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.
シャドウィング(shadowing)は、元々通訳者の訓練に使われていたようですが、最近ちょっとブームになっている感じです。文字通り影のようにnativeのスピーチを真似てしゃべる手法です。これはlistening, speaking, さらにはreadingにも効果的だとか。
本当にそうなのかとふと疑問に思い私なりに文献やらサイトやらを調べてみたところ、確かに効果的なようです。英語をそのまま再生するので、自分の発音の癖を直すことができ、英語をチャンク（固まり）で処理するクセもつけられる。Read more · 続きを読む
When you can drop the subject from a sentence in informal English.
In informal English (spoken and written), it is sometimes possible to drop the subject from your sentence. Generally speaking, you can only do this if both of these two things are true:
Compare these two sentences:
Communicate well by linking your ideas in a logical way.
Links and transitions are like bridges and signs that connect your ideas. They help people reading or listening to your words follow your thoughts. To communicate well, you must link your ideas in a logical way. These are some phrases to help you link your ideas better when you speak and write.Read more · 続きを読む