TEN OF THE MOST COMMON GRAMMAR ERRORS OF ELL SPEAKERS

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Errors of English Language Learners

TEN OF THE MOST COMMON GRAMMAR ERRORS OF ELL SPEAKERS (not often made by native speakers):   Error #1: Count or Noncount Noun Error Making English nouns plural can be confusing. “Count” nouns refer to things that can be counted and made into plurals (a hundred dollars, six miles, three children). “Noncount” nouns refer to things that cannot easily be … Read More

NATIONAL AUTHOR’S DAY – November 1

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National Authors Day

NATIONAL AUTHOR’S DAY Every year on November 1, millions of people celebrate authors and the books that they write on National Author’s Day. After her grandmother’s death in 1968, Sue Cole promoted the observance of National Authors Day.  She urged people to write a note to their favorite author on November 1, to “brighten up the sometimes lonely business of … Read More

Language is Culture (Today we are focusing on Nunavut Culture)

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  Nunavut Arts and Culture 84 percent Inuit population 110 carvers and printmakers in Cape Dorset 20 million dollars of arts and crafts produced annually Nunavut is an Arctic territory whose predominantly Inuit population makes it rich with aboriginal art and culture. On a warm summer day in most communities carvers sit outside unleashing polar bears and dancing walruses from … Read More

TOEFL PRACTICE TIPS

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toefl tips
For reading/speaking/writing exercise 1) Take an English newspaper (BELOW IS SHORT LIST-YOU CAN TAKE ANOTHER ONE) THE ECONOMIST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TELEGRAPH THE GUARDIAN NEWSWEEK 2) Pick out a newspaper article at about 150 words 3) Set a timer for 20 minutes 4) Read the article carefully 5) Underline the key details and unfamiliar words 6) 30 seconds to collect your ... Read More

TOEFL DOWNLOAD PAGE

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155 TOEFL ESSAY QUESTIONS AND EXAMPLES//PRESS AND DOWNLOAD // THE CONTENT IS AS THE PHOTO, AFTER YOU UNZIP THE FILE DO YOU WANT TO TAKE EXCELLENT RESULTS FROM TOEFL (LIKE A GENIUES) TAKE A LOOK AT THAT MATERIALS // AFTER YOU UNZIP YOUR FILE YOUR CONTENT IS AS IN THE PICTURE // PRESS and DOWNLOAD Related articles TOEFL Admit Card … Read More

TOEFL ESSAY SAMPLES (PART 3)

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21  EX In general ,people are living longer now. Discuss the causes of this phenomenon. Use specific reasons and details to develop your essay.     Today people are living to be much older than ever before. Some of the main reasons for this are the improved health care and better nutrition available to everyone.   Medical care is more … Read More

TOEFL ESSAY SAMPLES (PART 2)

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11   Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?  Universities should give the same amount of money to their students’ sports activities as they give to their university libraries. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.     I disagree strongly with the idea that the same amount of money should go to university sports activities … Read More

TOEFL TEST OVERVIEW

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TOEFL NOTES

  That notes have been taken by me from TOEFL ets course. You can also participate. It is all free. That’s the second course since summer time. It is on week 2. However, you can still participate as I know. GOOD LUCK in your exam READING It is the first section

English Jokes

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ENGLISH JOKES FOR ESL LEARNERS

ENGLISH IS LEARNT BEST by ENJOYABLE WAYS. SMILING IS VERY MOTIVATING for LEARNING ENGLISH. BECAUSE, YOU FEEL POSITIVE WHEN YOU SMILE   *A man goes to the doctor and says, “Doctor, wherever I touch, it hurts.” The doctor asks, “What do you mean?” The man says, “When I touch my shoulder, it really hurts. If I touch my knee – … Read More