Posts Tagged ‘video’

3 Free TOEFL iBT Listening Practice Sessions

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Here are some great free practice listening sections. Remember to time yourself when answering, as timing is very important on the TOEFL iBT.

For this TOEFL iBT lesson, here are the questions:

3. What does this TOEFL lecture mainly concern?

a) The archaeological record found in New England shipwrecks
b) The rules for a game that the students are going to play
c) The leading causes of shipwrecks off the coast of New England
d) The role of the State Archaeological Society

4. What is the main purpose of this discussion?
a) To compare regressive and progressive taxes
b) To explain the need fo a new sales tax
c) To discuss the concept of income tax
d) To contrast direct and indirect taxation

5. What is the main topic of this discussion?
a) Edward Hopper’s early career as a commercial artist
b) A style of movie making called film noir
c) Edward Hopper’s realistic, bleak style of painting
d) Edward Hopper’s influence on other painters

6. What is the class mainly discussing?
a) Government regulation and self-regulation in the advertising industry
b) A court decision that affected advertising for children in Sweden
c) The problems that a ban on advertising caused the tobacco industry
d) A negative advertising campaign designed to prevent people from smoking

7. What is the main point of this lecture?
a) To compare the characters of Greek epic poetry and those of modern novels
b) To discuss why the professor enjoys the Iliad more than the Odyssey
c) To contrast the main characters of the Iliad and the main character of the Odyssey
d) To explain why the professor is going to have to change the syllabus

8. What is the main subject of this lecture?
a) The failures of the United Nations
b) The historical role of the League of Nations
c) The origins of World War II
d) The forgotten successes of the League of Nations

9. What is the main idea of this lecture?
a) Despite certain advantages, there are any problems involved in the use of hot dry rock technology.
b) Hot dry rock technology is too expensive to ever be used as a practical energy source.
c) The main purpose of hot dry rock technology is to provide pure, clean water.
d) hot dry rock is a potentially important alternative source of energy.

3. A
4. D
5. C
6. A
7. C
8. B
9. D

How to Structure Your TOEFL Essay

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Get full points on the organization section of your TOEFL essay by following the steps in this lesson by engVid’s RebeccaESL

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.

Proper usage of ‘hope’ in English

Monday, January 7th, 2008

I see a lot of students who use WISH and HOPE incorrectly. The following lesson explains the proper usage of HOPE.

How to write a TOEFL essay

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

This is a good four-part lesson on how to write an effective argument essay. This is tailored towards IELTS, but is useful for the TOEFL as well.