Monthly Archives: April 2011


TOEIC Practice on-line Test

Alexis is an interactive multimedia on-line program for the TOEIC.
TOEIC� (Test of English for International Communication) is designed to test your ability to understand English as it is used in international business and other professional settings.  The TOEIC� test covers two main areas: your ability to understand spoken English and your ability to read materials in English, such as correspondence, reports, advertisements, and articles.
Start the Test here!


Level/TOEIC on-line Test 1

  Check your General English level and practice your TOEIC skills.

Time: maximum 1 hour
Questions: 80
Format: TOEIC (listening and reading)

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On-line TOEIC Practice Test 1

This preparation test includes all the test areas,  within a timed environment.
You will be given two hours to complete the whole test, or one hour per subsection.
The questions here are very similar to the actual TOEIC® test.
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Astuces TOEIC: pour obtenir le meilleur résultat!

Quelques astuces ici pour obtenir le meilleur résultat au test TOEIC


Mini-test TOEIC® Listening and Reading 1

En 20 minutes environ, familiarisez vous avec le format du test officiel.

Avant chaque partie, cliquez sur le fichier audio puis répondez aux questions en inscrivant vos réponses (A, B, C ou D) sur une feuille à part.

Toutes les réponses sont apportées près chaque question.

Commencez le TOEIC test ici!


General and Business English 1

If you have little time to spend to improve your English, the BBC “General and Business English” website is a must.

Here you have a variety of interactive activities to choose from:

  • 6 Minute English:  The title says it all! Listening and Reading activities on current topics you can do in all but…6 Minutes!
  • Express English: Each week a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation!
  • Talk about English: A range of interesting Series about a variety of current topics.
  • Talking Business: This course gives you useful language and phrases to improve your spoken communication skills in English in different business situations. Each section features audio, target language and a quiz – all of which are downloadable. You’ll also have the opportunity to practise and test your understanding of the language.
  • Get that job!:
    Finding a job can be a complicated and tiring process. Sometimes you just don’t know where to start looking, let alone how to persuade a company that you are the best person for the job!
    This site is full of activities and quizzes to build on your knowledge of career-related vocabulary and offer some tips on things like how to put together a good CV or come across well in an interview.
    You can work your way through this site step by step, from ‘Job Search’ to ‘Interviews’ – just click on ‘What’s next?’ on the right of the page each time you have completed an activity. Or you can go straight to whichever units are of most interest to you by using the links at the top of the page.
    Happy job hunting!
  • Welcome to London!:

     ‘Welcome to London’ is an intermediate English language course allowing users to practise their reading, listening and pronunciation skills.

    It follows two characters, John and Fiona, through a series of situations as they arrive and settle down in the city.
    So, if you are coming to visit, or live, in London or you want to find out more about what the city has to offer – then this course may be for you.

  • Working Abroad: ‘Working Abroad’ is for those of you who’ve always wanted to get out of your chairs and go and do something else instead.
    Each unit on the left explores different issues connected with working abroad and by clicking on the photographs on the right, you can find out about people’s personal experiences.
    There are also vocabulary pages, exercises and quizzes to help you develop and test your English.
  • The Handy Guide: A series that examines the roles and teachings of Business Gurus, with text, audio and an explanation of common management terms.

Talking Business

This course from the BBC gives you useful language and phrases to improve your spoken communication skills in English in different business situations: Telephone, Meetings, Presentations and Negociations.
Each section features audio, target language and a quiz – all of which are downloadable.
You’ll also have the opportunity to practise and test your understanding of the language.

Start the course here!


The Oxford 3000™ Word List 1

The keywords of the Oxford 3000™ have been carefully selected by a group of language experts and experienced teachers as the words which should receive priority in vocabulary study because of their importance and usefulness.

The words which occur most frequently in English are included, based on the information in the British National Corpus and the Oxford Corpus Collection. (A corpus is an electronically-held collection of written or spoken texts, often consisting of hundreds of millions of words – for more information, visit this page about the corpus.) However, being frequent in the corpus alone is not enough for a word to qualify as a keyword: it may be that the word is used very frequently, but only in a narrowly defined area, such as newspapers or scientific articles. In order to avoid including these restricted words, we include as keywords only those words which are frequent across a range of different types of text. In other words, keywords are both frequent and used in a variety of contexts. In addition, the list includes some very important words which happen not to be used frequently, even though they are very familiar to most users of English. These include, for example, words for parts of the body, words used in travel, and words which are useful for explaining what you mean when you do not know the exact word for something. These words were identified by consulting a panel of over seventy experts in the fields of teaching and language study.

Consult the list here!

Download the List as a Microsoft Word Document here!