Curso TOEFL TEST :: Evaluation # 1

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

SECTION 1: LISTENING COMPREHENSION
PART C: MINI TALKS

LESSON # 21

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.

Weather Reports

Weather reports are short talks that predict the weather.

In some talks on Part C, you will hear predictions of the weather.

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

EXAMPLE:

Reporter:

Good morning. This is Danny Jackson with the Weather Watch, brought to you every day at this time by the Austin Chamber of Commerce. The week-long extended forecast for Austin and the Texas Hill Country calls for mostly sunny weather today and Tuesday with temperatures in the high seventies. By Wednesday, a cold pressure area that has been building out over the Gulf of Mexico should begin to move inland over Texas bringing about a ten-degree drop in temperatures over the south central part of the state. By Wednesday night that same low pressure should probably be dropping rain over the Austin area, with rain continuing into Thursday and possibly even early Friday. By Friday afternoon though, if all goes well, we should begin to see clear skies again with a rise in temperatures back into the seventies. Saturday and Sunday look like they'll be just beautiful. Danny Jackson with Weather Watch. Have a good week, Austin.

Question:

What is the weather forecast for the week?

Answer:

Sunny today with rain toward the middle of the week and sunshine again on the weekend.

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 12). Trata de escuchar las tres partes que la componen: Key Expressions, Conversation Practice y Dialogues.

MORE USEFUL LINKS in our megaportal:
OM Weather - Interactive Forecasts and Reports
OM Basic - The Weather
OM Basic - Temperatures
OM Basic - A Weather Report
OM Express - Weather Conditions

OM FCE - Advanced Listening Activities

HELP:
The American English accents you will listen in this TOEFL Test are very similar to the mp3 audios you can practise in these two sections of our portal:
OM Smiles - Humor Stories and Jokes
OM Detective - Mystery and Detective Stories

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