The TOEIC exam, or Test of English for International Communication, is an English exam that aims to examine student’s skills and abilities in professional situations.
When some people hear the words ‘test’ or ‘exam’ they go into panic-mode, even if the content of that exam is part of their everyday activities.
Avoiding this stress therefore is key to success. We have compiled some tips and recommendations that will help you to prepare for the big day!
3 Tips for the TOEIC exam
Firstly you should be organised.
Do some research about your local test centre and find out when the available dates are. Develop a study programme leaving plenty of time to cover all the topics and skills.
Secondly, be realistic.
How many points do you need to pass? What are your weaker areas? Make a trouble-shooting list of vocabulary and grammar you would like to work on.
Thirdly, get lots of practice.
Never underestimate the need to sharpen your exam skills. What types of questions are asked? How much time do you have to answer them?
If all of that sounds daunting or complicated don’t worry, we are here to help!
- Taking classes with native English speakers means that you are automatically practicing your speaking and listening skills. Our teachers will give you feedback on your pronunciation, they will give you alternative ways to express yourself and will make suggestions about how to maximise your potential.
- Reading and summarising are skills which students often find the most difficult. Our blog gives you lots of reading opportunities about a wide range of topics to suit your field of work and interests. Your teacher will encourage you to respond to questions and will provide you with extra links if necessary.
- If writing is an area you need to look at, our specialised English writing course may be for you. With a focus on grammar, vocabulary and structure, it covers all the key skills required for international exams.
Our team of qualified, highly experienced teachers is available 7 days a week and we are more than happy to help with any doubts or questions you might have about this, or any other, exam. Success is yours for the taking, what are you waiting for?!
Vocabulary & Expressions
Panic-mode idiom – a state of being frozen, stressed
Weaker adjective – less strong
Plenty quantifier – more than enough, more than you need
Compile verb – put together, produce
Underestimate verb – you don’t understand how big or serious something is
Sharpen verb – to become better or more focused at something
Daunting adjective – scary, worrying
Suit verb – to be appropriate, something you like or agree to
Encourage verb – support, be positive about something
Cope verb – manage, handle, deal with
Contributor: Teacher Janine
Janine is originally from Yorkshire UK, she is a professionally qualified teacher with over 15 years’ experience, she has taught students of all ages Business English and academic English . Janine likes to help students become more fluent and confident with their language by testing the waters. Being one to “never let the grass grow under her feet” Janine enjoys learning new things, languages, travel and is very proud of her Yorkshire roots!