Score 765 in TOEIC. Good, but far not enough!

I feel blue. Literally. NOT with the Russian meaning!

Last November 8, I did TOEIC at Wizard here in Novo Hamburgo. That week ware crazy, I mean, really out of mind, such stressfull (I asked to quit my job 2 days earlier) that minuts before the test I didn`t knew exactly what the test ware about, how it should work. I just got know that time ware precious, and it really ware.

I knew before that the maximum you can achieve on that test is 990 points, and I thought I ware able to get something about 850. Yeah... I got 85 points less than it, witch is not bad.

The regular student that ends the book 8 are expected to get a score around 550. I`m at the meedle of that book, and I got 215 points more than the average.



With a score of 765, i`m like in the picture bellow. Doing a transition.




Checking the scores of each level, in the listening skill I`m great! I`m the highest level!



The thing is that "listening" is a passive skill, that is not what is most useful if you want a leading carrier. Leaders have to handle active skills, like producing content, in speaking or writing form. Reading is a beginning of it, and on that ability, I`m not in the upper level. I`m starting the needle one. Really?! Seriously, I`m disappointed with this result.



In general terms, now I know that I`m a strong B1, almost a B2. The same result that Oxford Online Placement Test showed me a month before the TOEIC result.

Know exactly where you are is important to plan actions that you will do in order to overcome waverer the situation is. Welcome 2014! Welcome my new challenge!

2013-12-01 01:28:00
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