TOEFL IBT Listening Practice Test 10 Solution, Explanation & Transcripts

21. B, C
One factor that influences the color of water is its depth: …there are actually lots of factors that affect the color of water; Such as. deep the water is?; Right. Another factor is sediments in the water: That’s another factor that affects the color of water—sediments. Even the cleanest, purest mountain lake contains a lot of tiny particles that scatter light. (2.2)

22. C
The tutor says Lakes fed by glaciers get their colors from the fine, suspended silt in the water…; Some water is green and some is brown, depending on the mineral content. You can infer that a lake with brown water contains suspended particles. (2.4)

23. D
The professor says Throughout most of human history, a society s culture was defined and communicated primarily through the family; Parents and grandparents had the job of passing on the culture’s history and traditions. (2.2)

24. B
By “cultural narrator,” the professor means the medium that conveys a culture’s values and beliefs.The professor says The cultural narrator helped to sustain the society through the preservation of vital cultural information. Until the mid-twentieth century, the family was the medium by which culture was passed along. (2.4)

25. A
The professor says He couldn’t figure out their interests and values, why they spoke and acted and felt the way they did. So, he set out to learn more about the values of his students by studying their popular culture…. (2.2)

26. D
The professor’s opinion is that The Medium is theMessage will influence how the students think about communication. The professor says It’s a book—and an idea—that you ’ll come back to over and over again, and reading it will probably change your view of how we communicate. (2.3)

27. B
The professor’s purpose is to explain an important theory of communications, specifically the meaning of McLuhan’s theory that the medium is the message. (2.3)

28. C
The professor implies that the media’s effects are of widespread interest and concern. The professor says that researchers are interested in the effects of television on human behavior. He says …there area growing number of issues and new questions that require study of the relationship of the media to human development. (2.4)

29. B
The professor mainly discusses how farm products are supplied to consumers. The professor saysMarketing is supplying people with goods and services—what people want, in the form they want it, and when they want it; Marketing links the producer with the consumer; The focus of agricultural marketing technology is on meeting consumer demand. (2.1)

30. D
The professor’s purpose is to explain why agricultural marketing technology is necessary.Agricultural marketing technology meets consumer demand by getting farm products ready for consumers and delivering the products in the form and quantities that consumers want, when consumers want them. (2.3)

31. A, D
Picking cotton and milking cows are examples of the marketing function of harvesting:Harvesting includes a wide variety of activities—for example, .. .picking cotton, … milking cows…. (2.2)

32. A
The professor says A very important function that comes after harvesting is assembling; Assembling is gathering large quantities together to make marketing more efficient. Marketing professionals want to deal with large volumes, and some farms don’t have large enough volumes, so they have to combine their product with the product of other farms. (2.2)

33. B
The professor says Another function is grading, which is sorting products for uniformity; When people buy eggs, they kind of want a uniform size—not a mixture of small, medium, and large eggs.(2.2)

34. B
The professor’s purpose is to illustrate the function of transporting, moving the product from one place to another. (2.3)

TOEFL IBT Listening Practice Test 10 From Delta’s Key TOEFL Test Solution & Transcripts

Questions 1 through 5.

Listen to a conversation between a student and his academic adviser.

M: Hi! Are you busy right now?

W: Oh, hi, Sean. There’s a meeting at twothirty, but I have a few minutes. What can I do for you?

M: Well, I wanted to talk with you before I went to register for next semester. That’ll be my last term here ’cause I hope to transfer to the university next year.

W: Great! Have you applied to the university yet?

M: Not yet. The deadline’s not till March 1.

W: Right.

M: But I was, uh, I wanted to check with you to see if there are any other courses. I still need before I transfer. I think I’ve filled all the requirements, but I, uh, just wanted to make sure before I register.

W: All right. Let me pull up your record. Let’s see now … Sean Howard. Here we are. Hmm. All right, it looks like you’ve got all of your English and math credits, so you’re OK there, as well as your humanities and, uh, social sciences. But for natural science … hmm … you took biology in your first year, but I don’t see anything after that. You’re required to have at least one more natural science course before you can transfer.

M: Oh, really? I thought I needed only one science course.

W: No, sorry, you need at least eight credits in natural science, and that means two courses.

M: I didn’t know that. OK. Then I wonder which course I should take. What do you recommend?

W: Next semester … let’s see … it looks like astronomy, botany, and ecology are all being offered. There’s also a course in meteorology for nonscience majors.

M: Meteorology? Do you mean, like, the weather?

W: That’s right.

M: Hey, that might be kind of interesting. 1 always wanted to know how they forecast the weather. 

W:Then that’s the right course for you. Oh, and, Sean, it looks like you also need two credits in physical education.

M:Phys. ed!

W:Right. You’re required to have four credits, and you’ve only got two so far.

M:Oh, boy. Well, OK, that shouldn’t be too hard. Maybe I should take golf that is offered in the spring, right?

W:Golf? Uh … yes, it is. Do you play?

M:Not very well, no. I’ve only played a couple of times, but 1 need to do better than that. My boss plays golf and he’s always talking about it. It would be nice to know what he’s talking about!

W:Then you’d better take golf. You’ve got to play golf with your boss!

M:OK, OK, you talked me into it! Hey, thanks for your time. I appreciate your help, and I’ll get out of your way now.

W:Glad to help, Sean. Good luck with registration!