Friday, May 31, 2013

Tips Menjawab Soal TOEFL (Listening Skill 1)

Tips Menjawab Soal TOEFL (Listening Skill 1)

Tips Menjawab Soal Listening TOEFL Skill 1

Skill 1: Focus on the Second Line (Fokus pada baris ke dua)

In Listening Part A you will hear a short conversation involving two people; this conversation is followed by a question. It is important to understand that the answer to this type of question is more often (but not always) found in the second line of the conversation.
Dalam listening part A Anda akan mendengar sebuah percakapan pendek antar dua orang; percakapan ini diikuti satu pertanyaan. Perlu diketahui bahwa kata kunci tipe pertanyaan ini lebih sering (tapi tidak selalu) berada di baris ke dua dari percakapan.

gambar Tips Menjawab Soal Listening TOEFL
The second line of the conversation indicates that Billy forgot to turn in his paper, and this mean that he did not remember to submit his assignment. The best answer is therefore answer (D).
Pada baris ke dua mengindikasikan bahwa Billy lupa mengumpulkan tugas penelitiannya (he forgot to turn in his research paper), dan itu berarti dia tidak ingat untuk mengumpulkan tugasnya (he didn't remember to submit his assignment). Jawaban paling tepat oleh karena itu adalah jawaban D.
strategi Tips Menjawab Soal Listening TOEFL
STRATEGI 1: FOKUS PADA BARIS TERAKHIR
  1. Baris terakhir dari percakpan kemungkinan berisik jawaban atas pertanyaan yang ada.
  2. Dengarkan baris pertama dari dialog. Jika Anda mengerti, bagus. Jika Anda tidak menangkapnya, jangan khawatir karena kemungkinan kata kunci jawabannya berada di baris ke dua.
  3. Bersiaplah untuk fokus mendengarkan baris ke dua karea di situlah kemungkinaan besar berisi jawaban. Terus ulangi ide baris ke dua dalam pikiran Anda selagi Anda mencari jawaban sesuai di buku soal Anda. 
EXERCISE 1: In this exercise, you should focus on the second line of the conversation, read the question, and then choose the answer to that question. Remember that you can probably answer easily with only the second line.

1. 
(man)   Can you tell me if today’s matinee is a comedy, romance, or western?
(woman) I have no idea.
(narrator) WHAT DOES THE WOMAN MEAN?

(A) She has strong ideas about movies.
(B) She prefers comedies over westerns and romances.
(C) She doesn’t like today’s matinee.
(D) She does not know.

2.
(woman) Was anyone at home at Barb’s house when you went there to deliver the package?
(man)  I rang the bell, but no one answered.
(narrator) WHAT DOES THE MAN IMPLY?

(A) Barb answered the bell.
(B) The house was probably empty.
(C) The bell wasn’t in the house.
(D) The house doesn’t have a bell.

3.
(woman) You just got back from the interview for the internship. How do you think it went?
(man) I think it’s highly unlikely that I got the job.
(narrator) WHAT DOES THE MAN MEAN?

(A) It’s unlikely that he’ll go to the interview.
(B) he thinks he’ll be recommended for a high-level job
(C) The interview was apparently quite unsuccessful.
(D) he had an excellent interview.


TOEFL EXERCISE 1: In this exercise, listen carefully to the short conversation and question on the tape, and then choose the best answer to the question. You should focus carefully on the second line.

Click the audio below for the listening recording (the audio).


1.
(A) He's leaving now 
(B) He has to go out of his way
(C) He will not be leaving soon
(D) He will do it his own way

2. 
(A) He locked the door 
(B) He tried unsuccessfully to get into the house
(C) He was able to open the door
(D) He left the house without locking the door

3.
(A) He doesn't like to listen to turkeys 
(B) He thinks the dinner sounds special
(C) She especially likes the roast turkey
(D) She'd prefer a different dinner

4.
(A) He'll be busy with his homework tonight 
(B) He can't help her tonight
(C) He's sorry he can't ever help her
(D) He'll help her with her physics

5. 
(A) Her eyes hurt 
(B) She thought the lecture was great
(C) The class was boring
(D) She didn't want to watch Professor Martin

6. 
(A) Not all the bills have been paid
(B) They don't have enough credit to pay the bills
(C) What she said on the phone wasn't credible
(D) He used a credit card to pay some of the bills

7 . 
(A) She'll call back quickly
(B) She'll definitely be back by 4:00 
(C) She'll give it back by 4:00
(D) She'll try to return fast

8.
(A) She hasn't seen Tim.
(B) Tim was there only for a moment.
(C) Tim was around a short time ago.
(D) Tim will return in a minute

9.
(A) She doesn't like the place the chose.
(B) She doesn't want to get into the car. 
(C) She's glad the spot is reserved. 
(D) They can't park the car there.

10. 
(A) There's plenty to eat.
(B) The refrigerator's broken.
(C) The food isn't in the refrigerator. 
(D) He's not sure if there's enough.

Kunci Jawaban dan recording script / skrip rekaman dari tips menjawab soal listening TOEFL skill 1:

EXERCISE 1:
1. (D) She does not know.

2. (B) The house was probably empty.

3. (C) The interview was apparently quite unsuccessful.


TOEFL EXERCISE 1
1.
(woman) How soon will you be leaving?
(man) I'm on my way now.
(narrator) What does the man mean?

(A) He's leaving now 

2.
(man) Was Steve able to get into the house?
(woman) I left the door unlocked for him.
(narrator) What does the woman assume Steve did?

(C) He was able to open the door

3.
(man) The dinner special is roast turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy and apple pie for dessert
(woman) That doesn't sound good to me.
(narrator) What does the woman mean?

(D) She'd prefer a different dinner

4.
(woman) Would you help me with my physics homework tonight? I'm really having trouble with it
(man) Sorry I'm busy tonight.
(narrator) What does the man imply?

(B) He can't help her tonight

5.
(man) What did you think of Professor Martin's lecture on the migratory of habits of whales
(woman) I couldn't keep my eyes open.
(narrator) What does the woman mean?

(C) The class was boring

6.
(woman) Have this month's bill been paid, or is that something we need to take of now?
(man) I paid the phone and electricity bill but not the credit cards.
(narrator) What does the man mean?

(A) Not all the bills have been paid

7.
(man) Will you be able to get back from running all your errands by 4:00?
(woman) I will be back as quickly as I can.
(narrator) What does the woman say that she'll do?

(D) She'll try to return fast

8.
(man) Have you seen Tim? I really need to talk with him about phone bill.
(woman) Well, ... he was just here just a minute ago.
(narrator) What does the woman say about Tim?

(C) Tim was around a short time ago.

9.
(man) There's car parked in my spot even though the sign says that this space is reserved.
(woman) I guess we'll have to park somewhere else.
(narraor) What does the woman mean?

(D) they can't park the car there.

10. 
(man) Do we have enough food for all the guests who are attending the reception this evening.
(woman) The refrigerator's about to burst.
(narraor) What does the man mean?

(A) There's plenty to eat.
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