Here is a TOEFL Challenge, where you can use real materials to try to do tasks based on the TOEFL test.
Summarise the differences and similarities between the talk and the article. Leave a comment below with your answer.
If you have problems in understanding what people say in your listening, either in face-to-face conversations or when listening to recorded material, why not try using word stresses to help you.
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What is Extensive Reading? It’s the kind of reading you do where you choose the things you read, not your teacher, and you decide how quickly to move on.
Here are a collection of sites for Extensive Reading:
I know that I haven’t put up a podcast in a while; I am working on something that I hope is really cool.
In the meantime, here is an interesting podcast for intermediate speakers and higher.
I particularly recommend it for TOEFL or IELTS students but anybody who likes philosophy or thoughts about life should find it interesting.
There are so many different standardised tests available to test your English skills: the Cambridge certificates, TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, BULATS and, here in Japan, the Eiken/STEP test.
For a lot of people, these tests are pointless. If you need the certificate to get a job or a college place, go for it. If not, read on.
When you are talking and can’t find the words you need, you need something. I’m going to tell you how ‘something’ can help you when you can’t remember vocabulary.
Lots of students read as much as they can, all at once, to take in as much information as possible. However, sometimes it is better to leave space to guess in your reading.
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A lot of people studying English find that as they grow to love English-speaking culture they find English speakers more attractive, too. This post cannot guarantee anything but it may help your search for love.
Reading and listening are excellent ways to learn new vocabulary but they can also help you learn more about a subject if you ask yourself questions afterward.