Curso TOEFL TEST :: Evaluation # 1

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

SECTION 1: LISTENING COMPREHENSION
PART C: MINI TALKS

LESSON # 22

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.

Informative Speeches

Informative speeches are short talks that províde factual information.

In many ways, Informative speeches are like Announcements and Advertisements.

In some talks on Part C, you will hear factual information.

When you hear a talk, you must be able to summarize the important ideas. You must also be able to answer questions that begin with the following words: who, what, when, where, why?

EXAMPLE:

Speaker:

Welcome to the Lincoln Memorial, located, as you can see, on the west bank of the Potomac River on the axis of the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument.

 

The structure itself was designed by Henry Bacon in 1912, and completed ten years later at a cost of 2.9 million dollars.

 

The outer walls of the memorial are white Colorado marble, 189 feet long and 118 feet, 8 inches wide. The thirty-six outer columns are also of marble, representing the thirty-six states that were in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. The name of each state is cut into stone above the column.

 

Inside the memorial, the walls are Indiana limestone and the floor is pink Tennessee marble.

 

Three commemorative features include the huge seated statue of Lincoln and two inscribed stone tablets.

Question:

Why are there thirty-six columns?

Answer:

There is one for each state in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death.

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

MORE USEFUL LINKS on our megaportal:
OM High Intermediate - Lady Liberty
OM High Intermediate - Three Tour Guides
OM High Intermediate - Colombian Way
OM Movies - Norma Rae (speech)
OM Express - Museums and Monuments

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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