Questions to ask yourself before taking IELTS & TOEFL

Need to take IELTS, TOEFL, or TOEIC? Start here! This video is like a free consultation with an experienced exam advisor. This video will help you:
• decide WHICH English proficiency test is best for you
• plan HOW MUCH TIME you need to prepare
• budget for the COSTS of the exams
By the end of this video, you’ll know what to expect and be able to create your own plan for success.

Learn the Keys to IELTS & TOEFL Essay Success

Success at essay writing depends on you, but only if you know what matters! Learn the precise elements you must master for essay writing success on the IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC. This is an essential lesson from an experienced teacher who has examined thousands of essays. If you are planning to take a test or simply want to improve your essay writing skills, don’t miss these keys to higher English grades.

IELTS Writing Task 1: How to describe a process

Are you worried about the writing section of the IELTS? In this video, you will learn how to describe a process. You will often need to do this in writing task 1 on the IELTS. It is a good idea to prepare yourself for it. In this lesson you will learn what to expect in writing task 1, what a process is, how to understand what is happening in a process, and how to organize your writing by using sequencers.

 

IELTS Listening: The History of Game Shows: Crash Course Games

Today we’re going to talk about game shows! Game shows have a long history going all the way back to the 1920s on the radio and then proliferating across media to the massive pop culture icons they are today. And they’re different from most game genres we’ve discussed in this series because chances are most of us won’t participate in shows like Jeopardy!, American Idol, or The Price is Right. Even so, many us are innately familiar with them and actively watch them, much like sports. So today we’re going to talk about the winding history game shows, the event that nearly ended the genre altogether, and of course take closer look at why exactly they’ve become so popular.

 

IELTS Speaking: Sound more natural in English: Learn and practice 5 FRONT VOWELS

Do you want to improve your pronunciation? Do you want to sound more like a native speaker? You need to work on your vowels! In this video, you will learn how to pronounce five vowels that are common in both British English and American English. These vowels are known as front vowels.

 

IELTS & TOEFL Vocabulary: Talking about Food

A common speaking topic on both the IELTS and TOEFL is food. In this class, you will learn some vocabulary and grammar that you can use when talking about food. These expressions can help you score higher on both tests. You will also learn some common examples of speaking questions you may hear. If you are not taking these tests, this lesson will still help you improve your vocabulary and conversational English.

 

 

How to write a good essay: Paraphrasing the question

Do you sometimes struggle to begin writing an essay when taking an exam? Good news! There is an important writing skill that will help you improve your essay introductions. This technique is called «paraphrasing», and it means rewriting something using different words. These skills are very useful for university and high school students, as well as any students writing English proficiency exams like the TOEFL or IELTS.

IELTS Reading: Hidden Hearing Loss

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Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, linked symptoms of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments with evidence of cochlear synaptopathy, a condition known as “hidden hearing loss,” in college-age human subjects with normal hearing sensitivity. Continue Reading →