TOEFL Listening: Listening Task 22 (Function Questions)

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Learn how to answer TOEFL Listening Task-- Listening Task 22 (Function Questions)
Learn how to answer TOEFL Listening Task– Listening Task 22 (Function Questions)

These questions typically focus on a specific section of the passage, sometimes even a single word. They involve playing a segment of the recording that relates to the question’s topic and then replaying only that particular topic.

These questions are typically phrased as follows:

  • What does the professor imply when he says this? 
  • Why does the student say this? 
  • What does the professor mean when she says this?

Tips to Remember

  • The function of what is said may not match what the speaker directly states.
  • Understand the context
  • Identify the real meaning of the statement 
  • Identify what the speaker may be doing- directing, recommending, complaining, agreeing/disagreeing, questioning or confirming.

Why does the professor say this?

a. To highlight the strength of Japan’s economy

b. To prove that Japan has the strongest economy

c. To explain the economic situation in Japan

d. To emphasise that Japan is a good example to use for the lecture

Correct answer: D

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