I often hear from my students the question about how to improve their TOEIC score. Of course I tell them that finding a good school with a teacher who will help prepare them well for the TOEIC exam is essential, but I also tell them that there are a lot of resources on the web for them to use to practice for the TOEIC exam and to increase their TOEIC score. Free TOEIC Lessons:
- Fun TOEIC Listening Part 1
- Fun TOEIC Listening Part 2
- Fun TOEIC Listening Part 3
- Fun TOEIC Reading Part 1
- Fun TOIEC Reading Part 2
- Fun TOEIC Reading Part 3
- (There are 15 episodes for listening and 11 for reading so far. And more are coming soon).
The main point I try to make with them is that they need to use English as much as possible to improve their TOEIC score through free TOEIC lessons and via whatever they can find. After all TOEIC is actually measuring how close their English listening and reading ability are to that of a native speaker who uses English about 6 to 8 hours a day in daily life. To really do well on the TOEIC exam, they need to try to use English several hours a day including listening, reading, speaking and writing English. There simply is no miracle solution except hard work. As we often say, “No pain, No gain!”
I also tell them that the TOEIC test is also a test of their knowledge of the culture that is common to English speaking countries and it always surprises me that the word “lawnmower” appears in every textbook for the TOEIC exam. Although I hate grass and have spent thousands of hours, perhaps, cutting it, raking it, bagging it and cursing it, I guess that it is an important part of English culture. The two most famous sports that may have come from England are grasscourt tennis and golf. So grass is pretty important along with barbeque grills, porches, decks and gardens.
Well I hope that many students will choose a Smith’s School of English to prepare for the TOIEC test because I know that the teachers are truly interested in their success and that they will use all the resources at their disposal to prepare and get a higher TOEIC score including free TOEIC lessons also.
So the time to get busy is NOW! Is your TOEIC Score important to Japanese companies when you look for a job? Click HERE to find out.