UNIT 1
SHORT CONVERSATIONS
Listening for Specific Information : WHO and WHAT

Speakers of short conversations in Part A of the Listhening Comprehension
section usually talk about more than one person. This may be confusing since the
questions may ask about who does what. Make sure that you remember which
person does what, and do not be confused by the different people mentioned.

Strategieses
When there are two persons mentioned in the second speaker’s line, distinguish
who does what.

Sample problem
On the recording, you will hear :
Man : Do you there’s a new member in the band now ?
Woman : Yes. I heard Doug recruited Ray as a new guitarist.
Narrator : What does the woman say about the band ?

In your test book, you will read :
(A) Doug became a new member of the band.
(B) Doug was fired from the band.
(C) Ray replaced Doug in the band.
(D) Ray was hired as the band’s new guitarist.
The woman mentions two people (Doug and Ray), and they are used to confuse
you in the options. Doug recruited Ray as a new guitarist means that Ray is the
new member, hired by Doug. Therefore, the best answer is (D) Ray was hired as
the band’s new guitarist.

UNIT 2
SHORT CONVERSATIONS
Listening for Specific Information : WHO, WHAT, and WHERE
Some question in Part A of the Listhening Comprehension section usually ask you
to draw conclusions about who the speakers are, what will probably happen next,
and where the conversation probably takes place. The answers to these question
are not directly started in the conversations. However, there are clues that lead to
the correct answers.

Strategieses
1. Listen for clues in the dialogs to identify who the speakers are. Draw a
conclusion about the occupation of the speakers.
Sample problem
On the recording, you will hear :
Man : What did I miss during my absence ?
Woman : One assignment and a quiz.
Narrator : Who are the speakers ?
In your test book, you will read :
(A) Editors
(B) Librarians
(C) Teachers
(D) Students
The clues my absence, one assignment, and a quiz in the conversation tell you
that the speakers are probably students. Therefore, the correct answer is (D)
Students.

2. Listen to the second speaker to draw a conclusion about what he/she probably
intends to do.
Sample problem
On the recording, you will hear :

Man : Excuse me, you`re playing that music much too loud. I can’t
get to sleep ?
Woman : Oh, sorry. I didn’t realize.
Narrator : What will the woman probably do next ?
In your test book, you will read :
(A) Speak softly to the man.
(B) Stop talking too much.
(C) Turn down the volume of her music.
(D) Play dofferent music.
The man says that the woman is playing that music musch to loud. The
woman says that she didn’t realize, so she will probably turn the volume
down. Therefore, the correct answer is (C) Turn down the volume of her
music.

 

3. Listen for clues in the dialog to identify where the speakers are.
Sample problem
On the recording, you will hear :
Man : Hi, Jack. Is thus seat taken ?
Woman : Oh, hi Danielle. No, sit down. Looks like the whole dorm is
here to have lunch today.
Narrator : Where does this conversation probably take place ?
In your test book, you will read :
(A) In a cinema
(B) In a dormitory cafetaria
(C) In a college hall
(D) In a departement store
The clue Looks like the whole dorm is here to have linch tells you that this
conversation probably takes place at the cafetaria of a dorm. Therefore, the
correct answer is (B) In a dormitory cafetaria.

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