01. Introduction
02. Grammar/Activities:
03. Reading Section
04 Listening Section:
4.09 Full Listening Tests Long.
6 Topics | 78 Quizzes
05. Speaking Section:
06. Writing Section:
07 Final TOEFL tests

4.08 Listening Fill in the Table Questions

Our final type of listening question is the Fill in the Table Question. This is quite different from other listening questions. This is the only question which does not ask you to choose from A, B, C, or D. It’s very similar to the final question in a reading passage. You have to drag and drop sentences into blank tables. That means, you click, and you move a sentence or a word, or a phrase into the correct place.

We’ll see an example of that in a minute. These are not very common. There’s none or one for almost every recording, and that means, you only get really one of these or maybe two of these on each TOEFL. They’re very low frequency. It’s possible you won’t get any on your test.

Usually, you’ll see one or two. These ask you to match, categorize, order, or choose yes or no. Okay. Let’s actually see those. First, matching questions. Here’s a matching question.

Don’t be distracted by the details. Lets look at the format. So we want to match each definition with a part of the eye. These are parts of the eye. And we’re going to match these definitions, here. In order to do that, we click and we move them.

And this will be a little bit different on your test because you will be able to click and move. Right now in this video, you cannot click and move. But, once you drag them and drop them into the correct boxes, then you’ve answered the question. Categorization questions are a little different, but they look like this.

You have some different ideas, statements, sentences, words, details, in a list here. And you have different categories, here. Now, the instructions tell you to indicate which each statement applies to. So we’re going to indicate by, clicking here, or here, or here, etc. Now actually, the correct answer here is not so important as this.

And what’s interesting here is that, they can all be the same category. It’s possible that the correct answer looks like this. Most students don’t want that, they assume that it will be mixed. And usually that’s true, but very rarely it’s all in one category. You have to look at the individual sentences and choose. Don’t look at the big table.

Okay. Next, we have yes no questions. These are almost the same. There’s one difference. Here, we only have one topic. We’re looking at what’s true about the Mercator projection.

In comparison here, we had two different topics, Cashmere and Mohair. So, in order to have a categorization question with just one topic, we use yes and no for our categories. These are just true false questions. We answer them in the same way as categorization questions, by clicking the correct category for each sentence.

Okay. Ordering questions are a little bit different. Here, we have a few different statements. And we need to put them in a table which is completely empty. So, what is this table? The instructions tell you to place the events in order from earliest to latest.

So I choose an event, and I click and I drag and I drop it into the correct place. Or here, I click and I drag and I drop it to the correct place, and I put it in the correct order of earliest in time to latest in time. Sometimes, you’ll have the first sentence done for you at the beginning. But then you will drag and drop all the other statements.

All right. That’s it for tables.