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TOEFL Listening Questions: Short Conversations

TOEFL Listening Questions:

Short conversations

Before we get started, let’s look at an example of this type of question so that we can understand what we are talking about.



Woman: Excuse me, could you tell me where the cafeteria is?
Man: Oh, I'm not a student here. There's a map over there, though.
Narrator: What does the man mean?

O He doesn’t know where the cafeteria is.
O He would like to have lunch with the woman.
O The woman doesn’t need a map to find the cafeteria.
O He also wants to know where the cafeteria is.


Know the answer? This one’s not too hard, right? The best answer is (A), He doesn’t know where the cafeteria is. The man implies that he is not familiar with the campus when he says he’s not a student there and further indicates that he really doesn’t know by telling the woman she could look at a map.

Now, let’s go over the important things you will need to know for this part of the test.

Focus on the second line

Experienced TOEFL students know that what the first person says usually (and be careful, I said usually; this doesn’t mean always) does not contain the answer to the question.

What does this mean for you? Simple, make sure you don’t miss what the second person says.

Try it! Go to the practice questions


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