After completing a large amount of part 5 of all 30 questions, part 6 of the long sentence filling problem is waiting. Part 6 has 16 questions. It is a problem that fills four blanks in sentences such as newspaper articles, advertisements, letters, and emails. The target response time is 25 minutes. Part 6 has three main problem patterns. This time, I would like to introduce the strategy according to the problem pattern.
Problems to read and answer before and after
This pattern is a problem that cannot be answered without reading the text before and after the blank. For example, when an internal announcement document comes out
Our department needs to figure out our new products problem. () For now, there’s nothing appropriate solution for that. (Our department needs to solve new product problems. () Not coming out)
If there is such a sentence, you will not be able to find the answer unless you read the sentences before and after (). Such a pattern is a “problem to answer by reading back and forth”.
Let ’s capture the conjunction
As you may have noticed in the previous example, knowledge of conjunctions is very important for this pattern problem. Once you learn all at once, you can organize your mind!
TOEIC frequent connectives are Besides, nevertheless, yet else otherwise, therefore, however, but etc. There is also a common point that these are always used between two sentences!
Conscious of text flow
When solving exercises, it is recommended that you read with the text flow in mind. Whether you are saying the opposite or adding information to the previous sentence, try to solve the exercises while conscious of which conjunction is appropriate if you use a conjunction.
The question to fill in with a whole sentence
A problem that cannot be answered without reading the entire sentence. Judging from the context, we will search for answers.
Check the sentence pattern
Most of the text that appears in Part 6 is:
Articles, explanations, announcements, bulletin boards, advertisements, letters, emails
For example, information can be obtained by reading a list of articles and explanations, but in the case of e-mails and advertisements, there is a date in the upper left, and who is addressed to whom It is written. Each time you solve a part 6 question, you should draw a line such as “This is an advertising pattern and the answer is here and here”. Then, you can know where the answer is hidden for each type of sentence.
Here is a video introduction.
This is a video that is not directly related to the TOEIC “How to Write Articles”, but you can know how the articles are written and understand the structure of the articles. Since it is explained in English, you can study English just by watching this video in English!
Note the instructions
Watch out for directives such as That, this. This is because there is a possibility that important things are written before these directives.
Our meeting is going to start at 10 tomorrow. That already has known in all employees, but it would be great if you made confirm. (The meeting is tomorrow from 10:00. All employees are already informed. I would appreciate it if you could check once.)
What does that in the second sentence of this sentence mean? Yes, “Tomorrow ’s meeting starts at 10:00.” When there is an instruction word like this, it tells you what it means if you look ahead.
You see the sentence, you’ll know the answer
The problem with this pattern is a problem that requires knowledge of grammar, such as the part 5 hole filling problem.
Together with part 5 measures
I worked on this pattern problem together with Part 5 countermeasures. As I introduced in the previous article, I reviewed the notes that recorded words I didn’t know when I studied Part 6, and solved the problems in Part 5 to counter this pattern.
Anyway, this pattern has only practice. I repeated one question book about 10 times. Repeat as you memorize, and you will learn patterns and vocabulary.
Business English videos will be TOEIC measures
If you get bored a little, you can also watch a business English video on Youtube. The explanation in Japanese is good, but if it is explained in English, it will be a listening measure, and it is fresh and interesting because the viewpoint of looking at words is different from the Japanese.
Just take a look!!
1. Problems to read and answer before and after
2. The problem of putting the whole sentence
3. Problems that can be answered by looking at only one sentence
By crushing these three patterns one by one, Part 6 can aim for a high score. If you get tired of your head, try using videos.