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Animals of the Ice: Listening Practice 3 (report)

By | December 5, 2017

The following questions are based on a brief description of the walrus. You can listen online or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Animals of the Ice. 1. The spoken text is categorized as a report because … . A. it describes in details one specific walrus B. it describes the walrus as species in general… Read More »

A White Heron (Part 2): Listening Practice 4 (narrative)

By | August 6, 2016

The following questions are based on a story called A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett. The original source is the Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link A White Heron (part 2) 1. When the cow finished drinking, Silvy heard … . A. a whistle B. a noise C. a cry D.… Read More »

A White Heron (Part 1): Listening Practice 3 (narrative)

By | December 27, 2015

The following questions are based on a narrative story called A White Heron, which was written by Sarah Orne Jewett. The story was taken from the Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link A White Heron (Part 1) 1. We know from the story that Silvy was still in the forest when… Read More »

Boyhood: Listening Practice 2 (movie review)

By | December 24, 2017

The following questions are based on a review on the movie ‘Boyhood.’ You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Boyhood – Movie Review 1. The speaker says that the movie is unique in how … . A. the director selects the cast B. the actors act in the movie C. the movie was made D.… Read More »

Credit Card Alert: Listening Practice 1 (exposition)

By | December 8, 2017

The following questions are based on ideas exposed on Youtube about credit cards. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Alert: Credit Cards 1. The speaker’s purpose is … . A. to persuade people to buy things he sells B. to persuade people to stop using credit cards C. to persuade people to save more… Read More »

Yellowstone: listening practice 2 (descriptive)

By | December 8, 2017

The following questions are based on the story of Yellowstone provided by Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link: Yellowstone National Park 1. Yellowstone is not like any other place on earth. The speaker calls Yellowstone a(n) … place. A. ordinary B. unusual C. special D. impossible E. unique 2. What makes… Read More »

The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Listening Practice 1 (biography)

By | December 5, 2017

The following questions are based on the short biography of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link: Abraham Lincoln 1. When was Abraham Lincoln born? A. 1890 B. 1809 C. 1880 D. 1889 E. 1898 2. Which of the followings best describes the family he came… Read More »

Tomatoes: listening practice 1 (report)

By | December 24, 2017

The following questions are based on a report about tomatoes.You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link: Tomatoes. 1. The talk you hear is a report. It is called report mainly because … . A. the speaker literally reports facts of tomatoes B. the speaker describes tomatoes in general C. the speaker describes a specific tomato… Read More »

Yogurt-making: listening practice 2 (explanation)

By | December 24, 2017

The following questions are based upon the story of yogurt making by Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link: Yogurt-making 1. The speaker is talking about … . A. how to make very healthy yogurt B. how to make your own yogurt C. how to be a skillful yogurt maker D. how… Read More »