“Moby-Duck”: When 28,800 Bath Toys Are Lost At Sea. (PAU June 2019)

This is FRESH AIR, our weekly program devoted to the environment. What happens when 28,000rubber ducks and other bath toys are accidentally dumped in the ocean? Where do the oceancurrents take them, and what environmental impact do the ducks and other ocean junk have onthe seas?That’s what our guest, the journalist Donovan Hahn, investigated in his book “Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and the Beachcombers, Oceanographers,Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, WhoWent in Search of Them”

In the following conversation you are going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them. Make sure you know what they mean.
to end up / deck / to stack / to maneuver

After the listening exercise you can check your mistakes reading  the script

Ready?
Now read the questions on the following page. Read them carefully before listening to the conversation.

 script

TOEFL Listening Test 4

This is the listening comprehension part of the TOEFL test

Listen to each conversation and lecture only one time. After each conversation and lecture, you will answer some questions about it. Answer each question based on what is stated or implied by the speakers.

Toefl Test 4

In some questions you will  hear, but not see, the question.
Answer each question before moving on. Do not return to previous questions.
It will take about 60 minutes to listen to the conversations and lectures and answer the questions about them.

TOEFL Listening Test 3

This is the listening comprehension part of the TOEFL test

Listen to each conversation and lecture only one time. After each conversation and lecture, you will answer some questions about it. Answer each question based on what is stated or implied by the speakers.

Toefl Test 3

In some questions you will hear, but not see, the question.
Answer each question before moving on. Do not return to previous questions.
It will take about 60 minutes to listen to the conversations and lectures and answer the questions about them.

TOEFL Listening Test 2

This is the listening comprehension part of the TOEFL test

Listen to each conversation and lecture only one time. After each conversation and lecture, you will answer some questions about it. Answer each question based on what is stated or implied by the speakers.

Toefl Test 2

In some questions you will hear, but not see, the question.
Answer each question before moving on. Do not return to previous questions.
It will take about 60 minutes to listen to the conversations and lectures and answer the questions about them.

TOEFL Listening Test 1

This is the listening comprehension part of the TOEFL test

Listen to each conversation and lecture only one time. After each conversation and lecture, you will answer some questions about it. Answer each question based on what is stated or implied by the speakers.

Toefl Test 1

In some questions you will hear, but not see, the question.
Answer each question before moving on. Do not return to previous questions.
It will take about 60 minutes to listen to the conversations and lectures and answer the questions about them.