TOEFL IBT Listening Practice Test 29 from Official TOEFL iBT Test

TOEFL IBT Listening Practice Test 29 from Official TOEFL iBT Test with Audio Volume 1

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.

TOEFL IBT Listening Practice Test 29 from Official TOEFL iBT Test with Audio Volume 1

Question 1-5: Answer the questions.

1.Why does the student go to the career services office?

  • To confirm the date and time of the career fair
  • To learn the location of the career fair
  • To find out if he is allowed to attend the career fair
  • To get advice about interviewing at the career fair

2.Why does the student think that companies’ representatives would not be interested in talking to him?

  • He will not be graduating this year.
  • He is not currently taking business classes.
  • He has not declared a major yet.
  • He does not have a current résumé.

3.What does the woman imply about the small print on the career fair posters and flyers?

  • The information in the small print was incomplete.
  • The print was smaller than she expected it to be.
  • The information the small print contains will be updated.
  • The information in the small print will be presented in a more noticeable way.

4.What does the woman say is a good way for the student to prepare for speaking to companies’ representatives? Choose 2 answers.

  • Take some business classes
  • Familiarize himself with certain businesses beforehand
  • Have questions ready to ask the representatives
  • Talk to people who work for accounting firms

5.Listen to Track 43.

  • To acknowledge that he cannot go to this year’s career fair
  • To acknowledge the amount of preparation he will have
  • To indicate that he has school work he must complete before the career fair
  • To indicate that he needs to go to his job now
    • Directions: Listen to Track 44.

Question 6-11: Answer the questions.

6.What is the main purpose of the talk?

  • To show what happens after an economy has experienced a boom-and bust cycle
  • To illustrate the conditions needed to produce a boom-and-bust cycle
  • To demonstrate how boom-and-bust cycles have changed over time
  • To explain why the boom-and-bust cycle is not a frequent historical occurrence

7.What is the professor’s opinion about the dot-com crash?

  • She thinks that people should have realized it would happen.
  • She does not believe that anything like it will happen again.
  • She is surprised that it did not have more serious consequences.
  • She is confident that people learned a valuable lesson from it.

8.According to the professor, where did tulips originate?

  • In the mountains of central Asia
  • In the region around Istanbul in Turkey
  • In the sandy soils of the Netherlands
  • In the forests of northern Europe

9.Why does the professor mention a merchant who ate tulip bulbs?

  • To explain how the Turks introduced the flower to European visitors
  • To explain what happened to tulip bulbs that did not produce desirable colors
  • To give an example of one way that the rich in the Netherlands showed off their wealth
  • To illustrate her point that Europeans were unfamiliar with the flower

10.What were some of the factors that contributed to the tulip craze in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century? Choose 3 answers.

  • Wealthy gardeners liked to compete for rare plants.
  • The number of people with disposable income was growing.
  • Tulip bulbs were initially cheap and easy to obtain.
  • Tulips in the wild bloomed in unusual color combinations.
  • The tulip market was not regulated by the government.
  • The professor mentions the practice of trading promissory notes in the Netherlands in the 1630s.

11.What does this practice explain? Choose 2 answers.

  • Why tulips replaced gold as a form of currency
  • Why buyers were no longer interested in owning actual tulips
  • Why borrowing in the Netherlands increased on a significant scale
  • Why the middle class in the Netherlands expanded in size
  • Directions: Listen to Track 45.