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Question 1 of 37
 
Dialogue 1 This task should take no more than five minutes.
[AUDIO1]
 
[AUDIO2]
 
Listen to a conversation between a student and a professor.
[AUDIO3]

[AUDIO4]
Now, use your notes to answer the following questions.
 
 
[AUDIO5]
Why does the man go to see the professor?
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Opción múltiple
A) To ask about the professor’s office hours ;#
B) To ask for a new deadline for the class project ;#
C) To ask if the professor can assign a different team for him ;#
D) To ask what the project is about ;#
E) To ask if he can do the term project individually
E
A) The professor mentions at the beginning she is already in her office hours, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) Neither the project deadline nor any other requirement is discussed in the conversation, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) The team has not been assigned yet, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) The student himself mentions what the project is about; he has no doubts about the project but would like to do it individually, so this answer is not the best. ;#
E) This is the best answer! The student said he feels uncomfortable working in group. ;#
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Question 2 of 37
 
[AUDIO1] 
What can be inferred when the professor says the following: ‘Sorry about that Matt’?
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Opción múltiple
A) She is uncertain about the student’s name. ;#
B) She knows she has made a mistake. ;#
C) She is not in her office hours. ;#
D) She is sorry about the office hours. ;#
E) She is giving the student a negative feedback.
B​
A) She makes this statement after the student has already made his name clear to her, so this answer is not the best. ;#
B) This is the best answer! The professor apologizes for having called the student by the wrong name. ;#
C) She has already mentioned she is in her office hours, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) A problem with her office hours is not mentioned, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) She does not give feedback to the student, so this answer is wrong. ;#
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Question 3 of 37
 ​[AUDIO1]
Which of the following sources will the student use in his research for the project?

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Opción múltiple
A) An anthology of Horror stories from the campus library.;#
B) An old magazine of early XX century Weird tales. ;#
C) A narrative of horror events occurring to early American settlers. ;#
D) A digital database on Weird fiction. ;#
E) A best seller just published by a famous Horror author.
D​
A) The professor mentions the research will ‘exclusively’ be based on online sources, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) The professor mentions the research will ‘exclusively’ be based on online sources, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) The research concerns early XX Century Horror. This historical context does not correspond with the arrival of the American settlers, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) This is the best answer! The professor mentions the research will ‘exclusively’ be based on online sources, and a digital database is a good example of such a source. ;#
E) The research concerns early XX Century Horror, so the word ‘recently’ makes this answer wrong. ;#
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Question 4 of 37
 [AUDIO1]​
What does the professor mean when she says this: ‘I’m sorry Mr. Smith, but rules are rules’?

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Opción múltiple
A) The student will have to change his project. ;#
B) The teams cannot be changed. ;#
C) She will give him another opportunity to do the project. ;#
D) She wants the student to understand he has to follow the rules set in class. ;#
E) She wants to treat the student with respect.
D
A) The student will have to change his project. ;#
B) The teams cannot be changed. ;#
C) She will give him another opportunity to do the project. ;#
D) She wants the student to understand he has to follow the rules set in class. ;#
E) She wants to treat the student with respect. ;#
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Question 5 of 37
 
[AUDIO1] 
 
What does the professor think will probably happen as a result of the project activity?
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Opción múltiple
A) The student will do a good project. ;#
B) The student will organize a good team. ;#
C) The student will learn something useful for his professional life. ;#
D) The student will benefit by doing online research. ;#
E) The student will become friends with his teammates.
C
A) The research is just the means, but not the final product of the activity, so this answer is not the best ;#
B) Organizing a team is just a step, but not the final product of the activity, so this answer is not the best ;#
C) This is the best answer! The professor mentions the student will learn the importance of teamwork for a professional life. ;#
D) Digital research is just a means, but not the final product of the activity, so this answer is wrong, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) The professor never mentions, nor even implies, that good teamwork necessarily means making friends, so this answer is wrong. ;#
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Question 6 of 37
 [AUDIO1]
 
