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How to prepare for the TOEIC Test
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Test of English for International Communication (third edition) by Lin Lougheed
Copyright 2003 by Lin Lougheed
Published by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Transcript for Listening Comprehension exercises, Mini-Tests, and Model Tests 1-6
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LISTENING COMPREHENSION EXERCISES

Target 1: Assumptions

Part I: Picture
Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) The pharmacist serves his customers.
(B) The technicians are conducting experiments. √
(C) The laboratory animals are in a cage.
(D) The shelves are empty.


Target 2: People

Part I: Picture
Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) Four people are looking at a map. √
(B) The men are wearing suits.
(C) Both women are taller than the men.
(D) The man with glasses is pointing to a chart.

Target 3: Things

Part I: Picture
Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) The children are playing on the floor. √
(B) The television is off.
(C) The father is playing the piano.
(D) The curtains are open.

Target 4: Actions

Part I: Picture
Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) The men are smoking pipes.
(B) The earth is planted with crops.
(C) The trench is being dug.
(D) The workers are laying pipeline. √

Target 5: General Locations

Part I: Picture
Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) Some shoppers want to buy new luggage.
(B) Passengers are passing through airport security. √
(C) The police guard the bank.
(D) The flight attendant seats the passengers.

Target 6: Specific Locations

Part I: Picture


Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) The waiters are beside the table. √
(B) The man with glasses is next to the wowan.
(C) A bottle is under the table.
(D) There are four people in front of the first table.

Target 7: Similar Sounds

Part I: Picture
Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) The fair operates all night.
(B) The freight train is in the station.
(C) The car door is open.
(D) The men are loading cargo onto the plane. √
Part II: Question-Response
Choose the best response to the question.
What the letter delivered today?
(A) Yes, it came this morning. √
(B) The ladder was on the delivery truck.
(C) He was late on Tuesday.
Part III: Short Conversations
- M: How new is your boat?
- W: It's brand new. I'm really having fun with it.
- M: Let's both go sailing one day.
Choose the best answer to the question.
What does the woman enjoy?
(A) Wearing her new boots.
(B) Talking on the phone.
(C) Selling a new house.
(D) Sailing her boat. √
Part IV: Short Talks
- Attention shoppers. The market will be closing in ten minutes. Please proceed to the checkout counters.
Choose the best answer to the question.
What does the woman want people to do?
(A) Mark all answers.
(B) Change clothes.
(C) Leave the store. √
(D) Buy some plant seed.

Target 8: Related Words

Part I: Picture
Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) The man is shoveling snow.
(B) The skiers are on the mountain. √
(C) The iceberg is very cold.
(D) The voters went to the polls.
Part II: Question-Response
Choose the best response to the question.
How long have you been married?
(A) Almost ten years. √
(B) About five feet.
(C) The bride is my cousin.
Part III: Short Conversations
- M: Please return to your seat and fasten your seat belt.
- W: Are we getting ready to land?
- M: No, but there is some turbulence in the air.
Choose the best answer to the question.
Where are the speakers?
(A) In a car.
(B) In a plane. √
(C) At sea.
(D) On a bus.
Part IV: Short Talks
- The weather this weekend will be perfect for those who want to play golf or do outside chores such as
gardening. The temperature will be in the low 70s and the humidity will also be low.
Choose the best answer to the question.
What does this announcement concern?
(A) Sporting events.
(B) Auto repair garages.
(C) Garden center hours.
(D) The weekend weather. √

Target 9: Homonyms

Part I: Picture
Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) They're rushing down the stairs. √
(B) They're being trained.
(C) They're boarding the windows.
(D) They're staring at the train.
Part II: Question-Response
Choose the best response to the question.
He leaves next week, doesn't he?
(A) No, he's going tomorrow. √
(B) Yes, he's very weak.
(C) The leaves are turning yellow.
Part III: Short Conversations
- W: Will you sew this button on for me?
- M: I don't have time now.
- W: I'll be glad to wait.
Choose the best answer to the question.
Why can't the man help?
(A) The field is too wet to sow.
(B) He's out of thyme.
(C) He's too busy. √
(D) There are only four buttons.
Part IV: Short Talks
- The sun will shine this morning, but rain is likely by this afternoon. There may be some strong winds,
too. Spring weather is unpredictable.
Choose the best answer to the question.
What is the woman talking about?
(A) Whether to buy two storm windows.
(B) The weather. √
(C) Her son.
(D) The reign of the king.

Target 10: Same sound and same spelling but different meaning

Part I: Picture
Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) Math is the first class of the day.
(B) The attendant works in first class. √
(C) This is a middle-class neighborhood.
(D) The documents are classified.
Part II: Question-Response
Choose the best response to the question.
Is this bed too hard?
(A) Yes, it's very difficult.
(B) Not for me. I like it firm. √
(C) The flower bed needs water.
Part III: Short Conversations
- M: Why didn't you call this summer?
- W: I was working on my bachelor's degree.
- M: Now that summer's over, I'll give you a ring next week.
Choose the best answer to the question.
What will the man do?
(A) Call the woman on the phone. √
(B) Give her an engagement ring.
(C) Take a summer vacation.
(D) Call the woman names.
Part IV: Short Talks
Tennis fans will not want to miss the final match at Forest Hills tomorrow. This championship match will
be sponsored by Sporting Goods Company, the maker of Big Blue Racquets, a racquet without equal.
Choose the best answer to the question.
What does the man suggest people do?
(A) Get married at Forest Hills.
(B) See a tennis game. √
(C) Go to a night club.
(D) Not use the last match. Không dùng diêm quẹt cuối cùng

Target 11: Time

Part I: Picture
Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
(A) After the firefighter arrived, they extinguished the fire with water. √
(B) Before the fire started, the firefighters arrived.
(C) Prior to extinguishing the fire, the firefighters put away their hoses.
(D) While the fire blazed, the firefighters rested.
Part II: Question-Response
Choose the best response to the question.
When did you leave the office?
(A) Before it started to rain. √
(B) After tomorrow.
(C) While I was using the copy machine.
Part III: Short Conversations
- M: We have decided not to bid on the project.
- W: Did you decide before or after you heard about your competition.
- M: Our decision was made prior to their announcement.
Choose the best answer to the question.
When did the man decide?
(A) Before he heard about the competition. √
(B) Long after he heard about the competition.
(C) As soon as he heard about the competition.
(D) Shortly after he heard about the competition.
Part IV: Short Talks
- Mr. Ahmed Saleh, Chairman and CEO, will retire at the end of the next quarter. He has been with the
company for over twenty years and has been the Chairman since the company merged with Rotel
International, five years ago.
Choose the best answer to the question.
How long has Mr. Saleh been Chairman?
(A) Until next quarter.
(B) About twenty years.
(C) For five years. √
(D) Since his retirement.

Target 12: Negation

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