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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In many ways, a language is its vocabulary. Other skills, such as grammar, pronunciation, etc. all revolve around correct, meaningful use of words. Clearly, you want the biggest, best English vocabulary possible. This is especially important on the TOEFL, where you can’t stop to look up a word or ask someone to explain it. Vocabulary […]
When it comes to listening in English (or any second language), one of the biggest challenges is detecting the boundaries of words. By this, I mean that it can be hard to tell where one word begins and another one ends as you listen. In writing, of course this isn’t an issue—but in listening there […]
When it comes to preparing for the TOEFL, there are essentially two things you need to do to ace the exam: Improve your English Learn the format of the TOEFL, and study, study, study! We can help a lot with #2–we have tons of free resources available on this blog (like our free, 150+ page […]
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 […]
In addition to learning about the TOEFL test, it’s important to work on your English abilities. A little bit of practice each day goes a long way towards improving your scores. 🙂 The great thing about working on your English skills is that it can be incredibly fun, and the work you do here can help you out […]
Translating your own language into English is helpful to a point. But to truly master English, you should think in English. But how to think in English?
Over the last several weeks, I’ve been reviewing the official TOEFL MOOC from ETS. What is a MOOC though? If you’re unfamiliar, here’s the definition.
Parallel structure in English refers to the use of similar grammar constructions within a sentence or clause.
“How can I improve on the TOEFL?” This is a common question Magoosh gets from its students. Check out this post for some answers!