What can be inferred about Matt?
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Opción múltiple
A) He is uncomfortable working with other people. ;#
B) He is not a good student. ;#
C) He does not like to do online research. ;#
D) He is not good at organizing his time ;#
E) He would prefer to do a different project.
A
A) This is the best answer! The student has gone to see his professor to ask if he can do the team activity individually. ;#
B) Information to know Matt’s performance as a student is not given in the conversation, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) He never expresses disagreement with having to do the online research assigned by the professor, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) He never expresses having problems with organizing his time, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) He disagrees with the project being a team activity, but not with having to do the project at all, so this answer is not the best. ;#
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Question 7 of 37
Lecture 1 This task should take no more than seven minutes.
Listen to a lecture from a Literature class
[AUDIO1]
[AUDIO2]
[AUDIO3]
[AUDIO4]
 
 
What is the main objective of the professors’ speech?
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Opción múltiple
A) To give the students a general background of the term ‘Gothic’ ;#
B) To explain why the term ‘Gothic’ describes a specific type of literature ;#
C) To explain what the students must review for their next test ;#
D) To introduce the unit the class is about to start ;#
E) To give the students the names of the authors they will read in the semester
D
A) The professor only uses the explanation on the origins of the term ‘Goth’ as the introduction to the lecture topic which is an introduction to American Gothic Literature, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) She only explains why the word ‘Gothic’ describes a specific type of literature to set the background for the class topic which is an introduction to American Gothic Literature, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) The sources the students will have to check for their test are only given at the end as the closing, but not as the main idea of the lecture, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) This is the best answer! The professor is introducing the topic of the unit they are going to work in during the following sessions. ;#
E) The names of the authors given only correspond to the materials they will have to read for the present unit, not for the whole semester, so this answer is not the best. ;#
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/Audios/TOEFLListening/MP3/13. TOEFL IBT Lab Instructions Lecture 1 Part 2.mp3,
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Question 8 of 37
 
[AUDIO1] 
 
Why does the professor mention Gothic Architecture?
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Opción múltiple
A) As an example of the connotation of the term ‘Gothic’ in arts ;#
B) As an example of what the Goths built ;#
C) Because it is part of the Neoclassical style ;#
D) Because it was a great influence in Gothic Literature ;#
E) As an example of the spaces where Gothic stories take place
A
A) This is the best answer! The professor explains the term ‘Goth’ became widely associated with everything opposed to the Classical artistic taste of order and proportion inherited from the Greek and Roman traditions. ;#
B) It is stated that Gothic Architecture is only related to the Goths in that it took its name from them, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) The professor explains that what was opposed to the Neoclassical style was the connotation of the term ‘Goth’, not the Gothic Architecture itself which, in addition, had existed in a previous historical period, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) The professor does not mention any other relation between Gothic Architecture and Literature than the fact that they share an adjective with a given artistic connotation, so this answer is not the best. ;#
E) It is stated that Gothic stories take place in an ‘antiquated space’, but the professor does not mention any other relation between Gothic Architecture and Literature than the fact that they share an adjective with a given artistic connotation, so this answer is not the best. ;#
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Question 9 of 37
 
[AUDIO1] 
 
Who is not listed among the writers they will read for the unit?
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Opción múltiple
A) Charlotte Perkins Gillman ;#
B) Nathaniel Hawthorne ;#
C) Herman Melville ;#
D) William Faulkner ;#
E) Sigmund Freud
D
A) This writer’s work is listed as one of the main sources for the unit, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) This writer’s work is listed as one of the main sources for the unit, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) This writer’s work is listed as one of the main sources for the unit, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) This is the best answer! Faulkner’s work is only mentioned as one example of American Southern Gothic, but not as a name included in the reading list for the unit. ;#
E) Freud’s test on the Uncanny is listed as a key reference for the unit, so this answer is wrong. ;#
/Audios/TOEFLListening/MP3/16. TOEFL IBT Lab Q9 L1.mp3
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Question 10 of 37
 [AUDIO1]
 
