Archive for October, 2013

Expressions with done

October 31st, 2013 in English Learning

In English, we use several expressions with do / did / done.

In this article we will take a look at some common expressions with done.

TOEFL reading passages and types of questions

October 30th, 2013 in TOEFL

The passages given for reading are not much different from what college and university students in North America will have to encounter in their courses. Three to five passages are given for reading. Each passage may contain roughly 700 words.

Sentence improvement

October 29th, 2013 in English Quiz

In each of the following questions a part of the sentence is underlined. This part may contain an error. From the given options choose the sentence fragment that will correctly replace the underlined part and make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (e) as the answer.

As and like grammar exercise

October 28th, 2013 in English Quiz

Both like and as can be used to say that things are similar. Like is a bit like a preposition. We use it before a noun or a pronoun.

Special features of the TOEFL Reading section

October 27th, 2013 in TOEFL

You must not commit the mistake of preparing notes in complete sentences. If you do that, you will wait a lot of precious time. Remember that you will not get any marks for your notes. They are only clues that might remind you about what you have heard or read. That said, your notes should still make sense to you.

How to attempt the TOEFL reading test?

October 25th, 2013 in TOEFL

While reading the passage for the first time, your focus should be on understanding the main ideas and the connections among them. Try to understand as much information as possible. As you should know, this won’t be possible if you let your attention wander.

Why you need a strong vocabulary to succeed on TOEFL

October 24th, 2013 in TOEFL

The TOEFL tests your proficiency in all four areas of English application: reading, listening, grammar and writing. The purpose of the TOEFL test is to assess a student’s ability to succeed in an academic environment where English is the medium of instruction.