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TOEICのDirectionsのマイナー変更について

 
新形式のTOEICになってパート2のDirectionsが短くなったことは話題になりました。それ以外のパートでもちょっぴりDirectionsが変わっていたんですね。今更気づきました。。。

Part 3: Conversations
Directions: You will hear some conversations between two people. You will be asked to answer three questions about what the speakers say in each conversation . Select the best response to each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet . The conversations will not be printed in your test book and will be spoken only one time .

(新形式)
Directions : You will hear some conversations between two or more people. You will be asked to answer three questions about what the speakers say in each conversation. Select the best response to each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet. The conversations will not be printed in your test book and will be spoken only one time.


パート3で変更されたのは以下の文です。3人の話し手による会話が登場したのでtwo peopleからtwo or more peopleになっています。

(旧)You will hear some conversations between two people.
(新)You will hear some conversations between two or more people.

パート4は変更なしで、なぜか従来通りのパート5の文が少しだけ変更されていました。

Part 5: Incomplete Sentences
Directions: A word or phrase is missing in each of the following sentences. Four answer choices are given below each sentence. Select the best answer to complete the sentence. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.

(新形式)
Directions: A word or phrase is missing in each of the sentences below. Four answer choices are given below each sentence. Select the best answer to complete the sentence. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.


なぜthe following sentencesをthe sentences belowに変更したのかは不明です。。。

(旧)A word or phrase is missing in each of the following sentences .
(新)A word or phrase is missing in each of the sentences below.

パート6は新たな問題が導入され、選択肢の挿入位置も変更されたため結構変わっています。

Part 6: Text Completion
Directions: Read the texts that follow . A word or phrase is missing in some of the sentences . Four answer choices are given below each of the sentences . Select the best answer to complete the text . Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet .

(新形式)
Directions: Read the texts that follow. A word, phrase, or sentence is missing in parts of each text. Four answer choices for each question are given below the text. Select the best answer to complete the text. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.

文挿入問題が出題されたのでA word or phrase からA word, phrase, or sentenceになていますね。

(旧)A word or phrase is missing in some of the sentences . Four answer choices are given below each of the sentences.
(新)A word, phrase, or sentence is missing in parts of each text. Four answer choices for each question are given below the text.

また、選択肢が文書の下に掲載されるようになったので、Four answer choices for each question are given below the text.となっています。

(旧)Four answer choices are given below each of the sentences.
(新)Four answer choices for each question are given below the text.

パート7の変更もマイナーなものですが、時代の変化を感じさせるものになっています。

Part 7: Reading Comprehension
Directions: In this part you will read a selection of texts, such as magazine and newspaper articles, letters, and advertisements. Each text is followed by several questions. Select the best answer for each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet .

(新形式)
Directions: In this part you will read a selection of texts, such as magazine and newspaper articles, e-mails, and instant messages. Each text or set of texts is followed by several questions. Select the best answer for each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.

電子メールやチャットが前面に出ているのは時代を感じます。

(旧)In this part you will read a selection of texts, such as magazine and newspaper articles, letters, and advertisements.
(新)In this part you will read a selection of texts, such as magazine and newspaper articles, e-mails, and instant messages.

Each textが Each text or set of textsになった点についてはダブルパッセージを導入した前回の変更時に直しておくべきものですよね。

(旧)Each text is followed by several questions.
(新)Each text or set of texts is followed by several questions.

パート3のconversations between two or more peopleというのは今後3名以上の話し手が登場する可能性を匂わせているのでしょうか。。。
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