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Publicado el by ryan Publicado en English TIPS, Novedades, TOEIC Tips | Deja un comentario  

So you´re taking the TOEIC test, congratulations!

Love Speaking is here to give you some very helpful tips on how to successfully prepare yourself for the test every week. Read our top 3 tips for this week below.

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Tip #1: Ask questions

 Never hesitate to ask lots of questions. If you don’t understand something, such as conditionals, you may lose ten points on a TOEIC exam. A teacher is not always available, but students are everywhere! Sometimes other students can help you with problems so it can pay off to ask your friends too!

Tip #2: Manage your stress

 If you are feeling stressed about taking the test you may be studying too hard or expecting too much of yourself. Like everything else in life, balance is the key. Remind yourself that you will try to do your best. Before the test, take deep breaths and remember that you can always improve your score in a few months time. In between the listening and reading section, take a few deep breaths again to get focused. 

Tip #3: Don’t cram

 You should never cram (study extremely hard in a short period of time) the night or even week before the TOEIC test. There is so much to learn when you study the TOEIC. The last week should be for reviewing and practising rather than learning new things. Make sure to get plenty of sleep the night before the test. On the day of the test, have a good meal and relax for a few hours before going to the testing centre. Plan to reward yourself when the test is over! 

It’s a lovely day, isn’t it?

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Today we are going to look at question tags and reply questions. Read the information below and learn how to form question tags and reply questions paying close attention to the exceptions. Then test your knowledge with our quiz below to see how much you have learned. Let’s begin! Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

Question tags and reply questions

 

Test yourself!



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TOEIC Top Tips 4

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en English TIPS, Novedades, TOEIC Tips | Deja un comentario  

So you´re taking the TOEIC test, congratulations!

Love Speaking is here to give you some very helpful tips on how to successfully prepare yourself for the test every week. Read our top 3 tips for this week below.

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Tip #1: Manage your time

When you are doing practice tests, you should always be aware of the time. Never allow yourself an open ended study session. You will have to learn to work efficiently within the timeframe of the actual exam.

On test day, you should be especially careful in the Reading section. You will have 75 minutes to complete Parts V, VI and VII. Many students spend too long on section V or VI because they find these the most difficult. Don’t spend more than 30 minutes on the first two parts. Part VII will take you at least 40 minutes, and it is worth a lot of points, especially if you find it an easier section.

Tip #2: Listen quickly

When you are studying for the TOEIC test, do not practice by rewinding the tape. On the day of your test you won’t have any control over the speed of the listening section. You will not even have time to think for very long between questions.

If you do not know the answer, take your best guess. Don’t look back at questions when you are waiting for another question to start or you can lose track of what you need to focus on for the next question.

Tip #3: Practice reading aloud

Reading out loud will help your listening and reading comprehension skills. In order to understand English more quickly, it is important that you understand the rhythm of the language. Read from textbooks, flyers, newspapers, and even children’s novels. You can also tape yourself and listen to how you sound.

Check back next Wednesday for some more useful TOEIC tips on Love Speaking!

Perfecting presentations

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en English TIPS, Novedades | Deja un comentario  

This week’s learning blog is about giving presentations for work or at school or university. Below you will find some helpful tips when giving a presentation and some useful phrases to include, and then you can test yourself with our quiz where you must fill in the gaps with the correct word of phrase. Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

If you have any more useful tips to share with the Love Speaking blog readers, send us a tweet @LoveSpeaking or leave us a post on our Facebook page.

Useful phrases

  • Thank you for joining me here today.
  • Thank you for listening. Does anyone have any questions?
  • First, I’ll talk about…
  • Today, I’m going to talk about…
  • Here you can see that…
  • I’d like to end by summing up the main points.

Presentation tips

  • Speak slowly and calmly
  • Show colourful visual diagrams to complement what you say
  • Keep eye contact with the audience
  • Be enthusiastic about the topic
  • Have a clear conclusion where you recap the most important points
  • Spend time structuring the presentation beforehand



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TOEIC Top Tips 3

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en English TIPS, Novedades, TOEIC Tips | Deja un comentario  

So you´re taking the TOEIC test, congratulations!

Love Speaking is here to give you some very helpful tips on how to successfully prepare yourself for the test every week. Read our top 3 tips for this week below.

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Tip #1: Isolate your weak points 

After you have been studying the TOEIC for a while, you will find out which parts give you the most trouble. If you are studying by yourself, find a good reference book in the library and look up your questions. There may also be help on the Internet.

Tip #2: Don’t try to translate

Translating vocabulary and sentences wastes a lot of time. It is very rare that students have extra time during the TOEIC test. If you don’t know a word, look at the context of the sentence and the words around it. You will also not be allowed to use a dictionary when you take the test.

Tip #3: Guess as a last resort

On test day, if you don’t know the answer, and you have eliminated all of the distractors you can, don’t leave the space blank. There is a good chance you will not have time to go back to this question. You still have a 25% chance of getting the answer right if you guess. If you are sure that one or two of the answers are incorrect, your guess is even more likely to be correct

Check back next Wednesday for some more useful TOEIC tips on Love Speaking!

