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 ...Read More »
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Non-American accents: are they a good choice for the exam?
The TOEFL is a very North American exam. The test is sponsored by ETS, a California-based test prep organization. And the exam is pretty much universally accepted by schools in the USA and Canada. Moreover, ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
14 Expressions – Love is in the Air! – Part 2
Hello ABA Family! Here are 14 expressions for those of you in love with someone, with life or even with English! If you haven’t read the first part, you can find it here! 1.To have ...Read More »
Do You Need to Think in English on the TOEFL?
Howdy! Several years ago, I was talking with a young ESL student of mine in South Korea. She excitedly told me that she had just had a dream that was all in English. I remember feeling ...Read More »
The Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs: Pagan Customs?
Hello there! Holy Week, just like Christmas, is an important religious holiday in countries with Catholic customs. But how do we celebrate this tradition in Anglo-Saxon countries like the UK or the United States where Christian ...Read More »
Learn English with Songs – Sorry by Justin Bieber
Hello ABA Friends! Put your dancing shoes on, it’s another “Learn English with Songs” lesson and our teacher today is Justin Bieber! His album Purpose sold 522,000 copies in its first week of release in ...Read More »
Phrasal Verbs: To Split, or Not to Split?
Phrasal verbs are a challenge and a mystery to so many English learners. It really is strange the way that a verb and preposition can be combined to make a meaning that’s nothing like meaning of ...Read More »
International Women’s Day: Building a gender-equal world
International Women’s Day (IWD) is held annually on March 8 to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The IWD ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »