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THE HEINEMANN TOEFL 

 

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Complete Practice TOEFL Test One

 

 CT1LA

CT1LB

CT1LC

 

COMPILED BY :

 

Dra. Nurlaila Rais, MM., MH 

 

Tangerang

 

Part A  (CT1LA)

 

  1. * Would you like me to read you the instructions again?

* Yes, please. I’m lost.

 

       What does the woman mean?

 

  1. She doesn’t understand the instructions.
  2. She lost the instructions she was reading
  3. She doesn’t want to follow the instructions
  4. She thinks she and her friend are lost

 

  1. * It only took me a few days to write my literature paper.   

* Really? It’s been a month, and I still haven’t finished mine.       

 

What does the man mean?

 

  1. He will complete his paper this month.
  1. The mine has been closed for a month.
  1. It is taking him a long time to write his paper
  1. He can help the woman in a little while.

 

  1. * Do you think smoking is allowed here?

       * Well, I don’t see any ashtrays around.

 

    What does the woman imply?

 

  1. Ashtrays aren’t allowed here.
  1. They aren’t any cigarettes here.
  1. She can’t see very well.
  1. Smoking probably isn’t permitted here

 

  1. * Do you think you’ll be able to find time for a vacation this term?    

* Are you kidding! With all the work I have to do?

           

What does the woman mean?

 

  1. She’ll take her work with her on vacation.
  1. She and the man will have a good time on vacation.
  1. She won’t have time for a vacation
  1. She thinks she can finish her work on time.

 

  1. * Can I get you some more pie?

       * More? I’ve already had two pieces!

 

    What does the man about the pie? 

 

  1. He would like a larger piece this time.
  1. He doesn’t want anymore
  1. His first piece was too large.
  1. He’d like some more in a little while.

 

  1. * I’ll talk to Bill when he come in to work today.    

       * That is, if he comes in!

 

    What is the woman saying about Bill?

 

  1. She thinks he might be late to work.
  1. His income isn’t high enough.
  1. She isn’t sure he’ll come to work today
  1. She’d like to talk to him, too.

 

  1. * The concert wasn’t too long for you, was it?      

       * Too long?   

       * I could have stayed forever!

 

    What does the woman mean?

 

  1.  She has never seen such a long concert.
  1.  She enjoyed the concert very much 
  1.  She’ll take the man along.
  1.  She didn’t like the last long.

 

  1. * Do you think I should call the college about my application?   

* I don’t see how it could hurt.

            

What does the woman mean?

 

  1. It is not a bad idea to telephone the college
  1. She will call the college for the man.
  1. Her eyes hurt, so she cannot see very well.
  1. She will give the man’s application to her colleges.

 

  1. * Could you please fill my car with unleaded and check the oil?   

* Certainly. And while I’m at it, I’ll wash your windshield.

   

What is the woman’s job? 

   

  1. Gas station attendant
  1. Housekeeper.
  1. Bank teller.
  1. Flight attendant.

 

  1. * Dan can’t figure out how to set up his computer.  

* Should he read the instruction booklet?

               

What does the woman think Dan should do?

 

  1. Ask someone to help him with his computer. 
  1. Read the instructions for setting up his computer
  1. Try to take his computer apart by himself. 
  1. Use his computer to help him to set up his math project.

 

  1. * I wonder where Jane is.   

         * I think she is still tied up on the phone. 

 

    What does the woman say about Jane?

 

  1. She’s trying to tie the bow.
  1. She will call the man as soon as possible.
  1. She is talking on the phone.
  1. She hasn’t gone home yet.

 

  1. * I’d like to take you up on that invitation to dinner on Saturday night.

* Great. Than you will be in town! 

       

What had the man assumed at first?

 

  1. The women didn’t want to deliver the invitation.
  1. The women would be gone on Saturday.
  1. The women would take the man to the dinner.
  1. He needed to take the invitation to the women

 

  1. * Did Susan make it to all four classes today?       

         * Only to three, as far as I know.

 

    What does the man think?

 

  1. Susan only has three classes.
  1. Susan knows about her third class.
  1. He missed a class because of Susan.
  1. Susan didn’t attend one class

 

  1. * Do you think we should water the garden?   

        * Water the garden?   

* It’s been pouring for the past three days.

           

What does the woman mean?

 

  1. She would like the man to pour her a glass of water.
  1. It stop raining three days ago.
  1. It probably won’t rain again for a few days.
  1. The garden doesn’t need any more water

 

  1. * Fred said the two of you are going to do a photography project together. 

* Yes. And what a treat for me!       

* Fred’s the best photographer I know! 

 

What does the man mean? 

 

  1. He’s looking forward to working with Fred
  1. They need to handle the photographs carefully.
  1. Fred should be treated like a professional.
  1. Their project will be the best.

 

  1.   * You’re going to join us for dinner tonight, aren’t you?

        * Sorry. I have a chemistry test to take first thing in the morning.

       

What does the woman mean?

 

  1. She has to give a test tomorrow morning.
  1. She can’t take her test first thing in the morning.
  1. She won’t be able to join them for dinner
  1. She intends to join them tonight after dinner.

 

17    *    I’ve got some news.  

         * Laura will be coming home from the hospital tomorrow. 

         * It’s good to know she’s finally feeling better.

       

What does the man imply about Laura?

 

  1. She was only in the hospital for a short time.
  1. She will leave for the hospital soon.
  1. She was ill for quite some time
  1. He will finally have time to visit her in the hospital tomorrow

 

  1. * I hear that Pamela didn’t get that job.       

* Yeah. I guess she just didn’t measure up to the other applicants.

               

What does the woman say about Pamela?

 

  1. She wasn’t as qualified as the other applicants.
  1. She doesn’t really want to get the job.
  1. She wasn’t very friendly to the other applicants.
  1. No one could measure the value of her past experience.

 

  1. * I’m going to give my mother this beautiful bracelet for her birthday?          

* Just like that? In that plain package?       

* Don’t you need to wrap it first and put a ribbon on it?

 

What does the man suggest the woman do?

 

  1. Buy her mother a different gift.
  1. She what her mother wants first.
  1. Make her mother’s package look more like a gift.
  1. Find something else that her mother would like.

 

20    *    I need to request an extension on the deadline for my project.   

* I simply won’t have time to finish it by Friday.

* I’d be happy to talk to you about it, but I don’t know how much extra 

   time I can allow.

   

  1. What does the man mean?

 

  1. The women can have as much time as she needs.
  1. He doesn’t have any time to talk.
  1. He wants to see the woman on Friday.
  1. He may not be able to extend the deadline.

 

21    *    Do you think there’s anyone around who could take me to the airport?    

*    Did you check with Susan?   

* She has a car.

       

What does the woman suggest the man do?

 

  1. Borrow Susan’s car to go to the airport
  1. Ask Susan if she will take him to the airport. 
  1. Write Susan a check for the car.
  1. Find out if Susan will be in the airport.

 

  1. * I hear the meeting has been postponed until next Monday.     

* Great … I was supposed to start my vacation at the end of this week.

     

What does the woman mean?

 

  1. She might have to postpone the start of her vacation
  1. She is glad that the meeting will take place while she is gone.
  1. She will reschedule the meeting for the end of this week
  1. She heard that the man couldn’t come to the meeting.

 

  1. * Would you like to meet at the library?   

         * That’s as good a place as any, I guess.

 

What does the man mean?

 

  1. Any place but library is good for him.
  1. He doesn’t mind meeting at the library
  1. He can’t think of a good place to meet.
  1. He isn’t sure where the woman wants to meet.

 

  1. * Have they hired Larry yet?   

       * I think they’re still checking his references.

 

    What can be inferred about Larry?

 

  1. He will be checking out several references.
  1. He is looking for a job
  1. He was hired without references.
  1. He has just begun his new position.

 

  1. * I’m going out to get some soup.    

* Can I bring you back anything?      

* Hmmm. I might like a can of soda.   

* Thanks for the offer.    

 

What does the woman want the man to do?

 

  1. Go out for some soup.
  1. Buy her a soda 
  1. Take back his soda.
  1. Turn down her offer.

 

  1. * This is the best meal I’ve had in a long time!       

         * Oh, really?      

* I would have expected the food in this restaurant to be too spicy for you.

       

What does the man imply?l

 

  1. He hasn’t had a good meal in a long time. 
  1. The woman should avoid eating in restaurants.
  1. The woman doesn’t care for a spicy food
  1. He will help the woman prepare dinner.

 

  1. * Greg really sticks close to home, doesn’t he?          

       * Like glue.         

* And he never calls anyone, either.

                   

What does the man mean?

 

  1. The glue Greg lent him is not sticking.
  1. Greg needs to fix the fence at this house.
  1. Greg doesn’t do any socializing
  1. He hasn’t been able to reach Greg by phone.

 

  1. * Did you understand what the professor meant ?    

         * It was way over my head.

 

What does the woman mean?

 

  1. She couldn’t hear the professor’s lecture.
  1. She doesn’t agree with what the professor said. 
  1. She could’t see over the professor’s head.
  1. She didn’t understand the professor

 

  1. * I understand the ski trip scheduled for this weekend has been 

         canceled.   

* Too bad.   

* I was looking forward to it.

           

What does the man mean?

 

  1. He couldn’t see the sky trail in front of him. 
  1. He is going to look for something else to do.
  1. He wanted to go skying
  1. He’ll reschedule his trip.

 

  1. * Are you sure all of Ben’s friends have been invited to his birthday party?

*    I’ll go over the guest list one more time.    

 

What is the man going to do?           

   

  1. Call all of the guest one more time.
  1. Give the list of guests to the woman to check over.
  1. Go over to Ben’s house to check on the preparations.
  1. Make sure all of Ben’s friends have been invited

 

Part B  (CT1LB)

 

Questions 31 through 34. Listen to a conversation about college club 

 

  • Did you hear about the special meeting of the club tomorrow afternoon?   

 

  • I was a notice on the bulletin board, but what’s it about?

 

  • Well, the club has agreed to raise money for the American Heart

 

   Association, and we need to organize our fundraisers for the year.

 

  • Hmmm. That sounds like a lot of work, but it’s a worthy cause, so I’ll try to help.   

 

  • What are the ideas for making money?

 

  • Some of us want to have a dance marathon-you know how that works, don’t you?

 

  • You mean get pledges of money per hour for the number of hours that you dance? 

 

  • Isn’t there an easier way?     

 

  • I don’t have that much energy.

 

  • Well, there’s also going to be a raffle.   

 

  • Maybe you could help with that.

 

  • That’s a good idea.   

 

  • My aunt has a travel agency, and maybe she’d provide airline tickets to Florida for spring break as a prize.   

 

  • That would sell a lot of tickets.

 

  • After this rain and snow, I’d buy a dozen myself!

 

  1. How did the woman know that there was a meeting?

 

  1.  The man told her.
  1.  She received a call.
  1.  She read about it
  1.  She organized the meeting.

 

  1. Why will the woman participate?

 

  1.  She likes to work hard.
  1.  She doesn’t have a job and can afford the time.
  1.  She agreed that the Heart Association is a worthy organization
  1.  She likes to dance.

 

  1. What will the woman do for the club?

 

  1.  She will sell raffle tickets
  1.  She will ask her aunt to give a big prize.
  1.  She will go to Florida for spring break.
  1.  She will work for the travel agency.

 

  1. Why did the man say he would buy a raffle ticket?

 

  1.  He’d like to enjoy some good weather.
  1.  He has always wanted to fly an airplane.
  1.  He will have time off after the winter season.
  1.  Dancing takes too much energy.

 

Questions 35 through 37. Listen to the following conversation between two students who are having lunch together

 

  • Hello, there   

 

  • You’re late.   

 

  • Let’s try finding a place in the dining room.

 

  • Sorry, but, well, a few of us were selected to stay after Professor Keene’s lecture to take a self-assessment quiz.    

 

  • His talk this morning was about pessimism and optimism, and he asked us to complete the survey.

 

  • Well, what did you learn?   

 

  • Is there really such a thing as bad or good luck?

 

  • Yes, in a sense.   

 

  • For example, pessimists tend to unconsciously set life goals for themselves which will be extremely difficult to achieve.     

 

  • So, in a way they invite failure.   

 

  • An optimist is usually more realistic about this.

 

  • Did Professor Keene mention why a pessimist might have such a dismal

   outlook on the world?

 

  • There are a couple of reasons.

          

  • First, environment has a lot to do with it; experiencing repeated failure in the formative years will likely produce a pessimist. 

 

  • But what interested me most was the relationship a pessimist has with his or her conscience.

 

  • You mean that little voice inside that tells me what’s what?

 

  • Uh-huh. Optimists look at conscience as a source of strength and guidance, and act on its promptings.   

 

  • Pessimists, on the other hand, usually reject the demands of conscience and see it as an alien, even an evil threat.

 

  • Interesting.   

 

  • So, how did you do in the self-assessment survey?

 

  • Oh, those things never turn out right for me anyway!      

 

  • You just can’t trust them. It looks like rain, doesn’t it?                

 

  1. Why did the woman arrive late?

 

  1.  She was taking a math test.
  1.  She had to fill out a survey after her class.
  1.  She was questioning some of the ideas presented in Professor Keene’s lecture.
  1.  She was correcting quizzes for Professor Keene.

 

  1. According to the conversation, in what way does environment influence a person’s outlook?

 

  1.  It has little effect on shaping a person’s outlook on life.
  1.  In the early years, too many failures may produce a pessimist
  1.  A pessimist usually doesn’t take advantage of life experiences.
  1.  The environment is usually cruel to pessimists.

