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  • Referencesm Lin Lougheed, How to Prepare for the TOEIC Test (Barron’s)m ดร.สุทิน พูลสวัสดิ, เตรียมสอบ TOEIC (TGRE ์ Institute Publications, 2546 TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 2
  • TOIEC Test Structurem Section I Listening Comprehension  Part I: Picture (20)  Part II : Question-Response (30)  Part III: Short Conversations (30)  Part IV: Short Talks (20)m Section II Reading  Part V: Incomplete Sentences (40)  Part VI: Error Recognition (20)  Part VII: Reading Comprehension (40) TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 3
  • Section IListening ComprehensionPart I: Picture (20)Part II : Question-Response (30)Part III: Short Conversations (30)Part IV: Short Talks (20) TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 4
  • Part I : Picturesm No need to listen to directionm Analyze picture before listeningm Mark “wrong” answer immediatelym Choose “right” answer ASAP, then analyze next picture TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 5
  • Analyzing Pictures1. Making Assumptions2. Identifying People m Number, gender, location, description, activity, occupation . . .3. Identifying Things4. Identifying Actions5. Identifying General Locations m Office, airport, restaurant . . .6. Identifying Specific Locations m Above, on, beneath, to the left of . . . TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 6
  • Pictures Examples • Assumption • People • Things • Actions • Locations(A) The woman is clearing off the counter.(B) The man is writing in a notebook.(C) The women are facing away from each other.(D) The clock is at the top of the wall. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 7
  • Pictures Examples • Assumption • People • Things • Actions • Locations (A) The bed is next to a table. (B) The nurse is attending to the patient. (C) The boy is half-covered with blankets. (D) The doctor is giving the boy a shot. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 8
  • Part II : Question-Responsem Listen to 5W 1H  Who, What, When, Where, Why, Howm Listen to verbs  Is, Are, Was, Were, Can, Will, etc.m Recite the question before each answer option and try to matchm Mark “wrong” answer ASAPm Choose “right” answer ASAPWhen did you leave the office? (A) Before it started to rain. (B) After tomorrow. (C) While you are speaking. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 9
  • Part III : Short Conversationsm No need to listen to directionm Quickly read question & answers before listeningm Don’t worry about “in”, “at”, etc.m Try to determine contextm Concentratem Forget the previous questionsm (forget the past, start the new) TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 10
  • Short Conversations ExampleYou will hear:Man: This meeting will never end!Woman: It’s even longer than yesterday’s and I thought that was long.Man: This one holds the world’s record for being the longest and the most boring.You will read:What do they think about the meeting?(C) It’s not long enough.(D) It’s very interesting.(E) It’s not very interesting.(F) It will end soon. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 11
  • Part IV : Short Talksm Very quickly read question & answers before listening (but difficult)m Try to determine context & number of questionsm Listen & memorizem Choose “right” answer ASAPm As soon as done with 1st question, go to 2nd (& 3rd) immediately, no need to wait for instruction, then read next questionsm Concentratem Forget the previous questions TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 12
  • Short Talks ExamplesYou will read:What should people take to work in the morning? (A) Snow boots. (B) Lunch. (C) Briefcases. (D) Umbrellas.When will the weather clear up? (A) By 6:00 A.M. (B) By noon. (C) By late afternoon. (D) By early evening.Why is the power being turned off? (A) To reduce total demand. (B) To save money. (C) To make it cooler. (D) To make the city pay its bill. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 13
  • Section II Reading ComprehensionPart V: Incomplete Sentences (40)Part VI: Error Recognition (20)Part VII: Reading Comprehension (40) 1 hour & 15 minutes TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 14
  • Part V : Incomplete Sentencesm Nounm Pronounm Adjectivem Verbm Adverbm Preposition (in, on, at)m Conjunction (but )m Interjection (Hey!)Eliminate wrong answers TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 15
  • Incomplete Sentences ExamplesThe officers of the company _____ today at 1:00. (A) is meeting (B) meets (C) has met (D) are meetingShe is quite ______ about environmental management. (A) knows (B) knowledge (C) knowledgeable (D) knowingThe ______ will be announced on Friday. (A) decision (B) decide (C) decisive (D) decisively TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 16
  • Part VI : Error recognitionm Countable VS non-countable nounsm Subject-Verb agreementm Eliminate wrong answersm Skip certain part of the sentencem Do this part last TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 17
  • Error Recognition ExamplesManagement decided to distribution the product A B C nationally. DThe affect of the new manufacturing process on the A B environment is not known. C DA team of the company’s best writers produce the annual A B C D report. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 18
  • Part VII : Reading Comprehensionm PSRA strategyPredict.  Look at the introduction line.  Look at the question and answer options.Scan the passage.  Look for Key Words from the question.  Look for Key Words from the answer options.  Answer questions (in your head, NOT on answer sheet).Read the passage.  Read quickly, but carefully. Don’t stop if you don’t know a word. Guess unknown vocabulary from the context.  Confirm your predictions.Answer the questions on the answer sheet.  Answer the easy questions first.  Guess if you don’t know. Eliminate unlikely answer options. Make a note to return. Do NOT leave any answer blank. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 19
