5 TOEIC Preparation Tips
The most important thing you need to know about the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) exam is that it is a test of the English language as used in daily life and in the workplace.
As a result, you need to tailor your knowledge of English to suit this emphasis.
Here are some tips to help you out. Click here to register for English test preparation classes.
1. Learn the Vocabulary of the Office
From fax machines to laser printers, water dispensers to answering machines, you need to familiarize yourself with the vocabulary of the items around you in the office. These regularly appear in TOEIC comprehension tests.
2. Practice Taking Telephone Messages
If someone calls for your colleague and he/she is on sick leave or on holidays do you know how to take a message in his/her absence? This is a critical skill for TOEIC’s listening comprehension. Start practicing!
3. Learn To Follow Instructions
Whether they come in a memo from your boss or are written on the side of a printer, lists of instructions appear regularly in TOEIC comprehension tests. Pay attention to instructions, wherever you find them, and consult a dictionary for words that are new to you.
4. Know How To Talk About Your Qualifications
What is your academic experience? Have you done internships? What are the qualities you bring to the workplace? These are things you will need to have rolling off your tongue for TOEIC’s written test.
5. Know How To Talk About Important Work Projects
Can you talk about an important project you worked on in the office? What role did you play in it? What was the outcome? This is another important topic for the TOEIC writing test.
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