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Part 2(Questions and Responses): 30 Questions

29 Sep

Directions:

In Part 2, you will hear a question or statement and three responses spoken in English. They will be spoken only one time and will not be printed in your test book. Select the best response to the question or statement and mark the letter (A), (B), or (C) on your answer sheet.

There are 3 types of questions widely used in this part: (1) Questions with an Interrogative  (2) Questions with No Interrogative, (3) Other Types of Questions.

Tips:

  • The first word of the question will help you to know what kind of answer is requested:

What, where, who, why, how — ask for information

Do, does, did, are, is, will, can — usually need a “yes”, or “no” in their answers

  • Questions that contain “or” and require a choice never have “yes” or “no” in their answers.

“Did you stay home or go out last night?” “I went home.”

  • Sometimes you will hear a statement, not a question. However, it still requires a response.

“Thanks for dinner.” “You’re welcome.”

Tricks:

  • Pay attention to words that sound the same (homonyms). E.g. two, too, to

  • Look out for tag questions that are added to the end of statements.

“That movie was great, wasn’t it?”

  • Watch out for indirect answers. Sometimes the answer to a yes/no question does not include the words “yes” or “no”.

“Is there enough gas in th car?” “I just filled it yesterday.”

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