  • Reading Comprehension Examples MEMORANDUMTo: Lafite, Pierre Purchasing Department PredictFrom: Clement, Marie France • Intro • Q&A options PersonnelWe need computers for use in the office, answering machines for ourconsultants, fax machines for the shipping department, and CD-players for everyone. This last piece of hardware can be used in avariety of ways.According to the memo, which equipment has multiple uses?(B) Computers(C) Fax machines(D) Answering machines(E) CD-players TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 20
  • Part VII : Reading Comprehensionm PSRA strategyPredict.  Look at the introduction line.  Look at the question and answer options.Scan the passage.  Look for Key Words from the question.  Look for Key Words from the answer options.  Answer questions (in your head, NOT on answer sheet).Read the passage.  Read quickly, but carefully. Don’t stop if you don’t know a word. Guess unknown vocabulary from the context.  Confirm your predictions.Answer the questions on the answer sheet.  Answer the easy questions first.  Guess if you don’t know. Eliminate unlikely answer options. Make a note to return. Do NOT leave any answer blank. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 21
  • Reading Comprehension Examples MEMORANDUMTo: Lafite, Pierre Purchasing DepartmentFrom: Clement, Marie France S can Key words PersonnelWe need computers for use in the office, answering machines for ourconsultants, fax machines for the shipping department, and CD-players for everyone. This last piece of hardware can be used in avariety of ways.According to the memo, which equipment has multiple uses?(B) Computers(C) Fax machines(D) Answering machines(E) CD-players TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 22
  • Part VII : Reading Comprehensionm PSRA strategyPredict.  Look at the introduction line.  Look at the question and answer options.Scan the passage.  Look for Key Words from the question.  Look for Key Words from the answer options.  Answer questions (in your head, NOT on answer sheet).Read the passage.  Read quickly, but carefully. Don’t stop if you don’t know a word. Guess unknown vocabulary from the context.  Confirm your predictions.Answer the questions on the answer sheet.  Answer the easy questions first.  Guess if you don’t know. Eliminate unlikely answer options. Make a note to return. Do NOT leave any answer blank. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 23
  • Reading Comprehension Examples MEMORANDUMTo: Lafite, Pierre Purchasing DepartmentFrom: Clement, Marie France R ead & confirm PersonnelWe need computers for use in the office, answering machines for ourconsultants, fax machines for the shipping department, and CD-players for everyone. This last piece of hardware can be used in avariety of ways.According to the memo, which equipment has multiple uses?(B) Computers(C) Fax machines(D) Answering machines(E) CD-players TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 24
  • Part VII : Reading Comprehensionm PSRA strategyPredict.  Look at the introduction line.  Look at the question and answer options.Scan the passage.  Look for Key Words from the question.  Look for Key Words from the answer options.  Answer questions (in your head, NOT on answer sheet).Read the passage.  Read quickly, but carefully. Don’t stop if you don’t know a word. Guess unknown vocabulary from the context.  Confirm your predictions.Answer the questions on the answer sheet.  Answer the easy questions first.  Guess if you don’t know. Eliminate unlikely answer options. Make a note to return. Do NOT leave any answer blank. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 25
  • Reading Comprehension Examples MEMORANDUMTo: Lafite, Pierre A Purchasing DepartmentFrom: Clement, Marie France nswer PersonnelWe need computers for use in the office, answering machines for ourconsultants, fax machines for the shipping department, and CD-players for everyone. This last piece of hardware can be used in avariety of ways.According to the memo, which equipment has multiple uses?(B) Computers(C) Fax machines(D) Answering machines(E) CD-players TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 26
  • Tips & Tricks TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 27
  • Gaining experiencem Read  Newspaper  Comics  Magazines  Novels  Everything, e.g., labels, signs, etc.m Dictionary  OED, Webster, s/w, www.onelook.comm Listen  Radio: news, music, . . .  TV: news, movie soundtrack, . . .  DVD w/ English subtitlem Spelling & Grammar Tools in MS Office TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 28
  • Pronunciationm Available m Strawberrym Behavior m Towelm Caffeine m Quotem Cellular m Unleadedm Erase m Valuem Errorm H m Wm Label m Determinem Mountain m UndermineThe soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 29
  • Practicing Englishm Think in Englishm Write in English, e.g., e-mailm Dream in English ! TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 30
  • Preparing for the Testm www.englishtestprep.comm Go to bed early the night beforem Wristwatchm Tylenol®m Refrain from diuretic beveragesm Relieve yourselfm Sit near speakersm Ignore other peoplem Time management (max. 45 sec/question)m Leave spare time & reviewm Don’t forget to answer ALL questions TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 31
  • 3 advices about practicing1. Practice2. Practice3. Practicem Practices make perfect TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 32
  • ALCOHOLIC CONTENTS EXCEEDING 3.25% V/V BUT NOT EXCEEDING 5% V/V
  • Homonymsweek for male seen waitweak four mail scene weightbear sail morning steak flourbare sale mourning stake flowersteel fare threw plane talesteal fair through plain tailrite flew due tooright flu dew tow to TOEIC Tips & Tricks (041216) 38