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In our blog you can find information on how to learn English, what techniques to use, tips and curiosities.


TOEFL score: Levels, grades, benchmarks for results

Once we are studying for the TOEFL exam, these doubts come to us: How are we qualified? Will it be a classic scoring system from 1 to 10 or a more verbal system like “Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor”? Will I have to sign up for a level I want to take when I do the paperwork for the exam? How will I...

IELTS or TOEFL: Which one is better for gaining a job, differences, similarities and which one to choose

There are a large number of exams to certify knowledge in English, but one of the most outstanding for academic or working life are the IELTS and TOEFL exams.

TOEFL listening: How to prepare for the listening test, exercises, scores and structure of the test

Listening exercises are one of the four parts of the exam. What is sought in this section is to evaluate how much listening comprehension the applicant has, that is, how much they can retain and understand when listening to an exam in English.

TOEFL: Dates, place of the exam, how difficult is it?

Many doubts arise when you take the test with a foreign language on a daily basis, but if you intend to take the TOEFL test, it is normal to wonder how difficult this test can be.

TOEFL Speaking: How to practice, argumentation and conversation topics

As with the writing section of the TOEFL, the oral section includes two types of questions: “independent” and “integrated”.

TOEFL practice: How to prepare for the practical part of the test

Probably, if you have studied English at some point in your life, the phrase "Think in English" has resonated in some way. This isn't only a teachers cliché but it has a reason.

TOEFL exam: Fees, How can you do it and what the English certification is for

TOEFL exams are an effective alternative if you want to certify your English skills, since they are widely accepted among English-speaking academic and professional institutions.

TOEFL exam preparation: How to prepare online and with books

Preparing for an exam is never easy, especially in a language that isn’t fully mastered. But even so, there is no need to get discouraged, there are certain guidelines to keep in mind to delve (and train) in the TOEFL exams and excel in a language like English.

Developing vocabulary

Do you get frustrated when you can’t remember or use new words? Do you find that you keep using the same words over and over again? Here are some tips for developing vocabulary:

Some Oddities of English – Contronyms

There are many oddities or strange things in every language and in this case, the language is English. I am going to talk about contronyms in this article. Let’s look at what they are.

How to improve your English listening

When I ask students about their English learning objectives, they often answer that they want to improve listening, particularly to understand native speakers of English. So, why is listening so difficult? What can you do to improve your listening skills?

Ever Wondered How Best to Improve Your Spoken English?

Here are some tips to improve your spoken English.