Posts Tagged ‘listening’

Free TOEFL Listening example

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Here’s a sample of the type of question you’ll encounter in the listening section of the TOEFL.Answer the following questions based on the lecture:

1: What is another name for swarmer white ants?
a) Workers
b) Alates
c) Termites
d) Nymphs

2: Why must worker white ants feed all the other white ants?
a) The worker ants have the largest appetites.
b) Soldier white ants do not have time to eat.
c) The worker white ants have special bacteria in their stomach.
d) The king white ant forces the worker white ants to feed him.

3: What can be inferred from the lecture?
a) All white ants should be exterminated, even in the wilderness.
b) White ants are better than carpenter ants.
c) Soldier white ants are more important than queen white ants.
d) White ants are highly organized insects that can be very destructive.

Business English Podcast

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Here’s a Business English Podcast aimed at intermediate to advanced students of Business English. It’s done by two Canadian brothers. They explain a lot of useful words and phrases and the whole thing is done in a fun talk show style. Free study guides are available on the website. I think this podcast would be quite useful for students.

Business English Pod

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Business English Pod is a free podcast covering essential language for common business situations. You can learn useful phrases and listen to how they can be used in realistic business situations. You can pay extra to be able to access transcripts and other extras.