Check your Vocabulary for TOEIC.pdf

Check your Vocabulary for TOEIC.pdf

Check your Vocabulary for TOEIC.pdf

This book has been written for anyone who is planning to take the TOEIC®, and who wants
to practice and develop their vocabulary. A greater command of vocabulary is one of the key
factors that will help you raise your TOEIC® score.
You should not go through the exercises in this book mechanically. It is better to choose
areas that you are unfamiliar with, or areas that are of specific interest or importance to you.
Each exercise is accompanied by a full answer key at the back of the book. This key also
gives you other information about particular vocabulary items (for example, words with
similar meanings, alternative words and expressions, etc.) that are not covered in the
exercises themselves.
When you are doing the tasks in this book, look at the instructions carefully to make sure
you understand what to do, then read through the text / questions first before attempting
the exercises. This is a useful 'skimming' technique that you should also use when you are
doing the TOEIC® itself.
We recommend that you have a good dictionary with you, and refer to it when necessary.
However, always try to do the exercises without a dictionary first, and then use a dictionary
to check anything that you are not sure of.
It is very important to keep a record of new words and expressions that you learn, and
review these on a regular basis so that they become a part of your 'active' vocabulary. Unless
you are taking the TOEIC® Test of Spoken English, the TOEIC® is an exam which tests your
language recognition skills rather than your language production skills. However, if you
familiarize yourself with the vocabulary in the book by reviewing it and then trying to use it
in your written and spoken English on a regular basis, you will be in a better position to
recognize it if and when it comes up in the exam.
No vocabulary book can possibly contain all of the words and expressions that you are likely
to come across in the TOEIC®, so it is important that you acquire new vocabulary from other
sources. Try to read as much as possible from a different variety of authentic reading
materials (books, newspapers, journals, magazines, etc.), and familiarize yourself with
spoken English by listening to English-language radio stations and watching English-
language movies and television programs whenever possible.
Try to get plenty of exam practice before you do the exam itself, so that you become familiar
with the format. There are several books, courses and other publications that will help you.
Barron's How to prepare for the TOEIC® (ISBN 0 7641 7514 9), which contains lots of helpful
advice as well as complete model tests, is particularly useful. 
We hope you enjoy doing the exercises in this book and that they help you to practice and
develop the vocabulary that you need. Good luck in the TOEIC®!

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