Archive for July, 2013

How to prepare for the TOEFL listening section?

July 17th, 2013 in TOEFL

The TOEFL test takes about four hours to complete. That means you need to come prepared so that your energy and attention levels remain stable throughout the test.

Using will

July 17th, 2013 in English Grammar

We use will to construct future tense forms.

  • She will come.
  • I will go.
  • Will you help me?
  • No, I won’t believe this.

Figurative expressions

July 16th, 2013 in Style Guide

In English, we use many imaginative expressions to describe things in a more interesting manner. These are known as figurative expressions. In figurative expressions, words are used in a different way.

TOEFL Reading: What skills are necessary?

July 16th, 2013 in TOEFL

To score well in the Reading section of the TOEFL iBT, you must have a commendable vocabulary. You should be able to understand the relative importance of ideas when reading academic passages. You must also be able to interpret charts and graphs.

Primary auxiliary verbs exercise (beginner level)

July 15th, 2013 in English for children

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate auxiliary verb.


In the simple present tense use is with singular nouns and pronouns. Use are with plural nouns and pronouns. Use am with I.

Talking about the future

July 14th, 2013 in English Learning

In English, we mainly use two different structures to talk about the future: the forms with will and the forms with going to.

Hand idioms: Idiomatic expressions using the word hand

July 13th, 2013 in Expressions

Experience something at first hand

To experience something at first hand is to experience it directly. This is different from learning about it through others.

Give someone a free hand