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4 Tips for Improving Your TOEFL Reading Score


This post originally appeared on the Magoosh TOEFL blog. Not at your TOEFL Reading target score yet? There are several things you can do to boost your score. Here are a few tips and tricks. Study the Academic Word List There is a lot of academic vocabulary on the TOEFL, and the vocabulary in the Reading section is especially advanced. ...

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“There was” and “there were” in past simple


Howdy everyone! We are sure you love learning English so we always want to make it interesting and useful for you. In today’s post we are going to look at the past simple form of the present tense expressions “there is” and “there are”. How do we express “there is” and “there are” in past? Let’s start with “there is” ...

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Eating out in English


Hey ABA family! We all love to eat, in fact eating out is one of the most common pastimes for many people. That’s why here at ABA English we always try to make things easier for all of you, so let’s look at some vocabulary, and a conversation between a waitress and a diner about booking a table in a ...

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5 Tips for listening practice


Hello ABA Family! How are we all ? A very common problem with English learners is that they have difficulty understanding spoken English, it could be watching a film, listening to music or simply conversing with a stranger, understanding spoken English may be the most challenging task of learning a new language. Does this sound like you? If it does ...

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Reported speech in English


Hey everybody! Today’s post is sure to be a winner in terms of improving your level of spoken English. In fact it definitely is as today we are going to be looking at reported speech in English and how we transmit what someone said. First of all, to be absolutely clear, reported speech is used to explain what somebody said ...

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Fun English facts from around the world


Hello again. How are all of you today? We all have something in common here at ABA English and that is that we all speak or want to learn English. Our reasons may differ, but we can all agree that for some reason we have found that it would be both useful and fun to learn this beautiful and sometimes ...

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7 Ways to Improve Your TOEFL Writing Score


This post originally appeared on the Magoosh TOEFL blog. TOEFL Writing is, in my opinion, the hardest part of the TOEFL exam. At the same time, any student can master this section and get a top score. This section can be beat, if you take the right approach to the tasks. Below are 7 tips and tricks for TOEFL Writing. ...

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The impersonal pronoun “it”


What’s new ABA family? We’re back and we have another action packed grammar blog post for you, so that you continue to improve your level of English. Today we are going to be focusing on the impersonal pronoun “it” and when it tends to be used in the English language. When do we mainly use “it”? The expressions in which ...

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5 Useful English proverbs


Hello ABA friends! I hope you are all having a great day! Do you know what proverbs are? If you don’t, you’ve come to the right place, proverbs are a collection of wise expressions or sayings which generally exist in every language. Instead of saying a full sentence to someone we often just say a “proverb” and they are able ...

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Gerunds after verbs and prepositions


Hey ABA friends! Recently we have been focusing on the use of gerunds in English and when they should be used. In today’s post, we are going to focus on their use after a verb and a preposition together in English. When are gerunds used after a verb and a preposition? In English, there are many expressions which are comprised ...

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