TOEIC lesson 7: Magazine

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

Complete the form below to qualify to receive broad coverage and penetrating analysis of the issues, events, trends, and strategies shaping the pharmaceutical industry. Money magazine contains original editorials that provide insight into trends and events affecting pharmaceutical sales and marketing. You won’t find this type of business reporting in any other pharmaceutical business publication. To qualify for a complimentary subscription to Money magazine, complete the subscription form below and click submit.

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

qualify (v) to be fitted or competent for something
e.g. They both qualify for the job.
analysis (n) detailed examination of the elements or structure of something
e.g. a scientific analysis of the data
pharmaceutical (adj) pertaining to pharmacy or pharmacists
e.g. a pharmaceutical company
editorial (n) opinion piece written by the senior editorial staff
e.g. The paper published an editorial strongly criticizing the mayor’s actions.
complimentary (adj) given free of charge
e.g. The restaurant offers valet parking as a complimentary service.

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

Come and celebrate spring in Vietnam with Authentic Cuisine. We will prepare summer rolls and watch our experienced Vietnamese hosts prepare a hot pot of beef noodle soup with vegetables and Vietnamese crepes. Learn the secrets of Vietnamese dishes. Our hosts will share their recipes and show you how they prepare an authentic three-course meal followed by local desserts. Ingredient lists, restaurants, and market ideas in Little Nham will be provided.

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

authentic (adj) genuine
e.g. We saw authentic examples of ancient Roman sculpture.
Vietnamese (adj) relating to Vietnam
e.g. Vietnamese people
crepe (n) thin pancake
e.g. Place 3-5 apple slices on each crepe.
recipe (n) instructions for making food
e.g. a recipe for beef stew
ingredient (n) any of the foods that are combined to make a particular dish
e.g. He uses only the freshest ingredients in his cooking.

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

coverage (n) communication of selected information on current events
e.g. The issue is not getting much coverage in the mainstream press.
exclusive (adj) story published or broadcast by only one source
e.g. He told the magazine in an exclusive interview
article (n) written work published in a print or electronic medium
e.g. a magazine/newspaper article
publication (n) printed work made for sale or distribution
e.g. a scholarly/scientific publication
journalism (n) the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news
e.g. bad/good/responsible journalism
ethnic (adj) cultural, religious, or linguistic traditions of a people or country
e.g. The U.S. has a wide variety of ethnic groups made up of immigrants or their descendants.
regional (adj) local
e.g. a regional newspaper/school
culinary (adj) relating to cooking
e.g. culinary herbs
seasoning (n) salt or an herb, or spice, for improving the flavor
e.g. My favorite seasonings are black pepper and oregano.
exotic (adj) of foreign origin or character
e.g. She’s known for her exotic tastes.

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