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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How to Begin and End an Email in English

Hello, students! We hope you’re all well! Which is the best way for us to greet you: “Hello, students!”, “Hi, students!” or “Dear students”? Whether you’re writing to friends, colleagues or to a potential business partner, your ...

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How to Use Sentence Variety in Your TOEFL Essays

Hello there! The official TOEFL Writing rubrics talk about the importance of writing “coherently and accurately,” and avoiding “inaccuracy, vagueness, or imprecision.” They also mention the importance of using “syntactic variety” and “a range of vocabulary.” All ...

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5 Traits that Make a Good TOEFL Teacher

Hello ABA Bloggers! If you’re looking for a TOEFL class or a tutor—be it in person or online—it’s important to know what exactly a good teacher is. There are thousands of teachers who offer TOEFL ...

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Start with English: English tenses

Hello, ABA friends! When learning a new language, one of the most important things to remember are the tenses. What does the word “tense” mean? The word “tense” is derived from the Latin word “tempus” ...

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Pronunciation Tips – the “F” Sound

Hello! I hope you’re well today and ready to learn all about the “f” sound in English. Start by taking a look at the following words: photo       gift       half       laugh       friend      staff     As you ...

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Do you think like a hedgehog or a fox?

Howdy! Are you looking to improve your business English? Then this class is for you! We have teamed up with Dialogue Review to share one of their fascinating magazine articles and, of course, teach you some English ...

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Ways of saying “very good”

Hello, everyone! Are you tired of always saying that something is “good” or “very good”? Don’t you wish that there was another way of emphasising how good something is? Well, if that is your dilemma, ...

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