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Listening

21. Listening LectureCK English
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21 Listening Q3ACK English
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21 Listening 21 Q3BCK English
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Speaking

Task 1

21 Speaking Task 1CK English
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Task 2

21 Speaking Task 2CK English
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The college of Arts and Sciences has announced that it will require students to write a senior thesis to qualify for graduation, beginning with students who enter the university this coming fall. The senior thesis is currently an option in all departments. Specific criteria have not yet been released by the dean, but they are expected to define the thesis as a year-long research project, undertaken with the guidance of a faculty advisor, that results in a paper of at least 50 pages or the equivalent.

Task 3

21 Speaking Task 3 Lecture & QuestionCK English
00:00 / 02:40

U.S. Joining WWI
There were several factors involved with Congress’ decision to enter World War I that all pointed toward the joining of the Allied forces. Although the United States’ original position when the war started was to remain neutral and isolated, the Imperial German Government forced the US into joining the war with hostile and aggressive actions that warranted a response. The sinking of the Lusitania as well as three other ships and the intercepted Zimmermann note that revealed Germany’s hostile intentions toward the U.S. were both important issues in the final decision to declare war on Germany.    

Task 4

21 Speaking Task 4 Lecture & QuestionCK English
00:00 / 02:11

Writing

Task Independent

In general, people are living longer now. Discuss the causes of this phenomenon. Use specific reasons and details to develop your essay.

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Listening

22 Listening DialogueCK English
00:00 / 03:03
22 Listening Q3ACK English
00:00 / 00:02
22 Listening Q3BCK English
00:00 / 00:16

Speaking

Task 1

22 Speaking Task 1CK English
00:00 / 00:23

Task 2

22 Speaking Task 2 Dialogue & QuestionCK English
00:00 / 02:14

Attention! Bookstore Moving!
The university bookstore will be moving to its new location across campus for this Fall semester. The new location of the bookstore will be next to the Delaney Building on Wang street. Construction of the new bookstore will be completed this summer and the store and inventory will be moved and ready for the Fall semester the week of September 4. This location will remain open through the summer, and students will be able to sell their textbooks back after the summer semester here as well.

Task 3

22 Speaking Task 3CK English
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Birds of Prey
Many people assume that raptor is the word properly used to designate all birds of prey. In fact, raptors are a group with three basic traits that many flesh-eating birds do not share. First, a raptor has strong feet and claws that it uses to capture prey. Second, a raptor has well-developed eyesight. This facilitates hunting from the air. Finally, a raptor has a hooked or curved beak for tearing flesh. 

Task 4

22 Speaking Task 4 LectureCK English
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22 Speaking Task 4 QuestionCK English
00:00 / 00:08

Writing

Task Independent 

We all work or will work in our jobs with many different kinds of people. In your opinion, what are some important characteristics of a co-worker (someone you work closely with)? Use reasons and specific examples to explain why these characteristics are important.

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Listening

23 Listening 23 DialogueCK English
00:00 / 02:21
23 Listening Q2BCK English
00:00 / 00:09

Speaking

Task 1

23. Speaking Task 1CK English
00:00 / 00:20

Task 2

23 Speaking Task 2CK English
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Announcement from the President
For the past five years, there has been no increase in tuition and fees have remained the same, but now the university has decided to increase tuition by 5% each year for the next four years for all students. This raise in tuition will begin next fall semester. This increase is due to increased costs in construction for our new projects as well as the need to upgrade our existing equipment. The increased revenue from tuition will help keep this university in top form as well as help our students stay competitive in an increasingly competitive world.

Task 3

23. Speaking Task 3 Lecture & QuestionCK English
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Sigmund Freud

The terms “id,” “ego,” and “super ego” were coined by the German psychologist Sigmund Freud. For Freud, these terms described the division between conscious and unconscious. The “id,” being fully unconscious, deals with primal drives and urges, such things repressed by the consciousness. The “ego,” being mostly conscious, deals with external reality and everyday actions. And the “super ego,” which is partly conscious, is the moral judge that works internally as a conscience.    

Task 4

23. Speaking Task 4 Lecture & QuestionCK English
00:00 / 02:00

Writing

Task Independent

In some countries, teenagers have jobs while they are still students. Do you think this is a good idea? Support your opinion by using specific reasons and details.

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Listening

24 Listening Dialogue 24CK English
00:00 / 03:03

Speaking

Task 1

24 Speaking Task 1CK English
00:00 / 00:14

Task 2

24 Speaking Task 2 Dialogue & QuestionCK English
00:00 / 02:18

Network Sharing Announcement
Due to the recent rise in the usage of on-line student storage space, limits and restrictions are being placed on student spaces. Students are no longer allowed to share music files or video files from their on-line campus storage spaces. Students will have until the end of next week to remove all such files from their online spaces. Also, a cap of 50 mb will be placed on all spaces. Violations of this new policy will result in deletion of your space.

