16 March 2007

Reverse TOEIC

Finally, all those hours of beating my head into the wall trying to teach TOEIC and TOEFL to Japanese students is actually going to pay off!

(For those of you not in the know, TOEIC and TOEFL are standardised English tests consisting of a series of exercises in frustration where, as a teacher, you want to scream and throttle the student – "Why can't you pick the right answer stupidhead!!! The answer is so obvious!!" – interspersed with questions of such bizarre impossibilitude that even a native speaker will throw up their hands in give-uppance-ness. Here's a sample.)

My grad school admissions exam for France is structured very similarly to the TOEIC/TOEFL tests. So while I'm underwhlemingly unconfident in my ability to actually pass this ragingly-hard test, at least I know all the tricks of the trade to squeeze every point I can out of the questions.

Fingers crossed!

11 comments:

jase said...

eeeeek!! reverse TOEIC sounds almost as scary as reverse vampires! ganbatte, sweetie.
just remember "le grenouille mange le pamplemousse" though, and you'll be a shoo-in.

Jennifer said...

What was the answer to the question you posted anyway?

Miss Ash said...

Fingers Crossed!!! (For purely selfish reasons. I want a free place to stay in France)

tokyo tintin said...

Jenni–

What do you think is the correct response?

Jennifer said...

No! I refuse to use my brain. You tell me the answer.

tokyo tintin said...

Jenni–

I have no doubt that your insatiable curiosity will drive you crazy as you compulsively twist the problem over and over until you finally break down and ask me.

Jennifer said...

But I already broke down and asked you.

tokyo tintin said...

Okay, good point.

It's a trick question. There is no word that doesn't fit.

tokyo tintin said...

hahahaha!

tokyo tintin said...

Isn't TOEIC fun?

Jennifer said...

Are you freakin' serious?! No wonder you're all stressed out about this thing.