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TOEFL Tuesday: Speaking & Writing Templates

Templates are very popular for TOEFL students, because they give a clear path to success. Memorize a template, use it on test day, and your score will be high. That sounds easy, right? But really, templates can be as hurtful as helpful. It depends how you use the template, and what type of template you […]

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TOEFL Tuesday: The BEST Sources for Vocabulary

Last Tuesday, we talked about the worst sources for TOEFL vocabulary. So this time, I’m going to stay on the same topic to give some advice on where you should get new vocabulary words to study.     Official TOEFLs When you’re preparing for the TOEFL, you should, in general, use some official material 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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English Grammar: Prepositional Phrases [Video]

Today we’re learning about prepositional phrases.   What is a prepositional phrase? A prepositional phrase is a group of words with a preposition (basically, it’s a phrase with a preposition). A preposition is a word that connects nouns or pronouns (examples: above, across, below).   Examples of prepositional phrases Here’s an example sentence with a […]

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English Grammar Video: Indirect Object

In a previous video, we covered direct objects. If you haven’t already watched that lesson, please do so now! In this video, we’ll cover indirect objects.   What is an indirect object? The indirect object describes the recipient of the direct object.   Examples of indirect objects To find the indirect object in a sentence, […]

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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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English Grammar: Direct Object

In this video, learn about the direct object and how it functions in a sentence. Check out this video for a refresher on subjects and verbs. What is a direct object? The direct object receives the action in the sentence. The subject does the verb, and the direct object receives the verb. Examples of direct […]

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