I would like to share my experience of the TOEIC and encourage all the future candidates.
Preparing for the TOEIC: a necessity
I am doing a bachelor degree, and my school requires all students to take the TOEIC and to get at least 785 marks. If you don’t, you need to take it again as you cannot pass your year without the TOEIC.
We had preparation classes for 2 months. The problem was that our class contained students of all levels, so our teacher ran refresher courses and we spent more time revising the basics than actually training for the TOEIC.
During each class, we were however doing one TOEIC training exercise. This is when I realised that I had to prepare for that test. The TOEIC requires much focus as you can only listen to the recordings once in the “listening” part. I lived in the US for a few years. The language side wasn’t a problem but I was getting bored in class.
Preparing for the TOEIC online with Global-Exam
This is when Global-Exam provided the solution. I could benefit from a tailor-made training package (I especially worked on the listening part to resolve my lack of focus and did less training exercises on the reading comprehension). The training exercises under real exam conditions helped me to manage my time better. Gradually, I improved my marks on the different exercises. The advantage is also that you can train for the TOEIC as much as you want, while in-class training has obvious time limits. When you have a question, you have to wait for the next class. For instance, for the exercise with the picture descriptions, I often hesitated between two answers because I really felt like both answers were right depending how you interpreted the picture. With Global-Exam, you can get an instant answer from either the forum and the chats.
My TOEIC score: 980!
I took the test recently. Global-Exam has really helped me to prepare for the TOEIC efficiently. There were about 60 of us taking the test (a few students from my degree and other engineering students) and I got the best score with a mark of 980. So what’s the next step? With that TOEIC score on my CV, I can apply for a Masters Degree in International trade.
Good luck to all the candidates!