Name: KyoungAe, Lim(Amy) 20/20 Excellent! Hope you'll continue to use these sites for listening practice. If you take the iBT TOEFL in the future, brush up your skills by practicing the same way as you have here. Great job, Amy!
Date: Mar. 7th, 2011
URL: http://podcast.ucsd.edu
Title: ANTH 2-Human Origins
1. How long did you search for the listening?
3 minutes

2. Why did you decide on this listening?
I want to listen to the lecture about human origins, so I chose this topics; however, this lecture terms are so difficult to me.

3. How long did you listen?
10 minutes

4. What other resources on the site did you access?
I always want to listen to the lecture, so I chose this lecture without slightly hesitation. Terms of this lecture is very difficult to me such as homo sapiens which learned when I was a high school student; however, it is difficult to listen to this lecture and she speaks very fast.

5. How difficult was the listening?
a bit too difficult because I think this topic is a country's history. Do you mean evolutionary history?

6. How much of the listening did you understand?
65%

7. How did you listen? Describe the strategies you used?
As you know, at first, I listened without writing, and then I listened as notetaking. In addition, I tried to listen to gain some information. I could catch some important information, but sometimes I think it is difficult for me to speak these words. Becuase when I speak some information, I mumble some information, such as subject and negative verb, etc. So, I tried to memorize and write the subject of some information not to forget. Furthermore, I searched some information on the Internet in order to get more information as backgroung knowledge in order to know homo sapiens' spelling, Bodo Kawbe cranium.

8. What was the listening about (write your own title)?
Archaic Homo Sapiens; African, European, Asian

9. Write a short summary. 4~5 sentences.
The professor starts talking about final exam, and then final exam will be on Mar. 17th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Exam format will be similar to midterm. Multiple choice questions will be drawn to lecture, texts; short anwer will be drawn to lecture, lab material.
The professor talks about archaic Homo Sapiens which found some places such as African, European, Asian. Especially, African Homo Sapien, Bodo is cut marks on skulls from defleshing and killing natural causes. In addition, brain size also gets invreased because of many revolutionaries. Second, the pofessor talks about behaviors about tool technique, and it found in African then later Western Eurasia. Moreover, this tool is large, flakes knocked off a prepared core which is more specific a little bit. Finally, the professor talks about hunting. In Germany, wooden spears found with animal bones; furthemore, this wooden tool may represent hunting spears and also composite tools made from stone and wood.

10. What is your opinion of the content? 4~5 sentences.
I don't like studying history, but sometimes this topic came out on the exam, such as literature history, and American history. This is kind of a mix of history and biology - which is what anthropology is. This was my major at UCLA and my M.A. is also in Anthropology. ;-) Now I'm working on my second M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language. ;-)
So, I wanted to know about various lecture and various topics. At first, this topic seems to be difficult, but as time passed by, this topic was more interesting for me than I thought. Moreover, I compared with my backgroung knowledge that I have and some information that I get.

11. Does the author express personal opinion? If so, what is it? How can you tell?
She didn't mention about his opinion. She just gives some information about the facts of the this topic.


Name: KyoungAe, Lim(Amy)
Date: Feb. 27th, 2011 20/20 Outstanding report!
URL: http://podcast.ucsd.edu
Title: HINE-Ancient Egypt-History and Culture

1. How long did you search for the listening?
2 minutes

2. Why did you decide on this listening?
When I found some titles, I wanted to know about "Ancient Egypt", and I really want to know about other topics.

3. How long did you listen?
10 minutes

4. What other resources on the site did you access?
Last time, I tried to listen to the news. Because I had break time I decided to listen to some lectures. So, I chose this lecture. I think history about a variety of countries is difficult for me. Moreover, I obtained some information about special country, Shabaka Dinasty-it is interesting to me.

5. How difficult was the listening?
a bit too difficult because I think this topic is a country's history.

6. How much of the listening did you understand?
70%

7. How did you listen? Describe the strategies you used?
As you know, at first, I listened without writing, and then I listened as notetaking. In addition, I tried to listen to gain some information. I could catch some important information, but sometimes I think it is difficult for me to speak these words. Becuase when I speak some information, I mumble some information, such as subject and negative verb, etc. So, I tried to memorize and write the subject of some information not to forget. Furthermore, I searched some information about Shabaka on the Internet in order to get more information as backgroung knowledge.

8. What was the listening about (write your own title)?
Shabaka who was a founder of Nubia Dinasty 25th of Egypt

9. Write a short summary. 4~5 sentences.
The professor starts talking about couple of announcements, exam and paper. The professor talks about Shabaka, a founder of Nubia Dinasty 25th of Egypt. He also unified Egypt, and there was Shabaka stone as a direct evidence. The Shabaka stone is a relic which is a slap of salt stone on display in the British museum.
Shabaka, concerned about the loss of the information on the papyrus, had the rest of the text written into this stone. However, in later years, the stone was used as a millstone and some scratch marks were damaged.

10. What is your opinion of the content? 4~5 sentences.
I don't like studying history, but sometimes this topic came out on the exam, such as literature history, and American history.
So, I wanted to know about variety of countries' History. At first, this topic was weird, but as time passed by,this topic was more interesting for me than I thought. Moreover, I think about the content of this topic, I could listen to and catch up some detail information more.

