Listening Section on the Institutional TOEFL
In some dialogues you could be asked:
To paraphrase idiomatic expressions.
To draw conclusions about the feelings or emotions expressed by speakers.
Word and phrases as well as the tone of voice of speakers in the conversation will provide information for your conclusions.
To recognize a suggestion.
Words and phrases such as “you should” or “why don´t you” or “why not” introduce a suggestion.
To recognize remarks that register surprise and draw conclusions about the assumptions that the speaker may have made.
To make predictions about the future activities of the speakers.
You prediction should be based on evidence in the conversation from which you can draw a logical conclusion.
To draw general conclusions about the speakers or the situation.
Word and phrases and the tone of voice of speakers in the conversation will provide information for your conclusions.