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THE PURPOSE OF THE TOEIC


       FOR CENDIKA’S STUDENT
           TOEIC PREPARATION

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE TOEIC?
Since 1979, the TOEIC (the Test of English for International Communication) has been used internationally as a standard assessment of English-language proficiency. The TOEIC has been developed by linguist, language experts, and staff at the The Chauncey Group International Ltd. to evaluate the English language skills of nonnative speakers of English in the field of business.
WHAT SKILLS ARE TESTED ON THE TOEIC?
The TOEIC test consists of two section: listening Comprehension (100 multiple-choice questions) and Reading (100 multiple-choice questions). An audiotape is used to test listening comprehension.
The content of the TOEIC test is not specialized; the vocabulary and content are familiar to those individuals who use English in daily activities.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE TOEIC?
The TOEIC consist of two sections:
Listening Comprehension
-          Part 1: Photographs                                                        10 question
-          Part 2 :Question-Response                                          30 question
-          Part 3 : Conversation                                                      30 question
-          Part 4 : Talks                                                                       30 question
Reading
-          Part 5 : Incomplete sentences                                    40 question
-          Part 6 : Text Completion                                               12 question
-          Part 7 : Reading Comprehension
Single passages                                                 28 question
Double passages                                              20 question
The are total of 200 items; total time allowed for the test (including administrative tasks) is approximately 2 ½ hours. The listening comprehension section takes 45 minutes; Reading section takes 75 minutes.

WHY ARE TOEIC ARE TRICKY?
TOEIC question are carefully designed to test your knowledge of English. The question must be difficult in order to discriminate between test-takes of varying abilities. That is, the difficult questions separate those who are more proficient in English from those who are less proficient. A test question and the answer options may use one or more of this tricks to test your language competence:
-          Use word with similar sound
-          Use related word
-          Omit a necessary word.
-          Include unnecessary word.
-          Alter the correct word order.
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HOW TO ANALYZE PICTURES IN DOING TOEIC
1.      ASSUMPTIONS
You may have to make assumptions when you listen to the TOEIC test. These assumptions will be based on what you can infer in the picture. You will lave to determine which of the four statements you hear is true or might be true. One statement (answer choice) will be true or will most likely be true. That choice will be the correct answer.
Example;
This is laboratory The people are wearing protective clothing.
There are bottles on the shelves There are at least four people in the lab.
2.      PEOPLE
You may have to identify the people in a picture. You may identify them by number,
gender, location, description, activity, or occupation.
Strategy:
Remember, statements must be completely true. Be careful about statements that are partly true, but not totally true. Analyze the picture carefully. Pay attention to the number, gender, or occupation of the people in the picture.
3.      THINGS
You may have to identify things in pictures. When you look at a picture, try to name everything you see. On the TOEIC, you will NOT have to know words, expressions, or idioms that are specific to one particular occupation. For example, in a picture of a man working in a plastics factory, you should know the general word machine. You do not have to know the occupation-specific term extruder.
4.      ACTIONS
You may have to identify the actions in a picture. When you look at a picture, analyze the time sequence of the actions. This will help you understand what is happening now.
5.      GENERAL LOCATIONS
You may have to identify the general location of a picture. When you look at a picture, analyze the clue to determine a location. If you see a car, a mechanic, some tools, and a customer in a picture, you can assume the location is an automobile repair shop. If you see men and women working at desks with computers, you can assume the location is an office. A picture is full of clues to help you identify the general location.
6.      SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
You may have to identify the specific locations of people and things in a picture. When you look at a picture, analyze the relationship of the people and things.

Prepositions and Phrases of Location
above, across, around, at, below, beneath, beside, between, by, close, to, far, from
,in, in back of, in front of, inside, near, next to, on, on top of, outside, over, to the left of, to the right of, under, underneath
Strategy for Analyzing Pictures
- When you look at a picture, analyze the people. Determine their number, gender, location, and occupation.
- Look for context clues in the picture.
- Listen for the meaning of the whole sentence to determine which choice best matches the picture.
   7. SIMILAR SOUNDS
On the TOEIC, you may have to distinguish between words similar sounds. When you hear the answer choices, pay attention to the meaning!. There will be context clues that help you understand the meaning. Do not be confused by words with similar sounds.
Here are examples of similar sounds:
Different Vowel Sounds
bass;base, boots;boats, bus;boss, car;core, cart;court, drug;drag, deep;dip, fall;full, fun;phone, gun;gone, grass;grease, letter;later
Different Initial Consonant Sounds
back;pack;rack, core;tore;sore, race;case;place, hair;fair;tear
Different Final Consonant Sounds
cab;cap, little;litter, nab;nap, think;thing
Two or More Words That Sound Like One Word
mark it;market, sent her;center, letter;let her, I scream;ice cream
Words That Have Sounds That Are Part of a Longer Word
nation;imagination, mind;remind, give;forgive, intention;unintentional
8.      RELATED WORDS
On the TOEIC, you may have to distinguish between related words. When you hear the answer choices, pay attention to the meaning!. Be careful of words from the same word family or words with associated meanings.
Sometimes there related words may not be written down or spoken. They may be suggested by the picture. For example, a picture of someone putting on snow skis may make you think of the related word mountain, even if a mountain is not in the picture.
SUMMARY
The photo provides the context for the meaning of a word. Make sure the meaning of the word in the photo matches the meaning of the word in the statement, question, and answer choices. Answer options that contain related words are generally incorrect. Do not be confused by related words.
Taken from How To Prepare for the TOECT Test
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