- Copy the text below and paste it in a text-editing program (Microsoft Word/ Open office, etc.).
- Play the audio and fill in the blanks in the text you have pasted in the text-editing program.
- Answer the questions in the test below.
- Download the Answer Sheet (Quiz questions included.)
Advanced English Listening Comprehension and Test
1. Listen to the text and fill in the blanks.
Dolphins who according to some, are even ______ ___________ than humans, have very well developed (and big) brains. Their brains are bigger than these of chimpanzees, and they have actually developed in a different way ___ _____. Primates, for example, including us, humans, have very big frontal lobes where planning and decision making takes place. The brains of dolphins have two hemispheres as well. However, theirs are _______ into four lobes instead of three.
Dolphins too can plan and ______ _______. They also show complicated emotions, and are very, very social. Scientists think that their brains have grown so big exactly because they are social, and constantly _________ with each other.
Another sign of their intellect is their language. Dolphins talk to each other, and even have a way to introduce themselves to other dolphins: sort of personal identification, which resembles the way people use _______. There have even been __________with sign and sound languages being taught with comparative success to dolphins. Currently, scientists are trying to communicate with dolphins with special underwater equipment which makes ________ ________.
2. Important English vocabulary in the text:
|primate||a member of the most developed group of mammals|
|lobe||an anatomical division of an organ of the body|
|intellect||the ability to think and reason; the capacity for knowledge|
|identification||the process of recognizing objects, people etc.|
|comparative||relative, measured by its similarities to other things|
|resemble||look like, have in common|
|constantly||all the time, always|
|whistle||to make sound by forcing breath through a small hole in the mouth|
3. Answer the questions: