Tips Menjawab Soal Listening TOEFL



Tips menjawab soal TOEFL


TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) adalah ujian yang biasa diterapkan untuk menguji kemampuan bahasa inggris peserta. Didalamnya terdapat beberapa pertanyaan berbahasa inggris, seperti soal listening TOEFL, menguji kemampuan membaca dan menulis.

Bagi kita yang bahasa dasarnya bukan berbahasa inggris, tes TOEFL ini sangat diperlukan. Biasanya hasil dari tes ini bisa digunakan untuk mendaftar masuk ke universitas Amerika Serikat ataupun lain sebagainya.

Pada kesempatan kali ini, kita akan mengupas Tips & Trick untuk menjawab soal listening TOEFL.




TOEFL Listening Question (English Version)

TOEFL is a exam that was applied for test skill english language participant. In TOEFL some question a english language as listening question, test reading skills and writing.

For your's whose basic language not english language, test TOEFL is indispensable. Usually the result of this test can be used to register for entry to United States university etc.

On this occasion, we will explore tips & trick to answer TOEFL listening question.
TOEFL listening question usually divided in 3 parts as Part A, Part B and Part C.

Listening PART A

Directions – In Part A, you will hear short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation a third voice will ask a question about what was said. The question will be spoken just one time. After your hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the problem and mark your answer.

Example Question:

1. Woman: Do you know what happen to Sally?
    Man: She couldn’t find class room the class has begun.
    Narattor: What the man say happen to Sally?

    Optional
    a. She went to the wrong class
    b. She was late for class because she got lost
    c. She missed the class
    d.She had some trouble finding the class, but she arrived on time

Answer: D. She had some trouble finding the class, but she arrived on time. Because he didn’t see Sally in the classroom.

2. Woman: Would you please spell your name for me sir?
    Man: Sure, W I T T N E R
    Narattor: How does the man say he spell his last name?

    Optional
    a. Wiwtner
    b. Wittner
    c. Wittmer
    d. Litner

Answer: B. Wittner. Because the woman ask to man for spell his last name and the man tells her.

Tips: In answer listening question part A, we must focus on listening to the sentences spoken by the second speaker. Usually the clue will be presented in the last sentences, so that we can adjust the answer.

Listening PART B

Directions – In Part B, you will hear longer conversation. After each conversation, you will be asked some questions. The conversation and question will be spoken just one time. They will not be written out for you, so you will have to listen carefully in order to understand and remember what the speaker says. When you hear a question, read the four possible answer in your test book and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the problem and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have choosen.

Example Question:

A. Woman: I hear that paul smith is written a new novel?
    Man: Yes, it’s a science fiction pieces called Martian Renaissance.
    Woman: Sound intriguing, what’s the plot like?
    Man: It deals with the five man, one woman crew on the 3 years mission to Mars.
    Woman: Is their mission successfull?
    Man: Well, in some respect it is. It have serious incredible adventure when their landed.
    Woman: Did they meet any real Martians?
    Man: Yes, they have held captive by them.
    Woman: What did the Martians look like? Are their a little green man?
    Man: You will have to read the book to find out.

   Question
  1. What is the name of Paul Smith new book?
          a. The Incredible Adventures of the Martians
          b. Mission to Mars
          c. Martian Renaissance
          d. Captivating Tales of Mars

  1. What type of book is it?
          a. Science fiction
          b. Adventure
          c. Biography
          d. Documentary

  1. How long did the mission to mars take?
          a. One year
          b. Three years
          c. Five years
          d. Seven years

  1. Wich of the following is not mention?
          a. The crew had some incredible adventures on Mars
          b. The crew met some real Martians
          c. The Martians captured the crew
          d. The ship carried an all-male crew


B. Man: How long have you been out of the country miss, where did you go?
    Woman: I spent three weeks in Switzerland London and one week in Greece.
    Man: Did you spend any time in agricurtural areas there?
    Woman: No, I stayed mostly in the city since that one day at the beach in Corinth.
    Man: You have any plans made or alcoholic beverages to declare?
    Woman: I have only two bootles of wine.
    Man: What else did you buy?
    Woman: A couple of test costume, books and arts handcraft.
    Man: How much did you spend on your purchases while you were away?
    Woman: About $300.
    Man: Please open the small suitcase for me. Okay get this card to the official at the red desk.

