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5 Types of Redundancies to Avoid

You know the expression “more is less”? Well, this is certainly true when it comes to writing.  The simpler and clearer we write, the easier it is for others to understand what we are trying to say. Redundant phrases distract readers and cause the sentence to lose power and direction. What is redundancy, you might […]

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Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving (a day of giving thanks) is one of the most popular holidays in the US and Canada. It also marks the beginning of the holiday season, the weeks leading up to Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza and the winter solstice, which are some of the most popular and well-loved celebrations in the US. The arrival of […]

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English Vocabulary – Weather Idioms

Hoan-gêng kong-lîm! (that’s “Welcome” in Taiwanese). Today we will be learning some new idioms. Idioms are an essential part of the English language, so the more you learn, the more you will be able to fluently understand and converse. Since we will be looking at idioms with the weather, let’s practice some vocabulary: what is the […]

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6 Tips to Improve Your English Writing

In this post, we’re going to look at the most common mistakes that all English learners make when writing. Not only people who study English make these mistakes, but also, if your job involves working in English, it is likely that you encounter these errors, even when you already have solid knowledge of the English […]

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Vocabulary Study Strategies for the TOEFL

Preparing to take an English exam like the TOEFL requires both time and patience. While there is no dedicated section for vocabulary, you will be expected to have a vast knowledge of English that ranges far beyond the high frequency terms you need for everyday communication. Unfortunately, there is no set list of words to […]

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Learning English with YouTube Videos

In today’s guest post, our friends at show you how to improve your English by watching YouTube videos.    Learning English can be a fun way to immerse yourself in a different culture. You can brush up on your comprehension skills by watching American or British films and television shows. You can even get […]

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How a Russian Immigrant Scored a Perfect Verbal Score on the SAT, and Lessons TOEFL Students Can Learn From This

Today, our friend Ivan at italki is sharing his experience on the SAT. As a non-native speaker, he had many challenges to overcome, and learned several lessons along the way. No matter what the test–SAT or TOEFL–all non-native speakers can learn from his story. 🙂  I spent 12 years somewhere between Russian, Ukrainian, and Central […]

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Applying for Your Student Visa: The Basics!

In today’s guest post, our friends at StudyUSA help explain how to get your student visa. They’ll show you that it’s not as intimidating as you might think!    Similar to applying to university, applying for your student visa is not necessarily difficult, but be ready to be organized, follow lots of steps and to wait. […]

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