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Paraphrasing Practice for the TOEFL

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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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5 British Etiquette Tips You Must Learn!


British people, what can I say? Well, they have a reputation for being particularly polite as far as the stereotype goes. What are they really like though? The answer- generally very polite. Due to their politeness however, it is important to remember that they enjoy a good bit of etiquette. Today we’re going to be looking at 5 different etiquette ...

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Challenges in Language Learning


When people learn a new language, there are always many obstacles and challenges that people need to overcome in order to reach a good level. These obstacles come in many different forms and today we are going to look at what we can do to overcome them so that we can fulfil our potential. Don’t be embarrassed! More often than ...

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What’s the best way to memorise vocabulary?

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What’s new everybody? When people study, irrespective of the subject, one of the most difficult things can be memorising the information that you have learnt. It could be that you understand the technicalities of the information, but for some reason it just doesn’t stay in your mind. In today’s post, we are going to look at different ways which could ...

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Brexit: What happens next?


On Friday the 24th June the United Kingdom (UK) and the world for that matter, woke up to a result that they were not expecting; the UK had voted to leave the European Union (EU) by 52% to 48%. Many people are now worried about what is going to happen, especially EU nationals living in Britain via the free travel ...

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Wimbledon; Game, Set & Match


Wow! Has another full year passed already? As the sun comes out (finally), London and the tennis world are getting themselves geared up for what is certainly one of the most, if not the most coveted tennis tournament in the world- Wimbledon. Taking place every year from the end of June into the start of July, Wimbledon is one of ...

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Homographs- are they really difficult?

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What’s new everybody? Have you ever heard a word in English in one place in one context and understood it and then heard the same word in a different context and it didn’t make sense? It could be that this word was a homograph. In today’s post we are going to explain what a homograph is and look at different ...

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Who are you supporting in the 2016 Euros?


2016 is shaping up to be quite the year in terms of world sporting events! We have the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics which will certainly be exciting, however in addition to that we also have the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. Where is it going to be held? This year’s Euro football tournament will be thrilling indeed! The ...

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Differences Between American and British Spellings


How are y’all doing? (That’s American slang for “how are you?”) If you have read a lot in English, you will probably have noticed that there are many different variations of spellings depending on the country that the style of English comes from. In today’s blog post, we are going to focus our attention on the main differences between British ...

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