Question
  1. Where did this conversation most likely take place?
          a. In a clothing store
          b. In customs
          c. At a bank
          d. In a liquor store

  1. How Many countries did the woman visit?
          a. 1
          b. 2
          c. 3
          d. 4

  1. What does the man ask a woman to do?
          a. To make a list of her purchases
          b. To open her suitcase
          c. To pay $300 duty
          d. To show him the bottles of wine

  1. What did the woman have to declare?
          a. Plants
          b. Wine
          c. Meat
          d. Cash

Tips: In answering listening question TOEFL part B, we must listen to all the dialogue lines. But there is an easy way to answer it:
  • When the narrator read the instructions regarding part B question, we can read the optional answers provided. Then try to memorize and predict the themes that will be present in the dialogue.
  • Focus on the theme of the dialogue being discussed.
  • Also focus on the background, place, time, speaker and subject being discussed

Listening PART C

Directions – In Part C, you will hear several talks. After each talk, you will be asked some question. The talks and questions will be spoken just one time. They will not be written out for you, so you will have to listen carefully in order to understand and remember what the speaker says. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers in your test book and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the problem and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have choosen.

Example Question:

1. Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh Scotlandia in the 19th century and later came to the United States. Several members of his family did a great deal to encourage him in the field of science. His father was most instrumental in supervising his work with the deaf while he dealt with the deaf and investigated the science of acoustics, his studies eventually led to the invention of the multiple telegraph and his greatest invention the telephone. The last quarter century of his life was dedicated to advances in aviation.

Question
  1. What was considered to be Alexander Graham Bell greatest achievement?
          a. Multiple telegraph
          b. Telephone
          c. Aviation
          d. Acoustics

  1. What did Bell dedicated the last years of his life?
          a. Acoustical science
          b. Aviation
          c. Adventure
          d. Architecture

  1. What can we conclude about a Alexander Graham Bell?
          a. He worked very hard, but never achieved success
          b. He spent so many years working in aviation because he wanted to be a pilot
          c. He dedicated his life to science and the well-being of humankind
          d. He worked with the deaf so that he could invent the telephone

  1. Which of the following statements is not true?
          a. Bell was born in the 18th century
          b. Bell worked with the deaf
          c. Bell Experimented with the science of acoustics
          d. Bell invented a multiple telegraph

  1. How many years did Bell to aviation?
          a. 100
          b. 25
          c. 35
          d. 50

2. Although played quite well in florida and Latin America. Jal alai is’nt an America game, is hardball type game originated in the Basque region of Spain. Jai alai in one of the fastest moving ball games. In Florida it is legal to place bets on the player, some what similar to the betting in horse racing. Bets are placed on the win, place show based. That is first, second and third. Sport expert agree that jai alai requiring more skill, speed, endurance and nerve than any other ball game.

Question
  1. Where did Jai alai originate?
          a. Spain
          b. Latin America
          c. Florida
          d. America

  1. Betting on Jai alai players is compared to what other sport?
          a. Soccer
          b. Handball
          c. Football
          d. Horse Racing

  1. Which of the following is not true?
          a. Jai alai is one of the fastest-moving games
          b. Jai alai requires a great deal of skill and endurance
          c. Jai alai can be played as singles or doubles
          d. It is illegal to bet on Florida jai alai games

  1. To what game Jai alai compared in the reading?
          a. Baseball
          b. Ping-Pong
          c. Handball
          d. Badminton

Tips: In answering listening question TOEFL part c, we must listen to all the dialogue lines. Usually there will be three to seven questions from one story presented. As for an easy way to answer it:
  • When the narrator read the instructions regarding part B question, we can read the optional answers provided. Then try to memorize and estimate the keywords that will be delivered by the speaker.
  • Focus on the first sentence, usually enough questions about the topic of the story.
  • Also focus on questions about 5W+1H (what, who, when, where, why and how)



Soal Listening TOEFL (Versi Indonesia)

Pada soal listening TOEFL biasanya terbagi menjadi 3 bagian, yaitu Part A, Part B dan Part C. Apa ada ada yang tahu perbedaan dari ketiga bagian tersebut?

