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STEP 1:
CLICK BELOW TO HEAR
AUDIO  

note: do not stop the audio during this exercise


 

STEP 2:
CLICK OPEN
ANNOUNCEMENT

When The Audio Says Begin Reading Now


Close Announcement

The herbal medicine Ginkgo biloba comes from the ginkgo tree. This tree is the oldest surviving tree species in the world and dates back at least 200 million years. The tree is very hardy, resistant to insects, bacteria, viruses, and pollution. For this reason, it is now planted extensively in American cities and used as shade trees. The tree is so hardy that a solitary ginkgo was the only tree to survive the atomic blast at Hiroshima. Ginkgo trees can live for approximately 1,000 years and grow to 100-120 feet high.

 

STEP 3:
TAKE NOTES

 

STEP 4:
CLOSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Close the announcement when the audio says "Now listen to two students discussing the announcement"

 

STEP 5:
TAKE NOTES

 

STEP 6:
PREPARE YOUR
ANSWER

Prepare your answer when the audio says, "Begin preparing after the beep."

 

STEP 7:
START TIMER

Start the timer when the audio says, "Begin speaking after the beep"