TOEFL IBT PRACTICE TEST 31 from Official TOEFL iBT Test with Audio volume 1

Directions: Now answer the questions.

1.Why does the man go to the computer center?

  • To learn how to use the Internet
  • To ask the woman where he can buy a computer
  • To ask if he can get instruction on using computers
  • To find out where the computer labs are located

2.How did the man probably feel when he first arrived at the computer center?

  • Embarrassed about his lack of computer skills
  • Excited to learn about computers
  • Upset that he needs to take an expensive computer course
  • Nervous about an assignment to write a paper on a computer

3.What does the woman imply about the book she bought for her father.

  • It does not include instruction on word processing.
  • It is not available at the campus bookstore.
  • It is intended only for people with a lot of computer experience.
  • It might be helpful for the man.

4.What does the woman imply about the student assistants?

  • The man will not be able to work with them for long.
  • They may not be good instructors for beginners.
  • They are required to teach students to use the computers.
  • Not all of them know about computers.

5.What will the woman do to help the man?

  • Lend him a book on computers
  • Give him a list of computer courses
  • Give him a list of student assistants
  • Recommend a computer instructor


Directions: Now answer the questions.

6.What is the lecture mainly about?

  • How restrictions on international trade can cause economic harm
  • Ways to limit the expansion of international trade
  • Factors that influence the distribution of exports
  • Why international trade has expanded in recent years

7.According to the professor, why do many people want imports to be regulated?

  • To allow for price increases in domestic products
  • To make the prices of exports more competitive
  • To protect against domestic unemployment
  • To encourage the economic growth of certain industries

8. According to the professor, what is a negative result of limiting imports?

  • The pace of technological innovation slows down.
  • The number of domestic low-paying jobs decreases.
  • People move to areas where income is lower.
  • The potential income from exports is reduced.

9.What does the professor imply abo« the sugar industry in Florida?

  • It is a good source of high-paying jobs
  • It should not be protected fronn competition from imports.
  • It is a good example of international specialization
  • It is managed cost effectively.

10.What does the professor imply about the effect of increasing imports?

  • It will eventually result in a decrease in exports.
  • It is not necessarily bad for the economy.
  • It creates domestic economic problems that are easily solved
  • Its impact on the economy is immediately apparent.

11.What is the professor’s opinion of retraining and relocating unemployed people,

  • It IS more expensive overtime than blocking imports.
  • It can sometimes have unintended consequences.
  • It is one possible way to adapt to an increase in imports.
  • It maintains the production levels of inefficient industries

Marine Biology

12. What does the professor mainly discuss?

  • Why some whales do not migrate?
  • How and why baleen whales migrate
  • How baleen whales communicate with other whales
  • How different whales hunt for their food

13.According to the professor, what is a common reason for migration that does NOT apply to baleen whales?

  • The need to avoid lower water temperatures
  • The need to raise young in a suitable environment
  • The need to find better feeding grounds
  • The need to find a mating partner

14.In order to prove or disprove the balancing-act theory of whale migration, what question needs to be answered?

  • Whether or not whales have good eyesight
  • How long baleen whales are able to survive without food
  • How fast baleen whales can swim compared with other kinds of whales
  • Whether moving south saves whales more energy than staying north

15.According to the professor, what are the possible means used by migrating whales to find the right direction? Choose 3 answers.

  • Using magnetic fields as a guide
  • Recognizing coastal landmarks
  • Following the heat of the tropical water
  • Listening to sounds that bounce off of the land
  • Following the migrating plankton

16.Listen to Track 66.

  • She is not an expert on what she is about to discuss.
  • She discuss only what is relevant to her main point.
  • She thinks her students already understand her point.
  • She will not repeat what was discussed in previous classes.

17.Listen to Track 67.

  • It is not obvious how whales find their way.
  • Different whales have different ways of locating food.
  • Whales have a poor sense of orientation.
  • Scientists have not been able to track the whales.