John Thurman Hello Everyone How are things going for you? I would like to tell you what I have been doing in making some videos for taking the TOEIC(Test of English for International Communication) test. If you have to take the TOEIC, I hope these videos will help you. I have been doing this series since April. So far, I have made nine videos covering all seven parts of the TOEIC. I am at the halfway point in making these videos and there are still seven more to go! To make these Videos, I am using the great books by Grant Trew on taking the TOEIC. I like these books because they teach the strategies for taking the TOEIC. By practicing the strategies. You have a better chance of putting your knowledge of English to use during the test-taking time. As you may know, no matter how much you understand the content of the TOEIC, if you have poor strategies, that knowledge will be wasted in lost time and mistakes.
Let me introduce the videos for you. They are all on YouTube for you. I will provide the links below for you. Video 1
Video One talks about the basic philosophy of the TOEIC and a short history of how it started. In addition, there is a general overview of all the parts of the TOEIC with some great advice. Available at: https://youtu.be/BOy7gd2ef9U Video 2
Video Two gives advice on how you can study beforehand for the TOEIC. This includes how you can improve your readings and listening skills you need for the TOEIC and how to study vocabulary. Available at: https://youtu.be/CtkzzUU3MH8 Video 3
Video Three introduces how to do Part One of the TOEIC and general advice on doing the listening sections. Part One of the TOEIC are the Picture Description listening questions. Available at: https://youtu.be/O5oO2RTJE5k Video 4
Video Four gives advice on how to do Part Two of the TOEIC. Part Two is one of the more difficult sections of the TOEIC because, unlike the other listening parts, there is no written context for this part. This part really tests your concentration! Available at: https://youtu.be/NMVFb59YjcQ Video 5
Video Five gives advice on how to do Part Three of the TOEIC emphasizing how to cope with the new changes in this part. Part Three has a conversation on the tape and questions in the test booklet. Some conversations have three people speaking! Available at: https://youtu.be/mObSwWFV_sg Video 6
Video Six gives advice on how to do Part Four of the TOEIC. In Part Four, a person gives a speech and you must answer questions related to that speech. Available at: https://youtu.be/CjByBZfvo_A Video 7
Video Seven gives advice on how to do Part Five of the TOEIC. In Part Five, you must select the proper word or phrase to put into a blank in a sentence in the test booklet. This part test your vocabulary as well as your grammatical knowledge. Available at: https://youtu.be/WkIBTcYpewg Video 8
Video Eight gives advice on how to do Part Six of the TOEIC. Part Six, similar to Part Five, but is a longer, connected text. You must also consider the context of the text as well. A new change is to insert the proper missing sentence. Available at: https://youtu.be/8NDPaz8zFFs Video 9
Video Nine deals with the most difficult part of the TOEIC: Part Seven.
Part Seven has questions for different kinds of texts and these can be one, two, or even three connected texts. Very Difficult! Available at: https://youtu.be/82GDjH6y49U So this is what I have done so far. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy these videos and that you may be able to benefit from them. Remember, it's not just what you know to take a test, but also what you know on how to take the test. That is where strategy comes in. John Thurman