 
How does the professor most probably feel when he says the following? ‘As others may have inferred, at least those who remember the notes form their Psychology undergraduate classes, Sigmund Freud’s work will be of great help to start our study’?
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Opción múltiple
A) She is glad the students are very participative in class. ;#
B) She feels the students will have to go back to take undergraduate courses. ;#
C) She would like the students to bring their notes from their Psychology previous classes. ;#
D) They will read Sigmund Freud next. ;#
E) She is not glad at all the students do not participate as much as he would like them to do.
E
A) What the professor means is that she has perceived a lack of interest from his students in their academic labors, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) The professor would like the students to remember their undergraduate Psychology notes, but not to go back to undergraduate studies, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) The professor would like the students to remember their undergraduate Psychology notes, but not to bring them to class, so this answer is wrong ;#
D) The professor does not mention Sigmund Freud in this part of the lecture, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) What the professor means is that she would like the students to be more interested and participative than they are being in the session. ;#
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Question 11 of 37
 
[AUDIO1]
Whose work will they be reading at the end of the unit?
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Opción múltiple
A) Sigmund Freud’s ;#
B) Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s ;#
C) Edgar Allan Poe’s ;#
D) Flannery O’Connor’s ;#
E) Horace Walpole’s
B
A) Sigmund Freud’s work is going to be read to start the unit’s work, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) This is the best answer! Lovecraft is the last name in the list of writers whose work they will study in chronological order. ;#
C) This writer’s work is listed in the middle of the chronological list of reading sources, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) This writer’s work is not listed as one of the main sources for the unit, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) This writer’s work is not listed as one of the main sources for the unit; his work is only listed as the example of the first text in the history of Gothic Literature, so this answer is wrong. ;#
/Audios/TOEFLListening/MP3/18. TOEFL IBT Lab Q11 L1.mp3
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Question 12 of 37
[AUDIO1] 
 
Which of the following will the students probably do after class?
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Opción múltiple
A) Read the texts by Gillman and Lovecraft ;#
B) Look for their Psychology notes ;#
C) Go and see the professor in his office hours ;#
D) Consult the online library ;#
E) Borrow books from the campus library
D
A) They will read Gillman and Lovecraft at the end of the unit which they have just started, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) Their Psychology notes are only mentioned to ask if they remember what they studied in their undergraduate Psychology classes, so this answer is wrong ;#
C) They will only have to see the professor in his office hours after they have already checked the online sources, and just in case they do not understand how to use them, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) This is the best answer! The professor advises the students to start checking the complementary Historical sources they will need to study for the exam, and some of them are in the digital format.;#
E) The books in the library which they can use for this class are on ‘reserve’, so this answer is wrong.;#
/Audios/TOEFLListening/MP3/19. TOEFL IBT Lab Q12 L1.mp3
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Question 13 of 37
Dialogue 2 This task should take no more than five minutes.
[AUDIO2]
[AUDIO1]
What is the conversation mainly about?
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Opción múltiple
A) The activities each student will be doing during the short period they will be away from school ;#
B) Thanksgiving holiday and its cultural influence in the U. S. ;#
C) The different activities American families enjoy on their Thanksgiving weekend ;#
D) The customary sports played during this holiday ;#
E) Bruno’s intention to go with Paty’s family abroad
A
A) This is the best answer. Most of the conversation is about what each of the students will be doing during Thanksgiving weekend. ;#
B) The topic “Thanksgiving holiday and its cultural influence in the U. S.” is too broad for what is discussed in the conversation. This answer is wrong. ;#
C) The answer is too broad. There is only a mention of what Bruno’s and Paty’s families are doing during the holiday. This answer is wrong. ;#
D) One sport is mentioned in the conversation, but the time dedicated to the discussion on football takes only a few lines. This answer is wrong. ;#
E) There is no mention about Bruno’s intention to go with Paty’s family. This answer is wrong. ;#
/Audios/TOEFLListening/MP3/21.%20TOEFL%20IBT%20Lab%20Q13%20D2.mp3,/Audios/TOEFLListening/MP3/20. TOEFL IBT Lab Dialogue 2.mp3
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Question 14 of 37
 [AUDIO1]
 
