• Using the Definite Article Before "Society"

    When writing your essays, remember that we don't usually use the definite article ("the") before "society." For example, we never say something like: "Because the society is so complex, people are busier than ever." Instead, we just say: "Because society...
  • Starting a Sentence with "While" (and other subordinating conjunctions)

    These days I see a lot of sentence fragments starting with "while." Check out this pair of sentences I found recently in an essay about the best place to raise children: "While children who live in cities can access a...
  • TOEFL Essay Evaluation and Scoring

    Updated August 7, 2018 Writing Should be the Easiest Part of the TOEFL. But... Many students struggle with their TOEFL essays. They take the test again and again because a bad writing score drags down their overall result. This recurring...
  • TOEFL Vocabulary - Collocations

    What is a Collocation? A collocation is a pair or group of words that are often used together in writing. These pairs just sound really natural together. As Cambridge Dictionary points out, it sounds very natural to say "heavy rain,"...
  • House of TOEFL: Mastering TOEFL Reading eBook

    Hey guys! My good friend Kathy has just published an eBook which covers the reading section of the TOEFL. You can buy it on Amazon right here. The book devotes a chapter to each reading question type and includes strategies...
  • Sample TOEFL Essay: Telling the Truth

    The Sample Question: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Sometimes it is better not to tell the truth. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. Notice: This is a sample TOEFL essay written by a...
  • TOEFL Speaking - Question Two

    This guide will show you how to answer the second TOEFL speaking question. Before we Begin: Speaking Tutor and Score Estimates Now Available Do you need a TOEFL expert to listen to your answers and tell you exactly how to...
  • Complete Speaking Videos

    I have finally finished uploading videos for EVERY one of the TOEFL speaking questions. I'm glad to finally have produced some tips to the first and second speaking questions. Let me know if you have any questions about them. Find...
  • How to write a TOEFL Integrated Essay: 2017 Edition

    Hey guys! I finally uploaded the 2017 edition of my guide to the independent TOEFL essay. This reflects everything that I have learned over the past year about writing good essays, so I hope it will be of use to...
  • Integrated Essay Guide Updated

    And now, the Web version of our guide to the integrated TOEFL essay has been updated to match the content of the video. This means that it has all-new templates and sample paragraph. It also mentions all of the little...
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