TOEFL 21-30

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21 TOEFL

Listening

21. Listening LectureCK English
00:00 / 04:22
21 Listening Q3ACK English
00:00 / 00:06
21 Listening 21 Q3BCK English
00:00 / 00:14

1. What is the professor discussing?
A. The various causes of a particular geographical formation
B. The role of meteors in forming craters
C. How craters have an impact on their surroundings
D. The differences between various types of volcanic craters

2. Which did the professor NOT mention as a possible cause of craters?
A. Volcanic collapse
B. Earthquake activity
C. Volcanic explosion
D. Collision of a meteor with Earth

3. Why does the professor ask this:




A. To point out that the students do not know the answer
B. To find out if the students have read the chapter
C. To encourage the students to think about something throughout the lecture
D. To reinforce an earlier point that he made

4. What is Mount Mazama?
A. A mountain now towering over Oregon
B. The name of a  mountain that used to exist
C. A volcanic mountain that regularly erupts
D. A mountain destroyed by the impact of a meteor

5. The professor indicates how each of these craters was formed. Indicate which crater each of these descriptions of the formation matches.
A. Formed when a volcanic mountain exploded              1. CRATER LAKE
B. Formed when a volcanic mountain collapsed              2. MT. ST. HELENS
C. Not formed as part of a volcanic mountain                  3. METEOR CRATER

6. What does the professor imply about the number of volcanic craters?
A. It is not as large as the number of impact craters.
B. It is approximately the same as the number of impact craters.
C. It is most likely around eighty.
D. It is far greater than the number of impact craters

Speaking

Task 1

21 Speaking Task 1CK English
00:00 / 00:21

Task 2

21 Speaking Task 2CK English
00:00 / 01:54

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.

22 TOEFL

Listening

22 Listening DialogueCK English
00:00 / 03:03

1. Why is the student meeting with his advisor?
A. To find out how he scored on some placement tests
B. To retake the math skills test
C. To plan his schedule of classes
D. To see his scores on some final exams

2. What is true about the student's placement test scores? Choose 2. 
A. He did well on the language skills test and can take a credit English class
B. He did poorly on the language skills test and cannot take a credit English class.
C. He did well on the math skills test and can take a credit math class.
D. He did poorly on the math skills test and cannot take a credit math class

3. What does the advisor mean when she says this: 




A. “I need more information from you."
B. "The solution isn't so simple."
C. "You seem to understand more than I thought."
D. "It's all really quite easy to understand."

4. How does the student seem to feel about the results?
A. Quite incredulous
B. Really angry
C. Truly delighted
D. Rather accepting

5. What conclusion can be drawn from the conversation?
A. The student will most likely have to take the math placement test more than twice.
B. The student's score on the math placement test was not really very low.
C. The student will most likely have to take both the language skills test and the math skills test again.
D. The student will most likely have to take an extra class because he has to take a non-credit class now

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
00:00 / 02:03

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
00:00 / 02:49
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.

23 TOEFL

Listening

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

1. Why does the student go to see the professor?
A. To find out how she did on a project
B. To discuss how a project is to be completed
C. To talk about how she could do better in the political science class
D. To discuss who should be her partner on a project

2. What does the professor seem to think?




A. That it is not a good time to ask a question
B. That the project was already completed in class
C. That he will answer any questions in class tomorrow
D. That the student should already understand what to do

3. The professor has described an assignment. Indicate whether each of these is part of the assignment.
A. To find a partner – Yes or NO
B. To select an issue – Yes or NO
C. To present the issue – Yes or NO
D. To debate the issue – Yes or NO

4. What does the student want?
A. To postpone the project
B. To have a debate with another student
C. To work without a partner
D. To discuss several issues

5. What reasons does the professor give to say no? Choose 2.
A. He wants the students to debate an issue
B. He wants the students to work together
C. He wants the students to select several partners each.
D. He wants each to work alone.

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
00:00 / 02:17

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
00:00 / 02:22

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.

