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Narrator What does the professor imply when she says this: Professor Easy solution if you could afford it. APPENDIX B
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TOEFL iBT ® Quick Prep 37 APPENDIX B SPEAKING TRANSCRIPTS Speaking Practice Set 2: Transcript for Track 8: Narrator City University plans to begin playing music over loudspeakers in the campus cafeterias. You will have 50 seconds to read an article from the campus newspaper about the plan. Begin reading now. Transcript for Track 9: Narrator Now listen to two students discussing the university’s plan. Male Student Did you read this article? Are they serious? Female Student Yeah, I think so. Why? Male Student Well, first of all, a lot of kids aren’t looking for a relaxing break at lunchtime. They like to study while they eat, especially if they have exams coming up, or some assignment they have to get done. Female Student Yeah, that’s true. Male Student And now they won’t be able to concentrate. This is gonna be very distracting. Female Student Mmm. OK, yeah, I see your point. Male Student And second, most students don’t like classical music. Female Student It’s certainly not what I listen to. Male Student So are people going to stop listening to their own music? Female Student No. Male Student I think people are going to be even more likely to bring their MP3 player, you know, to play their own music and block out the classical stuff. Female Student Yeah, that makes sense. Narrator The man expresses his opinion of the university’s plan. State his opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.
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TOEFL iBT ® Quick Prep 38 APPENDIX B Speaking Practice Set 3: Transcript for Track 10: Narrator Listen to part of a lecture in a business class. Professor If a consumer has to choose between two products, what determines the choice? Assume that someone, a purchaser, is choosing between two products that cost the same. OK? If people have a choice between two identically priced products, which one will they choose? They choose the one they think is of higher quality, of course. But what does it mean for a product to be a high-quality product? Well, business analysts usually speak of two major factors of quality—one factor is reliability, and the other is what we call features. So, reliability. What’s reliability? Well, a product is reliable if it works the way we expect it to work, if it can go a reasonable amount of time without needing repairs. If a product, a car for example, doesn’t work the way it should and needs repairs too soon, we say it’s unreliable. So product reliability means, basically, the absence of defects or problems that you weren’t expecting. It used to be that when people thought about product quality, they thought mainly about reliability. Today it’s different. People do still care about reliability, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that manufacturing standards are now so high that … take cars for example; today, today’s cars all very reliable. So reliability is important, but it’s not gonna be the deciding factor.
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