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TOEICなんか難しくない!

 
なにも明日のTOEICを控えた皆様に喧嘩を売っているわけではありません。

今年韓国で出た600向けと750向けのETS TOEIC対策書にFINAL TEST2セット分の冊子がついています。リスニングのスクリプトがスペースの都合上冊子に入れられなかったためか、Part1からPart4までワード文書で提供されています。

600の音声ダウンロード

750の音声ダウンロード 

問題などのスクリプトはないので、テストには使えないのですが、どういうトピックができるか確認できますね。せっかくなんで750のTEST1の方をOxford3000語がどれくらい含まれているかわかるチェッカーに入れてみました。

以下がOxford基本語3000に含まれなかった語彙になりますが、TOEIC学習者にはおなじみのものが大半ですよね(わかりやすいようにフレーズとして抜き出したものがあります)。

パート1
brochure / crosswalk / insert / pylon / railings / ramp / refuel /showroom / shredder / sidewalk /staple /tray /water pitcher

パート2
applicant /assign / awards banquet / ballroom / best-seller / bookshelf / bulb / caterer /chilly / exhibit booth / hiking trail / instructors / ladder / lobby /medium-rare / parkside / pear / pharmaceutical / picnic / rejection / scanner / slippery / southside / staff newsletter / steak /subway / technician / terrific /trash pick-up / uptown office / vegetarian / weekday

パート3
attendees / board partitions / brand-new office /check-in and return process / compatible with / coupon /desirable / desktop computer / download /end-of-aisle displays / fragile / full-sized /gift card icon /handwritten sign /in-house safety training /layout / logo /mid-sized / our system has a glitch / participants / presenter / renew my subscription / renewals /rental /reviewer / roast / server / showcase / sketches / stairway / u-shaped / upcoming / update program /vacant apartments / vendor’s booth /walk-in diners / wireless internet

パート4
accommodate your request / balcony / brand-new / cafeteria-style eatery / call our national hotline /competitiveness / computer touch-screen /computer-assisted survey software program /computer-controlled automatic fabric cutter / custom modifications / diner /dining room / dipping sauces / excerpt / familiarize / feedback / first-time customer / fitness center /floral department / fortunately / fresh-cut flowers / full-service / gift baskets and bouquets /gourmet / industrialist / innovative product /laptop / leasing obligation / lower-level / lumber and roofing panels / maintenance mechanics /on-site survey participant / one-on-one financial planning advice / pickup table / postage machines / precision cutting machine / promotional events / quarter banquet / recruiters / residence / resume normal hours /résumé / salesperson /shopper / short-staffed / storage racks / streamlined our market research survey methods / stroll /volunteers / walk-in banking customers / warranty coverage/we apologize for the inconvenience/ weekly coupons /worksheets

人名や地名、会社名などの固有名は主にパート3とパート4で登場するようになります。それっぽい商品名や会社名などは、商品名だなと流せるようになっておけばいいでしょうか。

人名
Cathy / Greg / Gupta / Jim / Mr Farnbald / Tina / Ann Kirby / Frank / Fred / Irene / Lisa / Mark Dodson / Mary / Mr Lee / Mr Parsons / Tom Nelson / Andrew Staley / Brad Simpson / Kevin Liu / Linda Yau / Lou Warnock / Ms Hong Eun-hee / Patrick Belden

会社名、地名など
ADX Courier Services / Dragoti brand / H&D Properties Inc / Karnack Street / Tio Caf / Center City Apartment Finder / Chester City Art Festival / Duprex Safety Systems / Em-Pac Rental / FitRight / Keldec-2 mobile phone / MK Plus Janitorial / One-Time Solution deal / Picture-Time Plus / Selden Tower / Global Machine-Tech Trade Fair / Andek Labs / Bloom Harvest section / Cam’s Market / Cheswick-Putney Incorporated / Fit-Pack line of weight sets / Globax Gym / Meda’s Restaurant / Quarter Mary Stefano / Staley House / Warnock Electronics / Yermat Fitnes


さらにネタバレになりますが、ITのトピックが印象的でした。携帯で撮った写真がデスクトップPCと互換性がなく見れないとか、アンケートのペーパレスIT化など、結構新しめのトピックを盛り込んでいるんですね。

Questions 68 through 70 refer to the following conversation.
M Mary, take a look at this. Frank, our district manager, e-mailed me some photos from this past Thursday’s Grand Opening day celebration at our Bay Street store. But I can’t open the image files here on my desktop computer.
W Ah, here’s the problem. Frank’s message says the photos were sent from his Keldec-2 mobile phone. It runs on a different software that’s not compatible with our desktops, so you need to download a photo viewer.
M Oh, I see. I don’t know how to do that. The download is free, isn’t it?
W Yes, it’s free. It’s called Picture-Time Plus. I can e-mail you a link to their home page, and that has all the instructions for downloading.


Questions 92 through 94 refer to the following excerpt from a meeting.

OK, I’d like to take some time to highlight the work of our Employee of the Quarter, Mary Stefano. She has streamlined our market research survey methods here at Andek Labs by helping us adopt a computer-assisted survey software program, or CAS. This program allows on-site survey participants to respond using a computer touch-screen, so it replaces paper surveys and lets us deliver results to our clients in the food industry much faster. We will present Ms. Stefano with her award at our Employee of the Quarter banquet this Friday at 7 p.m. I hope you’ll all join us for that. Now, I want to show how easy it is to use the CAS program. Let’s have a look.


まあ、あくまで語彙的にそんな難しくはないだろうという話でした。
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