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Listening Section Directions
This test measures your ability to understand conversations and lectures in English.The Listening section is divided into 2 separately timed parts. In each part you will listen to 1 conversation and 2 lectures. You will hear each conversation or lecture only one time.

After each conversation or lecture, you will answer questions about it. The questions typically ask about the main idea and supporting details. Some questions ask about a speaker’s purpose or attitude. Answer the questions based on what is stated or implied by the speakers.

You may take notes while you listen. You may use your notes to help you answer the questions. Your notes will not be scored. If you need to change the volume while you listen, click on the Volume icon at the top of the screen.

In some questions, you will see this icon: This means you will hear, but not see, part of the question. Some of the questions have special directions. These directions appear in a gray box on the screen.

Most questions are worth 1 point. If a question is worth more than 1 point, it will have special directions that indicate how many points you can receive. You must answer each question. After you answer, click on Next. Then click on OK to confirm your answer and go on to the next question. After you click on OK, you cannot return to previous questions.

A clock at the top of the screen will show you how much time is remaining. The clock will not count down while you are listening. The clock will count down only while you are answering the questions.

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Question 1-5; Listen to a conversation between two students.

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1. What are the speakers mainly discussing?
A. The works of the architect Aldo Rossi
B. The professor’s lequirements for a paper
C. Requirements for an architecture course
D. A report they are doing on a building designer

2. Why did the man choose Aldo Rossi for the report?
A. He has had an impact on architecture.
B. He is the best architect in the world.
C. He is not well known by many people.
D. He has designed the most number of buildings.
3. What aspect of Aldo Rossi’s architectural worfc does the man admire?
A. His regard for the memories of a city
B. His excellent memory for details
C. His ability to add function to a building
D. His worldwide influence on architecture

Listen again to part of the conversation. Then answer the question.
4. What does the woman mean when she says
A. She is not familiar with Aldo Rossi’s theory.
B. She believes Aldo Ros & has a good theory.
C. She thinks the topic would be good for a
D. She thinks they should start writing the

5. What can be Inferred about the man?
A. He has other topic ideas in mind.
B. He wants to do research before deciding on
C. He wants to ask the professor for advice
D. He was certain the woman would accept

Question 6-11: Listen to a talk on city planning in the United States.

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6. What is the main idea of the talk?
A. Influences on city planning in the United States
B. A history of city planning in Europe
C. Influences of ancient city planning on American cities
D. The socio-economic aspect of city planning
7. What does the professor say about early city planning in America?
A. It closely followed ancient city planning.
B. It was based on the best of European city planning.
C. Its primary aim was to facilitate commercial activities.
D. It was done by individuals with the ability to plan cities.

8. In the lecture, the professor describes the changes that took place in American cities in the 19r and 20* centuries.
Indicate whether each of title following is a change. Click In the correct box.

Yes No
Gridiron system put in place to decrease congestion
Areas for rest and relaxation established
Streets laid out in haphazard manner
Arrangement took public hygiene into consideration.
Land divided into particular uses

Listen again to part of the talk. Then answer the question.

9. Why does the professor say this:
A. A To check whether the students did the assigned reading
B. By To express uncertainty about the history of gridiron
C. To encourage the students to participate in the discussion
D. To remind the students of something he discussed earlier

10 How does the professor emphasize the role of Haussmann’s design in American city planning?
A. He compares Haussmann’s Paris design and the ancient gridiron plan.
B. He contrasts early American city planning and Haussmann’s Paris design.
C. He explains the features of Paris that Haussmann designed.
D. He describes the inadequacies of city planning in Rome and England.

11. What can be inferred about early city planners in New York City?
A. Their designs were geared for low and middle-income residents.
B. They were not cooperative with each other.
C. They put a premium on attractiveness.
D. They considered functionality the most important aspect.

Question 12-17; Listen to a talk on a medical technique.

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12. What does the professor mainly discuss?
A. The stress caused by an impending surgical procedure
B. What preoperative methods have achieved in patients prior to surgery
C. Communication between surgeons and patients
D. The most successful relaxation techniques for depressed patients

13. What does the professor say about patients scheduled to undergo operations?
A. They have an increased mortality rate because of age.
B. Their greatest fear is making a fool of themselves after surgery.
C. They are as anxious as the surgeons about the outcome of the operation.
D. Their worries can cause their chances of dying to increase.

14. What can be inferred about the surgeon- patient relationship?
A. It is not especially close because of the treatment involved.
B. A surgeon is not required to give his patient special care.
C. A patient looks to his doctor for comfort and reassurance.
D. A surgeon and his patient naturally develop a close relationship.

15. What does the professor mean when he says this:

A. He wants to give an example of an issue he brought out earlier.
B. He thinks the surgeons must determine what is proper for patients.
C. He does not think it is necessary to inform patients about procedures.
D. He thinks the information he is giving is unimportant.

