Exploring the Relation of Vocabulary Size to TOEIC Reading ScoresExploring the Relation of Vocabulary Size to TOEIC Reading ScoresAA1271419X Exploring the Relation of Vocabulary Size to TOEIC Reading Scores
This study investigated how learners’ vocabulary size affects their scores of TOEIC reading section. A TOEIC practice test was administered to 40 female university students as the final course test of a TOEIC reading class. The test consisted of a vocabulary part and the three parts of TOEIC reading section (Part 5, 6 and 7). The students’ test scores were statistically analyzed to examine how the vocabulary score and the scores of other three parts were correlated. The statistical results were verified qualitatively by analyzing the students’ written comments about what was necessary and important to do in order to improve their test scores.