Curso TOEFL TEST :: Evaluation # 1

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

SECTION 1: LISTENING COMPREHENSION
PART C: MINI TALKS

LESSON # 20

IMPORTANT: The examples in this part of SECTION I are shorter than the actual mini talks on the TOEFL examination. The actual mini talks usually have four questions following them.

News Reports

News Reports are short talks that provide information about the news of the day.

In some talks on Part C, you will hear information about the news.

When you hear a talk, you must be able to summarize the information. You will usually NOT be required to remember small details.

EXAMPLE:

Reporter:

Today's story is about the flight from the cities. Everyone knows that it is happening, but only recently have we been able to determine where people are going. To the suburbs? To the fringes of the city? Surprisingly not. In a marked reversal of U.S. migration patterns non-metropolitan areas have started growing faster than metropolitan areas. City dwellers are leaving to settle in small-town America.

 

New census figures confirm both the shrinkage of many urban areas and the revival of small towns, a trend that began to become apparent in the last decade. While the national population increased by 4.8 percent from 1970-1975, towns of 2,500-25,000 persons rose 7.5 percent, and the smallest towns with populations of less than 2,500 rose 8.7 percent, or nearly double the national rate.

Question:

What is the topic of this talk?

Answer:

Migration out of the cities.

PRACTICA DE AUDIO PARA ESTA MINI-LECCION

Pulsa aquí para ingresar a las prácticas de comprensión auditiva en inglés americano. El enlace te llevará a nuestro curso de conversación (Lección 24). Trata de escuchar las tres partes que la componen: Key Expressions, Conversation Practice y Dialogues.

MORE USEFUL LINKS in our megaportal:
OM People - Comments Around a Dinner Table
OM Accents - The Accents of English

OM FCE - Advanced Listening Activities

HELP:
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OM Smiles - Humor Stories and Jokes
OM Detective - Mystery and Detective Stories

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