Vocabulary for TOEFL Speaking Part 1
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Vocabulary for TOEFL Speaking Part 1

Can you speak about a topic in English for 45 seconds? Then you’re ready for TOEFL. Or are you? TOEFL Speaking Part 1 does require you to respond to a question and speak for 45 seconds, but being able to speak for that length of time does not ensure that you will score well in...

Vocabulary and Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 1
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Vocabulary and Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 1

Do you know how to prepare yourself for the IELTS Speaking Paper? Follow these tips and learn this vocabulary and you will improve your confidence (and score) on Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking Exam. First, three useful tips . . . Vocabulary and Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 1 #1: Be able to describe...

Casual English for Conversation
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Casual English for Conversation

“Conversation is food for the soul.” -Proverb Conversation is an art and can be difficult in any language. When learning English, it can be even more difficult if you do not have the right vocabulary words to ask the right questions! The next time you have a conversation in English, try using some of these...

Golf Expressions in English
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Golf Expressions in English

Do you love to golf? This sport is incredibly popular in English, so it is not surprising that there are many golf expressions in English. How many of these have you heard? English also uses many expressions from other sports: read our Sports Related Idioms for more information! Golf Expressions in English Above/below par Golf...

10 Phrasal Verbs for Casual Conversation
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10 Phrasal Verbs for Casual Conversation

Phrasal verbs are a part of everyday conversation for English speakers. The following are commonly used in casual conversation. Understanding them will allow you to confidently have a casual conversation. 10 Phrasal Verbs for Casual Conversation Be up to Definition: Doing something. Example: What have you been up to lately? Example: What are you up...

50 Verbs of Analysis for English Academic Essays
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50 Verbs of Analysis for English Academic Essays

In English, we often have to analyze data, research, or facts. Do you know how to do this effectively, while using the appropriate verbs of analysis? This list of 50 verbs of analysis in English will help you. Note: this list is for advanced English learners (CEFR level B2 or above). All definitions are from...

20 Useful Vocabulary Words for an Engineering Resume
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20 Useful Vocabulary Words for an Engineering Resume

Writing a resume is difficult: how can you describe yourself, your education, and your accomplishments without sounding cliche, boring, or arrogant? Verbs that concisely explain your job responsibilities will help you when writing a resume. These 20 useful engineering resume vocabulary words will help you when applying for your engineering job or internship. Note: these...

Bodyboarding vs. Surfing (+ Surfing Vocabulary and Slang)
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Bodyboarding vs. Surfing (+ Surfing Vocabulary and Slang)

Surfing is a way of life in California, so it is no surprise that surfing vocabulary and slang are parts of the language on the West Coast! We are providing an infographic from Finbin (a website about water sports) about the bodyboarding vs. surfing debate. Do you know the difference? Have you tried both, and if so,...

The Most Beautiful Places in LA + 5 Beautiful English Words
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The Most Beautiful Places in LA + 5 Beautiful English Words

In a city of nearly 4 million people, is it possible to find beautiful escapes? In Los Angeles, there certainly is. The area’s parks and beaches provide plenty of natural escapes for its residents and visitors, and there are many man-made gardens to provide relaxation and beauty. During your next trip, be sure to see...

The 5 Best Sunset Views in SF + Sunset Color Vocab
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The 5 Best Sunset Views in SF + Sunset Color Vocab

California sunsets are one of the best things about living in this beautiful state. When you’re studying English in San Francisco, be sure to enjoy the sunset each evening! These locations offer the 5 best sunset views in SF. How amazing are the sunsets in California? Take a look on Instagram and you’ll see! Each...