600 Essential Words for the TOEIC test offers the 600 most frequently used words for the TOEIC test, plus 400 “trick” words you need to know.
600 Essential Words for the TOEIC test
This test preparation book focuses on 600 words commonly used on the TOEIC. Words are taught in 50 vocabulary-building lessons that focus on American English as it is used in today’s business, industry, communications, and cultural activities.
All activities are formatted like the actual questions on the TOEIC exam and help students develop test-taking skills. Examples of practical English usage touch on such subjects as contracts, marketing, banking, and personnel, among many other activities.
Additional exercises focused to help TOEIC test-takers expand their English vocabulary in areas related to cultural activities, such as movies, music, and art.
Each lesson presents 12 target words with definitions, and then uses them in several different contexts. Practice exercises follow every lesson, and a quiz follows every five lessons to test students’ expanding skills in English word usage.
Recommendations for web-based study activities will further help the students increase their vocabulary. New in this edition is a practice TOEIC test based on the actual exam. The enclosed MP3 CD provides essential help in pronunciation and listening comprehension.
What the Book Is About
This book leaches you vocabulary that will help you when you take the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication). The TOEIC measures the English proficiency of people working in international business or plan-ning to use English to communicate with others. Although the exam does not specifically test specialized vocabulary, the items on the exam are in specialized contexts.
This book will help you understand specialized contexts that are often used on the TOEIC. Each chapter focuses on a particular context that has appeared on the TOEIC. The contexts are specialized, but the words are not. The words are general vocabulary. They can be used in many contexts. You will learn these words in contexts that are used on the TOEIC.
How to Use This Book
This book contains 50 lessons, and each lesson introduces you to 12 new words in a specific context. If you study one lesson every day, in 50 days you can learn 600 new words. You will practice these words by doing exercises that look just like the questions on the TOEIC.
On the first page of each lesson, you will see a list of 12 words. For each word you will see the definition of the word and two sentences using the word in context.
• Introduces you to the words for the lesson.
• Shows you the words in context.
• Serves as a reference anytime you need to check the meaning of a word.
Vocabulary in Context
Next, you will see a paragraph called Vocabulary in Context. You will have the opportunity to see and use the words for the lesson in context.
• Complete the paragraph using words from the word list.
• Read the paragraph over to see all the words for that lesson used in context.
• Return to the paragraph as often as you like to reinforce the meanings of the words.
If you’re preparing for the TOEIC test, you should definitely get this book!