TOEFL Listening: Listening Task 19 (Gist Content Questions)

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Learn how to answer TOEFL Listening Task-- Listening Task 19 (Gist Content Questions)
Learn how to answer TOEFL Listening Task– Listening Task 19 (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. A description of the rate of unemployment in a stable economy

b. Economic, social, and political factors that affect the rate of unemployment

c. Why the rate of unemployment is not considered natural

d. Public policies that affect the labour market

Correct answer: A

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