Question 1:

You will hear a lecture. After listening to the lecture, in 10 seconds, please speak into the microphone and retell what you have just heard from the lecture in your own words. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

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Many people are not aware that peanut is actually not a nut but a legume. It is a legume because its seed which is edible grows inside a pod. Another reason is that peanuts don’t grow on trees like other nuts; rather they grow underground. They are also called forage legumes. When they are ready to be harvested, they are pulled up from the ground just like carrots or potatoes.

Question 2:

You will hear a lecture. After listening to the lecture, in 10 seconds, please speak into the microphone and retell what you have just heard from the lecture in your own words. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

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Temperature affects the colour of eggs. They are darker in colder climate. Dark eggs absorb more heat than light ones, which helps chicks stay warm. Biologists have also studied the reason behind eggs having different shapes. After collating data from various species of birds, scientists opined that the colour and brightness of eggshells is closely related to the temperature of that region. (64 words)

Question 3:

You will hear a lecture. After listening to the lecture, in 10 seconds, please speak into the microphone and retell what you have just heard from the lecture in your own words. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

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Magnetism is the force through which objects and magnets attract and repel each other. Every matter in this universe reacts to magnetism. Magnetism is very difficult to comprehend, even for the scientists. Electricity and magnetism are closely related and interact with each other. Electromagnetism generates light and energy without which atoms and molecules would disintegrate. (55 words)

Question 4:

You will hear a lecture. After listening to the lecture, in 10 seconds, please speak into the microphone and retell what you have just heard from the lecture in your own words. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

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Snowflakes are formed when three conditions are met. These conditions are cold temperature of -15 degrees, humidity and nucleation process to start making flakes. Elaborate branching patterns are formed at -15 degrees but at other temperatures other shapes such as plates, prisms and needles are formed. According to the experts, it takes 100,000 cloud droplets to make one snowflake. (59 words)

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