At first glance, this might seem very simple. Then, in just a moment, you realize that you don’t know which to choose. Is it at or in? Don’t worry! With a little study and some ...Read More »
What happens if I fail the TOEFL?
What Happens if I Fail the TOEFL? As you’re preparing for the TOEFL, you’d be right to ask yourself…. “But what if I fail?” Always plan for success, but have a backup plan for failure. ...Read More »
British beach towns you have to visit
How are you all ABA family? Getting to know a country really well and visiting interesting places is all part of learning a language. Did you know that in the United Kingdom there are lots ...Read More »
Frequency adverbs- Always & Sometimes
Hey everybody! Have you ever wondered how we deal with frequency adverbs in English and if we can just put them anywhere we like? Today we are going to focus on the frequency adverbs “always” ...Read More »
American & British food name differences
Hey ABA friends! English can often be complicated enough without have to complicate things any more, right? You know us, we love to make things complicated for absolutely no reason whatsoever and we have gone ...Read More »
Are social networks useful for teaching?
What’s up everyone! Learning English has come a long way even just in the last 6 or 7 years. Nowadays we have many different social networks which have been utilised as platforms on which to ...Read More »
How to offer someone something
Sometimes when we learn another language, we often concentrate too much on getting it perfect rather than getting our message across. In English when we want to offer something to someone, there are many different ...Read More »
Practice with Prepositions of Time
Below are four activities to help you practice using these prepositions. A PDF of this activity with an answer key is downloadable at the bottom of the post. If you want a bit of review ...Read More »
What 5 words do English learners struggle with?
How are you everyone?! As we all know, English can sometimes be tricky and the pronunciation of some words even more so. Unlike other languages it isn’t always possible to just look at a word ...Read More »
Requests with “will” and “would”
How’s it going everyone? Making requests in a language which is not your mother tongue can sometimes be nerve wracking as you always want to make sure that you are polite when making the request. ...Read More »
Why is the TOEFL an Internet-Based Test?
I work with a lot of students who have the option to take either the IELTS or the TOEFL. Many of my students who prefer the IELTS say they prefer it because it’s more “real.” ...Read More »
What you should and shouldn’t do when flying
When travelling, we all have preferences of what we like and what we don’t, however it’s impossible for everyone’s preferences to be the same. Today we are going to focus on general rules, or in ...Read More »
Using “shall” to make offers and suggestions
Hey ABA family! Often in English when we make offers and suggestions, we tend to use the conditional so as to be polite to the interlocutor. On the other hand if the interlocutor is our ...Read More »
How to form questions with “must” and “have to”
Hey ABA family! Like in most languages, forming questions related to responsibility and obligation can sometimes be a little tricky. In today’s post we are going to focus on forming questions using the “must” and ...Read More »
5 Strange English style breakfasts to try
Hey everyone! We all know that in many different countries there are some very bizarre food traditions, to put it mildly. In the English speaking world there are some bizarre combinations for breakfast and today ...Read More »
Are you Ready to be Amazed by the Olympic Games?
Hey ABA friends and fellow sports lovers! Can you all believe that the Olympic Games 2016 have finally arrived? I mean, it feels like we have been waiting years for them to start! Well, we ...Read More »