21 Ways to Get More Out of Your TOEIC Class

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<ul><li><p>8/13/2019 21 Ways to Get More Out of Your TOEIC Class</p><p> 1/4</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 21 Ways to Get More Out of Your TOEIC Class</p><p> 2/4</p><p> !rite the ronunciation down.Try to write down the phonemic script of</p><p>any vocabulary that you learnt in class, then check in your dictionary that you</p><p>have used the right symbols.</p><p> &amp;earn the answers #y heart. If you have done a difficult (istening art %ne</p><p>or Two question in class, it can help your e$am preparation "and your abilityto speak fluently too# if you learn the whole sentence of the correct answer.</p><p>/ou can then test yourself by looking again at the picture from art %ne or the</p><p>question on the tapescript of art Two and see if you can say e$actly the same</p><p>sentence as was used in the practice e$am.</p><p> 'ake a good "oca# list.The basic rule of learning vocabulary is that the</p><p>more time you spend on it, the easier it is to learn and the quicker you will be</p><p>able to understand it when you read or hear a word in the test. &amp;opying the</p><p>words from your lesson notes or te$tbook onto a separate vocabulary list or</p><p>notebook is a good start. In order to be able to understand the vocabulary</p><p>quickly in the test without translation, try to write the meaning, pronunciationand grammatical information about the word in !nglish rather than your own</p><p>language, e.g. by writing a gapped sentence with the word you are learning</p><p>taken out and trying to remember what word it is before you check your</p><p>answers in the other column or other page in your notebook. It is then vital</p><p>that you go through the list at least 0 times over the ne$t few days to make</p><p>sure you remember the new vocabulary.</p><p> (ead the taescrits carefully at home and check that you know the</p><p>meaning of and how to ronounce all the words and hrases in it. If your</p><p>teacher doesn't usually give out tapescripts, ask them at the end of the class if</p><p>you can have it ne$t week.</p><p> Take another class.In order to learn quickly and get an all round good level</p><p>of !nglish, you will need to study at least twice a week. If you can make those</p><p>classes a mi$ of a one to one "private# class and a group class, and maybe a</p><p>mi$ of General !nglish, 1usiness !nglish and T%!I&amp; e$am preparation, that</p><p>would be perfect.</p><p> )lan your homework and re"ision.If you only have a class once a week,</p><p>you will need to do some study in midweek to make sure you don't forget the</p><p>language from the last lesson and are fully prepared for the ne$t class. 2or</p><p>e$ample, if your class is on a onday, do your homework on Thursday or</p><p>2riday and certainly not on onday evening or 3unday evening4</p><p> Do electronic dictionary re"ision.If you have an electronic dictionary, you</p><p>should be able to look at a list of the most recent words you have looked up,</p><p>e.g. ones you asked about in class. )ecide which of these words are most</p><p>useful to learn and copy them down into your vocabulary list or notebook.</p><p> *eak.3ome students are not happy about speaking in a T%!I&amp; class because</p><p>they don't need to speak during the test. 5hile no more than 67 or 68 minutes</p><p>of an hour T%!I&amp; lesson should be speaking, there are lots of useful things</p><p>you can do in that time. racticing the pronunciation of new vocabulary and</p><p>using it in conversations will make sure that you learn it properly and that youwill understand it when you hear it in a listening te$t. Talking about tactics for</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 21 Ways to Get More Out of Your TOEIC Class</p><p> 3/4</p><p>taking the e$am will help you decide your own best way of, for e$ample,</p><p>reading quickly. *nd a 8 minute speaking activity at the beginning of the class</p><p>will wake you up and make your brain switch into !nglish mode so that you</p><p>will remember what you studied in class once the lesson has finished.</p><p>!rite a study lan. To make the most of your classroom time, you will needto study between two and 67 times as much outside the class as you spend in</p><p>class, i.e. one hour of class time means two to ten hours of self study. In order</p><p>to make sure that you really do spend that much time and that the time is used</p><p>well, it is best to write down your weekly study timetable and then tick off</p><p>each part when you have finished it.</p><p> %ring one +uestion to e"ery class.2or most people, their !nglish teacher is</p><p>the only person they can ask questions about the tactics and language for the</p><p>e$am, so any class where you just do e$ercises you could do at home and don't</p><p>ask a question is probably wasted time. 9eep a mental note that you should</p><p>ask one question during the ne$t lesson, and write down the most importantquestion you have before you go into class. Try to decide if it is a question that</p><p>everyone will be interested in hearing the answer to, in which case you should</p><p>ask the teacher during class time. If not, please ask the teacher before or after</p><p>class or when all the other students are busy doing something else. !ven if</p><p>there are some classes when your teacher doesn't have time to answer your</p><p>question, you might find writing it down and thinking about it makes you find</p><p>the answer yourself.</p><p> (ead out loud.*t home, try to read the tapescripts of a listening test out loud</p><p>with natural speed and rhythm. /ou can also try recording your voice.</p><p> (e,do old homework or class work e-ercises.If possible, write the answers</p><p>to all homework e$ercises on a separate piece of paper, or write them in pencil</p><p>so you can erase the answers. /ou can then go back and do e$actly the same</p><p>homework e$ercise and see if your score has improved and if you remember</p><p>the things you learnt at that time.</p><p> )rioritie your "oca#ulary learning.If you are an Intermediate level student</p><p>or below, you will probably find that there are more than 677 words in each</p><p>T%!I&amp; practice test that you don't know. :owever, many of these words are</p><p>not important to learn. *part from listening to your teacher when they tell you</p><p>which words you should learn, the easiest way of deciding which words are</p><p>important is to look in a good !nglish!nglish dictionary that marks the most</p><p>important 6777 words 8777 words etc. in !nglish with special symbols. If you</p><p>have already learnt these words, the test will also give you some hints on</p><p>which words are important to learn and which can wait until later. /ou should</p><p>not learn a word if it starts with a capital letter or if it is in a part of the te$t</p><p>that is not important to answer the test questions, e.g. at the beginning or end</p><p>of an email. )o learn the word if it is in the e$am question or the same word</p><p>is used two or more times in tests you do.</p><p> !rite the tis and tactics down.If your teacher tells you a good tip on how</p><p>to read a te$t quicker or guess an answer, when you get home write the tip</p><p>down "in !nglish if possible#, so you can read it the day before the e$am to</p><p>remind yourself what to do.</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 21 Ways to Get More Out of Your TOEIC Class</p><p> 4/4</p><p> Come to class ready to study.To make the most of the time and money you</p><p>are putting into studying in a T%!I&amp; class, make sure that you are mentally</p><p>and physically ready to really learn in the class. ake sure you have the right</p><p>equipment "sharpened pencil, eraser, notebook, and dictionary#, that you feel</p><p>healthy and awake, and that your concentration won't be affected by needing</p><p>to eat, drink, go to the toilet or remember something you have to do outsideclass.</p></li></ul>