Listening Exercise - Advanced

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Listening Exercise - Advanced - Quiz

Choose a, b, c or d to answer the questions based on the recording that you have just heard.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which statement about circular reporting is true?

    • A.

      It is the spread of true information.

    • B.

      It is when false information is validated by one other source only.

    • C.

      It only occurs with information on Wikipedia.

    • D.

      It may involve several publications.

    Correct Answer
    D. It may involve several publications.
    Explanation
    Circular reporting refers to a situation where information is reported by multiple sources, but those sources are all ultimately derived from the same original source. This can create the illusion of corroboration and validity, when in fact the information has not been independently verified. It is not limited to any specific platform or medium, such as Wikipedia, and can occur in various publications or sources. Therefore, the statement "It may involve several publications" accurately describes circular reporting.

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  • 2. 

        Which statement is correct about journalists?

    • A.

      They are not permitted to copy information from Wikipedia.

    • B.

      They refuse to copy information from Wikipedia.

    • C.

      As soon as they include information in an article, they verify the information.

    • D.

      Many journalists may publish inaccuracies in several articles.

    Correct Answer
    D. Many journalists may publish inaccuracies in several articles.
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that it is possible for many journalists to publish inaccuracies in several articles. It implies that not all journalists are diligent in fact-checking and verifying the information they include in their articles, which can lead to the dissemination of false or misleading information.

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  • 3. 

    Which statement is correct?

    • A.

      Another name for a coati is a Brazilian aardvark.

    • B.

      The American student changed the information on Wikipedia to what he believed to be the truth.

    • C.

      Many people believed that a Brazilian aardvark was the same as a coati.

    • D.

      When writers wrote about the Brazilian aardvark they knew it was a joke.

    Correct Answer
    C. Many people believed that a Brazilian aardvark was the same as a coati.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Many people believed that a Brazilian aardvark was the same as a coati." This statement accurately reflects the belief held by many individuals that a Brazilian aardvark and a coati are the same animal. It implies that there was a misconception or confusion among people regarding the two species.

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  • 4. 

    Which statement is true about Wikipedia?

    • A.

      Some people add false content to a Wikipedia entry intentionally.

    • B.

      Updating information on Wikipedia is against the law.

    • C.

      There is hardly any true information on Wikipedia.

    • D.

      Many true facts on Wikipedia initially appear as false information.

    Correct Answer
    A. Some people add false content to a Wikipedia entry intentionally.
    Explanation
    Some people add false content to a Wikipedia entry intentionally. This statement is true because Wikipedia is an open platform where anyone can edit and contribute to articles. While Wikipedia has measures in place to prevent vandalism and misinformation, it is still possible for individuals to intentionally add false information to articles. This is why it is important for users to critically evaluate the information they find on Wikipedia and cross-reference it with other reliable sources.

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  • 5. 

    What is true about childhood vaccines and autism?

    • A.

      There is a clear connection between childhood vaccines and autism.

    • B.

      Circular reporting incited many parents not to vaccinate their children.

    • C.

      The claims that they were connected first appeared on Wikipedia.

    • D.

      The media proved early on that the claims about vaccines and autism were false.

    Correct Answer
    B. Circular reporting incited many parents not to vaccinate their children.
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that circular reporting incited many parents not to vaccinate their children. Circular reporting refers to a situation where a piece of information is reported by multiple sources without proper verification, leading to a false sense of credibility. In the context of childhood vaccines and autism, it implies that misinformation or unfounded claims about a connection between vaccines and autism were spread through various sources, causing parents to become hesitant about vaccinating their children. This explanation aligns with the information provided in the question.

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  • 6. 

    Which statement is correct?

    • A.

      Generally speaking, it’s easy to identify false information.

    • B.

      If the original source is Wikipedia or the media, the information is almost always false.

    • C.

      Reflecting critically on information we read is something most people often do.

    • D.

      Lack of time to think and investigate can cause us to believe things that aren’t true.

    Correct Answer
    D. Lack of time to think and investigate can cause us to believe things that aren’t true.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lack of time to think and investigate can cause us to believe things that aren't true." This statement suggests that when we are pressed for time and do not have the opportunity to critically analyze and research information, we may be more prone to accepting false beliefs. It highlights the importance of taking the time to verify information and think critically before accepting it as true.

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  • 7. 

    How can we be sure that what we’re reading is true?

    • A.

      We can take certain steps such as checking the original source of the information.

    • B.

      Don't spread it

    • C.

      Making sure the source is taken only from either Wikipedia, Facebook or the media.

    • D.

      We decide whether it's true or not

    Correct Answer
    A. We can take certain steps such as checking the original source of the information.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that we can take certain steps such as checking the original source of the information. This is because verifying the original source helps ensure the accuracy and credibility of the information we are reading. By checking the source, we can determine if it is reliable and trustworthy, which allows us to make informed decisions about whether the information is true or not.

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  • 8. 

    What can we do other than just checking the source?

    • A.

      Be more critical

    • B.

      Don't use Wikipedia at all

    • C.

      Use other sources instead

    • D.

      Use more than one sources

    Correct Answer
    A. Be more critical
    Explanation
    To ensure the accuracy and reliability of information, it is important to be more critical rather than solely relying on the source. This involves evaluating the credibility, bias, and evidence provided by the source. By critically analyzing the information, one can identify any potential inaccuracies or omissions. This approach allows for a more comprehensive understanding of the topic and reduces the risk of being misled by false or incomplete information.

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