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TOEFL Listening – Online Training

Objective

The TOEFL listening section measures your ability to listen, understand and analyse academic discussions. Like the others sections of the TOEFL, it is essential to master it in order to have a good score at the test.

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TOEFL Listening – Structure

The listening section is made up of 3 types of exercises. You will have to:

  • Listen to 2 or 3 conversations, each lasting from 2mins 30 to 3min, in a university setting, between a student and a professor (or someone from the university’s staff). Then answer 5 questions.
  • Listen to 2 or 3 lectures, each lasting from 4 to 5min, on an academic topic, held by a professor with students interrupting. Then answer 6 questions.
  • Listen to 2 or 3 lectures, each lasting from 4 to 5min, on an academic topic, held by a professor and with no interruptions. Then answer 6 questions.

The sequence of the exercises is always the same: first, a conversation in an academic setting, then a lecture with student interrupting, and then a lecture with no interruption.

After each recording, you will have 10 minutes to answer 5 to 6 questions. The countdown will start once the first question appears on your screen.

Chronology

For the TOEFL Listening, you will have to perform 6 or 9 exercises. You won’t know whether you will be asked to complete three additional exercises before finishing the sixth one. In any case, all the exercises are mandatory.

TOEFL Listening Exercise 1 (10min): conversation

TOEFL Listening Exercise 2 (10min): lecture with interruptions

TOEFL Listening Exercise 3 (10min): lecture with no interruptions

TOEFL Listening Exercise 4 (10min): conversation

TOEFL Listening Exercise 5 (10min): lecture with interruptions

TOEFL Listening Exercise 6 (10min): lecture with no interruptions

TOEFL Listening Exercise 7 (10min): conversation

TOEFL Listening Exercise 8 (10min): lecture with interruptions

TOEFL Listening Exercise 9 (10min): lecture with no interruptions

TOEFL Listening – Topics

Conversations address common themes of academic life, mainly associating a student and a professor, a librarian or a university staff member.

Lectures are about academic topics taught at university: science, history, social sciences, art…

Types of questions

Just like in the reading section, there are recurring questions that can be grouped into “question-types”. These questions are usually multiple-choice, except one type of question which will be presented as a fill-in table. Most of the time, each question is worth 1 point. If a question is worth more, this will be specified in the instructions.

Table of the different types of questions :

TOEFL Listening

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