TOEFL iBT | Listening | Discussion | Party Budget

We’re back! Because Beluga Whale topped 11.5k plays in just one calendar year, it’s time to pump even more listening out! In today’s podcast, we got the party budget, and this will help you with distinguishing between answers and understanding dialog.

Here are my notes down below, the questions, and the answers are on the second page!

Notes

  • Quick conversation
  • How did party go last night?
  • It was fun, good turnout, everyone had good time
  • Focus on social aspect and worked out
  • Mostly, spend more than the budget
  • How did that happen?
  • Costs associated with the party
  • Anytime it happens, important to think through everything, especially on part of the businesses
  • Walkthrough it all
  • First, catering and food
  • Rent tables and chairs
  • Able to cut entertainment costs by using other speaker systems
  • How did it send it?
  • No extra, unexpected purchases came up
  • Decorations a bit but not much
  • Made stuff from cheap parts
  • Save receipts? Sent by email
  • Doesn’t want to impose
  • Rental, good
  • Decorations fine
  • Here it is, caterer forgot to get us discount
  • Apply discount, back within budget?
  • Yeah, ok…found it, easy
  • Call him again, change it, credited back and change it
  • Now party can be success
  • Committee doesn’t have to be mad about spending
  • Just get the talking with the caterer

Questions

1 Why does the teacher talk to the student?

  • To tell him he failed the last test.
  • To ask about the party.
  • To see if he wants a job.
  • To tell him he’s a good student.

2 Why does the teacher want to walk through the entire budget?

  • To see what stuff Luke bought that he shouldn’t have.
  • To decide what can be cut out in the future.
  • To see if there was a mistake in the charges.
  • To figure out how much money they’ll need in the future.

3 Which of the following did Luke NOT spend money on?

  • A handful of fancy, premade decorations.
  • Renting tables.
  • Renting chairs.
  • Catering for food.

4 What ended up being the mistake?

  • The rental company charged them for double the equipment.
  • The decoration supply store added an extra hundred dollar charge on accident.
  • The caterer forgot to give them the discount they’d agreed on.
  • There was no mistake; Luke just went over budget.

5 Why is it so important that the student saved all of the receipts?

  • They ended up helping to figure out the problem.
  • It works to document the spending, which is important on a school budget.
  • Both A and B.
  • Neither A nor B.

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