TOEFL IBT Listening Practice Test 13 From Delta’s Key TOEFL Test

TOEFL IBT Listening Practice Test 13 from Delta’s Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test

Listening Section Directions
The Listening section measures your ability to understand conversations and lectures in English. You will hear each conversation and lecture only one time. After each conversation or lecture, you will hear some questions about it. Answer the questions based on what the speakers state or imply.

You may take notes while you listen. You may use your notes to help you answer the questions. In some questions, you will see this icon: . This means that you will hear, but not see, part of the question.

Some questions have special directions, which appear in a gray box. Most questions are worth one point. If a question is worth more than one point, the directions will indicate how many points you can receive. You will now begin the first part of the Listening section.

TOEFL IBT Listening Practice Test 13 from Delta’s Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test Audio


1. What is the purpose of the conversation?
(A) The woman wants to make an appointment with the librarian.
(B) The woman is trying to reserve a book for her classmate.
(C) The woman is inquiring about the availability of study rooms.
(D) The woman wants to reserve a different room in the library.


2. Listen again to part of the conversation. Then answer the question.
Why does the man say this:
(A) To inform the woman that no rooms are available
(B) To encourage the woman to reserve a room now
(C) To recommend the rooms on the third floor
(D) To let the woman know which rooms are better


3. According to the man, why are so few study rooms available?
(A) There are more students now than in the previous year.
(B) Several rooms are being used as offices for library staff.
(C) There is a problem with students reserving more than one room.
(D) Some of the university buildings are still under construction.


4. Why does the woman need a study room?
(A) She is preparing for a final examination.

(B) Her professor requires everyone to have a study room.
(C) She does not have space to study in her apartment.
(D) She needs a place to meet with other students.


5. Why does the man say this:
(A) To tell the woman about the building that he works in

(B) To persuade the woman to accept a room in another building
(C) To describe an interesting aspect of the university layout

(D) To direct the woman to someone else who can help her



6. What is the talk mainly about?

The dangers of driving in icy conditions

The formation of ice from water vapor

The various colors that ice crystals take

The ice that falls to earth as precipitation


7. Why does the professor talk about her drive to school this morning?
(A) To give an example of a safe driving practice
(B) To encourage students to tell personal stories
(C) To describe the best way to get to campus

(D) To lead into the topic of discussion


8. The professor briefly explains how black ice forms. Indicate whether each sentence below is part of the process.
For each sentence, click in the correct box.

Yes No
Snow changes to ice on tree branches and other exposed surfaces.
The air temperature is above freezing, but the ground temperature is below freezing.
A thin layer of water vapor freezes on the surface of the highway.
Pellets of ice develop from supercooled water droplets.

9. Listen again to part of the discussion. Then answer the question.
Why does the professor say this: O
(A) To warn students not to hang laundry outdoors
(B) To find out if the students wash their own clothes
(C) To illustrate the same phenomenon in a different way

(D) To point out a mystery that scientists cannot explain


10. Which of the following sentences illustrates sublimation?
(A) A thin layer of ice forms on the surface of a lake.
(B) Raindrops freeze when they touch the cold ground.
(C) Water vapor freezes on the surface of a sidewalk.
(D)  All of the ice cubes in a glass of soda melt.


11. What factors cause frost to form in beautiful patterns on window glass?
Click on two answers.
[A] The glass is cold on the outside and warm on the inside.
[B] The temperature of the glass is below freezing.
[C] Impurities on the glass interfere with ice crystal growth.
[D] The window is on the north side of the house.



12. What topics does the professor discuss?
Click on two answers.
[A] Social roles for grieving family and friends

[B] Important events in the life of every family

[C] Stages in the process of grieving a loss

[D] Songs and prayers that are used at funerals


13. According to the professor, what important function do death rituals serve?
(A) They explain the medical causes of a person’s death.
(B) They allow friends and family to get to know each other.
(C) They help people accept practices of different cultures.
(D) They provide a way to manage the grief caused by death.


14. Why does the professor say this:
(A) To explain why people need to talk to psychologists

(B) To give examples of cultural differences in grieving
(C) To show that death causes people to do strange things

(D) To describe the final stage in the process of grieving


15. According to the professor, why do death rituals include roles for friends?
(A) Friends are more creative in performing rituals.
(B) Friends give support and comfort to the family.
(C) Friends are expected to pay the funeral expenses.
(D) Friends experience less grief than the family does.


16. What does the professor imply about funerals and memorial services?
(A) They are becoming a major expense for bereaved families.
(B) They include three days of fasting and silent prayer.
(C) They are part of a growing industry associated with death.
(D) They help make the person’s life and death meaningful.


17. The professor talks about the process of grieving the loss of a loved one. Indicate whether each sentence below describes a stage in the process.
For each sentence, click in the correct box.

Yes No
A widow develops an allergic reaction to a drug.
There is a period of numbness and shock after a death.
Someone yearns for a close friend who has died.
A psychologist invents a model for dealing with loss.
A survivor feels exhausted, depressed, or disorganized.

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