Task 3

24 Speaking Task 3 Lecture & QuestionCK English
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Erik Erikson
In 1956, German psychologist Erikson used the term “identity crisis,” as being an important conflict human beings face in life. Erikson describes the identity crisis as first happening during ages 13 to 19. Overcoming the crisis in those teen years will help overcome identity crises later in their life. Today, the complexities of modern life create many stressful situations. People may experience identity crises more often now than in the time of Erikson.

Task 4

24 Speaking Task 4CK English
00:00 / 02:12

Writing

Task Independent 

A person you know is planning to move to your town or city. What do you think this person would like and dislike about living in your town or city? Why? Use specific reasons and details to develop your essay.

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Listening

25 Listening 25 DialogueCK English
00:00 / 03:26

Speaking

Task 1

25 Speaking Task 1CK English
00:00 / 00:11

Task 2

25 Speaking Task 2CK English
00:00 / 02:21

The Torch
The university newspaper, The Torch, is now taking applications from students who are interested in joining the staff. There are several different positions available and experience in journalism is not required. This is the chance to get the experience that you need to get a jump-start on your future while also serving and supporting your classmates and student body.
We have positions available for students interested in writing, photography, advertising, and art design. Please bring resume and apply in person at The Torch’s office, Rm 407 in the Patrick Building next to the cafeteria

Task 3

25 Speaking Task 3 Lecture & QuestionCK English
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Animal Domestication
Humans have been domesticating, or taming, animals for thousands of years. The cow, pig, horse and other animals that once lived in the wild are now used by humans. These large domesticated mammals are used for a variety of jobs in fields such as agriculture and transportation. Attempts have been made to domesticate many different types of animals, but not all attempts were successful.    

Task 4

25 Speaking Task 4 Lecture & QuestionCK English
00:00 / 01:59

Writing

Task Independent

It has recently been announced that a large shopping center may be built in your neighborhood. Do you support or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

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Listening

26 ListeningCK English
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Speaking

Task 1

26 Speaking Task 1CK English
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Task 2

26 Speaking Task 2 Dialogue & QuestionCK English
00:00 / 02:15

New Tai Chi Classes! Free!!!
The Student Rec Center has decided to offer free Beginner Tai Chi lessons to all students and staff for the upcoming finals period. For the two weeks before finals starting April 16th and the week of finals, free Tai Chi classes will be available for students at the Rec Center. If you are feeling stressed out for finals, stop by and learn some exercises to help calm you down and relieve stress. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00AM and 5:00PM, and Thursdays at 3:00PM.

Task 3

26 Speaking Task 3CK English
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The Hierarchy of Needs

Abraham Maslow developed the theory of the human being’s “Hierarchy of Needs.” He created a pyramid of basic human needs. At the lowest level are basic survival needs such as food and shelter. If a person satisfies that level, then the individual can climb to the next level of safety, love/belonging, esteem and the highest level of self-actualization. An individual will feel anxious if they do not meet the needs of a lower level, and cannot climb to the next level. According to Maslow, we strive to reach the top of the pyramid, self-actualization, in living our lives. Maslow states that no one has really reached self-actualization. When the body has reached its maximum potential, there is no reason to continue living.

Task 4

26 Speaking Task 4CK English
00:00 / 02:03

Writing

Task Independent 

It has recently been announced that a new movie theater may be built in your neighborhood. Do you support or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. 

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Listening

27 Listening DialogueCK English
00:00 / 02:25
27 Listening Q3ACK English
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Listening Q3BCK English
00:00 / 00:11
27 Listening Q4ACK English
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27 Listening Q4BCK English
00:00 / 00:10

Speaking

Task 1

27 Speaking Task 1 QuestionCK English
00:00 / 00:19

Task 2

27 Speaking Task 2CK English
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A Student Government Announcement

The Student Government Association, SGA, has decided they would like to sponsor a Person of the Year award at the university. This award is for a teacher, student, or member of the staff who has made a difference or has had a positive impact on the university community. Please submit nominees’ names and a brief essay detailing the impact this person has made on the community to the SGA office in Building 400, RM. 107. Nominees’ names must be submitted before October 23rd. For more information, stop by the SGA front desk

Task 3

27 Speaking Task 3 Lecture & QuestionCK English
00:00 / 01:53

Heart Valve Replacement

Valves in the heart regulate the flow of blood, like gates or the locks of a canal. When a valve malfunctions and needs to be replaced, several factors need to be considered. The biggest is the age of the patient. Younger patients require valves that will last for many years; they also tend to be healthy enough to with stand course of supplementary treatment that are hard on the body. Older patients, on the other hand, are often too weak for such supplementary treatments and can make do with replacement valves that are less durable. 