According to the conversation, what is to be the woman’s main activity during the holiday?
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Opción múltiple
A) Catching up on her reading for her term papers ;#
B) Writing for a university newspaper ;#
C) Collecting family stories from overseas ;#
D) Watching football and thinking about possible topics for a paper ;#
E) Quantifying material from stores for Thanksgiving
B
A) She responded she was writing for the newspaper, not reading for term papers. This answer is wrong. ;#
B) This is the best answer. She is to be doing research and writing for the university newspaper. ;#
C) Who will most probably be watching the football game will be Bruno and his family. There is no mention of her intention to watch the game. This answer is wrong. ;#
D) She decided to leave the football paper for later, implying she already decided on her topic. There is no mention of her intention to watch the game. This answer is wrong. ;#
E) She mentions the surprising amount of preparation for Thanksgiving in stores as an example of how much the holiday was an institution. She does not mention this will be an activity for her during the break. This answer is wrong. ;#
/Audios/TOEFLListening/MP3/22.%20TOEFL%20IBT%20Lab%20Q14%20D2.mp3
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Question 15 of 37
[AUDIO1] 
 
Why does the woman most likely mention distance as a way to gain perspective?
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Opción múltiple
A) Because she feels sufficiently separate from mainstream culture to be able to more objectively write about it ;#
B) Because the woman’s parents will be going overseas during the holiday ;#
C) So as to validate his experience in the topic ;#
D) So as to be able to mention the commercial aspect of the holiday ;#
E) Because she has been far away from her home for very long
A
A) This is the best answer. She mentions her distance from mainstream culture as an asset. ;#
B) That the woman’s parents are going overseas is irrelevant to the dialogue. The reference to distance in the context of the conversation is an abstraction of the physical concept. Separating oneself from the topic is having less contact with it. This answer is wrong. ;#
C) That he participates in the Thanksgiving tradition is the reason for which he cannot comment on it as an “external” observer. He is in a sense disqualified from writing on it as an observer. Metaphorically, he is too close to the topic because he celebrates Thanksgiving. This is a wrong answer. ;#
D) The commercial aspect of the holiday has nothing to do with needing distance from the event to comment on it. This answer is wrong. ;#
E) There is no mention of her being far from home for a long time in the conversation. This answer is wrong. ;#
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Question 16 of 37
[AUDIO1]
 
What is the male student’s attitude toward her also writing about football?
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Opción múltiple
A) He is uncomfortable with the idea ;#
B) He is relieved she chose a more popular topic ;#
C) He feels let down by her choice ;#
D) He feels despondent ;#
E) He feels apathetic
A
A) This is the best answer. He feels she is taking on too much in critically analyzing topics that are deemed popular by most students. ;#
B) He shows his discomfort proposing she take one topic at a time. This answer is wrong. ;#
C) He does not talk about his expectations for her work, so there is no way of telling whether he feels let down or not. This is the wrong answer. ;#
D) There is no sign of sadness or unhappiness in his answers. This is the wrong answer. ;#
E) His proposal that she take one topic at a time shows emotion. This is the wrong answer. ;#
/Audios/TOEFLListening/MP3/24.%20TOEFL%20IBT%20Lab%20Q16%20D2.mp3
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Question 17 of 37
[AUDIO1]
 
How does the woman acknowledge Bruno’s concern for her?
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Opción múltiple

​A) By deciding she does need to take on more challenging topics ;#

B) By giving an example of a sport that needs to be talked about more ;#

C) Through stating she should pace herself and dedicate her effort  to one article ;#

D) By saying she looks forward to reading the article ;#

E) By saying she forgot how much of a fan he is

C

​A) She does state that she wants a challenge, but this is not acknowledging his precocupations. This answer is wrong.

