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作文力

自分の書いたレポートや卒論をじっくりと読み返してみると、
本当にげんなりする。。書いているときもそうだけど。。。

普段、本を読んでいて自分の書いたものを同様に
真剣に読むことはほとんどない。
だから、読んだ本と自分の作文力を照らし合わせて
書いているときも、読んでいるときも落ち込むのだ。

特に論文を英語で書いたが故に、
表現力に乏しい文章になってしまいがちなのだ。。
もっと巧い記述をすれば読みやすいはずなのに・・・
と思うものの、いい言葉がいつも思い浮かばず、
最終的にはとりあえずその時に書ける言葉で書くに留まる。

自分でより多く自分の文章力・表現力にぶつかっていかないと
伸びるものも伸びないのだろう。

自分の恥ずかしいところを見る感は否めないけど、
今後そういう作業を増やしていこう・・・!!


TOEFL...

nonstop sunday...

in the morning, i took TOEFL iBT for the first time.
i am so used to CBT, so it was kind of shocking to me.

READING...

i didn't worry about it, but it required a technique.
i thought there was a plenty of time to work on it.
in fact, each passage gets longer than before,
yet the given time for each is same...
it tricked me, then i wasn't able to perform well...
oh dear... really bad...

LISTENING...

each lecture and conversation becomes longer
as the reading section does.
but note taking is permitted, so it wasn't too difficult.
in fact, listening is probably the best on this test.
i was so weak at listening... now it's ok.
at least TOEFL listening is easy enough for me.

SPEAKING...

this section would be the worst...
i didn't practice anything on the test at all.
that's why i couldn't do it well.
technique is a MUST in this section.
this is a test, so it doesn't estimate
how well you can communicate in English.
but how well you can perform...
it's regrettable, but i don't prefer to
practice that kind of thing now...

WRITING...

it wasn't too bad... but not really great.
if the marking criteria didn't get more strict,
it would score relatively high...

OVERALL...

after all, speaking was too bad, so i can't expect anything.
it'd be less than the score i had before study abroad.
simply it's due to lack of practice or strategy.
i wasn't so motivated to be a good examinee of TOEFL iBT.
i just wanted to let it be this time for some reason...

as a result, the score won't help me.
it was probably a wrong choice.
but i feel a bit annoyed by the ways
any tests on the English language
estimate the ability of language.
is the ability of language the thing
that requires a 'proof'...?
and the proof is perhaps more or less
pseudo certification which can be
manipulated by certain kinds of techniques...?
i don't know if language tests are valuable...
must be in society, but not in me...

taking TOEFL is ridiculously expensive,
so i won't take it anymore if i don't need.



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TOEFL

散々このブログを騒がせたテスト、TOEFL!
Test of English as a Foreign Language

許してくださいポロリ汗
ここ数日はホントにそれしか書くことないくらい
TOEFL漬けだったのです冷や汗



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Shock

Why is my English never growing up 悲しい

Today, I took a practice TOEFL test which was sent by
ETS, the organization of TOEFL and TOEIC ビル
It is completely same as the real TOEFL !

But the result was almost same as the last test in October down
I did keep on studying English...
not for TOEFL but the actual use モゴモゴ
Maybe that's my fault ムニョムニョ

However, I have heard that many high scorers don't stick on
studying for TOEFL to get its score
because other ways of learning English are important ワッ!
What's more, someone said that I don't need to study English
along TOEFL practices [:ふぅ〜ん:]

And in my experience, it was true 汗
As time passed by, as I took the tests, the results naturally followed without studying only for the TOEFL test ワッ!

But this time is different from the past ショック
I get confused... need some strategies !?
need more practice !? need more to get used to it !?
Probably all things are true... ポロリ

Be patient ワッ! ( Speaking to myself )
I wanna take one advanced class no matter what ひらめき
I should never give up my goal !
( but the test is coming 3 days later 汗 )


writing competence

I slept too much in daytime...
Such a thing is typical in long vacation for me ムニョムニョ
What is called, I'm a night owl 月

I'm going to write something dull for you if you are
not of interest in TOEFL or English composition 汗
What I want to assert is I am not a test junkie モゴモゴ
I never admit that...
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mispelling

I practiced TOEFL essay twice here
because it is similar to the real one グッド
Actually, nobody must have ever seen the device
I type now. But it resembles to the comment box イヒヒ
commonplace thing !

