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Gerunds- When and Why?

Hello ABA family! In English, one of the most common problems and often quite a tricky one for foreign language speakers learning English, is the use of the gerund. There are many rules which can ...

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English Language Day – Let’s Celebrate!

Hey ABA family! Happy English Language Day! Wait, what’s that you say? You didn’t know English Language Day existed…? It sure does! In 2010 the United Nations officially declared the 23rd April the day where this ...

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Grammar Constructions with “Wish”

Hello, ABA Community! How’s it going? How many times have you said to yourself “I wish I had studied English at school!” or “I wish I knew how to speak English well”? These sentences include ...

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Repeating Yourself in TOEFL Speaking

Hello everyone! 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 ...

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International Women’s Day

Hello there! International Women’s Day (IWD) is annually held on March 8 to commemorate women’s struggle around the world for a society with equal rights and conditions. In recent years many milestones have been reached and many barriers ...

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American Accent Tips

Hi everyone! Now that you’ve read our post on British accents, we want to teach you how to improve your American accent. American accents vary greatly depending on the state/region. A person from Minnesota will ...

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How and When to Use Indirect Questions

Hello, everyone! Today we’re going to look at indirect questions. There are two main ways of asking questions in English: directly and indirectly. Both have the same meaning. However, we use indirect questions when we want to ...

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