B) She mentions football as an interesting topic to talk about, but doing this does nothing to address his concern. This answer is wrong.

C) This is the best answer. She mentions agreeing with him in that she needs to take it one controversial topic at a time.

D) He does say that he looks forward to reading the article, but this does not show how she acknowledges his concern. This answer is wrong.

E) She mentions she forgot how much of a fan he is to be able to step back from a critical stance. This does not show how she understands his worries. This answer is wrong.

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Question 18 of 37
 
[AUDIO1]
What does the man mean by saying his family puts on a big show for Thanksgiving?​
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Opción múltiple
A) They only want their neighbors to see how much fun they are having.
;# B) They plan and prepare everything beforehand so everything turns out perfectly. They do this sometimes exaggerating the attention that detail for the event needs.
;# C) They do not prepare for it at all, everyone gets together and then they figure things out.
;# D) They are not sincere in their celebration of the holiday, it is only pretending.
;# E) His family just does this when they can, they do not worry about it too much.
B​
A) To put on a big show in this context means to prepare everything so that things go as planned. It is a demonstration of how Thanksgiving is to be celebrated. This demonstration is not necessarily for the neighbors. This is the wrong answer.
;# B) This is the best answer. It correctly interprets the meaning of “put on a big show” in the context of the dialogue.
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C) This is the opposite of the meaning “to put on a big show” has in this context. This is the wrong answer.
;# D) Putting on a big show is not related to sincerity. It has more to do with an elaborate demonstration. Whether this demonstration is sincere or not is a different matter. This is the wrong answer.
;# E) If the family puts on a big show for something, there is an implied care taken towards the event. This option makes reference to the opposite of the intended meaning. This is the wrong answer.
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Question 19 of 37
This task should take the student no more than seven minutes.


Listen to a lecture in a class at a university
[AUDIO1]

​[AUDIO2]

[AUDIO3]

What is the lecture mainly for?​
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Opción múltiple
A) To show technological innovation in biology
;# B) To present a different perspective on a description of the cell
;# C) To describe the methodology and perspective to be adopted in a class
;# D) To present the engineering challenges for biologists
;# E) To mention the challenges engineers face when confronted with terminology from other areas such as Biology
C​
A) Technological innovations are mentioned, but they do not constitute the main purpose of the lecture. This answer is wrong.
;# B) There is a presentation of a different way to look at the cell in the lecture, but this should not be interpreted as the main purpose. The lecturer provides that presentation in order to describe the manner in which the class will be describing the cell. This is a good answer, but not the best one. This answer is wrong.
;# C) This is the best answer. The lecturer is giving reasons for and a description of the methods and language to be used in the class.
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D) There is a description of challenges faced, but not by biologists. This is not the purpose of the lecture. This answer is wrong.
;# E) This answer’s scope is too broad when referring to the challenges mentioned in the lecture. The lecturer only talks about challenges engineers face when dealing with Biology. Furthermore, the purpose of the lecture is to provide an introduction to a course and the methodology and language to be used in it. This answer is wrong.
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Question 20 of 37

[AUDIO1]
 
According to the lecture, why are biology textbooks inadequate for the course?​
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Opción múltiple
A) Because they often require conceptual background that engineers are generally not provided with
;# B) Because they are not in laymen’s terms and do not provide sufficient detail
;# C) Biology textbooks often provide too few theory-laden concepts, making it difficult for engineers to understand
;# D) Because of the great advances in Biology and Engineering
;# E) Because they only provide concepts that are useful for biologists not for engineers
A​
A) This is the best answer. The lecturer states that the difficulty with the available textbooks is in the use they make of vocabulary that requires prior information to be understood. In the other extreme, simplified texts do not provide engineers with the required amount of detail.
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B) The lecturer states that biology textbooks in layman’s language are not appropriate because of their lack of detail. The lecturer acknowledges the existence of these textbooks. This is the wrong answer.
;# C) The lecturer states precisely the opposite. This answer is wrong.
;# D) Great advances in Biology and Engineering are mentioned as part of the motivation for engineers to study Biology. This motivation is not directly related to textbooks. This is the wrong answer.
;# E) It can be inferred from the lecture that biologists could make better use of the textbooks because of their prior knowledge, but it could also be inferred that engineers could take some advantage from these textbooks. The statement that the textbooks ONLY provide use for biologists is too extreme. This answer is wrong.
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Question 21 of 37