Listening PART A

Petunjuk – Pada bagian A, akan ada percakapan pendek diantara dua orang. Di akhir percakapan, aka nada narrator yang menanyakan tentang apa saja yang ada pada percakapan tersebut. Pertanyaan hanya disajikan sekali. Setelah mendengarkan percakapan tersebut, kita harus membaca 4 opsional jawaban untuk menjawab pertanyaan dari percakapan yang telah disajikan. Kemudian hitamkan pilihan jawabannya pada kertas jawaban.

Contoh Soal Listening Part A:

1. Woman: Do you know what happen to Sally?
    Man: She couldn’t find class room the class has begun.
    Narattor: What the man say happen to Sally?

    Opsional
    a. She went to the wrong class
    b. She was late for class because she got lost
    c. She missed the class
    d. She had some trouble finding the class, but she arrived on time

Jawaban: D. She had some trouble finding the class, but she arrived on time, karena si pria tidak melihat sally diruang kelas.

2. Woman: Would you please spell your name for me sir? 
    Man: Sure, W I T T N E R
    Narattor: How does the man say he spell his last name?
  
    Opsional
    a. Wiwtner
    b. Wittner
    c. Wittmer
    d. Litner

Jawaban: B. Wittner, karena si wanita meminta pria untuk mengeja nama akhirnya dan pria memberitahunya.

Tips: Dalam menjawab soal ini kita harus fokus mendengarkan kalimat yang dibicarakan dari pembicara kedua (Man). Biasanya clue akan disajikan pada kalimat akhir percakapan sehingga kita bisa menyesuaikan jawabannya.

Listening PART B

Petunjuk – Pada bagian B, kita akan mendengarkan percakapan yang cukup panjang. Setelah percakapan itu selesai disajikan maka kita akan diberikan beberapa pertanyaan. Percakapan dan pertanyaan hanya diucapkan satu kali. Pertanyaan yang disajikan tidak dituliskan pada lembar soal, sehingga kita harus mendengarkan dengan cermat supaya dapat memhami serta mengingat percakapan apa yang telah disajikan.

Contoh Soal Listening Part B:

1. Woman: I hear that paul smith is written a new novel?
    Man: Yes, it’s a science fiction pieces called Martian Renaissance.
    Woman: Sound intriguing, what’s the plot like?
    Man: It deals with the five man, one woman crew on the 3 years mission to Mars.
    Woman: Is their mission successfull?
    Man: Well, in some respect it is. It have serious incredible adventure when their landed.
    Woman: Did they meet any real Martians?
    Man: Yes, they have held captive by them.
    Woman: What did the Martians look like? Are their a little green man? 
    Man: You will have to read the book to find out.

Pertanyaan:
  1. What is the name of Paul Smith new book?
          a. The Incredible Adventures of the Martians
          b. Mission to Mars
          c. Martian Renaissance
          d. Captivating Tales of Mars

  1. What type of book is it?
          a. Science fiction
          b. Adventure
          c. Biography
          d. Documentary

  1. How long did the mission to mars take?
          a. One year
          b. Three years
          c. Five years
          d. Seven years

  1. Wich of the following is not mention?
          a. The crew had some incredible adventures on Mars
          b. The crew met some real Martians
          c. The Martians captured the crew
          d. The ship carried an all-male crew

2. Man: How long have you been out of the country miss, where did you go?
   Woman: I spent three weeks in Switzerland London and one week in Greece.
   Man: Did you spend any time in agricurtural areas there?
   Woman: No, I stayed mostly in the city since that one day at the beach in Corinth.
   Man: You have any plans made or alcoholic beverages to declare?
   Woman: I have only two bootles of wine.
   Man: What else did you buy?
   Woman: A couple of test costume, books and arts handcraft.
   Man: How much did you spend on your purchases while you were away?
   Woman: About $300.
   Man: Please open the small suitcase for me. Okay get this card to the official at the red desk.