I recently haven't done any practice for that so firstly
I couldn't write anything coherent opinion for the question 汗
Even now, I may not be able to sum up my idea consistently down
TOEFL writing allows examinees to type within 30 minutes ショック
It is not enough to put all what I think [:ふぅ〜ん:]
so that's a quite difficult but rewarding section 嬉しい

Here's two of the real topics revealed by ETS,
which is an American company that deals with TOEFL and TOEIC 星
They take our money unreasonably 怒り
TOEIC ¥6600, TOEFL $140 (about ¥15000)
What the fu**in' that 怒りマーク
(sorry for inappropriate description)←Mr. president Clinton たらーっ

Anyway, as I challenge it,
my writing skill gradually improves ニコニコ

Ohhhh, I lost my way ムニョムニョ Too bad ニョロ

The following two descriptions are what I use for today's practice.
They are the real questions in TOEFL essay チョキ
It's open!! ⇒ TOEFL Writing Topics

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Parents or other adult relatives should make important
decisions for their older (15 to 18year-old) teenage children.
Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.


Movies are popular all over the world.
Explain why movies are so popular.
Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
In your country, is there more need for land to be left
in its natural condition or is there more need for land
to be developed for housing and industry?
Use specific reasons and
examples to support your answer.


I found my wrinting has a lot of spelling mistakes...冷や汗
Gramatically, there still have some problems but
I should pay more attention to spelling 見る
(Can it be seen as typing mistake ? )


humbug

タイトルはでたらめ、たわ言、まやかしといった意味の言葉で、
チャールズ・ディケンズクリスマスキャロル
に出てくるキャラクターそのものが
単語になったというものらしいです見る

なんとなく、1年前に見つけた
オンラインTOEFL模擬試験をやってみましたワッ!
40分くらいでできるので、興味のある方はどうぞ男
もちろん、無料で登録もいりませんおはな

1年前に何度かやったとはいえ、
まやかしの数字が出てきました!

Listening 27、Structure & Writing 12 to 29、Reading 24
Total 210〜267びっくり

去年初めて受けたときのスコアは、
恥ずかしくて書けないほどですモゴモゴ

記憶の片隅にある問題もあったから、
おそらく現段階は−40点くらいだと思うしょんぼり
それを知るのは、2月の下旬に受けようと思っているから
必要であると同時に少し怖くもある冷や汗
TOEFLから離れたところで英語を学んできたから、
結構不安なのですバッド

騙されてはいけないと思うなか、1年間での自分の成長を
垣間見れた気もして少し嬉しくもありますラッキー

でも経験した問題にしたらこのスコアは
低いと見たほうがいいかもしれないノーノー

語学試験対策として、経験した問題を何度も解く事が
とてもいい方法だということに気がつきましたひらめき
下手に演習を重ねるよりもいいかも知れないイケテル
もちろんそれなりの量を重ねた上での反復だけどパー
留学では英語力がものを言うと思うから、
しっかりした力をつけて旅立ちたいです飛行機

目標をしっかり定めて、
本番でこれになるべく近い点数を取れるように頑張ろうグッド

う〜ん、自分、悩んでるんだな〜って読み返して思いました汗
最近は自分の弱さに打ちひしがれそうになりますムニョムニョ

とにかく、Making believe i'm positive!
人はみな辛いことを隠して笑って生きているのだから、
僕も負けてはいられないなと自戒しようショック

2月は自分の時間がたくさんある月だから、
今すべきことに全力を尽くしたいですワッ!


my writing

it's so shameful that i've made many mistakes in writing ショック
i still can't write properly what i really mean down
and lately i seldom use English ムニョムニョ i have plenty of test that i want to study well because the remaining two are European history and English linguistics ! it's all in Japanese (naturally) so i may have trouble with changing Japanese mind and English mind quickly to think of everything ピピピ
it's gradually improved since i've felt しょんぼり
as i try to pursue English properness, everything turns difficult when i use English ポロリ
so i just challenge it and continue on working what i decide to do!!

Speaking of upcoming tests, it's valuable to study European history well that i should get to know more about historical facts in order to consider my topic, which i do want to understand deeply till i'll go to England ワッ! to be honest, my fatal lack of knowledge is in history, both Japan and the world 困惑
But now i'm motivated better than when i was in highschool !
Studying something was meant only for entrance exams [:ふぅ〜ん:]
i couldn't stand that i had to study only for that くもり
but now i understood that it was not only for entrance exams but for studying something deeply in this age 汗
then i'm impatient about that しょんぼり
but better late than never ニコニコ i will try it !

i stray too much バッド
grow up!! that's my goal in my life 星


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