11. Does the author express personal opinion? If so, what is it? How can you tell?
He didn't mention about his opinion. He just gives some information about the facts of the this topic, but he sometimes used these words, such as crazy and interesting. So, I think he felt this content is amazing and interesting facts at that time when he said to students. Yes, great observation, Amy! If you pay attention to the listening like this on the exam, you
should do very well on the real iBT TOEFL.



Name: KyoungAe, Lim(Amy) 20/20 Great job!
Date: Feb. 13th, 2011
URL: http://podcast.ucsd.edu
Title: COGS101B-learning, memory and attention

1. How long did you search for the listening?
2minutes

2. Why did you decide on this listening?
In Korea, my major is Education, so I am interested with this topic. I think it is accustomed to listening to me.

3. How long did you listen?
10 minutes

4. What other resources on the site did you access?
I try to access some other resources on the site, but the resources is very fast to hear something because it is some regular conversations.
So, I chose lecture again. I struggled to listen lectures to take exam and I want to train my ears.

5. How difficult was the listening?
a bit too difficult because I think I am accustomed to listening some terms, but professor talking speed is a little bit fast to me.

6. How much of the listening did you understand?
65%

7. How did you listen? Describe the strategies you used?
As you know, at first, I listened without writing, and then I listened as notetaking. In addition, I tried to listen to gain some information.
I could catch some important information, but sometimes I think it is difficult for me to speak these words. Becuase when I speak some information, I mumble some information, such as subject and negative verb, etc. So, I tried to memorize and write the subject of some information not to forget. Keep practicing and try talking about some concepts in education with friends in English. Once you get used to talking about academic topics - something familiar to you, it will be easier to come up with expression to talk about any subject in academic terms.

8. What was the listening about (write your own title)?
Short-term memory and long-term memory

9. Write a short summary. 4~5 sentences.
At first, she talks about different models of shorter-term storage of information you're munupulating, such as long-term memory and short-term memory. Short-term memory stores memory, called working memory, is smiliar to short-term memory but it captures more ideas that working memory is information currently processing in doing. These types of functuality is more divided and individually. However, longer-term storage remembers things for 10 seconds and 5 minutes and longer-term memory is extremely important. Second, she talks about what the long-term memory is like. Long-term memory is like encoding something in term memory and put adding some format and store it. Moreover, she also talks about storage retreival and gives two example of storing data from the hard disk and retrieving data from hard disk.

10. What is your opinion of the content? 4~5 sentences.
I expected this lecture is easy to me at the begining of the lecture, but the end of the lecture is difficult to me. Anyway, almost of the lecture is good for me to understand something. Moreover, I learned about long-term memory and short-term memory and I could understand these information easily because I had some backgound about this topic. However, I always thought the understanding of the lecture is difficult and speaking about the summary of the lecture is difficult.

11. Does the author express personal opinion? If so, what is it? How can you tell?
She didn't mention about her opinion. She just gives some information about the facts of the this topic.




Name: KyoungAe, Lim(Amy)
Date: Feb. 22th, 2011 Well done - I understand the need to take a little break from the academic lectures.
You can improve your listening from other sources although I recommend trying to listen for about 10 minutes, at least. 20/20
URL: http://www.cnn.com
Title: Female veterans live on the streets
1. How long did you search for the listening?

2minutes

2. Why did you decide on this listening?
I want to listen to getting other resources, and I can get some information that CNN news help me improve my listening skills because reporters talks more clearly than other resources.

3. How long did you listen?
4minutes

4. What other resources on the site did you access?

I wanted to refresh my brain because I always listened to the lecture. Moreover, I was sometimes bored to listen to some lectures. So, I decided to listen to CNN news. I was satisfied with this topic.

5. How difficult was the listening?
just right. In my opinion, I think CNN news is easier than some lecures.

6. How much of the listening did you understand?

75%

7. How did you listen? Describe the strategies you used?
As you know, at first, I listened without writing and tried to understand the contents at first, and then I listened as notetaking. In addition, I tried to listen to gain some information. This context is easier to understand than other lectures, but it is difficult to write some information because it passed fast. After some failure, I could catch some important information.

8. What was the listening about (write your own title)?
Females veterans have a hard time living with their children.

9. Write a short summary. 4~5 sentences.
Female veterans served their country in time of war. Now these veterans are homless mothers, sleeping in cars and wondering now. In addition, They are now taking Southern California program that run by the nonprofit company, US vets at Long Beach. A woman said to reporter, "We have financial problems, health problems, and psychological problems. Moreover, this situation makes it difficult to make out here, society." They will get their next meal and many struggle with addiction. Vets president said to reporter, "They experienced some sexual harrassment, and had sexual trauma." There are some places where they are able to live there with their children. However, a woman said like this, "Children expect mommy,but their mommies are the same anymore and husband expect wife. I have kids but not with me. this makes me stressful, and they want more relationship.

10. What is your opinion of the content? 4~5 sentences.
This content makes me sad. This situation may make them more melancholy and experience a period of depression. I want to aid them to American government as the same woman. In Korea, there are a lot of women who had sexual suffering during Korean War. If they were already getting older, I think they must respect and aid them to help their lives. If these situation keep, they will be frustrated, and abandon their own lives.

11. Does the author express personal opinion? If so, what is it? How can you tell?
She didn't mention about her opinion. She just gives some information about the facts of the this topic because this is news. Are you sure that the language for describing the homeless women was neutral? Not all 'opinion' is expressed as an opinion. Sometimes it's the adjectives or words that are used or the tone of voice that tells us that the reporter is trying to send a message.