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Part 2(Questions and Responses): 30 Questions

Directions:

In Part 2, you will hear a question or statement and three responses spoken in English. They will be spoken only one time and will not be printed in your test book. Select the best response to the question or statement and mark the letter (A), (B), or (C) on your answer sheet.

There are 3 types of questions widely used in this part: (1) Questions with an Interrogative  (2) Questions with No Interrogative, (3) Other Types of Questions.

Tips:

  • The first word of the question will help you to know what kind of answer is requested:

What, where, who, why, how — ask for information

Do, does, did, are, is, will, can — usually need a “yes”, or “no” in their answers

  • Questions that contain “or” and require a choice never have “yes” or “no” in their answers.

“Did you stay home or go out last night?” “I went home.”

  • Sometimes you will hear a statement, not a question. However, it still requires a response.

“Thanks for dinner.” “You’re welcome.”

Tricks:

  • Pay attention to words that sound the same (homonyms). E.g. two, too, to

  • Look out for tag questions that are added to the end of statements.

“That movie was great, wasn’t it?”

  • Watch out for indirect answers. Sometimes the answer to a yes/no question does not include the words “yes” or “no”.

“Is there enough gas in th car?” “I just filled it yesterday.”

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Posted by on September 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Fun Practice

 

Part 1 (Photographs): Vocabulary Practice

Please look at the following list. Find your topic. Then write 20 new words and 3 new expressions used in photos from http://www.english-test.net/toeic/listening/ . You can find these words from TOEIC LISTENING TESTS, No.1 to No. 20. Please use tests 1 to 3 for each “TOEIC LISTENING TEST”.

Many Thanks

GROUPS

(1) Workplace: Dana, Nick, Sunny

(2) Restaurants and Stores: Min, Kim

(3) Other Public places: Iris, Lina

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Part 1 (Photographs): Home

Home Parts:

Back yard, living room, dining room, attic room, bed room, bath room, pool, balcony, patio,stairs, Wash room (Rest room), kitchen, beranda, shoe cabinet, front yard,

Furniture:

Television (TV), desk, chair,computer, book shelf, picture frame, bag, globe, bed, clothes chest, refrigerator, notebook, air conditioner (AC), washing machine, table, cabinet, flowers pot, door, window, gate, wine bar, dry machine, Vacuum cleaner, closet, curtain, book case, mirror, gas stove, dish, bowl, micro wave, phone

Expressions

To chop vegetables, To have a meal, To make a bed, To plug in, To unplug, To rest

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Core Lesson

 

Part 1(Photographs): 10 Questions

Directions:

In Part 1, you will see a series of 10 photographs. Each photograph is followed by 4 spoken statements. You must pick the statement that best describes the what you see in the photograph. The statements are spoken only 1 time, and they are not printed in the text book.

The photographs typically show ordinary activities taking place in familiar surroundings, such as a man sitting on a park bench or people having a meeting in an office.

There are 4 themes widely used in this part: (1) Home, (2) Workplace, (3) Restaurants and Stores, (4) Other Public Places.

Tips:

  • Preview the picture before the statements are read. Ask yourself, “Who?”, “Where”, “When?”

  • Focus on the meaning of the statements as a whole.

  • Answer the question as quickly as possible. If you don’t know the answer, guess and begin previewing the next picture.

Tricks:

  • Incorrect answers may contain similar-sounding words.

  • Incorrect answers may give wrong pronouns, numbers, and locations.

  • Incorrect answers may include some correct words.

Strategies:

  1. Be aware of directions

  2. Evaluate the statements you hear and mark the answer if you know it

  3. Eliminate statements that are false and select the best match for what is left

  4. Answer the current question before the next set of statements begins

  5. Be aware of common distractor types

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in Core Lesson

 

TOEIC Score and Conversion table

The following are TOEIC® test scores and what they signify:

Score Level General Description
875 to 990 
1% AAA
Professional proficiency in English.
Able to communicate effectively in any situation.
730 to 875 
AA
Proficiency in English.
Able to satisfy most work requirements with language that is often, but not always, acceptable and effective.
590 to 730 
A
Working proficiency in English.
Able to satisfy most social demands and limited work requirements.
500 to 590
B
Advanced Level In English.
Can initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations and satisfy limited social demands.
300 to 550 
C
Intermediate Level in English. 
Speaker has a functional,but limited proficiency. Able to maintain very simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics.
200 to 300 
D
Beginning Level in English. 
Able to satisfy immediate survival needs.

Get you TOEIC® test score by adding the number of correct answers in each section, then apply them to the conversion table below.

For example:

1. After taking both the Listening and Reading sections you have received the following scores: Listening: 76 
Reading: 52
2. Using the conversion table below, those numbers change to: Listening: 400 
Reading: 205
3. Then add both sections together to get a TOEIC® test score. TOEIC® test score :605
Score List Read Scr. List Read Scr. List Read Scr. List Read
100 495 495 78 415 355 57 285 240 36 125 90
99 495 490 77 405 345 56 275 230 35 115 85
98 495 485 76 400 340 55 265 220 34 105 80
97 495 485 75 395 335 54 260 215 33 100 75
96 495 475 74 385 330 53 255 210 32 95 70
95 495 470 73 375 325 52 245 205 31 90 65
94 495 460 72 370 320 51 235 195 30 85 60
93 495 455 71 365 315 50 230 185 29 80 55
92 490 450 70 360 310 49 225 175 28 70 45
91 485 440 69 355 300 48 220 170 27 60 40
90 480 435 68 350 295 47 215 160 26 55 35
89 475 425 67 345 295 46 205 155 25 50 30
88 465 420 66 340 290 45 200 145 24 45 25
87 460 415 65 335 285 44 190 140 23 40 20
86 455 405 64 330 280 43 180 135 22 35 15
84 445 395 63 325 275 42 175 130 21 30 10
83 440 390 62 320 270 41 170 125 20 25 5
82 435 385 61 310 260 40 160 120 19 20 5
81 430 375 60 300 255 39 150 115 18 15 5
80 425 370 59 295 250 38 140 105 17 10 5
79 420 360 58 290 245 37 135 95 16-1 5 5
 
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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in Test Introduction and Tips

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in Fun Practice