English Vocabulary

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.

US and UK Food Name Differences

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 […]

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TOEFL Tuesday: Disagreement Verbs

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, […]

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TOEFL Tuesday: Weird phrases with “but”

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 […]

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Words to Use Instead of “Very” | Infographic

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 […]

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