7 ways to improve your TOEFL score

Taking any test can be a nerve-wracking experience, but taking a test in a language other than your native one can cause you great anxiety – especially tests like the TOEFL or IELTS, which have a lot riding on them (meaning that many important things depend on succeeding with these tests). Here are a fewContinue reading “7 ways to improve your TOEFL score”

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Part 3: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)

Welcome to part three of my series on using the English verb “to get”! Check out Part 1 and Part 2 here. The text of this lesson is below the video.   passive structures Last week, we learned that one use of “get” is to add the past participle to talk about reflexive actions. ButContinue reading “Part 3: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)”

Part 2: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)

Last week, we discussed two of the basic uses of the verb “to get.” Here’s part two of my three part series! The text of the lesson is below the video. get + adverb particle or preposition When “get” is followed by an adverb “particle” (which together often make up things like phrasal verbs) orContinue reading “Part 2: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)”

Part 1: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)

The verb “to get” is one of those verbs that has so. many. uses. Let’s break down two of the basic uses in this first lesson in my three-part series. (The written version of the lesson is below the video.)   get + noun (direct object) When paired with a direct object — a nounContinue reading “Part 1: Basic uses of “to get” (VIDEO)”

How to use “afraid”

The word “afraid” can be used in a couple of different ways in English, which might be confusing for learners. Read on for the two main ways to use “afraid,” and how to use them in conversation. [Listen to the audio version of this lesson here.] afraid = fear One meaning of “afraid” is theContinue reading “How to use “afraid””