Section  1

Listening Comprehension

In this section of the test, you will have an opportunity  to demonstrate  your ability to understand  conversations  and talks in English. There are three parts to this section with special directions  for each part. Answer  all the questions  on the basis of what is stated or implied  by the speakers  in this test. When you take the actual TOEFL test, you wiU  not be allowed to take notes or write in your test book. Try to work on Practice Test E in the same way.

Part  A

Directions:  In Part A, you will hear short conversations between two people. After each conversation,  you will hear a question  about the conversation. The conversations and questions  will not be repeated. After you hear a question, read the four possible answers in your book and choose the best answer. Then, on your answer sheet, find

the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds  to the letter of the answer you have chosen.

Here is an example.

On the recording,  you hear:

ln your book, you read:

Sample Answer

(A)  He doesn’t  like the painting either.

(B)  He doesn’t know how to paint.

(C)  He doesn’t have any paintings.

(D)  He doesn’t know what to do.

You learn  from the conversation  that neither the man nor the woman likes the painting. The best answer to the question  “What does the man mean?”  is (A), “He doesn’t like the painting either.” Therefore,  the correct choice is (A).