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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 and done it again with foods. In today’s post we are going to look at foods which depending on where you live or visit have ...

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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 teach English. Perhaps you have a favourite? Today we are going to take a look and see how social networks can help us improve our ...

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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 and guess its pronunciations straight away. Today we’re going to be having a look at some words which are often mispronounced by foreigners so that ...

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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.” By this, they mean that the IELTS is paper-based and interview-based, while the TOEFL iBT is entirely done by computer. There’s no denying that IELTS ...

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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 other words, the “dos” and “don’ts” of travelling.

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5 ways to say “thank you” in English


What’s up everyone! As you probably all know by now, English is a language which is rich in vocabulary, meaning that we are never short of a word or synonym for how to describe something, which is ideal if you are a fan of mixing things up from time to time. Today we are going to be looking at a ...

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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 “to have to” forms as well as distinguishing their uses.

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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 we are going to explain some of them to you and where they come from.

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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 have! In today’s special post, we are going to be looking at some cool facts about this year’s games as well as learning some history ...

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Paraphrasing Practice for the TOEFL

paraphrasing practice for the toefl

In TOEFL Speaking and Writing, paraphrasing is very important. Even if a response in these sections is grammatical and easy to understand, it will still receive a very low score if the test-taker copies a lot of the language from the passages or audio tracks. This is especially true for TOEFL writing tasks, when you can see the text that ...

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