TOEIC Top Tips 2

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TOEIC Tips 2

¡Enhorabuena! Vas a tomar el examen TOEIC.

Love Speaking is here to give you some very helpful tips on how to successfully prepare yourself for the test every week. Read our top 3 tips for this week below.

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Tip #1: Divide your study time 

Each section is worth a certain amount of points. Don’t spend too much time studying one section. Many students make the mistake of studying the section that they enjoy the most. This is the section you should spend the least amount of time on. Try to focus on your weaknesses.

Tip #2: Build a strong vocabulary

Another reason some students fail the TOEIC test is that they have a very limited vocabulary. The day you decide to take the TOEIC test you should make yourself a blank dictionary. Use a notebook and keep track of all of the new words you learn along the way, including those you discover on Love Speaking!

Tip #3: Eliminate distractors

In every TOEIC question, there are at least two distractors (wrong answers that the writer uses to trick you). It is much easier to choose the correct answer when you have only two to choose from as the third choice is often impossible and easy to spot. There are many types of distractors such as, similar sounds, homonyms, repeated words, etc. 

Check back next Wednesday for some more useful TOEIC tips on Love Speaking!

¿Que vas a hacer esta noche?

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Making personal arrangements

El post de hoy está dedicado a aprender a hacer planes en las conversaciones con tus amigos. El siguiente ejemplo muestra cómo hacer, rechazar y aceptar sugerencias en una conversación entre dos amigos, Jean y Tom.

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Example

JEAN: Hi Tom. Do you fancy doing something tonight?

TOM: Sure, how about going to see a film?

JEAN: Hmm. I went to the cinema yesterday, I don´t really want to go again so soon. How about going somewhere for a meal, instead?

TOM: That sounds like a good idea! What kind of food do you fancy?

JEAN: How about trying the new pizza place that´s just opened?

TOM: PerfectShould I pick you up at around seven thirty?

JEAN: Thanks, that would be great. See you then.



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TOEIC Top Tips 1

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en English TIPS, TOEIC Tips | 1 Comentario

TOEIC Top Tips 1

¡TOEICEnhorabuena! Vas a tomar el examen TOEIC.

Love Speaking is here to give you some very helpful tips on how to successfully prepare yourself for the test every week to help you succeed at each step of the way. Read our top 3 tips for this week below.

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Tip #1: Set a goal / Establece una meta

The first thing you need to do is set a goal. If you are taking the test as a requirement for a job, try to find out what level you need to get in order to be successful. Make sure that the goal is achievable. This means not aiming too high but also not aiming too low. This will ensure that you are not disappointed with the final result.

Tip #2: Understand the test Entienda el examen

Before you start studying for the test, make sure you understand the format of each section. You will be tested on your listening and reading comprehension skills. By doing practice tests, you will become very familiar with how the test works. It should become “second nature” to you before you attempt the real thing so that there is nothing on the test that will surprise you. 

Tip #3: Make a study plan / Haz un plan de estudios

Even though you may have booked your TOEIC test months in advance, the day you decide to take the test should be the day you start to study too. You will have to decide whether or not you are going to teach yourself with  resources or take a preparation class. Studying at the same time every day is a great way to improve your score. Write down your study plan and stick to it

Más consejos para el examen TOEIC en el blog de Love Speaking la semana próxima. Si tiene consejos, tweet @LoveSpeaking!

¿Como sugerir en ingles?

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Welcome back!

Monday the 27th August may go down in history as one of the hardest days of the year if like me this is your first day back at work after those lovely long holidays. I spent 10 days at the beach and it was bliss! Felicidad absoluta!

sugerir en inglesIt’s hard to get back into the saddle! - ¡Es complicado volver a coger las riendas!

So today we are looking at a few key tips to help you…and as you are reading them in English, you are learning at the same time! If you’d like to send us your tips please do so @lovespeaking.

So, giving advice in English…  

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Como dar consejos en ingles:

Here are some key phrases for you.

If I were you, I’d start back by prioritising email messages to be responded to.

Why don’t you take it one step at a time and organise an unofficial meeting to catch up with people in your department?

I would recommend taking it slowly. Grab a coffee with your workmates before getting back to routines.

Good luck all and I’ll be back tomorrow with some more key phrases!

 

 

Monday morning – What’s your weekly objective?

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Buenos dias, Love Speaking Friends!

I am beginning to consider those of you who read, digest and learn from Magazine as friends or at least partners in learning. This week we have got a real treat for you!

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Our tip of the week: Plan on Monday. What bits of the magazine are you  going to look at? What would you like to have your telephone class on?

Nuevo vocabulario

to head up: to travel to

to catch up: to exchange news

This Monday!

Can you tell me which if these 3 phrases is NOT corrrect?



 

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