Task 4

27 Speaking Task 4 Lecture & QuestionCK English
00:00 / 01:58

Writing

Task Independent

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People should sometimes do things that they do not enjoy doing. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

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Listening

28 ListeningCK English
00:00 / 04:20

Speaking

Task 1

28 Speaking Task 1CK English
00:00 / 00:13

Task 2

28 Speaking Task 2 Dialogue and QuestionCK English
00:00 / 01:38

The university has announced that, effective at the beginning of the fall semester, three departmesnt will be eliminated from the College of Liberal Arts: ecology, folklore studies, and textile sciences. Arrangements have been made to ensure that currently enrolled majors will receive their degrees as planned, but no new major applications have been approved for the affected departments during the past academic year. A statement by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts expressed confidence that the money thus saved would be put to good use elsewhere in the university. 

Task 3

28 Speaking Task 3CK English
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A Meeting at Bretton Woods

The Bretton Woods Conference was held in New Hampshire in July 1944, and was attended by forty-four nations. The conference was held to make plans for post–World War II international economic cooperation. The purpose of this meeting of nations was to make financial arrangements for the postwar era, and to provide post war economic assistance to governments in need. The delegates reached agreement on an international monetary fund to promote exchange stability and expansion of international trade and the formation of what is today, the World Bank. The original agreement became law in the United States in 1945 and lasted unchanged until 1971.

Task 4

28 Speaking Task 4CK English
00:00 / 01:51

Writing

Task Independent 

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Television, newspapers, magazines, and other media pay too much attention to the personal lives of famous people such as public figures and celebrities. Use specific reasons and details to explain your opinion.

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Listening

29 ListeningCK English
00:00 / 04:52

Speaking

Task 1

29 Speaking Task 1CK English
00:00 / 00:14

Task 2

29 Speaking Task 2 Dialogue & QuestionCK English
00:00 / 02:21

New President Selected by Board
The Board is pleased to announce the selection of the 23rd president of State University. Matt Tallent has been a part of the State community for years as a business owner and contributor to the university. He will succeed Tom MacMaster who is stepping down as president this year. Tallent has recently given over his CEO title of his chain of Kwik Foodz restaurants to his son. The board cited Tallent’s experience as the head of a multi-million dollar corporation as well as his experience with running several charities as the primary reason for selecting him as president.

Task 3

29 Speaking Task 3CK English
00:00 / 01:32

Impressionism was a major movement in painting that developed in France during the latter half of the 19th century. Impressionism represented a radical break from the realism-inspired painting that had dominated Europe since the Renaissance. Impressionists painting was characterized by the use of short brushstroke techniques and bold colors to capture the effects of light on various subjects through different times of the day. Impressionists often placed strokes of bright, unmixed color next to each other on the canvas, letting the viewer's eye blend the colors in order to capture the shimmering effects of light. This blending of color and form by the viewer's eyes was the effect, an impression, that the painters wanted to create. 

Task 4

29 Speaking Task 4 Lecture and QuestionCK English
00:00 / 02:19

Writing

Task Independent

Some people believe that the Earth is being harmed (damaged) by human activity. Others feel that human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. What is your opinion? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

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Listening

30 ListeningCK English
00:00 / 04:34

Speaking

Task 1

30 Speaking Task 1CK English
00:00 / 00:17

Task 2

The Campus Voice
The university newspaper, The Campus Voice, invites applications from students interested in joining its staff. The newspaper is a weekly pblication written by students for students. 
Although previous experience in journalism is helpful, it is not required. Openings are available for students interested in writing, photography, illustration, and advertising. Student will earn one academic credit for each semester they work on the paper. Please direct any questions to the faculty advisor, John Moore.
In order to work on the paper, students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.0. 
An application is available online at www.campusvoice.com 

30 Speaking Task 2 Dialogue and QuestionCK English
00:00 / 01:15

Task 3

The Corn Law
The Corn Law was first introduced in Britain in 1804, when the landowners, who dominated Parliament, sought to protect their profits by imposing a duty on imported corn. During the Napoleonic Wars, it was not possible to import corn from Europe. This led to an expansion of British wheat farming and to high bread prices. Farmers feared that when the war ended in 1815, the importation of foreign corn would lower prices. British landowners applied pressure on members of Parliament to take action to protect the profits of the farmers. Parliament responded by passing a law permitting the import of foreign wheat duty free only when the domestic price reached 80 shillings per 8 bushels of corn. The price of these goods remained high.

30 Speaking Task 3CK English
00:00 / 02:50

Task 4

30 Speaking Task 4CK English
00:00 / 01:50

Writing

Task Independent 

It has recently been announced that a new high school may be built in your community. Do you support or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific reasons and details in your answer.