托福TPO3口语task5题目 Listening Part:
Listen to a conversation between two students.
(man) Hey, Marni , what’s wrong?
(woman) Oh, I’m just struggling about what to do . I won an award from the
Creative Writing Institute for a story I wrote and …
(man) That doesn’t sound like anything’s wrong.
(woman) Well, it’s a huge honor to win and there’s an award ceremony they’ve
invited me to attend which I’m so ex cited about, but, and here’s what’s
frustrating: I’ve got a biology exam that’s scheduled for the same time.
(man) Uh oh, well, have you talked to your professor about this?
(woman) Yeah, she said I could write a five-page paper instead, and I have
lots of ideas and know I could do a good job, but..
(man) But what?
(woman) Well, writing a paper would tak e up so much time, a lot more than
studying for and taking the exam. I have lots of other school work to deal
(man) Oh! Or you could have someone else to receive the award for you. I
mean, go in your place and accept on your behalf.
(woman) Maybe, I’ll still get the award and the money that way.
(man) Oooh, you won money too?
(woman) Yeah, pretty cool, huh? But an yways, my parents were really looking
forward to coming and seeing me on stage shaking hands with the Institute’s
president Knoff. I hate to disappoint them.
(man) True, I’m sure they are really proud.
(woman) Like I said, I’m still struggling about what to do.
The speakers discuss two possible solutions to the woman’s problem. Briefly
summarize the problem then state which of the solutions you recommend and
1. Listening keys
(1.1.1) Wants to go to award ceremony to accept award
(1.1.2) There’s a biology exam that’s scheduled at the same time
(1.2) Solution 1: write a five page paper instead of taking the exam
(1.2.1) Pro: the teacher will allow it, the woman has plenty of ideas,
confident to do a good job
(1.2.2) Con: writing a paper takes up too much time, she has other
schoolworks to do
(1.3) Solution 2: have someone to take the award on her behave
(1.3.1) Pro: she still gets the award and money
(1.3.2) Con: her parents won’t be able to see her on stage
The woman’s problem is that she wants to attend an award ceremony and accept
her award, but she’s got a biology exam that’s scheduled at the same time. There
are two possible solutions, the first is to skip the exam and write a five page
paper instead. Or she can find someone to receive the award for her. I think the
first solution is better. First, she did mention in the conversation that she
has plenty of ideas, and she’s confident she’ll be able to do a good job. Also,
if she does not attend the ceremony, her parents are going to be very
disappointed because they can’t see her on stage.