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  • 6 Secrets to Acing the TOEFL’s Reading Section

    The reading sections on the TOEFL may contain vocabulary from a range of academic fields. Here are six tips to help you practice and become familiar with the material you can expect to see on test day.
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  • The 10 Most Commonly Confused Homonyms

    Homonyms are pesky words that sound alike, look alikeor both. Unfortunately, those of you trying to master English have to be aware of homonyms to make sure you’re actually saying and writing what you mean. To help you with this, we put together a list of ten words that people often confuse.

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  • 7 Secrets to Acing the TOEFL’s Speaking Section

    Start getting comfortable with speaking in English by practicing these seven secrets to acing the speaking section of the TOEFL.
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  • 25 Phrasal Verbs You Really Need to Know

    Phrasal verbs are verbs that have a secondary meaning when paired with another word. These can be challenging for ESL students, and the best way to learn them is to pay attention when native speakers use them. Here are twenty-five phrasal verbs to look for.

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  • 6 Tips for Improving Your Spoken English

    English isn’t spoken the same way it’s written, so what’s the best way to learn how to talk like a native speaker? Start doing it! Here you’ll find six tips that will give you a better ear for spoken English and help you speak with confidence.
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  • 10 Fantastic Sources for Free ESL Video Lessons

    Listening to native speakers can give you a great sense of cadence, pronunciation, and intonation, so watching ESL video lessons is a great option for those of you learning English at home. Here are ten video lesson services that can help ESL students develop their vocabulary and listening skills.

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  • 7 Secrets to Acing the TOEFL’s Listening Section

    Being an experienced English listener will help you not only with passing the TOEFL but also succeeding at an English-speaking university. Here are seven secrets you can use to practice for the listening section of the TOEFL.
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  • The 5 Most Common ESL Writing Mistakes

    The rules of English can seem confusing and even contradictory, and ESL students can face many different problems when learning to write in English. Here is a list of the five most common issues with ESL writing.

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  • 10 Ways to Improve Your Business Writing

    The way you communicate in business correspondence can directly impact your success. These ten simple techniques will help you refine and perfect your business writing so your words have the impact and power necessary for your business to thrive.

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  • 7 Essay Writing Tips to Prep for the TOEFL

    Unlike writing a paper for a class, the TOEFL is about showing you have the ability to make a clear written argument in a short amount of time. That means knowing the exact format they’re looking for and getting your point across quickly. Here are seven tips to help you prepare for the TOEFL.

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  • Learn to Speak English 10× Faster with These 5 Tips

    You want to be fluent in English, but you don’t want to spend years and years studying. Maybe you have an English job interview coming up, or you want to apply to a graduate program in an English-speaking country. Whatever the reason, you need to learn to speak English fast. But what can you do?
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  • 7 Places to Find Great English Writing Exercises

    Writing, like playing the piano, takes practice to do well. Whether you’re writing for fun or for school, English writing exercises improve your skills. Visit these seven places to find help with grammar, learn about punctuation, inspire creativity, and learn to write better now.

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  • 8 Fun ESL Games We Just Love

    Learning English doesn’t have to be dull! If you need a break from workbook exercises and reading comprehension, get together with some friends or classmates to try these eight fun ESL games.
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  • 6 Ways to Reduce Your Accent

    One of the hardest things to do when trying to master a new language is suppress your accent, but the six activities outlined below can help prevent it from becoming a problem. Perform well enough and people who don’t know you might start thinking you’re a native speaker, too!
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  • Business English: Scheduling a Meeting

    Whether you're setting up a review with your boss or trying to make new contacts, knowing how to schedule a meeting is a vital skill. Read on for tips and helpful English phrases to help you overcome this common hurdle for ESL students.
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  • 16 Strange Things You Can Do to Learn American English

    While memorization and grammar exercises are helpful methods for learning a new language, there are many more creative activities you can do on your own to improve your English skills. Here are sixteen somewhat unconventional activities you can try.
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  • More Effective Business Writing in 7 Simple Steps

    Business writing has different rules than everyday writing. Rather than creating a mood for your readers, effective business writing communicates your points in the most concise and professional manner possible. Here are seven simple steps to help make your business writing stand out.
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  • 7 Tips for Acing the TOEFL’s Writing Section

    The writing section of the TOEFL will ask you to write a 300-word essay in a short period of timebut practicing for the test using everyday activities can prepare you for this challenge! Here are seven tips to help you become a confident and experienced English writer.
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  • 4 Exercises for Improving Your Intonation

    Learning English isn’t just about memorizing definitions and stringing words together correctly in a sentence. If you want to be understood and clearly convey what you’re feeling, it’s vital that you pay attention to your tone and word stresses. How do you do this? Here are four exercises to help you practice.
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  • 15 Sayings Americans Get Wrong (That ESL Students Can Get Right)

    Learning all the nuances and colloquialisms of a new language is tough, especially when the native speakers around you say things incorrectly! We've made a list of fifteen of the most commonly confused words and phrases in America so you can recognize them and avoid using them incorrectly when writing.

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  • 11 English Grammar Tests You Can Take to Measure Your Progress

    Measuring your progress is an important step in learning English at any level. I’ve picked eleven great tests focusing on different aspects of English grammar that ESL students often struggle with.
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  • Cheat Sheet: 25 Reduced Forms You Need to Know

    Reduced forms are words that are not written in English but that are frequently used by native speakers. It’s important to be able to recognize them so you can understand spoken English and sound more natural when you speak. Here are some of the most useful reduced forms to know.
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  • Understanding How the TOEFL Is Scored

    Learning how the TOEFL is scored can help you not only prepare for the test but also understand the requirements of any English-language universities you may be applying for. Here we outline the two different test formats and review how each is officially scored.
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  • Business English: Interviewing for a Job

    To succeed in a job interview, you need to understand what questions you can expect and be ready with the right responses—all while appearing calm and personable. Here are some suggestions on how to prepare for your next exciting job opportunity.
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  • 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Pronunciation for the TOEFL

    On the TOEFL, pronunciation matters. While you won’t lose points for having an accent, you will be penalized if you mispronounce words or can’t be understood. Here are ten tips that can help you improve your pronunciation before taking the test.
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  • Can you master this HARD ESL game?

    This game is not for the faint of heart. It's downright hard.

    You'll be presented with a word, but the letters will be completely out of order. You'll need to rearrange them to spell the word correctly. For short words, it's easy. For long words, well, good luck.

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  • Here's a Fun Game to Practice Writing Numbers

    Writing out numbers isn't easy. Here's a free online game to test your skills at writing out small and large numbers. Give it a try.
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  • “Lead” vs. “Led”: Do You Know the Difference?

    The words “lead” and “led” can be awfully confusing. “Led” is a verb, but “lead” can be a noun, adjective, and verb. If you’ve been struggling to figure out the correct usage of “lead” and “led,” read on.

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  • Play Hangman to Practice Your English Vocabulary

    Practicing your spelling skills and vocabulary can be boring, but it doesn't have to be. Try playing a popular English language game called hangman. You can do it for free, online, right here.

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  • True Yorkshire Accent: What do you like most about daddeh?

    Three-year-old Millen Eve innocently answers questions asked by her uncle. Millen's heavy Yorkshire accent is easy to identify as she gives amusing details about her family. How much can you understand?
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