Vocabulary, TOEFL and TOEIC
According to Professor Tom Cobb, Department of Linguistics at the
“Until recently, vocabulary learning was seen as peripheral to language acquisition. …Much of this view has now been reversed. .. studies throughout the 1980s and 1990s showed that vocabulary skill and knowledge are the precondition for most other language abilities and, in addition, the main source of variance in the final state of such abilities.”
Many students spend a lot of time learning the techniques of passing TOEFL and TOEIC. But even if they pass they still have difficulty with English at work or at school. There is a better way. Most of the questions on TOEFL and TOIEC require a familiarity with the phrases of English and a rich vocabulary in the subject matter that will be tested. The Linguist is specially designed to prepare you for TOEFL and TOEIC. The Linguist helps you do two things.
Enrich your vocabulary: For you to do well on TOEFL and TOEIC you will need a vocabulary of up to 10,000 words. This means that you may have to learn as many as 8,000 new words. Not an easy task. Fortunately Professor Paul Nation of Victoria University, New Zealand has developed a highly useful Academic Word List of 570 essential words. To enrich your vocabulary, focus on those articles in our Library that come from business or academic sources. These will consist of from 5 to 15% academic words. You can even cut and paste from specialized web sites and import content to The Linguist. Then you can save new academic words to you Linguist database for review and study. The Linguist system will keep a record of your vocabulary growing every day, as you come across these words in different contexts.
Please email me with any comments about TOEFL and TOEIC at firstname.lastname@example.org.