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TOEFL Prediction 1: Listening Part C

Part C

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several talks. After each talk, you will hear some questions. The talks and questions will not be repeated.

After you hear a question, read the four possible answers in your test book and choose the best answer. Then, fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.

Here is an example.

On the recording you hear:

Narrator : Listen to an instructor talks to his class about a television program.

Man : I’d like to tell you about an interesting TV program that’ll be shown this coming Thursday. It’ll be on from 9 to 10 p.m. on channel 4. It’s part of a series called “Mysteries of Human Biology”. The subject of the program is the human brain. How it functions and how it can malfunction. Topics that will be covered are dreams, memory and depression. These topics are illustrated with outstanding computer animation that makes the explanations easy to follow. Make an effort to see this show. Since we’ve been studying the nervous system in class, I know you’ll find it very helpful.

What is the main purpose of the program?

(A) To demonstrate the latest use of computer graphics

(B) To discuss the possibility of an economic depression

(C) To explain the workings of the brain

(D) To dramatize a famous mystery story

The best answer to the question, “What is the main purpose of the program?” is (C), “To explain the workings of the brain”. Therefore, the correct choice is (C).

Why does the speaker recommend watching the program?

(A) It is required of all science majors.

(B) It will never be shown again.

(C) It can help viewers improve their memory.

(D) It will help with coursework.

The best answer to the question, “Why does the speaker recommend watching the program?” is (D), “It will help with coursework.” Therefore, the correct choice is (D).