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.
Lin Lougheed is the leading authority in ESL test preparation for TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS. Dr.Lougheed started his EFL career in 1968 as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkey. He earned his doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University and has received two Fulbright awards: a scholar grant in Sri Lanka and a professor grant in Tunisia. As a Foreign Service Officer, he trained teachers and worked with Ministries of Education in Guatemala, Columbia, Haiti, Chile, Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. For his publishers he has given teaching training seminars in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea and Puerto Rico.In 1983, he founded Instructional Design International, Inc. to develop English teaching materials in all media. Lin is a past member of the TESOL Executive Board and has served as the chair of two special interest groups: Teaching English Internationally and Materials Writers. He has written over 40 English-as-a-foreign-language texts and had a daily radio show in China on business English. He is currently a Trustee of Columbia University Teachers College.