TOEFL IBT Listening Practice Test 05 from Barron’s TOEFL iBT

Listening 5

23. What is the main purpose of the lecture? *
CD To explain chamber music

CD To give examples of composers

CD To congratulate the University Quartet

CD To introduce madrigal singing


24. What is the origin of the term chamber music??
CD A medieval musical instrument

CD An old word that means “small group”
CD A place where the music was played

CD A name of one of the original musicians


25. Which of the following are the key characteristics of chamber music in the Classical Period?
Click on 2 answer choices.
[A] Orderly structures

[B] Complex melodies

[C] Longer pieces

[D] Amateur musicians


26. What does the professor mean when she says this about Beethoven:
CD She doubts that Beethoven could have written the quartets.
CD She is in admiration of Beethoven’s exceptional talent.
CD She thinks that the later quartets could have been improved.
CD She is inviting the students to question her information.


27. Why does the professor mention Impressionism?
CD She is comparing the experimentation in art with that in music.
CD She is making a transition into a discussion of art in the Modem Period

CD She is giving an example of the work of the Romantics.
CD She is telling a story that includes some of the Impressionist painters.


28. How did the professor organize the lecture?
CD She compared different types of musical compositions.
CD She arranged the information in chronological order.
CD She argued the advantages and disadvantages.
CD She responded to questions that the students asked.


Listening 6 “Botany Class”

29. What is this discussion mainly about?
CD Growing plants without soil

CD Mixing nutrients in water

CD Identifying chemicals in soil

CD Solving problems in the water


30. Why does the professor talk about the history of hydroponics?
CD She wants to put the modem method in historical context.
CD She is trying to prove that hydroponics is a new idea.
CD She is following the information in the textbook very closely.
CD She digressed from the subject for a long time.


31. According to the professor, what is the greatest advantage of hydroponics?
CD The plants are less likely to develop soil-bome diseases.
CD The cultivation requires much less labor than traditional methods.
CD The water can be recycled in a hydroponic environment.
CD Less space is needed to produce a large number of plants.


32.Why does the professor say this:
CD She is making a statement to generate further discussion.
CD She is drawing a conclusion to end the point about soil.
CD She is answering the question that was posed about regions.
CD She is trying to understand what the student just said.


33. Why does the professor suggest that the students refer to their lab workbook?
CD To see the diagram of the experiment

CD To read more about plant growth

CD To find a list of important plant nutrients

CD To locate the instructions for building a tank


34. According to the professor, why are roots important to plants?
Click on 2 answer choices.

A. To absorb water and nutrients

B. To take in enough oxygen

C. To suspend the plants in the solution

D. To fitter out toxic substances


Listening 7 “Library”

35. Why does the man approach the librarian?

CD He needs an explanation of his assignment.

CD He is looking for an encyclopedia.
CD He needs help finding some data.
CD He is trying to find the reference section.


36. What does the woman mean when she says this:
CD She is showing comprehension.
CD She is expressing surprise.
CD She is talking to herself.
CD She is dismissing the man.


37. What does the librarian imply?
CD The man can find a chart in an encyclopedia.
CD The professor has explained the assignment clearly.

CD The library has a very good reference section.
CD The man should not change the assignment.


38. What example does the librarian give for the assignment?
CD A relative comparison of home prices

CD Average family income in several countries

CD International business around the world

CD Global economic patterns in this decade


39. What will the man do with the information?
CD Show it to the librarian
CD Write a report for class
CD Draw a chart or a graph

CD Decide where to live