's Guide to the TOEFL® Test Podcast

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Monday, October 10, 2005

TOEFL® Podcast #2

Questions About Formatting

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Audio Index

Slow dialog: 1:20
Explanations: 2:33
Fast Dialog: 9:15
Questions: 10:08

Student: Excuse me, professor. Do you have a minute?

Professor: Sure, I can spare a little time right now. What can I do for you?

S: I wanted to ask you if it is possible to hand in a draft of the paper to see if I’m on the right track?

P: I’m afraid not. I have to be fair to the other students, and I didn’t offer them the same opportunity.

S: But I’m really worried about not getting the formatting correct.

P: Just pay attention to the guidelines I passed out in class. If you want, you can talk to my teaching assistant about it more. To make an appointment with her, talk to the department secretary.

S: Okay, I’ll do that. Thanks.