.

What kind of friend is better - one who is very similar to you or one who is very different? Which kind of friend do you prefer and why? Include details and examples in your explanation.

Preparation time: 15 seconds
Response time: 45 seconds

You may begin to prepare your response after the beep. Please begin speaking after the beep.

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3. Please listen carefully.

The University of the Rockies is announcing its annual job fair. Read the announcement from the Career Services Center. You will have 45 seconds to read the announcement. Begin reading now.

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Reading Time: 45 seconds

Financial Aid Office Announcement
Education Job Fair
Saturday, October 9 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Washington Center


The University of the Rockies has been offering our Placement Abroad Services for prospective teachers since 1980. This program is sponsored by the University of the Rockies' Career Services Center. Originally initiated to provide American schools abroad with certified teachers, the Placement Abroad Services now includes the U of R Recruitment Fair, credential and referral services, and the "Careers in Education" publication. We are dedicated to providing our graduates in Education the opportunity to meet and interview with recruitment staff from international schools. This service is free for all U of R students and alumni.

Now listen to two students as they discuss the announcement.

Now get ready to answer the question.

The man expresses his opinion about whether the woman should attend the job fair. State his opinion and explain the reasons he gives for his opinion.

Preparation time: 30 seconds
Response time: 60 seconds

You may begin to prepare your response after the beep. Please begin speaking after the beep.

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4. Please listen carefully.

Read the passage about misconceptions in mathematics. You have 45 seconds to read thе passage. Begin reading now.

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Reading Time: 45 seconds

Mathematics and Children's Misconceptions


Analyses of children's misconceptions in mathematics indicate that children have considerable difficulties in dealing with fractions. Given the choice of 50 percent and 25 percent, and asked to choose which number is higher, children will correctly choose 50 percent. However, given the choice of 1/2and 1/4, they will incorrectly choose 1/4. Their reasoning is that since 4 is a larger number than 2, 1/4 is larger than 1/2. Considering this misconception, it is highly likely that the correct answers they give to percentage questions aren't based on understanding the concept of percentages. Holding onto the misconception that 1/4 is a larger number than 1/2, the child often miscalculates the simple addition problem of 1/2 plus 1/2, coming up with the answer of 1/4 instead of 2/2 or 1.

Now listen to part of a lecture on this topic in a math education class.

Now get ready to answer the question.

The professor describes the mistakes that are made in teaching children mathematics. Explain how these mistakes relate to the problems that children have in understanding fractions.

Preparation time: 30 seconds
Response time: 60 seconds

You may begin to prepare your response after the beep. Please begin speaking after the beep.

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5. Please listen carefully.

Listen to a conversation between two students.

Now get ready to answer the question.

The students discuss several ways to memorize vocabulary. Summarize the ways. Then state which of the ways you prefer and explain why.

Preparation time: 20 seconds
Response time: 60 seconds

You may begin to prepare your response after the beep. Please begin speaking after the beep.

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6. Please listen carefully.

Listen to part of a lecture in an earth science class.

Now get ready to answer the question.

Using the information in the lecture, explain the three atmospheric phenomena that the lecturer discusses.

Preparation time: 20 seconds
Response time: 60 seconds

You may begin to prepare your response after the beep. Please begin speaking after the beep.

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