 

  1. What was said about the role of conscience for pessimists and optimists?

 

  1.  Optimists use their consciences to their advantage.
  1.  Pessimists have a good relationship with their consciences.
  1.  The conscience plays a minor role in shaping one’s outlook.
  1.  Pessimists follow the dictates of consciences, even though they might not want to

 

Part C  (CT1LC)

 

Questions 38 through 41. Listen to the following talk about Samuel P. Langley

 

  • I’d like to welcome you all to our aeronautics collection. 

 

  • Here we house over 3,000 items of historical significance to the development of aeronautics in the United States. 

 

  • The  exhibit you see here in front of you is our Samuel P. Langley exhibit.   
  • Langley was an astronomer, physicist, and airplane designer whose turn-of-the-century experiments in mechanical flight provided groundwork for later airplane engineers.   

 

  • Although he was unsuccessful in designing an aircraft capable of carrying a passenger, the data obtained in his experiments with unmanned flight were of historical importance.   

 

  • One of the pilotless flying machines that Langley produced was a steam-driven airplane that flew successfully over the Potomac River for a distance of 4,200 feet. 

 

  • The United States Postal Service recently honored Langley’s memory with the issue of the Langley commemorative airmail stamps.

   

  • This stamp’s design illustrates one of Langley’s inventions, the unmanned Aerodrome #5, which was the first American heavier-than-air flying machine to make a free flight of any significant length. 

 

  • In the next room, we can take a look at a model of this invention.

 

  1. Where does this talk most probably take place?

 

  1.  In a school.
  1.  At the post office.
  1.  On an airplane.
  1.  In a museum

 

  1. Why is Samuel Langley important?

 

  1.  He designed the first airplane to carry a passenger.
  1.  His work provided valuable information for inventor who came after him
  1.  He was the first man to cross the Potomac River.
  1.  He put together an aeronautics collection.

 

  1. What appears on the commemorative stamp discussed by the speaker?

 

  1.  The Potomac River.
  1.  Several items of historical significance.
  1.  A steam engine.
  1.  One of Langley’s inventions

 

 

  1. What will the speaker probably do next?

 

  1.  Move into the next room
  1.  Buy a commemorative stamp.
  1.  Take a ride in the Aerodrome #5.
  1.  Try to create a new model.

 

Questions 42 through 46. Listen to this talk about birds which navigate over oceans

 

  • Birds that fly the oceans are truly remarkable.   

 

  • Birds that fly over land and along the shore use landmarks to navigate, and they orient themselves before and after they cross large bodies of water.

    

  • Oceanic birds, on the other hand, can turn, spin, and wheel out over the ocean for days at a time, far from any land, and still seem to know exactly where they are.   

 

  • The assumption is that they use the star and some innate magnetic sense to guide them to their destinations.   

 

  • No one knows for sure.

 

  • The shearwater is a bird of ocean and an expert long-distance flier.   

 

  • A story is told about a young shearwater which was taken from its home in Great Britain, enclosed in a box, flown on an airplane to Boston, Massachusetts, and raised there.   

 

  • Twelve nights after it was released, it was back in its home in Great Britain.

 

  • Many species of birds spend most of their time far out at sea and return to land only to breed.   

 

  • These birds include albatrosses, penguins, petrels, and shearwater. 

 

  • Penguins are the only birds of this group which are not expert long-distance flyers. 

 

  • In fact penguins cannot fly at all.

   

  • They swim long distances and remain at sea for months at a time.

 

  • The greatest traveler of all, the Arctic Tern, winter’s in the Antarctic and travels about 17,700 kilometers to its breeding grounds in the Arctic.

   

  • It goes from one of the earth’s poles to the other and then back again, each year without losing it’s way.

 

  • With all of our sophisticated technology and scientific understanding, it seems hard to believe that we have not learned how the ocean birds navigate.

 

  • Perhaps we will learn one day-or perhaps this is one of nature’s mysteries which we will never understand.

 

  1. According to the speaker, how are shore birds different from oceanic birds?

 

  1.  They use landmarks to navigate
  1.  They fly at higher altitudes.
  1.  They are disoriented by large bodies of water.
  1.  They don’t spin, turn and wheel.

 

  1. How do experts believe that oceanic birds navigate?

 

  1.  They have a strong sense of smell and can keep track of land.
  1.  They are guided by the Arctic and the Atlantic.
  1.  Their urge to breed leads them back to land.
  1.  They use the stars and some innate magnetic sense

 

  1. What is the significance of the story about the shearwater taken from its home in Great Britain?

 

  1.  It seem cruel to take a bird so far from its home.
  1.  It was a new experiment to fly a bird on an airplane.
  1.  The bird was able to find its way home under seemingly impossible circumstances
  1.  The bird was able to fly the north to the south pole without getting lost.

