TOEIC lesson 10: Exhibition

Directions

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over a type-4 question from TOEIC speaking test. Take a look at the information provided below. Your tutor will read the question to you, and you have 15 seconds to answer on your own.

Test Question

Directions: In this part of the test, you will answer three questions based on the information provided. You will have 30 seconds to read the information before the questions begin. For each question, begin responding immediately. No additional preparation time is provided. You will have 15 seconds to respond to question 7 and 8 and 30 seconds to respond to question 9.

Information Provided

Opening Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (on Saturday until 7:00 p.m.)
*Entry is permitted until 30 minutes before closing.

toeic-lesson-10

Day closed: Monday
*When a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum is open, and is closed on the following day. While the Grand Tennis Tournament is held in Sydney, the museum will be open.

Admission fee for the exhibition
*Special exhibitions require $AUD1 additional fees.
*AUD=Australian Dollar

Free or discounted tickets for the exhibition

  • Preschool children and those who have not entered school yet.
  • Handicapped individuals or those receiving welfare assistance (please show your identification) and their attendants.
  • Students in ninth grade or lower and who go to school in Sydney.
    *Adults accompanied by children under 18 years old are admitted for half price on the third weekend of every month (Sydney residents only).

Question 7

(Tutor: read the text to the student. The question is not presented to the student in the actual test)

Hi. I happened to hear about your upcoming exhibition yesterday and I’d like to get some detailed information about it. Could you please answer some of my questions?

Could you tell me about your opening hours during the Grand Tennis Tournament?

Your Answer

How did you do? Here are some pointers if you want to try again.

  • It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and to 7pm on Saturday.
  • It’s normally closed on Mondays, but if a national holiday falls on a Monday it is open on that day.

Directions

Let’s try another one. Your tutor will read the question to you, and you have 15 seconds to answer on your own.

Question 8

(Tutor: read the text to the student. The question is not presented to the student in the actual test)

Please tell me about the ticket price for the exhibition .

Your Answer

How did you do? Here are some pointers if you want to try again.

  • The admission fees are $AUD 6 for adults and $AUD 3 for junior high and high school students and senior citizens.
  • The admission fee for a group of 20 who are all adults is $AUD4.5, and also some group discounts apply to seniors and students as well.

Directions

Let’s try another one. Your tutor will read the question to you, and you have 30 seconds to answer on your own.

Question 9

(Tutor: read the text to the student. The question is not presented to the student in the actual test)

Do you have any free or discounted tickets for the exhibition?

Your Answer

How did you do? Here are some pointers if you want to try again.

  • The exhibition is free for all handicapped, preschool children, and students who go to school in Sydney.
  • Adults accompanied by children under 18 also qualify for 50% discounted admission for the exhibition.

Sample Answer

Reading great sample answers is one way to improve. Go over the sample answer with your tutor. Ask questions if you have any.

Sample Answer

Q7: The exhibition is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and it will be open until 7pm on Saturday. It’s normally closed on Mondays, but if a national holiday falls on a Monday it is open on that day. Please note that it will be open while the Grand Tennis Tournament is held in Sydney as well.

Q8: The admission fees are AUD$ 6 for adults and AUD$ 3 for junior high or high school students. If there is a group of 20 or more people, it will cost AUD$ 4.50 for adults and AUD$ 2.50 for junior high or high school students.

Q9: The exhibition is free for all handicapped, preschool children, and students in the ninth grade or lower in Sydney. It is also free for those who are getting welfare assistance, so please show us your ID. Sydney residents accompanied by children under 18 also qualify for 50% discounted admission for the exhibition.

Further Study

Got more time? Here is a list of common vocab words related to the text you studied today. Go over each one with your tutor.

Additional Expressions

entry (n) the act of entering something
e.g. The thieves gained entry through a back window.
attendant (n) an assistant or servant
e.g. a bride and her attendants [=bridesmaids]
preview (v) see before others do
e.g. Critics have not yet previewed the new movie.
exposition (e) exhibition
e.g. have/hold/mount an international exposition
be eligible for~ (adj) meeting the requirements
e.g. I’d like to join but I‘m not eligible for it yet.
welfare assistance (n) help given by government to those in need
e.g. The people in the lowerincome category will be offered a variety of welfare assistance.
handicapped (adj) physically or mentally disabled
e.g. He has been handicapped since his motorcycle accident.
verify (v) confirm
e.g. She verified her flight number.
ID (identification) (n) means of identification
e.g. The guard insisted that we show him our ID‘s.
accompany (v) go somewhere with (someone)
e.g. She will accompany me to the store.
cambly-practice-button2

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s