[AUDIO1]
What best describes the organization of the lecture?
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Opción múltiple
A) From general to specific
;# B) From specific to general
;# C) From most to least expensive
;# D) Chronological
;# E) Social based
A​
A) This is the best answer. The lecture goes from general to specific both in the examples and in the manner in which the lecturer refers to the methodology for the class. There is initial general motivation leading to specific problems involving the cell finally arriving at the purpose for the class.
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B) This answer goes against the organization of the lecture in that the lecture goes from general to specific both in the examples and in the manner in which the lecturer refers to the methodology for the class. There is initial general motivation leading to specific problems involving the cell finally arriving at the purpose for the class. This answer is wrong.
;# C) There is no mention of the expenses in the treatments discussed or in the use of the technologies that were spoken of. This answer is wrong.
;# D) There is no general timeline followed by the lecturer. This answer is wrong.
;# E) The social impact is briefly mentioned at the beginning of the lecture, but this does not suffice for an organizational scheme for the whole lecture. This answer is wrong.
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Question 22 of 37
​[AUDIO1]
The professor mentions cochlear implants and retinal implants in order to:
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Opción múltiple
A) Show there is work still to be done in the fields of biology and engineering ;#
B) Emphasize the problems biology faces with engineering;#
C) Give additional examples for the recent engineering feats in Biology;#
D) Introduce the topic of mini-factories with inlets and outlets;#
E) Motivate engineers to pursue career paths in those directions
C
A) In the context in which it is mentioned cochlear implants and retinal implants are used to highlight an achievement, not an area where more work needs to be done. This is the wrong answer.
;# B) The implants are mentioned to show the extent to which both fields have achievements when working together. Not to underline problems between them. This is the wrong answer.
;# C) This is the best answer. The lecturer mentions these implants in order to show some of the technologies that are leading the way in these fields.
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D) The topic of mini-factories is mentioned as a useful metaphor, not in direct relation to the implants. This is the wrong answer.
;# E) While the mere mention of the implants could steer students to follow these as career paths, these devices only serve the purpose of being examples in the lecture. This is the wrong answer.
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Question 23 of 37
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What is the motivation behind the use of a conceptual umbrella in the lecture?​
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Opción múltiple
A) To be able to use mini-factories with engineers
;# B) To be ready for proofs of concept that attempt to break established guidelines
;# C) To make use of the language students have previously acquired, so as to make comprehension of foreign concepts easier.
;# D) To protect students from an otherwise fluid environment
;# E) To consider the never ending possibilities of an ever growing metaphoric realm
C​
A) Mini-factories are mentioned as a metaphor to be used in class. This is not the purpose of using the metaphor. This is the wrong answer.
;# B) There is no mention of proofs of concept, or of breaking established guidelines. The purpose is to sidestep difficulties in language through the use of metaphor and thereby acquire the necessary conventional knowledge. This is the wrong answer.
;# C) This is the best answer. The purpose of the lecture is to use the prior knowledge and language students have, so as to make their understanding of concepts in Biology more natural.
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D) There is no mention in the lecture of a fluid environment or the need to protect oneself from it. This is the wrong answer.
;# E) It is possible to assume the lecturer is aware of this fact, but it would be incorrect to take this as the purpose of the use for the conceptual umbrella proposed in the lecture. This is the wrong answer.
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Question 24 of 37

