Listen to a lecture in a philosophy class:


18. What is the lecture maily about?

  • The different methodologies used by Socrates and Plato
  • The significance of Socrates and Plato on the philosophy of ethics
  • The ideas of Socrates and Plato regarding ethics
  • The ways that Plato expanded Socrates’s philosophies

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

Why does the professor say this:

  • He wants to tests the students’ knowledge,
  • He is making sure the students have the background.
  • He does not know what the Socratic Method is.
  • He wants the students to pay close attention to the Socratic Method.

20. According to the lecture, what is the opposite of goodness?

  • Virtue
  • Ignorance
  • Evil
  • Righteousness

21. What is the professor’s attitude toward Socrate’s treatment of ethics?

  • He feels it is too simplistic for today’s world
  • He thinks it is no longer applies to modern society
  • He finds that it explains why people do good or bad things
  • He thinks it is adequate in accounting for self interest.

22. What can be inferred about Plato’s philosophies?

  • They were repetitions of Socrates’s beliefs.
  • They were influenced by the work of Socrates.
  • They dealt more with broader issues of ethics than are dealt with today.
  • They were more popular than Socrates’s philosophy.

23.Based on information from the lecture, to which philosopher does each statement relate? Place a checkmark in the correct box.

Plato Socrates Both
When virtue is truly known, one is virtuous,
Goodness is an objective form,
The concept oi self­-interest was not treated.
Written dialogues were used to teach philosophy.


Listen to a discussion in a history class

24. What is the discussion mainly about?

  • The problems with Turner’s frontier thesis
  • Turner’s ideas about American history and society
  • Why Turner’s thesis was controversial in Europe
  • How Turner formulated his frontier thesis

25. According to the discussion, which are traits that Americans gained as a result of their frontier history? Choose 2 answers.

  • Democracy
  • Aggression
  • Inventiveness
  • Materialism

26.Listen again to part of the discussion. Then answer the question.

Why does the professor say this:

  • To offer a different idea
  • To criticize the European reaction
  • To question the role of the USA in the world
  • To support Turner’s claims

27. Listen again to part of the discussion. Then answer the question.

What does the professor mean when she says this:

  • She thinks Turner’s ideas are illegitimate.
  • She does not agree with Turner’s later thesis.
  • She is amused by Turner’s change of opinion.
  • She finds Turner’s ideas controversial.

28. How does the professor organize the information about Turner’s later work?

  • She allows the students to give examples of how it was different.
  • She describes an important essay that Turner published.
  • She mentions the reasons why Turner’s opinions changed,
  • She asks the students to give modern examples of Turner’s Ideas.

29. What can be inferred about education during the mid-19′” century?

  • It had become a strong social Institution,
  • It was not valued by the American public.
  • It was only available to rich people.
  • It was influenced by frontier universities.

Office Hour

Listen to a conversation between a student and a professor

30. What is the speakers mainly discuss about?

  • Why the student submitted his paper late
  • How the student can Improve his writing skills
  • The professor’s grading policy on rough drafts
  • The things the student will have to do in order to pass

31. What is the student’s attitude toward the professor’s grading?

  • He understands how it works.
  • He thinks that it is fair.
  • He finds it
  • He is confused about it.

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

What does the professor mean when she says this:

  • She is informing the student that his paper is well written.
  • She is congratulating the student on writing the right way.
  • She is letting the student know he acted correctly.
  • She is suggesting that student visit her again for additional help.

33.Why did the professor grade the drafts roughly?

  • Because they are not included in the final grade
  • To encourage students to work hard and ask questions
  • To motivate students to pay close attention in class
  • To finish grading as quickly as possible
  1. What will the student probably do next?
  • Drop out of the course
  • Go to class
  • Apply the professor’s revisions
  • Disregard the professor’s comments