I took the TOEIC test yesterday. As I mentioned in my another blog, I forgot carrying a watch with me, that's why at first I couldn't increase my motivation. While listening narration, I couldn't concentrate on it, and missed some words. As for me, listening English is more difficult than reading. Almost everyday I read something in English, so documentations printed on the TOEIC TEST are easy to understand, I guess. On the other side, I don't listen something in English so often. In my opinion, you can get higher score in the TOEIC TEST soon if you listen and read something in English like TV dramas, movies, and paperbacks. Sentences and expressions used in that test are simple, and answers can be easily uniquely identified. If you use natural English everyday, you may easily answer questions in the test, as natural English used in everyday conversation and news are more difficult and sometimes complex. Textbooks for the test are also helpful, but I'll use those materials just before taking a test. Don't rely on too much, don't expect too much. This is what I've learned while preparing for the test.