Do you know what an onomatopoeia is?


Hey everybody! Today we are going to look at onomatopoeia. Say what? While the spelling and pronunciation of this interesting word may be quite difficult, the learning of onomatopoeia examples certainly aren’t. Basically, onomatopoeia is ...

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English idioms about death


BOO!!! I hope I didn’t scare you 🙂 Today we are continuing our learning with a blog post about Halloween, which will be held this October 31st, with a series of idioms, which are slightly more gloomy ...

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10 Misspelled words in English


We realise the difficulty that non-native English speakers may have in spelling some tricky words in English, that’s why we have come up with a quick list that helps you learn the 10 most commonly ...

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Idioms with fruit and veg


How are YOU today? We are all “full of beans” here at ABA English and so we thought we’d help all of you learn some funny idioms in English which include fruit and vegetables! We ...

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First Certificate Exam – Our tips


Thinking about taking the FCE exam? Want to know more about it? I’ll explain the different parts of the exam and give you some tips for success. The FCE (First Certificate of English) exam is ...

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Easy classification of verbs


Hello, I hope you are having a great Friday! If you find verbs difficult to use in different situations I thought that I would make things a bit easier for you, by helping you classify the ...

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Why is the TOEFL so expensive?


It’s not uncommon to have to take the TOEFL two or three times. I’ve had a few students who have taken it more than four times. That’s obviously not an easy situation to be in: ...

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Taking notes during your TOEFL


In real-life classes, note-taking is all about personal preference and personality. Picture an average college lecture. There are some students with three colors of pen and an elaborate system of organization, some with unreadable pencil ...

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