Listening Exercise for Learning Vocabulary

Listen to the audio passage and answer the multiple choice questions below. Tab between answers. The definitions of the words used in the audio are found at: Expressions and Vocabulary for Learning and Studying Other practice worksheets are found at the bottom of the page.

  1. How long has Harold been at Harvard? a) over two years b) less than a year c) three years d) he doesn't say
  2. What kind of studying did Harold do in high school? a) he studied every night b) he did nothing c) he skimmed over the notes
  3. What word does Harold use to describe how he has felt most of the semester? a) clueless b) foggy c) puzzled d) sinking
  4. What does Harold say that he does each night in terms of studying? a) he crams all night b) he studies with a girl c) he skims through his notes d) he wades through his textbooks
  5. What does the counselor tell Harold: a) he should go back to high school b) take less classes c) his study skills are lacking d) he needs a tutor
  6. Why is Harold not up to speed with the other students at the college? a) he didn't have to work hard in high school b) he goes out too much c) he has a low IQ d) he misses his family
  7. Is Harold going to give up and drop out? a) yes b) probably c) no d) he doesn't say
  8. What does Harold think of the other students at the college? a) he hates them b) he is in love with all of them c) he likes to play video games with them d) he respects them
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