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Suggestions In TOEFL test, suggestions can be shown by the following expressions: 1. why. . . not. . . ? 2. Why not. . . ? 3. Let’s. . . ? The answer is usually the restatement of the sentence following the expressions above.
Example 1: On the recording, you hear: (man) The weather’s so beautiful today (woman) Let’s walk to school instead of driving (narrator) WHAT DOES THE WOMAN SUGGEST? a. Taking the car to school b. Taking a walk instead of going to school c. Going for a drive in the beautiful weather d. Going to class on foot
Example 2: Listen carefully to the short dialogue and question on the recording, and then choose the best answer to the question. You should pay particular attention to expression of suggestion! PLAY 1. a. Going to work b. Getting some exercise c. Relaxing for a while d. Visiting her friend Jim 2. a. Completing the work later b. Finishing more of the work now c. Trying to do the work today d. Resting tomorrow
Answer: 1. 2. b. Getting some exercise a. Completing the work later
Passives n n A passive statement must contain TO BE and Verb 3. To Be: is, am, are, was, were, been, and being. There are two kinds of Verb 3, Regular (-ed) and Irregular. Formula: S + to be + Verb 3 + …
Passive in TOEFL 1. 2. If the dialogue contains a passive statement, the anwer to the question is often an active statement. If the dialogue contains an active statement, the answer to the question is often a passive statement.
Example 1: On the recording, you hear: (man) What happened to your notebook? (woman) I left it in the cafetaria (narrator) What does the woman imply? a. b. c. d. The cafetaria is to the left She left a note on the cafetari door She took notes in the cafetaria The notebook was left in the cafetaria Answer: D
Example 2: Listen carefully to the short dialogue and question on the recording, and then choos the best answer to the question. You should pay particelar attention to passives! PLAY 1. a. Her family just arrived b. She must pack to go visit her family c. She opened the door to great her family d. The box from her family was opened 2. a. He completed the report b. He’s coming to work on the report c. The report is due tomorrow morning d. The report still needs an infinite amount of work
Answer: 1. 2. d. The box from her family was opened a. He completed the report