American Idioms 2 with Dana

You’ve probably heard many English speakers say, “Piece of cake!” Or maybe you hear that someone is a “couch potato.” So where’s the cake? How is the couch a potato? These creative expressions are idioms, and you can continue learning them with Dana. In this second video lesson, Dana teaches idioms related to food. So the next time the topic of food comes up, don’t just think of eating–start speaking them! Recommended for intermediate and advanced learners (Levels 400+).

Dana’s American Idioms, Lesson 2 – Food

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Prepare with official TOEFL iBT

Sometimes there is so much information about TOEFL iBT out there, it can get very confusing. That’s why the official TOEFL iBT website offers all the information you need to get started on understanding the test and practicing (available for purchase).

Take a look at some of the TOEFL information available below and go to their official website for more.

For more test resources, browse the Test Prep or TOEFL category (also at the side menu on the right)–especially because this Friday is TOEFL test day! Prepare well, and good luck to test takers!


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A Lightbulb Moment – Understanding Sentences

When writing an essay, you may be expressing your thoughts on and on…and on and on! Or your thoughts come to a stop before reaching its destination, and your writing follows. So you get confusing run-on or awkward fragment sentences. Here’s a writing video to help you avoid those run-on’s and fragments; use simple, compound, and complex sentences to get your writing back on track!

The video starts with a simple sentence example: She changed the light bulb. She didn’t like fixing things. How do you transform the simple sentences into compound or complex? The video below shows you how! Recommended for advanced learners (Levels 500-800/EAP).

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Words Day by Day

Learning English words day by day will help you become more fluent. With FunEasyLearn‘s vocabulary app, you can learn up to 6,000 words! It has 3 learning levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), so it’s great for all Levels 100-800/EAP. Enjoy learning words from over 140 topics. The app also has many support features like translation into many native languages, pronunciation audio, images, and descriptions.

Watch their promo video below. Do you like how it works? Then give FunEasyLearn vocabulary app a try (available on Android and iOS).


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Type in English with GCF

A computer is often used for learning English now. You use it for online activities, tests, research, or typing assignments. But sometimes, typing with a new keyboard and language is a challenge. Typing can make learning English on the computer difficult. But you can test your speed and improve it with GCF Typing practice! Learn and practice typing, improve your speed, and you can focus on learning English on the computer better. Recommended for beginner typists. Also, take a look at GCF Reading practice.


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Reading with GCF

Brush up your reading skills and vocabulary with GCF Reading! The site offers many activities and support features. For example, you can test yourself with comprehension or fill in the blank questions. You can also listen to audio, watch video clips about the vocabulary, and play a game.

Recommended for beginner and intermediate learners (Levels 100-300).

Like the activities you see below? Try them out at GCF Reading! Take a look at GCF Typing practice as well.


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Draw Your English Story!

You don’t always have to use a textbook to study English–try creating an interactive story! With Draw a Stickman, you can lead your character stickman through an animated, fun adventure. Draw, watch, and read along!

Recommended for beginner English learners (Levels 100-200). Draw a Stickman is available online, or you can download the app for iPhone and Android.

Take a look through the site below!

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American Idioms 1 with Dana

English has many creative and interesting expressions that relate different ideas together. These expressions are known as idioms. At first, idioms may not seem to make any sense. But as you listen and learn the situations these expressions are used in, you’ll see that they’re a lot of fun. Show your creativity and cultural sense by using idioms with your friends!

Start learning them now with Dana. She introduces several idioms related to body parts in her first video lesson. Recommended for intermediate and advanced learners (Levels 400+). Watch it below–learn idioms and practice your listening and pronunciation skills!

Dana’s American Idioms, Lesson 1 – Body Parts

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English Listening App

English at school, at your homestay or apartment, on TV–all that, and sometimes you still haven’t heard all the ways English is spoken. Get in that extra listening practice with the English Listening app at Google Play for Android users.

The app offers different lessons from BBC Learning English Program. Lessons include English Conversations, English at Work, and The English We Speak. The lessons also have a lot of support features so you can improve your grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. For example, you can learn from audios, transcripts, vocabulary lists, exercises, and quizzes.

Give English Listening app a try!


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IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC with Exam English

With preparation and study, you can accomplish many things–including passing your English exam! Get started on IETLS, TOEFL, and TOEIC preparation with Exam English. Here, you can read up on exam information, compare the exams, and take practice tests for the exams in sections such as Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, or Vocabulary. Recommended for advanced learners (Levels 500+).

Preview the options below and test yourself at Exam English!

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