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TOEIC Top Tips 10

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en 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 2 tips for this week below.

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Tip #1: Take time out

Sometimes when you are learning a language you just need to give your brain time to really understand and learn the language subconsciously while you are doing something unconnected, for example by sleeping after studying and then trying it again the next day.

 

Tip #2: Learn to cope with stress

For some people, stress is as much of a problem in the exam as the language they are being tested on. Preparation for this can include getting used to other stressful situations like public speaking and learning relaxation techniques like meditation or deep breathing.

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TOEIC Top Tips 9

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en 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: Stop translating

The thing that slows down listening and reading comprehension most is translating things into your own language in your head. You can start to think only in English by using an English-English dictionary, not using translations in your lists of vocabulary to learn, and learning whole phrases of English.

 

Tip #2: Join a study group

Just sitting next to someone studying the same thing as you can help you to discipline yourself you not take too many breaks. You can also test each other on what you have been trying to learn and try and explain why certain answers are wrong.

TOEIC Top Tips 7

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en 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: Volunteer

If you can’t use English in your job, try volunteering as a guide to foreign tourists, for an English language telephone helpline, charity fundraising in an area where many foreigners hang out. This is a good way to listen to native speakers and also practice speaking with native speakers.

 

Tip #2: Watch with English subtitles

Although watching videos can be a good way of getting used to fast, natural speech, the disadvantage is that it is very difficult to look words up that you don’t understand in the dictionary. Watching a DVD with English sound and English subtitles makes it easier to understand and easier to look words up. As you can easily lose concentration before the end of a movie, short episodes of series are better practice.

TOEIC Top Tips 5

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en 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: Use mass media

One of the best ways to prepare for the test is to familiarize yourself with real life English. Watch television, listen to radio reports, and read newspapers and magazines. Pay special attention to ads, letters, weather and traffic reports, coupons, and special announcements. It is a great way to learn common idiomatic expressions

 

Tip #2: Use free websites

There are many web sites that offer free practice tests and samples. Type TOEIC into any search engine and start practising! Surfing the web is a great way to practise your reading and listening too. If you are interested in a certain topic, such as snowboarding, type that into a search engine.

 

Tip #3: Keep an English journal

Keeping a journal doesn’t have to be an account of your daily activities. You can write anything in a journal, such as how your studying is coming along, what your new favourite word is and why, or lists of new vocabulary when reading a certain article that day.

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!

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?

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

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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VIDEO: El nuevo iPhone 5 de Apple

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en VIDEOS, Vocabulary Test | Deja un comentario  

iphone 5Hoy abrimos nuestro blog con un video sobre el nuevo iPhone 5 y las novedades que ofrece.  Regístrate en Love Speaking para practicar lo que has aprendido con nuestras actividades interactivas. 

Tweet us @LoveSpeaking telling us your thoughts about the new iPhone 5. Are you going to buy it?

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Video: Apple’s iPhone 5 New Features


 

Nuevo vocabulario

To unveil  =  To reveal  =  Revelar

Frenzy  =  Madness/over-excitement  =  Histeria

Fanfare  =  Spectacle  =  Espectáculo

Leaked information  =   Information made public  =  Información filtrada

Streamlined  =  Up-to-date  =  Actualizado

GDP  =  Gross Domestic Product  =  Producto Interior Bruto

Hype  = Excessive promotion =  Publicidad exagerada 

En Love Speaking, encontrarás nuevos contenidos cada semana y divertidas actividades interactivas. Además ponemos a tu disposición los mejores profesores nativos, aprende inglés donde y cuando quieras.

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Making suggestions! | English Tips

Publicado el by admin Publicado en English TIPS, Grammar topics | Deja un comentario  

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, making suggestions is our grammar topic this week. Look at these examples and note them down.

 

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Making plans has never been easier!

How would you say?

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No sabes como hacer un plan para el finde, haz una sugerencia y empieza a hablar en inglés.

¿Vamos al concierto de U2? Tocan en Barcelona en Junio, ¿te apuntas?

Do you fancy going to the U2 concert? They are playing in Barcelona in June, are you up for it?

¡Claro, Vaya planazo!

Aboslutely, awesome plan!  Leer más

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