24 TOEFL

Listening

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

1. How is the information organized in the lecture?
A. By contrasting various periods in American history
B. By classifying various types of colonies
C. By describing developments leading to the American revolution
D. By outlining steps in the development of royal colonies

2. Which of these were discussed in the lecture as types of American colonies?
A. Corporate
B. Charter
C. Proprietary
D. Grant
E. Royal

3. Which best describes each type of colony?
A. Controlled by a group of people under the king
B. Controlled by an individual under the king
C. Controlled directly by the king
1. ROYAL
2. PROPRIETARY
3. CORPORATE

4. What can be inferred from the lecture about changes in types of colonies?
A. Royal colonies tended to become proprietary colonies.
B. Corporate colonies tended to become proprietary colonies.
C. Proprietary colonies tended to become royal colonies
D. Royal colonies tended to become corporate colonies

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
00:00 / 02:28

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.

25 TOEFL

Listening

25 Listening DialogueCK English
00:00 / 02:24

1. What does the man plan to write his paper on?
a) The preservation of old books
b) The local coal industry
c) A famous politician
d) Old university buildings

2. What security procedures does the librarian tell the man he must follow? Choose two.
a) Show her his note cards before leaving
b) Allow his ID card to copied
c) Submit a deposit of five dollars
d) Sign in and out of the archives room

3. Why does the woman say the archives need to be kept secure?
a) Student from other universities frequently use the collection
b) Some items are worth a lot of money
c) Many items cannot be replaced.
d) There have been several thefts recently.

4. Why did the librarian mention the age of the books?
a) They need to be handled with gloves.
b) The man can only look at photographs of them.
c) They were added to the collection recently
d) They have increased in value.

5. What did the man mean by this? 




a) He is familiar with the way the prints are made.
b) He understands why the prints are expensive.
c) He may need a lot of prints
d) He isn’t sure he has enough money.    

 

25 Listening Q5CK English
00:00 / 00:36

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
00:00 / 02:23

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.

26 TOEFL

Listening

26 Listening LectureCK English
00:00 / 04:39

1. What is the lecture mainly about? 
a) Why some events are more memorable than others
b) The process by which memories form in the brain
c) Research on animals that may help explain human memory
d) Ways students can strengthen their abilities to remember things.

2. Why does the professor say Walter Freeman mentioned two types of crowds?
a) People can be taught to recall information that has fallen into disuse.
b) Scientists are studying why some people have a better sense of direction than others
c) Impulse in the brain may follow a pattern researchers don’t yet understand.
d) Each individual person has a unique way of remembering things.

3. What is the initial stage of memory called?
a) Association
b) Registration
c) Mnemonic.
d) Conversion.

4. What is the professor trying to illustrate? 




a) People have an easier time remembering unusual images.
b) The most memorable images come from nature.
c) Some people have names with few easy associations
d) Large objects are easier to remember than small objects.

5. What does the professor imply about a memory that has passed through the long-term retention stage?
a) It usually takes a long time to recall.
b) It could still be lost if not used frequently
c) It can be recalled even if the brain is injured.
d) It often comes back suddenly in old age.

6. What will the class do next?
a) Look at scans on the brain.
b) Discuss what will be tested on the final?
c) Practice inventing memorable visual images
d) Talk about methods for improving memory.

26 Listening Q4CK English
00:00 / 00:32

Speaking

Task 1

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

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
00:00 / 02:18

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 LectureCK English
00:00 / 05:11

1. What is the discussion mainly about?
a) The symptoms of joint injury
b) Which joints are used in different sports
c) How to distinguish different types of joints
d) How people can improve the flexibility of their joints

2. What is special about fibrous joints?
a) They don’t move.
b) They have a large number of ligaments
c) They are not found in human beings
d) They are the most common joint type.

3. What does the professor say about the jaw?




a) She has already discussed its joint type.
b) It is the best example of a fibrous joint.
c) It does not have the type of joint she is describing
d) She almost forgot to mention it.

4. According to the professor, what is an example of a hinge joint?
a) The hip
b) The knuckles
c) The shoulder
d) The neck

5. Why must the ball-and-socket joint be very complex?
a) It is not protected by cartilage.
b) It cannot become worn or damaged.
c) It needs to be able to move quickly
d) It provides a great range of motion.

6. The professor categorizes joints by how they are held together. Indicate whether each sentence below describes a synovial joint or a cartilaginous joint.
                                                                                       Synovial        Cartilaginous
A special liquid lubricates and nourished the joint        __                   __
There is no cavity between the bones.                          __                   __
The joint is covered with a membrane-lined sac.          __                   __
Only a lining of smooth tissue protects the bones        __                   __
The joint has limited movement.                                    __                   __

27 Listening Q3CK English
00:00 / 00:22

Speaking

Task 1

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

Task 2

27 Speaking Task 2CK English
00:00 / 02:09

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.

