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QW 110111 " Lost concentration?"

The students currently taking my TOEFL class took the ITP (Institutional Testing Program) test on campus last Friday. They had discussions in a subsequent class to reflect on how they did on the test by pair-discussions. There are several types of comments that students tend to make, one of which makes me want to have a few words to them. - "I lost my concentration, and couldn't perform well after that." This frequently uttered remark invites the following question to go round and round in my head – whether you lost your concentration first, and started being unable to understand what was spoken or written, or you became unable to understand anything, i.e. "stuck" first, and lost your concentration? I guess both are plausible explanations, but they don’t actually really matter, I guess. What saddens me and urges me to do something about is that the students have almost never processed the English language for two hours without break, and consequently they haven’t cultivated the concentration to sustain for two-hour English proficiency test. I won’t be so wrong if I say the two-hour TOEFL test would be the longest span of time that they’ve spent for processing the English language recently or ever. If you don’t listen to and/or read English for a certain amount of time hour regularly, you’ll never maintain the concentration of the same amount of time while taking the test. We know too well that nothing miraculous happens on the test day, but we also want to believe in the hocus-pocus. After discussions, I recommended the students to read articles written in English available free online, and keep reading one article or two every day even though they don’t fully comprehend the content. If they make the reading practice one of their daily routine, they will gradually cultivate the patience to sit through the whole two-hour English processing, and address the "lost concentration" issue on the TOEFL test in better ways. That’s what I hope.

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