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TOEIC Top Tips 19

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

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: Do a conversation exchange.

If you don’t have the money for an English class, don’t like sitting in a classroom or would also like the make foreign friends, try looking in local magazines for a conversation exchange partner- someone who wants to learn your language who will teach you English in exchange.

 

Tip #2: Do exactly the same test again.

Once you have finished a whole practice test or one section of it, check your answers and check you understand why you made any mistakes you did. Write the vocabulary and grammar from the test you didn’t know in your notebook, and test yourself on it at least 3 more times over the next week or two. You can then try the same test again to check your memory, make the language really stick in your mind, and boost your confidence.

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TOEIC Top Tips 18

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

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: Watch or listen to sports commentary in English.

If you like to watch sports on TV, this is another common situation in which you will actually hear people describing what you can see. It will also help to build specific vocabulary when used in real-life situations such as a sporting event.

 

Tip #2: Listen to the business news

Although all the listening texts in the TOEIC exam are dialogues and therefore the business news in English is much more difficult, this can be a good way of making sure you understand typical Business English vocabulary used in context. To make it easier for you to understand, try reading the same business news in English or even your own language first.

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TOEIC: Demanding explanations

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shutterstock_46314979Sometimes, things happen that we would like explained and we must demand explanations. For example, if you have just bought a new computer and there is a problem. Read on below to see some examples of questions you can use to demand an explanation and how you can form them.

There are a number of formulas used when demanding explanations in English. Here are some of the most common:

  • Can you tell me why…
  • I don’t understand why…
  • Can you explain why..

Construction

Can you tell me why it has taken you so long to respond?

Use ‘Can you tell me why’ a full clause in the positive statement form. Notice that this is an indirect question and requires a question mark (?).
I don’t understand why it has taken you so long to respond. Use ‘I don’t understand why’ a full clause in the positive statement form. Notice that this is a statement and does NOT require a question mark (?)
Can you explain why it has taken you so long to respond? Use ‘Can you explain why’ a full clause in the positive statement form. Notice that this is an indirect question and requires a question mark (?).

Quiz time!



the “Demanding Explanations” quiz

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TOEIC Top Tips 17

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

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.

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Tip #1: Cross it out and throw it away

When you have completely finished a TOEIC paper, worksheet or book and copied down the important language to learn, putting a big cross across the page or even ripping it up and throwing it away can be a very motivating reward for your hard work, and also reduce the pile of things on your desk waiting to be done.

 

Tip #2: Read your own language quicker

Most of the skills of reading quickly are the same for every language. When you read something in your own language, practice missing out the bits like the beginning and ends of emails that you know don’t have any information in them, stopping reading each newspaper article when it is no longer interesting etc.

TOEIC: That’s not a noun!

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shutterstock_57325921Carrying on from last Tuesday’s TOEIC blog ‘That’s not a verb!’, today we bring you ‘That’s not a noun!’ Incredibly all of these  verbs below can also be used as nouns. Read the meanings of each of these words as a noun and as a verb and complete the quiz below to see if you can select the correct verb or noun to fill in the blank spaces.

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Vocabulary List

STAND:

  • (verb): To rise to an upright position on the feet
  • (noun): A booth, stall, or counter for the display of goods for sale.

FLY:

  • (verb): To travel through the air
  • (noun): A flying insect

SWIM:

  • (verb): movement through water
  • (noun): the act of swimming

DROP:

  • (verb): to fall from a high point to a lower point
  • (noun): a small quantity of liquid

PLAY:

  • (verb): to occupy yourself in amusement
  • (noun): a literary work written for performance on stage

Quiz time!



the “That’s not a noun!” quiz

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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: That’s not a verb!

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shutterstock_57325921For today’s TOEIC Tuesday blog, we are looking at some nouns which can also be used in sentences as verbs. Below you will find a list of some nouns with their meanings as a noun, but also  as a verb to help you decide which to select when completing the quiz at the bottom of this blog post.

Vocabulary list

PICTURE: 

  • (noun.): a visual representation of something
  • (verb.): to form a mental picture of or to imagine something

HAND:

  • (noun.): the body part consisting of the fingers and thumb
  • (verb.): to deliver or pass on with your hands

RADIO:

  • (noun.): technology used to send or receive radio communications
  • (verb.): to transmit a message via radio

CLOCK:

  • (noun.): an instrument for measuring and recording time
  • (verb.): to time, test or determine by means of a clock or watch

 Quiz time!



the “That’s not a verb! 1″ quiz

Select the correct word which fits into the missing space. The words can be used as either nouns or verbs.

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TOEIC Top Tips 15

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.

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 Vocab Practice 1

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Welcome to the TOEIC Vocab Practice blog post on Love Speaking! This week we will be bringing you some new words and definitions you can add to your list and then try the our quiz to see if you can adapt the words to fit the meaning of the sentence when joined with other nouns.

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Vocabulary list

These are the common definitions of the following words… however when added to other nouns their meaning can slightly change. See if you can adapt the meanings in the quiz below.

BOOMING: To grow, develop, or progress rapidly; flourish

RESTORE: To bring back into existence or use; reestablish

BLISSFUL: Showing extreme happiness

BORN: Brought into existence; created

DELICATE: Requiring tactful treatment

BROKE: Past tense of break; to cause to separate into pieces suddenly

HEAVY: Having relatively great weight



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TOEIC Tips 14

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: Watch wildlife documentaries

In Listening Part One you will look at something and hear a description of it at the same time. This kind of situation is very rare in everyday life, but in scientific documentaries like “Planet Earth” quite a lot of that kind of language is used.

 

Tip #2: Watch or listen to sports commentary in English

This is another common situation in which you will actually hear people describing what you can see. Not only can you learn sport-related vocabulary but you can also learn some idiomatic expressions used in everyday life.

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