SOAL SOAL TEST TOEFL

Seperti yang sudah kamu ketahui TOEFL pada umumnya terdiri dari 3 bagian yaitu: Listening, Structure, Reading.  Berikut ini adalah contoh soal dari masing-masing bagian dari tes TOEFL

Listening

Pada bagian soal tidak akan ditampakan di layar/ lembar soal karena pada bagian ini soal akan berbentuk sebuah audio. Dari total 50 soal yang ada, pada bagian ini akan dibagi menjadi 3 bagian, yaitu:  

Short conversation (percakapan pendek) sebanyak 30 soal, long conversation (percakapan panjang) sebanyak 8 soal, talks (pembicaraan) sebanyak 12 soal. Biasanya pada long conversation (percakapan panjang) akan ada 2 topik dialog yang berbeda dan pada bagian talks (pembicaraan) biasanya terdapat 2-3 topik. Langsung saja simak contoh soal listening dibawah ini:

Short conversation (percakapan pendek)

On the recording, you hear:

(woman)          : You look awful. Do you have a hangover?
(man)              : No, I have been up all night finishing a paper. All I’ve had a drink is                                               coffee.
(narrator)         : What is the man’s problem?

In your text book or on the computer screen, you read:

A. He is tired.

B. He is drunk.

C. He is thirsty.

D. He is busy.

Jawaban yang tepat adalah (A), karena alasan kenapa si pria terlihat mengerikan adalah   he tired because he has been up all night finishing a paper.

Long conversation (percakapan panjang)

pada bagian ini biasanya 1 topik dialog digunakan untuk 3-5 soal

On the recording, you hear:

Question 1 to 4: Listen to a conversation on a college campus.

(man)              : Excuse me, I’m trying to find my way to Reynolds Hall.
(woman)          : Reynolds Hall? I don’t think I know where that is.
(man)              : I’m looking for an exhibit of graduate student paintings. The campus newspaper said it was in Reynolds Hall.
(woman)          : Oh, now I know where you mean. Everyone on campus just calls that Art Building.
(man)              : So how I do get there?
(woman)          : Go straight ahead until you come to the main library. You’ll see a walkway leading off to the left. Go that way, and then past the Chemistry Building………
(man)              : Let’s see… to the library, take the walkway to the right….
(woman)          : No, to the left….
(man)              : To the left, and past the Chemistry Building……
(woman)          : That’s right, and then you’ll cross a little service road. Walk just a little bit farther and there’s the Art Building. You can’t miss it because there’s a big abstract metal sculpture right in front of it.
(man)              : I think I’ve got it
(woman)          : I hope you enjoy the exhibit. Usually the graduate student exhibits are very interesting, and I’ve heard this one is especially good.
(man)              : Actually, the main reason I’m going is that my sister has a couple paintings in the show. I wanted to take a look at them.

On the recording, you hear:

1. Why was the woman at first confused when the mans asked her for direction?

In your text book or on the computer screen, you read:

A. She didn’t know about the painting exhibit.

B. She wasn’t familiar with the name “Reynolds Hall.”

C. She didn’t realize the man was speaking to her.

D. She wasn’t sure where the Art Building was.

Jawaban yang paling tepat adalah (B) karena pada percakapan tersebut si wanita berkata bahwa  Reynold Hall lebih dikenal dengan nama Art building.

On the recording, you hear:

2. According to the woman, what is directly in front of the Art Building?

In your text book or on the computer screen, you read:

A. The main library.

B. A painting.

C. A service road.

D. A metal sculpture.

Jawaban yang tepat adalah (D), karena si wanita menjelaskannya pada percakapan ke 10

On the recording, you hear:

3. What can be inferred from the conversation about the man’s sister?

In your text book or on the computer screen, you read:

A. She’s graduate student.

B. She works at the library.

C. She’s waiting for the man.

D. She teaches art.

Jawaban yang paling tepat adalah (A), karena pada percakapan ke 3 si pria berkata I’m looking for an exhibit of graduate student paintings. Kata graduate student paintings menjadi kunci bahwa saudara perempuan si laki-laki sudah lulus.

On the recording, you hear:

4. What is the woman’s attitude toward the man?

In your text book or on the computer screen, you read:

A. Annoyed.

B. Apologetic.

C. Surprised.

D. Cooperative.

Jawaban yang tepat adalah (D), karena si wanita menjawab pertanyaan-pertanyaan dari si pria, yang berarti menunjukan sikap si wanita adalah kooperatif.

Talks (pembicaraan)

sama halnya dengan long conversation, pada bagian talks ini 1 topik pembicaraan biasanya digunakan untuk 3-5 soal.

On the recording, you hear:

(narrator)         : Question forty-three through forty-seven are based on the following lecture about Alexander Graham Bell.
(woman)          : Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburg, Scotland, nineteenth century and later came to the United States. Several members of his family did a great deal to encourage him in the field of science. His father was most instrumental in supervising his work with the deaf. While he dealt with the deaf and investigated the science of acoustics, his studies eventually led to the invention of the multiple telegraph and his greatest invention- the telephone. The last quarter of a century of his life was dedicated to advances in aviation.