Pertanyaan:
  1. Where did this conversation most likely take place?
          a. In a clothing store
          b. In customs
          c. At a bank
          d. In a liquor store

  1. How Many countries did the woman visit?
          a. 1
          b. 2
          c. 3
          d. 4

  1. What does the man ask a woman to do?
          a. To make a list of her purchases
          b. To open her suitcase
          c. To pay $300 duty
          d. To show him the bottles of wine

  1. What did the woman have to declare?
          a. Plants
          b. Wine
          c. Meat
          d. Cash


Tips: Dalam menjawab soal listening TOEFL part B, kita harus mendengarkan semua kalimat dialognya. Namun ada cara mudah untuk menjawabnya, seperti:
  • Pada saat narator membaca petunjuk mengenai soal part B, kita dapat membaca opsional jawaban yang telah disediakan. Selanjutnya coba untuk menghafalnya dan memperkirakan tema yang akan ada pada dialognya.
  • Fokus pada tema atau topik dari dialog yang dibicarakan.
  • Fokus juga kepada latar belakang dialog, tempat, waktu, pembicara dan subjek yang dibicarakan

Listening PART C

Petunjuk – Pada bagian C, akan disajikan beberapa pembicara atau cerita. Setelah cerita disajikan kita akan diberikan beberapa pertanyaan. Teks cerita dan pertanyaan hanya diucapkan satu kali. Pertanyaan dan cerita tidak dituliskan sehingga kita harus cermat untuk memahami dan mengingat apa yang diceritakan oleh pembicara.

Contoh Soal Listening Part C:

1. Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh Scotlandia in the 19th century and later came to the United States. Several members of his family did a great deal to encourage him in the field of science. His father was most instrumental in supervising his work with the deaf while he dealt with the deaf and investigated the science of acoustics, his studies eventually led to the invention of the multiple telegraph and his greatest invention the telephone. The last quarter century of his life was dedicated to advances in aviation.

Pertanyaan:
  1. What was considered to be Alexander Graham Bell greatest achievement?
          a. Multiple telegraph
          b. Telephone
          c. Aviation
          d. Acoustics

  1. What did Bell dedicated the last years of his life?
          a. Acoustical science
          b. Aviation
          c. Adventure
          d. Architecture

  1. What can we conclude about a Alexander Graham Bell?
          a. He worked very hard, but never achieved success
          b. He spent so many years working in aviation because he wanted to be a pilot
          c. He dedicated his life to science and the well-being of humankind
          d. He worked with the deaf so that he could invent the telephone

  1. Which of the following statements is not true?
          a. Bell was born in the 18th century
          b. Bell worked with the deaf
          c. Bell Experimented with the science of acoustics
          d. Bell invented a multiple telegraph

  1. How many years did Bell to aviation?
          a. 100
          b. 25
          c. 35
          d. 50

2. Although played quite well in florida and Latin America. Jal alai is’nt an America game, is hardball type game originated in the Basque region of Spain. Jai alai in one of the fastest moving ball games. In Florida it is legal to place bets on the player, some what similar to the betting in horse racing. Bets are placed on the win, place show based. That is first, second and third. Sport expert agree that jai alai requiring more skill, speed, endurance and nerve than any other ball game.

Pertanyaan:
  1. Where did Jai alai originate?
          a. Spain
          b. Latin America
          c. Florida
          d. America

  1. Betting on Jai alai players is compared to what other sport?
          a. Soccer
          b. Handball
          c. Football
          d. Horse Racing

  1. Which of the following is not true?
          a. Jai alai is one of the fastest-moving games
          b. Jai alai requires a great deal of skill and endurance
          c. Jai alai can be played as singles or doubles
          d. It is illegal to bet on Florida jai alai games

  1. To what game Jai alai compared in the reading?
          a. Baseball
          b. Ping-Pong
          c. Handball
          d. Badminton

Tips: Dalam menjawab soal listening TOEFL part C, kita harus mendengarkan semua kalimat dialognya. Biasanya akan ada 3 sampai 7 pertanyaan dari satu cerita yang disajikan. Adapun cara mudah untuk menjawabnya, seperti:
  • Pada saat narator membaca petunjuk mengenai soal part c, kita dapat membaca opsional jawaban yang telah disediakan. Selanjutnya coba untuk menghafalnya dan memperkirakan kata kunci yang akan disampaikan pada pembicara.
  • Fokus pada kalimat pertama, biasanya cukup banyak pertanyaan mengenai topik cerita.
  • Fokus juga kepada pertanyaan tentang 5W+1H (what, who, when, where, why and how)


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