 

  1. In which university class would this talk most likely take place?

 

  1. Ocean geology.
  1.  Biology
  1.  Psychology.
  1.  Geography.

 

  1. What can we infer about the speaker’s attitude toward nature’s mysteries?

 

  1.  Science and technology will eventually unlock all mysteries.
  1.  Some of nature mysteries may be beyond our understanding
  1.  It is hard to believe that ocean birds don’t breed at sea.
  1.  All we need to do is wait, ocean birds will show us how they navigate.

 

Questions 47 through 50. Listen to a psychology professor talk about the effect on personality of birth order.

 

  • Many efforts have been made over the years to study differences among the first, second, and last child in a family as well as the characteristics of only children-that is, children who have no brothers and sisters.   

 

  • No exact conclusion can be drawn about any particular child on the basis of these studies, but some interesting differences emerge when large groups of people are compared on the basis of birth order.   

 

  • Here are some of the findings.

 

  • First-born children tend to be high achievers.   

 

  • For example, in a recent analysis of National Merit Scholarship finalists, nearly sixty percent were first-born.   

 

  • Of the first twenty-three astronauts to go on U.S. space missions, twenty-one were either first-born or only children.   

 

  • There are particularly interesting statistics when you consider that first-born children are outnumbered   by later-born children in U.S. population by nearly two to one. 

 

  • Middle children, according to some observers, have the most  comfortable position in the family.   

 

  • Although they lack the authority most parents convey to the oldest in the family, they are also free from the pressure of being the youngest.   

 

  • They tend to be more oriented toward their siblings than the first child is and therefore are less concerned about winning their parents’ approval. 

 

  • The youngest child gets almost as much attention from the parents as the first-born or only child does.

   

  • However youngest children do not sense as much as pressure to achieve.   

 

  • They are usually the most babied members of the family since they get attention from older siblings as well as parents. 

 

  • Oldest children tend to be more serious and responsible than later-on children even though they are no brighter.   

 

  • Also, first-born children are quite sensitive-they get their feelings hurt more easily.   

 

  • They also tend more toward being perfectionists than do their younger siblings.

 

  • Second born children tend to be more easy-going and friendly than their older siblings.      

 

  • They win more popularity contests and have a higher sociability rating.

 

  • Youngest-born children have the highest sociability rating of all.

 

  • First-born and only children, from a very early age, become extremely sensitive to their parents’ rules and expectations.   

 

  • They measure themselves by adult standards, whereas younger children tend to push for earlier independence from parental rules.          

 

  • Oldest children also tend to be more traditional and religious than their younger siblings.

 

  • Parents who are aware of these tendencies can take steps to help their first-born children to be more playful and flexible, and they can ask for more responsibility from their younger children.   

 

  • But even parents who are sensitive to these patterns often don’t entirely eliminate the influence of birth order.   

 

  • Do any of these birth order characteristics apply to you?  

 

  1. What conclusion does the speaker draw from the fact that birth order differences seem to exist?

 

  1.  Parents tend to want and love their first-born children more than the others.
  1. Parents know that their first-born children are likely to be brighter, so they push them to succeed.
  1.  Parents tend to tread children differently depending on whether they are first, second, or later-born children
  1.  Parents run out of time and energy and neglect their later-born children

 

  1. What does the speaker say about parents’ ability to counteract the effects of birth order?

 

  1.  Children’s personalities are fixed by birth order and nothing can be done about it
  1.  With sensitive parenting, parents can take steps to reduce the effects on birth order.
  1.  If parents continue to pay attention to the middle child, he or she will be more flexible
  1.  Oldest children would be more sociable if they were given more independence

 

  1. Why does the speaker say that middle children often have the most comfortable spot in the family?

 

  1.  Older and younger children tend to fight with each other more often than with the middle child.
  1. The middle child gets better quality attention and more love from the parents.
  1.  Middle children are less dependent on their parents’ approval than the oldest child but free from the pressure of being the youngest
  1.  Middle children are brighter, more capable, more serious-minded and more flexible than their siblings.

 

  1. What significance does the speaker give to the fact that first-born children are outnumbered in the U.S. population by nearly two to one? 

 

  1.  First-born children are under a lot of pressure to complete successfully since they are so outnumbered.
  1.  First-born children have to dominate their younger siblings or else face being overwhelmed by them.
  1.  First-born children are brighter and more capable: therefore, they don’t have to worry about being outnumbered.
  1.  In spite of this statistic a large percentage of high achievers are first-born children

 

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