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  • Falling Through the Cracks: Potential Pitfalls Along the Road to English-Language Proficiency

    Posted by English4Success | 28 July 2015 - 3:00pm | 0 Comments

    Ipsos, the third-largest market research company in the world, teamed up with the creators of the TOEIC® program to produce a white paper titled “Falling Through the Cracks: Potential Pitfalls Along the Road to English-Language Proficiency.” The report identified three critical gaps facing companies building an English-proficient workforce to compete in an increasingly global economy: priority, proficiency and assessment. What does this mean? Why does it matter? Below, we break down the report.


    How did they do it?

    ETS and Ipsos Public Affairs surveyed 749 HR...

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    business English, toeic

  • Bastille Day: English Words of French Origin

    Posted by English4Success | 14 July 2015 - 3:52pm | 0 Comments

    To commemorate the storming of the Bastille this day in 1789, below is a selection of common words used in the English language derived from French. Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

    Entrepreneur
    Originating from the French verb entreprendre, meaning “to undertake,” this word has a number of meanings in the professional world. Generally, its definition is “a resourceful individual who comes up with an idea and makes it into a profitable business.” There is a lot of debate and discussion about...

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    Bastille Day, TFI, toeic, Vocabulary

  • Six Advantages of Taking the TOEFL iBT®

    Posted by English4Success | 24 June 2015 - 12:12pm | 0 Comments

    International students hoping to attend foreign universities typically need to take an English-language proficiency exam as part of the application process. Many students get confused about which test they should take. Here are six important characteristics of the TOEFL iBT® that you should consider before deciding.

    Widely Accepted

    The TOEFL iBT test is almost like a passport. It's accepted by over 9,000 institutions in 130 different countries, including the top 100 universities in the US. The TOEFL iBT is...

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    TOEFL

  • Top Ten TOEIC® Test Day Tips

    Posted by English4Success | 4 June 2015 - 3:11pm | 0 Comments

    To conclude our four-part series about how to prepare for the TOEIC ® Listening & Reading and Speaking & Writing tests, here are our top 10 tips for success on test day.

     

    1. Plan ahead. Research the best route to the testing site and remember to account for traffic. You should arrive at the test center at least 30 minutes...

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      ESL, toeic

  • Top Ten Tips to Prepare for the TOEIC® Listening & Reading Test

    Posted by English4Success | 15 May 2015 - 9:56am | 0 Comments

    Now that we’ve covered the TOEIC® Speaking & Writing Test, we have some great tips that will help you perform your best on the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test.
     

    1. Listen to English-language news and podcasts in a variety of native accents.  Regularly listening to native speakers will condition your brain to understand English more clearly. The listening section of the TOEIC test includes US, Canadian, British, and Australian speakers, so be sure to expose yourself to different accents!...

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      ESL
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