Listen to Yasukochi-sensei's video about TOEIC and the TOEIC Speaking Test and try the listening comprehension questions afterwards. The video script is included below. Try to answer the questions first without reading the script.
Test technique tip: Before you listen, make sure you read all the questions first. Look for key words and expressions.
We have highlighted the key words and expressions in the questions to help you. If you want to check your answers yourself, we have highlighted the place in the text where you will find the answer to each question.
Music is a fun way to work on your listening. Learn the most effective way to do it and about the challenges you face learning from music.
The key is to do a little work to prepare your playlist of songs to learn from. This is what you should do:Read more · 続きを読む
Improve your understanding of different English accents.
If you listen to and understand one programme in each of the following accents, your general English comprehension will almost certainly be greatly improved (unless it is fantastic already!). The greatest benefit will come if you figure out for yourself what people are saying, by just listening. This will be a real challenge for you. Don't worry if you cannot understand them. The point is to experience the different flavours of English.Read more · 続きを読む
Use an iPod to record and play back your own study materials
One great way to use an iPod is to record and play back your own study materials. For example, you might record a life script, or the results of your latest Poligo edit, or anything else that you have found or made that you want to memorise. You can either have a native speaker record for you, or you can record yourself. Many learners think that they should not record themselves, because they will reinforce their imperfect habits of pronunciation. It is true that it is better to have native speaker pronunciation on your recordings. But if you can't find a native speaker to do it for you, it is still far better to record yourself than to have no recording.
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