to Study For Questions & Responses in the TOEIC
The TOEIC Test evaluates the proficiency of a person
in the English language which includes having a high
level of comprehension and the ability to understand
what they listen to. The listening test is the first
part of the TOEIC test and the Questions & Responses
section is the second in it. The test is quite
challenging as you don’t get to read the questions
nor the options for the response and you get to hear
both only once. So you need to be completely focused
and grasp what is being said.
Preparing for the Questions & Responses Test
You need to be grammatically sound to be able to
take the test successfully. So it would be a great
idea to recap on your grammar lessons done in
school. There are many online grammar practice
papers that are quite helpful. Practice a lot on the
forms of questions and the kinds of answers you are
likely to get on those questions. For example there
are basically two types of questions which are the
“Wh” questions and the questions that give you the
“yes/no” answers. As in:
1. Where are you going? (the probable answer would
be to some place)
2. Is there a train now? (The probable answer would
be yes or no)
So it would be a good idea to make a list of
questions that one would probably come across in
life on a daily basis. And start off the practice by
answering them in as many ways as possible.
Another factor is the tense forms that you need to
be thorough with. If the question is in a particular
tense, say the past tense, then look out for answer
in the same tense.
Understand the technicalities of language:
In the Questions & Responses Test you are likely to
come across word play that can confuse you a lot.
Words that are homonyms, homophones, and homographs
need to be studied well as they are used in plenty
in this section. For example consider the following
example in which B is the right answer.
Is there a train at 9am today?
a. I’m going to train them at 9am today
b. No, but there is one
at 9:10 in the morning
c. I have a meeting at 9am today
Firstly you have a question that needs a yes/ no
Secondly the word “train” is used as a noun while in
the responses (a) it is used as a verb
So by considering all these factors you should be
able to score high in the Questions & Responses Test
of the listening test in TOEIC.