28 TOEFL

Listening

28 Listening LectureCK English
00:00 / 04:43

1. What's the main topic of the discussion?
A. Influences on Robert Browning’s poetry
B. Poems written about historical events
C. Characteristics of the dramatic monologue
D. Whether “My Last Duchess” is a dramatic monologue

2. What did the professor mean by this: 




A. He rarely assigns Browning’s poetry to students
B. Browning’s poetry is no longer widely available
C. Browning’s poetry is easy to understand
D. Students find browning’s poetry interesting

3. According to the professor what is a monologue?
A. A speech given by a single person
B. A profile of one historical character
C. A description of a specific historical event
D. A poet who writes in the voice of a different person.

4. According to the professor, what are the primary characteristics of the poetic form called the dramatic monologue?
A. The speaker in the poem reveals what he plans to do in the near future.
B. The reader identifies with the listener addressed in the poem.
C. The speaker in the poem is a person of high status.
D. Readers must use their own inferences to complete the story.
E. The speaker in the poem tries to justify his thinking.

5. What was the woman’s reaction to the poem “My Last Duchess”?
A. She liked the character of the duke.
B. She found it disturbing.
C. She thought is unlike Browning’s other poems.
D. She doubted its historical accuracy.

6. What does the professor ask the woman to do?




A. Consider a different interpretation
B. Allow her classmates to give their opinions
C. Wait until later to talk about the poem
D. Explain what she thought the poem was saying.

28 Listening Q2CK English
00:00 / 00:43
28 Listening Q6CK English
00:00 / 00:36

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
00:00 / 02:46

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.

29 TOEFL

Listening

29 Listening DialogueCK English
00:00 / 02:12

1. What will the woman spend the evening doing?
A. Catching up on her math homework
B. Having dinner with the man
C. Seeing a tutor about one of her classes
D. Helping high school students with their studies

2. What did the woman imply when she said this?




A. She has not finished the problems that were assigned
B. She is not sure whether she should take physics
C. She is having some difficulty with physics
D. She can help the man with physics

3. Why has the city started the tutoring program?
A. It wants to raise the math level of the students
B. It has received extra funding.
C. The high school building could be used at night
D. Some university students suggested it

4. What does the education department like about the tutors?
A. Most of them have taught students before.
B. The tutors are available in the afternoon
C. Most of them went to the city high school
D. It doesn’t have to pay them

5. What does the woman think tutoring will prepare her for?
A. Her upcoming math tests
B. Her duties as a graduate student
C. A job as a high school teacher
D. A job at the City Department of Education

29 Listening Q2CK English
00:00 / 00:35

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.

30 TOEFL

Listening

30 Listening LectureCK English
00:00 / 04:58

1. What did the professor mainly discuss?
A. Types of goods traded in the colonies
B. Major wars of the colonial period
C. How the colonists defeated new tax laws
D. How the British increases the flow of money to the colonies

2.  Why does the professor mention the documentary film?




A. He will have to show the class a different film.
B. He thinks one of the students borrowed the library copy.
C. He assumes some of the students have seen it.
D. There will be a change in the class schedule.

3.  Why did Britain want to receive more money from the American colonies?
A. It had just finished a costly war.
B. Colonial paper currency had increased in value.
C. The colonies were producing more sugar
D. Taxes in Britain had been lowered

4.  Which of the following did the professor mention as changes that accompanied the Sugar Act?
A. A greater number of commodities were taxed.
B. The taxes were collected more carefully.
C.The tax on sugar replaced the tax on coffee and wines.
D. The Stamp Act was no longer necessary

5. Why does the professor say the colonists developed their own paper currency?
A. They needed more money to pay the sugar tax.
B. Their British currency was used to pay for British goods
C. Property could be bought only with paper currency.
D. Paper currency was easier for laborers to transport.

6. According to the professor, why did the Stamp Act affect both merchants and laborers in the colonies?
A. It outlawed newspapers read by both groups.
B. Many colonists had fought in the French and Indian War.
C. Many everyday activities were taxed.
D. Both groups consumed large amounts of sugar.

30 Listening Q2CK English
00:00 / 00:42

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.