TOEIC lesson 19: A World’s Fair

Directions

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over a type-1 question from TOEIC speaking test. Take 45 seconds to read the text out aloud. Then go over the text again with your tutor to correct any mispronunciation.

Test Question

Directions: In this part of the test, you will read aloud the text on the screen. You will have 45 seconds to prepare. Then you will have 45 seconds to read the text out aloud.

Question 1

Earlier this year, Art-Tech Brussels’ third edition attracted an audience of more than 14,000 visitors from across the whole of Europe and beyond. The visitors included leading curators, museum directors, artists, 80 museum groups, and more than 300 international journalists. Online video and multimedia content showcasing highlights of Art-Tech Brussels’ successful 2009 fair, including the Hi-tech Art Award and key panels of the European Art Forum, are now available for viewing on our website http://www.art-tech-brussels.bel.com.

Vocabulary

Work with your tutor to go over these key words. Pay attention to the pronunciation and intonation when you read them out loud.

Key Words

attract (v) cause someone or something to go to a place
e.g. The museum attracts visitors from all over the world.
curator (n) custodian of a collection
e.g. She works at the museum as a curator. 
Brussel (n) the capital of Belgium
panel (n) a group of people who take part in a discussion for an audience
e.g. a panel discussion on education
forum (n) meeting for open discussion
e.g. Forums were held to determine how to handle the situation.

Directions

Try it again with a 2nd question. Take 45 seconds to read the text out aloud. Pay attention to your pronunciation, intonation, and speed. Your tutor will correct when you pronounce something incorrectly.

Test Question

Directions: In this part of the test, you will read aloud the text on the screen. You will have 45 seconds to prepare. Then you will have 45 seconds to read the text out aloud.

Question 2

We carry a full selection of helmets that are lightweight, durable, well-ventilated, and, most importantly, designed to provide excellent head protection so that you can stay focused on your ride. Choose from a wide variety of colors and styles that are perfectly suited to your riding needs. And when it comes to eyewear, you can rest assured that we will always be on the cutting-edge with sunglasses that protect you from damaging UV rays and improve visibility in any conditions.

Vocabulary

Work with your tutor to go over these key words. Pay attention to the pronunciation and intonation when you read them out loud.

Key Words

durable (adj) long-lasting
e.g. durable fabric
ventilate (v) well exposed to air
e.g. She opened the windows to ventilate the room.
variety (n) collection, selection
e.g. The company sells a variety of gardening products.
suited (adj) fit, suitable
e.g. The land is well suited for farming.
assure (v) to make something certain
e.g. We must assure that every child gets a proper education.

Further Study

Got more time? Here is a list of common vocab words related to the text you studied today. Go over each one with your tutor.

Additional Expressions

illustration (n) artwork that helps make something clear
e.g. The illustrations that he provided in his speech were very effective.
leading (adj) most important
e.g. the leading role in a major Hollywood movie
Impressionism (n) An artistic movement in 19th century in France
e.g. Monet is known as theFather of Impressionism”.
Surrealism (n) An artistic movement in 20th century, fantastic images to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams
e.g. Surrealism is the wish for absolute freedom.
showcase (v) display
e.g. The convention was a showcase of the company’s new products.
cutting-edge (adj) the newest and most advanced
e.g. He’s a director who tries to keep his films right on the cutting-edge.
lightweight (adj) weighing relatively little compared with another item
e.g. a lightweight jacket
damage (v)  to cause damage to something
e.g. Smoking can seriously damage your lungs.
visibility (n) quality of being visible
e.g. Joggers should wear light-colored clothes to increase their visibility.
spectacles (n) eye glasses for correcting vision
e.g. He peered through his spectacles.

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