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TOEIC Top Tips 16

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TOEIC_Test_TipsSo 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.

Tip #1: Take up another hobby

Just like recovering after a big football match, time spent getting away from English study so that you come back to it refreshed and ready to learn should be something you are completely absorbed in and is fun.

 

Tip #2: Tell someone what you are doing and get them to motivate you

In things like sports we are often motivated by things like competition between people, being told by your coach you have improved etc. It is therefore not surprising that many people get demotivated when studying on their own. By communicating with someone how you are doing, e.g. on the internet or telling someone in your family if you have having a good or a bad day, you will find that the progress you are making becomes clearer to you.

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TOEIC Top Tips 15

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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.

Tip #1: Time everything you do during the day

As you can’t be checking your watch every minute of the exam, learning how long things take and how long 75 minutes really is can help you keep your speed up in the exam while stopping you rushing too much and panicking. Predicting how long the washing up, walking to the shops etc. will take and checking your predictions can help develop your accurate idea of time.

 

Tip #2: Listen to radio with an English DJ

Although listening is like any other part of language learning and the more effort you put in the more you will improve, unlike other skills just having something in English on in the background without paying attention to it at all can help a little with getting used to natural English rhythm and so help you to pick out the important words when you are listening in the exam.

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TOEIC Top Tips 5

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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.

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

 

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TOEIC Top Tips 4

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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

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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. 

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¿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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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

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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!

Hot Travel Trends for 2012

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 La mejor manera de hablar el inglés en verano es viajar a un país de habla inglesa … Por supuesto!

Tip of the Week | Consejo para esta semana

The best way to speak better English is to travel to an English-speaking country, of course! Don’t stay on a resort where there will be many foreigners, instead stay in trendy areas where the locals hang out. You have many choices for your break– USA, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are just a few options for the traveller seeking an English-speaking experience.

¡No te lies y aprende a disfrutar al maximo de tus vacaciones!

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Phrase of the Week – Frase de la Semana

To travel light: to bring very few things with you when you go on a trip

“Baggage fees are extortionate! Make sure to travel light if you are flying with a budget airline.”

Amazing fact of the Week | Curiosidades

¿Morbo o curiosidad historica?

Tourists have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a Titanic memorial cruise this year, on the 100th anniversary of its sinking. Two memorial cruises will sail in April, one from New York and one from Southampton, England (which is already sold out). They will circle the spot where the ship went down.

Via McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

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