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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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13 Proven Techniques to Increase Your Vocabulary for the TOEFL

How to make language learning an active, enjoyable, productive habit. Possessing a strong, rich vocabulary is vital to passing the TOEFL. But how can you learn enough vocabulary to pass it with flying colors? By reading the methods we’ve compiled below to ensure your success! There are many different strategies that people use to grow […]

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Magoosh Comics: Polar Words

Today I’m going to talk about words that are “polar.” And no, I don’t mean words that describe the North or South Poles. I’m talking about words that can usually only be used in negative statements alongside words such as “not”. Language experts would say that these words are “negative polar.” I’m also talking about […]

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Magoosh Comics: Memorizing Structure Words

Lucas did a very helpful post on “structure words”, words that describe how something is made or constructed. His post covers the words “framework,” “scheme,” “configuration,” and “composition.” Read his detailed explanations of the words, complete with examples from the TOEFL. Once you’ve read Lucas’ original post, you can review the words and really memorize […]

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[Announcement] TOEFL Vocabulary Flashcards

Today, I’m excited to share our newest TOEFL resource: TOEFL Vocabulary Flashcards! You can access the flashcards on your computer, or download the app for your iPhone or Android. Use these free flashcards to master the 200 most important vocab words on the TOEFL exam.   Here’s How They Work: Our TOEFL experts specifically designed […]

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TOEFL Tuesday: All About TOEFL Vocabulary

Welcome back to TOEFL Tuesday! Vocabulary is helpful for all four sections of the TOEFL (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), so it’s important to study! But where should you find that new vocabulary? What is helpful for the TOEFL, specifically?   Academic Vocabulary The TOEFL is mainly a test of academic English. The reading section […]

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Magoosh Comics: Reviewing Life Science Words

In my last post, I introduced some new TOEFL life science vocabulary to you. Today, I’m going to help you review and memorize those words. You can do this with the help of mnemonic devices. To make these words more fun and memorable, these mnemonics will be illustrated, just like the first flash card in […]

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