In order to do well on the TOEFL, you need to have a broad vocabulary. You will lose points if you repeat the same basic words over and over again. Therefore, knowing a variety of vocabulary words and synonyms is very important! Today, we’re going over vocabulary words that are “important” in two different ways: […]
This section includes free advice and tutorials to help you build your English vocabulary. These materials are designed both for TOEFL prep and for general English study.
English can often be complicated enough without have to complicate things any more, right? You know us, we love to make things complicated for absolutely no reason whatsoever and we have gone and done it again with foods. In today’s post we are going to look at foods which, depending on where you live or […]
Understanding vocabulary in context is an important TOEFL Reading and TOEFL Listening skill. Today, we’ll practice this skill with entertainment news.
The TOEFL Integrated Essay will ask you to compare information from a passage with information from a lecture. In many cases, the professor who gives the lecture will disagree with some of the information that’s presented in the passage. When this happens, you need to mention it in your essay. In this TOEFL Tuesday video, […]
Many ESL students have trouble telling the difference between the question words they hear. This leads English learners to answer questions incorrectly.
“Will” and “going to” are both used in some pretty similar ways. You can say “I will cook dinner tonight,” and “I’m going to cook dinner tonight.”
Have you ever been confused by the word “but?” This is a conjunction which usually means “however” or “yet.” However, students are often confused when “but” is used in idiomatic phrases. These phrases cannot be translated literally, and they can be difficult to understand! That’s why I’ve decided to make a video that explains the […]
The team at ProofreadingServices.com designed this infographic to help those studying for the TOEFL avoid using “very” in their writing and everyday conversations. Native English speakers are taught not to use “very” from a young age because they can usually substitute something stronger in its place. However, English language students may struggle with this advice […]
Do you ever find yourselves in situations where you have to debate a topic, or maybe situations where not everyone is going to agree with your opinion? Do you find that sometimes you lack the necessary vocabulary to get your point across or even to express your content or discontent at someone else’s point of […]
Movie reviews make for great TOEFL vocabulary study. Wondering why? Click on this article for an example of how to use movie reviews in your TOEFL study!