16. According to the professor, what do studies on various relaxation techniques indicate?
A. Only some techniques are approved for calming patients.
B. The most effective technique ¡s deep breathing exorcises.
C. The success of a technique depends on the cooperation of the patient.
D. All of the techniques achieved some success in relaxing patients.

17. What does the professor imply about studies on relaxation techniques?
A. They are inconclusive.
B. More have to be conducted.
C. They were not properly done.
D. They were Incorrectly recorded.

Question 18-22: Listen to a conversation between a student and his professor.

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18. What are the speakers mainly discussing?
A. The benefit from wording as a teacher’s assistant
B. Part-time work the man has taken
C. The money problems the man has
D. The paper the man Is doing for professor King’s class

19. What can be Inferred about professor Lucas?
A. She would prefer rt if the man quit his restaurant job.
B. She will recommend another student for the teacher’s assistant job.
C. She will help the man with his money problems.
D. She is worried the man is not making enough money.

20. In the conversation, the man gives several reasons why he wants to keep the restaurant job.
Indicate for each of the reasons below whether It was a practical or an academic reason. Click In the correct box.

Practical Academic
Understand the dynamics of a small staff
Support his personal needs
Satisfy a requirement for his class
Save time on travel
Not Interfere with his class schedule

Listen again to part of the conversation. Then answer the question.

21. What does the professor mean when she says this:
A. She is not sure what organizations are more interesting.
B. She wants the man to do a thorough analysis.
C. She thinks the man made a wrong choice.
D. She thinks the man is not good at organizational analysis.

Listen again to part of the conversation. Then answer the question.

22. What does the student imply when he says this:
A. Professor King gives teacher’s assistants too much word.
B. He may not be qualified for title job.
C. He does not know professor King very well.
D. He may not take on the teacher’s assistant job.

Question 23-28: Listen to a talk on glaciers.

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23. What is the main idea of the talk?
A. The development of glaciers around the world
B. The shrinking of glaciers and its effects
C. The effects of global warming on glaciers and icebergs
D. HOW a glacier forms and moves

24. What are two characteristics of glaciers? Choose 2 answers.
A. They move like a slow river.
B. They melt during warmer seasons.
C. They develop mostly on mountains.
D. They form on every continent.

25. In the lecture, the professor explains the sequence of steps that takes place in glacier formation and movement.
Put the steps listed below in the correct order. One of the answer choices will not be used.


A. Ice becomes grainy.
B. Force of upper layers of ice makes lower layers move.
C. Upper layers of ice begin to crack.
D. Granular ice turns into a thick glacial ice. CD Snow covers the surface and melts and freezes.

26. What is glacier retreat?
A. Glaciers that are smaller than normal
B. Glaciers that cover only one mountain
C. Glaciers that are thawing out
D. Glaciers that are moving

27. What can be inferred about ocean rise?
A. It was originally believed to be a result of glacier retreat temperatures.
B. It may be caused by glaciers flowing into the ocean.
C. It is not as much of a threat as scientists once believed.
D. It has not been studied enough for scientists to determine its cause.

28. In the lecture, the professor describes some
possible effects of glacial retreat, indicate whether each of the following is a possible effect. Click in the correct box for each phrase. .

Yes No
Drying out of lakes that are filled by runoff
Fomnation of new lakes from melting glaciers
Bursting of dams and reservoirs from excess runoff
Reduction of meltwater for agricultural purposes
Dying out of plants and animals dependent on glacieMed water

Question 29-34: Listen to part of a lecture in a history class.

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29. What is the professor mainly discussing?
A. The rise of print technology in Europe
B. Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press
C. The origin and spread of print technology
D. The Chinese contribution to the printing press

30. Why does the professor start by asking who invented the printing press?
A. To point out the students’ lack of knowledge
B. To draw attention to a common misconception
C. To establish a fact to be supported later In the lecture
D. To give an example of a simplified view in history

Listen again to part of the lecture. Then answer the question.

31. Why does the professor say this:
A. To suggest that the printing press is essentially a simple machine
B. To demonstrate that all print technologies are related
C. To show that block printing is a simple process
D. To indicate that block printing is not the same as a printing press

32 According to the professor, what was the greatest development in print technology?
A. Woodcuts
B. Movable type
C. Metal type
D. Cultural migration to Europe

33. Why did the printing press have such a big Impact in Europe?
Choose 2 answers.
A. Phonetic alphabets
B. Latin-based languages
C. Advanced metalworking technology
D. Charged religious environment

34. What is the professor’s opinion of Johannes Gutenberg?
A. He thinks that Gutenberg receives undeserved credit. .
B. He feels that Gutenberg was more lucky than inventive.
C. He resents the fact that Gutenberg made the first printing press.
D. He respects Gutenberg as a businessman but not as an inventor.