TOEFL Daily Listening: Listening Task 23 (Gist Content Questions)

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TOEFL Daily Listening: Listening Task 23 (Gist Content Questions)
TOEFL Daily Listening: Listening Task 23 (Gist Content Questions)

The gist of something is the main point or key idea. 

  • Gist-content questions require you to determine the primary subject or concept discussed in the listening conversation or lecture.

Gist-Content questions are typically phrased as follows:

  • What are the speakers mainly discussing?
  • What is the main topic of the lecture?
  •  What is the lecture mainly about?

Tips to Remember

  • Actively listen for the main topic and primary points.
  • Ignore minor details and focus on the big picture.
  • Take brief notes to capture key ideas.
  • Identify the central theme or subject.
  • Consider the context and speaker’s tone.

What is the lecture mainly about?

a. Why we know so much about Mesoamerica

b. The dominant religion of Mesoamerica

c. A description of the Mesoamerican civilization

d. The only known written language at the time

Correct answer: C

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