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TOEFL Tuesday: Subject–Verb Inversions

This week’s TOEFL Tuesday video is about a pretty advanced grammar topic. If you don’t know what “inversions” are, don’t worry—I’ll explain it. But first, for context, remember that the TOEFL is made of both conversational and academic English. Sometimes you listen to lectures or read passages from textbooks. At other points, you listen to […]

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TOEFL Tuesday: The Worst Sources for TOEFL Vocabulary

Learning vocabulary is one of the most basic parts of studying English, so getting good vocabulary is massively important. But there are a range of different types of vocabulary, depending on your needs. For the TOEFL specifically, academic vocabulary is helpful, as is common conversational vocabulary. There are many resources that are bad for building […]

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TOEFL Tuesday: How to Improve English Listening Skills

The advice below is for improving listening skills in English in general—not just the TOEFL. So if you’re studying English, watch this week’s video! 1. Experience This advice is simple and obvious, but it’s extremely important, so I need to include it. You can’t improve your listening just by reading, learning vocabulary, and studying grammar. […]

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TOEFL Tuesday: Do Native Speakers Get Perfect Scores on the TOEFL?

Because the TOEFL is a test of how well you can communicate at an English-only university, you may expect that all native English speakers would get perfect scores on the test. But the truth is that sometimes, they don’t. It depends on the person—in particular, it depends on whether they already know the TOEFL. Teachers […]

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