Grammar And Vocabulary

Grammar and Vocabulary

Build Effective Vocabulary for IELTS and TOEFL

Jane Birkenhead, January 16 2023

Students often ask for a list of essential words to learn for English proficiency exams like IELTS and TOEFL. Getting a long vocabulary list and trying to memorize definitions is not a good learning strategy. It doesn't reflect the way your brain likes to learn things, and so it's rarely

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Grammar and Vocabulary

Improve your TOEFL and IELTS Vocabulary: Learn Parts of Words

Jane Birkenhead, November 3 2022

Academic English contains lots of long complicated words. The TOEFL and IELTS reading sections may contain words that you don't immediately recognize, but you can work out their meanings by learning about these two effective strategies. 1. Understand how words are structured 2. Learn some of the Latin and Greek

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TOEFL Speaking

Increase your Vocabulary for TOEFL:  Learn Phrasal Verbs

Jane Birkenhead, October 6 2022

If you want to get an advanced TOEFL speaking score (26+), then you’ve got to have a good command of vocabulary. You need to be able to reach for exactly the right word to immediately explain exactly what you mean. This is NOT the same as learning long lists of synonyms so please don’t do this. It won’t help! Instead, increase your vocabulary...

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Grammar and Vocabulary

Improve your TOEFL vocabulary: Using dictionaries for word information

Jane Birkenhead, May 28 2019

It's important to have a good vocabulary if you want to do well in the TOEFL exam, so let's consider how you can add to your vocabulary in a sensible, natural way. In this post, I'll explain how you can use dictionaries to help you in 2 specific ways - collocations and synonyms. Dictionaries are great places to find out information about new words....

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Grammar and Vocabulary

Four Effective Ways to Improve your Vocabulary for TOEFL

Jane Birkenhead, March 6 2019

It's essential to have a good vocabulary to do well in the TOEFL exam. These four strategies explain how you can effectively increase your vocabulary as you study for TOEFL. 1. Increase your academic vocabulary to understand 95% - 98% of a text The more words you know, the more clearly you'll understand what you're reading or listening to.

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