On the recording, you hear:

1. What was considered to the Alexander Graham Bell’s greatest achievement?

In your text book or on the computer screen, you read:

A. Multiple telegraph.

B. Telephone.

C. Aviation.

D. Architecture.

Jawaban yang paling tepat adalah (B), jawaban dapat di temukan pada akhir pembicaraan yang berbunyi his greatest invention- the telephone.

On the recording, you hear:

2. To what did Bell dedicate the last years of his life?

In your text book or on the computer screen, you read:

A. Acoustical science.

B. Aviation.

C. Adventure.

D. Architecture.

Jawaban yang paling tepat adalah (B), jawaban dapat di temukan pada akhir pembicaraan yang berbunyi The last quarter of a century of his life was dedicated to advances in aviation.

On the recording, you hear:

3. What can we conclude about Alexander Graham Bell?

In your text book or on the computer screen, you read:

A. He worked very hard, but never achieved success.

B. He spent so many years working in aviation because he wanted to be a pilot.

C. He dedicated his life to science and the well-being of humankind.

D. He worked with the deaf so that he could invent the telephone.

Jawaban yang tepat adalah (C), karena pada awal pembicaraan dikatakan bahwa “Several members of his family did a great deal to encourage him in the field of science.” Jadi karena itu Alexander Graham Bell mendedikasikan hidupnya pada sains.

On the recording, you hear:

4. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

In your text book or on the computer screen, you read:

A. Bell was born in the eighteenth century.

B. Bell worked with the deaf.

C. Bell experimented with the science of acoustics.

D. Bell invented a multiple telegraph.

Jawaban yang tepat adalah (A), karena pada awal pembicaraan dikatakan bahwa Bell lahir pada nineteenth century.

On the recording, you hear:

5. How many years did Bell dedicate to aviation?

In your text book or on the computer screen, you read:

A. 100.

B. 25.

C. 35.

D. 50.

Jawaban yang tepat adalah (B), karena pada akhir pembicaraan dikatakan bahwa “The last quarter of a century of his life was dedicated to advances in aviation.” Yang berarti seperempat terakhir dari 1 abad, yang mana 1 abad ada 100 tahun dan seperempat nya adalah 25.

Structure

Pada bagian ini akan terdapat 2 jenis soal yang berbeda yaitu yang pertama adalah berupa sebuah kalimat yang belum lengkap kalimatnya lalu kamu akan diminta untuk melengkapi kalimat tersebut (structure), yang kedua adalah kamu akan diberikan sebuah kalimat utuh lalu kamu akan diminta untuk memilih sebuah kata yang salah/kurang tepat di dalam kalimat tersebut (written expression). Dari 40 soal yang ada, masing-masing jenis soal berisi 15 soal untuk jenis yang pertama dan 25 soal untuk jenis yang kedua. Langsung saja simak contoh soalnya berikut ini

Structure

Engineers ____ for work on the new space program.

A. Necessary.

B. Are needed.

C. Hopefully.

D. Next month.

Jawaban yang paling tepat adalah (B), karena kalimat tersebut tidak memiliki verb. Pilihan jawaban A, C, D bukanlah verb jadi mereka bukan jawaban yang tepat.

Written expression

Humans who lived thousands of years ago, long before alphabets were devised, they used

                 A                                             B                                                                C

pictures to record events and to communicate ideas.

                                                                D

Jawaban yang tepat adalah (C), karena they sebenarnya tidak diperlukan, jika ada kata they tersebut akan terjadi pengulangan subjek.

Reading

Dalam bagian ini kamu akan disajikan sebuah bacaan teks setelahnya akan ada bebererapa pertanyaan terkait bacaan teks tersebut. Biasanya pada bagian ini akan ada 4-6 teks yang berbeda dan jumlah soal yang ada berbeda untuk masing-masing bacaan teksnya. Langsung saja simak contoh soal dari reading berikut ini    :

In 776 B.C., the first Olympic games were held at the foot of Mount Olympus to honor The Greeks’ chief god, Zeus. The warm climate for outdoor activities, the need for preparedness in war, and their lifestyle caused the Greeks to create competitive sports. Only the elite and military could participate at first, but later the games were open to all free Greek males who had no criminal record.

  1. What is the main idea of this passage?

A. Physical fitness was an integral part of the lives of the ancient Greeks.

B. The Greeks severely punished those who did not participate in physical fitness programs.

C. The Greeks had always encouraged everyone to participate in the games.

D. the Greeks had the games coincide with religious festivities so that they could go back to war when the games were over.

Jawaban yang tepat adalah (A) karena mereka harus mempersiapkan fisik mereka agar bugar ketika menjalani perang

2. The word “elite” in line 3 is closest in meaning to

A. Intellectuals.

B. Brave.

C. Aristocracy.

D. Muscular.

Jawaban yang tepat adalah (C), karena arti elite sendiri adalah kaum teratas atau golongan tertinggi, lalu arti dari aristocracy adalah kaum bangsawan yang mana adalah kaum teratas atau golongan tertinggi, jadi bisa diambil kesimpulan bahwa elite memiliki arti yang hampir sama denga aristocracy

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