Successful Negotiation in English

One fundamental skill to have in the world of business and other environments is certainly negotiation. In our global and intercultural world, considerable adaptation skills, diplomacy, conversational skills, and a good dose of cold blood ...

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Help! How Can I Improve on the TOEFL?

“How can I improve on the TOEFL?” This is a common question Magoosh gets from its students. When your question is this general, the real question is “Where should I start?” When you need to ...

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5 Tips to study on business trips

What’s up ABA friends! If you’re a workaholic or frequent business traveller who find that you don’t have a lot of time to fit any studying in, then today’s blog post is for you. We ...

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Introduction to Parallel Structure in English

Parallel structure in English refers to the use of similar grammar constructions within a sentence or clause. Understanding parallel structure in English can help your TOEFL score. Examples of parallel structure Parallel structure is a ...

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reported speech

Reported speech

Good day everybody! We hope you are all doing well! In today’s blog post we are going to be looking at reported speech in English and which tenses we need to use to report what ...

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Bizarre British traditions

What’s going on ABA family? You know that way sometimes you see news from around the world and learn about some traditions and customs from other countries just by chance and think to yourself: “so ...

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Repeating yourself in TOEFL speaking

Recently, I was reviewing a student’s recorded response to a TOEFL Independent Speaking task. The question prompt asked for a spoken opinion about cell phones. While talking about mobile technology, the student mispronounced the word ...

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The power of reading out loud

Reading out loud gets an unfair reputation. A lot of people see it as something you do when you’re a kid… or something you only do with kids, if you’re reading a story to small ...

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