[AUDIO1]
Which course is the professor most likely teaching?​
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Opción múltiple
A) A general course in molecular biology ;#
B) A molecular biology course for the engineering department ;#
C) An engineering course in the biology department ;#
D) A technology innovation course ;#
E) A technical course for biologists in engineering

 

B​

A) The topics discussed in the lecture are too specific for a general course in molecular biology. This is a good answer, however; it is not the best answer.
B) This is the best answer. The references in the language used, the examples given and even the choice of metaphor points to an audience of engineers. These engineers are to be taught the makings of the cell. Molecular biology includes this topic.
C) The biology department most likely has students with a complete grasp of the workings of the cell. Despite the mention of technological devices, the stated purpose of the class is to teach how the cell functions. This is the wrong answer.
D) A technology innovation course is too broad a topic for the course to which the lecture belongs. This is the wrong answer.
E) This is a technical course. What makes the course technical is the biology concepts in it not the engineering ones. This is the wrong answer.

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Question 25 of 37
The student should take seven minutes to complete this segment.
 
Listen to a lecture in a class at a university.
 
[AUDIO1]
​[AUDIO2]
[AUDIO3]
Why does the professor ask the students to look at the image of a woman and her child?
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Opción múltiple
A) To provide an example for the point she is trying to make ;#
B) To show how well the woman is able to do many things at once ;#
C) To provide an example of a typical working housewife ;#
D) To demonstrate how efficient she is ;#
E) To show what an irresponsible mother she is
A​
A) This is the best answer because the audience has been asked to observe their culture as if they were extraterrestrials who might see something different in the image.;#
B) Though the professor labels this image as “efficient”, it is not the correct answer because the speaker never comments on how well the woman is performing these tasks.
C) This is a good answer but not the best. The speaker wants the audience to understand that we might view this as typical, but the possibility that the woman is a working housewife is not as important as the suggestion that her behavior is guided by the efficiency paradigm. This answer is incorrect.
D) This is a good answer but not the best. The speaker uses her as an example of efficiency but does so in order to highlight how our everyday activities are being influenced by an efficiency paradigm. This answer is incorrect.
E) The speaker never makes such a judgment as to her parenting abilities; however, the speaker does mention that an alien might say that child rearing is a victim to the efficiency paradigm. This answer is incorrect.

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Question 26 of 37

[AUDIO1]
What is the main purpose of the lecture?​
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Opción múltiple

A)  To show that our society is increasingly more efficient;#
B)  To discuss how our time-space paradigm has changed over the years;#
C)  To show how an everyday activity could exhibit larger ethical and social implications if seen  through the eyes of another;#
D)  To demonstrate how parenting should not be diluted by professional responsibilities;#
E)  To provide the students with an example of unethical behavior​

C​
A) This is a good answer but not the best. The lecture is not about how our society is becoming more efficient; rather, it is about the possible interpretations and ethical implications of this reality. This answer is incorrect.
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B) The speaker makes references to technological evolution in order to show how the efficiency paradigm might have come about, but this is not the purpose of the lecture. This answer is incorrect.
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C) This is the best answer because the ethical implications are only discussed in terms of an alien’s point of view; plus the speaker alludes to a larger social reality at the end.
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D) The tone of the speaker is ironic and hypothetical. He never mentions recommendations or solutions. He merely speculates as to what an outsider might say. This answer is incorrect.
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E) This is a good answer but not the best. The professor was clear from the beginning that not all ethical analysis is about right and wrong. He merely asks the audience to analyze the image with a fresh pair of eyes in order to see how another might judge those actions. This answer is incorrect.
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Question 27 of 37
When the professor mentions religious organizations, what point is he trying to make?
[AUDIO1]
 
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Opción múltiple

A) To show that Religion is losing its influence due to the use of social networking
;# B) To show how the efficiency paradigm affects many aspects of society
;# C) To show that Religion resists the use of social networking
;# D) To show that religious outreach has improved thanks to the use of social networking
;# E) To show how Religion has completely changed thanks to the new paradigm

