Category Archives: Listening

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 »

How paper is made: listening practice 3 (explanation)

By | December 24, 2017

The following questions are based on the story of making paper by hand. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link: How to Make Paper by Hand 1. The speaker says that the steps of making paper by hand are … those by machines. A. simpler than B. the same as C. more complex D. cheaper… 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 »

Soap-making: Listening practice 1 (explanation)

By | February 2, 2018

The following questions are based on the story of soap-making by Voice of America. You can download the mp3 file by clicking this link Soap-making. 1. The speaker is talking about … . A. home-made soap B. expensive soap C. rare soap ingredients D. lower-price soap E. essential oils 2. What is unique about this soap? A. It… Read More »

Chicago: Listening Practice 1 (descriptive)

By | January 14, 2018

The following questions are based on the story of Chicago. Download the MP3 file by clicking this link: Chicago MP3 1. Chicago has the following nicknames, except: A. the Windy City B. the City of Broad Shoulders C. Player with Railroads D. Hog Butcher for the World E. Chicago fire 2. What is the speaker mainly talking about?… Read More »