## Lesson 35: A conversation between a professor and a university student in the professors office

In this section you will find a number of listening comprehension tests which are based on the second part of the Test Of English for International Communication. These tests will help you practise and improve your business listening skills and you will also learn many new phrases. Here is how you should complete the tests:

1. Click on the MP3 player to listen to a question and three possible answers.
3. You can listen to the recording as often as you like. If you want to see the transcript (the text) of the recording, please click on the 'View Transcript' button.

## Lesson 35: A conversation between a professor and a university student in the professors office

Click  on the MP3 player to listen to a question and three possible answers then choose the best answer to the question.

1. What problem does the student have?
A. He is confused about a recent lecture.
B. He failed a mid-term examination.
C. He missed last Tuesday's class.
2. Why does the professor say this: Remember what I said at the beginning of the term, the only bad question is the one that stays in your brain. Right?
A. He wants to test the student's memory.
B. He wants to discourage the student from asking a question.
C. He is trying to make the student feel more comfortable.
D. He is attempting to intimidate the student.
3. According to the professor, what happens when tectonic plates collide?
A. They cause sea levels to rise all over the globe.
B. They alter the topography of the Earth.
C. They shrink the size of the continents.
D. They expand the breadth of the oceans.
4. Why does the professor mention the Red Sea?
A. To help explain an anecdote from Tuesday's lecture.
B. To remind the student about a previous assignment.
C. To correct a mistake about tectonic-plate boundaries.
D. To give a practical example of tectonic plate action.
5. In the conversion, the professor mentions two types of boundaries for Tectonic plates. Indicate which of the following statements refer to divergent boundary.
A. Tectonic plates slide horizontally past each other.
B. One tectonic plate submerges beneath another.
C. Tectonic plate collision creates mountains.
D. Tectonic plate collision creates new Earth crust.