B​
A) This answer deviates from the point the speaker is trying to make when referencing religion. The speaker implies that religion is expanding. This answer is incorrect.
;# B) This is the best answer because one might not readily associate a faith based institution with efficiency, which is the point the speaker is trying to make.
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C) This answer is contrary to what the speaker is trying to do by referencing religion. He says that religion is taking advantage of them for outreach purposes. This answer is incorrect.
;# D) This is a good answer but not the best. The speaker never makes a qualitative comment on whether religious outreach has improved. She just says that religious institutions are taking advantage of them. This answer is incorrect.
;# E) The speaker comments on the outreach aspect of Religion but not the entire institution. This answer is incorrect.
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Question 28 of 37
 [AUDIO1]
 
According to the speaker, what aspect of society might an alien consider to be a victim of the efficiency paradigm?
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Opción múltiple
A) Parenting
;# B) Priesthood
;# C) Work time
;# D) Democracy
;# E) Child rearing
E​

A) This is a good answer but not the best because the speaker specifically mentions that an alien might consider child rearing to be the victim. This answer is incorrect.;#
B) The speaker implies that a priest could do his job more efficiently, but he never says that an alien might think so. This answer is incorrect.;#
C) This is a good answer but not the best. Work time is affected, evidence of which is that the speaker says we can almost work 24/7, but the speaker never says that an alien might arrive at this conclusion. This answer is incorrect.;#
D) Democracy is not mentioned in the lecture. This answer is incorrect.;#
E) This is the best answer since it is taken verbatim from the lecture. The speaker cites this as a possible conclusion that an alien might reach.;#

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Question 29 of 37

[AUDIO1]
What does the speaker imply about multitasking?
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Opción múltiple
A) That it is an example of a very efficient society
;# B) That it is the defining characteristic of out times
C) That it is potentially dangerous if not given some institutional limitations efining characteristic of our times
;# D) That it might take our attention away from other important activities
;# E) That it is a byproduct of digital information technology
D​

A) This is a good answer but not the best. Multitasking was referenced as a category of behavior and not as a specific example. This answer is incorrect.
;# B) This is a good answer but not the best. The speaker says that a defining characteristic of our times is that we do not tolerate time and space limitations. This answer is incorrect.
;# C) The speaker never says that multitasking is bad, only that an alien might think child rearing is a victim of the efficiency paradigm. This answer is incorrect.
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D) This is the best answer because the speaker, by saying that the image was an example of multitasking, implies that other activities might be influenced or affected by multitasking.;#
E) The speaker never talks about multitasking in terms of it being the direct result of digital technology. He says that digital technology contributes to the efficiency paradigm. This answer is incorrect.;#

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Question 30 of 37
 

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Why does the author mention the war between France and Prussia?​
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Opción múltiple
A) To show that the US could be viewed as two nations;#
B) To show that the US Civil War was the prelude to the conflict between France and Prussia;#
C) To show that the Civil War was more influential in terms of conflict analysis;#
D) To show that if slavery had not existed, there never would have been a war between the two European nations ;#
E) To suggest that the US had exposed itself to invasion by going to war with itself

 

A​
A) This is the best answer because it should be obvious to the reader that France and Prussia were 2 separate countries. Plus part of the main purpose of the lecture was to show that the US was not a unified nation at the time of the civil war but actually two distinct territories with different visions of the future.;#
B) Though the Franco-Prussian war followed, the speaker never mentions the US Civil War to be the cause of it. This answer is incorrect.;#
C) Though the speaker mentions conflict analysis and resolution, he does not use this example for such a purpose. This answer is incorrect.;#
D) The speaker never makes reference to slavery in France and Prussia. This answer is incorrect.;#
E) The author mentions the possibility of invasion as an example of why the two regions would unite but not in the manner suggested by the answer. This answer is incorrect.;#
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