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Short Conversations

 

Format:      - This part has ten short conversations.

                   - For each conversation there are three questions with four answers each.

                   - You hear the conversations and read the questions & answers.

                   - Choose the correct answer.

                   - eight second pause between each conversation.

                   - Each conversation is four parts.                                         

Different types of questions for Part Three

 

Overview Questions

These questions require you to have an overall understanding of the dialogs that you hear.  There are four kinds of questions in this category.

Types of Overview Questions_______________Typical Question Words             

1. Questions about locations.                             1. Where….?

2. Questions about occupations.                         2. Who….?

3. Questions about activities.                             3. What….doing?

4. Questions about topics.                                  4. What…talking about?

 

Tip: The answers for these types of questions are usually not directly in the conversation.  You have to listen to the vocabulary tied to the question.

 

Example:

Woman: I’m all packed for my vacation!

Man:  What time does your flight leave?

Woman:  The ticket say’s two o’clock so I should check in one hour before.

Man:  Well we should leave right now then.

 

Question:  Where are they going?

 

Answer: Airport - Flight, ticket, and check-in are all words associated with an airport.

 

 

Detail Questions

Detail questions ask about specific points of the conversation.  You still have to understand the total conversation.  Here are the most common types.

 

Types of Detail Questions                              Typical Question Words                      

1. Questions about time.                                             1. When….?

2. Questions about reasons.                                        2. Why….?

3. Questions about plans.                                            3. What….do?

4. Questions about problems.                                      4. What’s the matter with…?

5. Questions about opinions.                                        5. What…think of…?

6. Questions about advice.                                           6. What…suggested?

 

Tip: The answers for these types of questions are usually not directly said in the conversation.  You have to listen and understand what is being said.

 

Example:

Woman: I’m finally ready for the trip.

Man:  So are you still leaving on Tuesday, Sally?

Woman:  No, we are in a rush so I have to leave a day earlier.

Man:  That’s probably a good idea.

 

Question:  When will Sally leave?

 

Answer: Monday – The woman said she would not leave on Tuesday but a day earlier.

Therefore she will leave on Monday

 

Inference Questions

The answers for these questions are not directly stated in the conversations.  Instead you have to draw a conclusion (an inference) – based on the information in the conversation.

Examples:

- What does the man/woman imply?                  - What can be inferred from the conversation?

- What is the man/woman say about…?             - What does the man/woman mean?

- What can be said about…?                               - What is probably true about…?

- What is known about…?

 

Example:

Man: Wow!  That was a delicious meal!

Woman:  Ray is certainly a good cook.  He makes an amazing spaghetti sauce.

Man:  He is very good in the kitchen.  I can’t believe we are really brothers.

Woman:  Yes, but you can paint far better than him.

 

Question:  What does the man imply?

 

Answer: That he can’t cook – He implies that he doesn’t share his brother’s talent for cooking                                              and the woman agrees with him.

 

Common Questions For Part Three

 

Overview Questions

These questions require you to have an overall understanding of the dialogs that you hear.  There are four kinds of questions in this category.

 

Questions about locations:

These questions ask where the conversation takes place.

Examples:

- Where are they?                          - Where are the speakers?     

- Where is the man/woman?           - Where is the conversation taking place?

 

Occupation Questions:

These questions ask about the job or profession of one or both of the speakers.  Clues in the conversation will give you the correct information.

Examples:

- Who is the man/woman?      - What is the man’s/woman’s profession?

- Who are they?                      - What is the man’s/woman’s occupation?

- What is he/she?                    - What is the man’s/woman’s job?

- What are they?

 

Activity Questions:

These questions ask what one or both speakers are doing or are going to do.

Examples:

- What are they doing?           - What is the man/woman doing?

- What is happening now?     - What is going to happen?

- What is the situation?          - What is going to happen?

 

Topic Questions:

These questions ask about the general subject of the conversation.  The subject of the conversation can be a person, a thing, or an activity.

Examples:

- What/whom are they discussing?            - What are they talking about?

- What are they referring to?                     - What is the conversation about?

- What is the topic of the conversation?    - What is the subject of the conversation?

 

Inference Questions

The answers for these questions are not directly stated in the conversations.  Instead you have to draw a conclusion (an inference) – based on the information in the conversation.

Examples:

- What does the man/woman imply?                  - What can be inferred from the conversation?

- What is the man/woman say about…?             - What does the man/woman mean?

- What can be said about…?                               - What is probably true about…?

 

Detail Questions

Detail questions ask about specific points of the conversation.  You still have to understand the total conversation.  Here are the most common types.

 

Questions about time:

These questions ask when an event or activity takes place.  Some ask about frequency or duration.

Examples:

- When…?                              - At what time…?        

- How often….?(Frequency)  - How long….?(Duration)     

 

Questions about reasons:

These questions ask why someone does something, why someone feels a certain way, why an event occurs, and so on.

Examples:

- Why did…happen?                                 - Why does the man/woman want to…?

- Why is the man going to…?                   - Why is the man/woman upset/happy/puzzled?

- Why did …not happen?                         - Why does he or she not want to…?

 

Questions about plans:

These questions ask what a person intends to do in the future. 

Examples:

- What is the man/woman planning to do?                  - What plan has been suggested?

- What does the man/woman plan to do next?             - What does the man/woman want to do?

 

Questions about problems:

These questions ask about some difficulty one or both speakers experience.

Examples:

- What is the problem here?                                         - What is the man’s/woman’s problem?

- What is wrong with…?                                              - What is bothering the man/woman?

- What is the man/woman concerned with?                 - What is the man/woman worried about?

 

Questions about suggestions:

These questions ask what advice one speaker gives to another person (usually the other speaker).

Examples:

- What is the man’s/woman’s suggestion?                   - What is the man/woman suggesting?

- What suggestion is made?                                          - What is the man’s/woman’s advice?

- What does the man/woman advise to do?

 

Questions about opinions:

These questions ask how the speaker feels about something or someone.

Examples:

- What is the man’s/woman’s opinion of….?              - How does the man/woman feel about…?

- What does the man/woman think about…?

 

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