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Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to the most common questions you have asked. Let us know if your question is not addressed below.

Q: Who can benefit from your vocabulary topics and practice exercises?
A: Our vocabulary lessons and practice exercises are beneficial to a number of audiences. Any intermediate and advanced learners of English can significantly boost their vocabulary and fluency by using our materials. Students taking the standardized tests (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, MELAB) will find our resources very helpful when preparing for the listening, reading and writing parts of the tests. Finally, teachers of English can easily incorporate our ready-made vocabulary topics and/or exercises into their classrooms curriculum.

Q: How can your materials help to improve my vocabulary?
A: If you study English as a second language, it is highly likely that collocations, phrasal verbs, and idioms is one of the main obstacles to your language proficiency. Progress in the English language depends on how quickly and appropriately you are able to incorporate these word combinations into your speech. Your ability to be understood and communicate with the native speakers will improve greatly by using these word combinations. No doubt, these skills are evaluated by all second language assessment tests.

Q: How are your materials different from the other vocabulary resources on the market?
A: Most of the vocabulary books and websites offer endless vocabulary lists that are hard to apply in everyday situations. In addition to providing topic-related vocabulary that is easily applicable in discussing daily matters, we focus on word combinations (collocations, phrasal verbs, and idioms) that give practical tools for using English more efficiently and precisely, as they pinpoint the major differences between the languages. It is only by using these combinations that you can increase your chances of sounding more native-like as well as achieving higher test scores.

Q: Why are word combinations so important in learning English?
A: “How do you say it in English?” is the most frequently asked question in the language classrooms. Even though students have their dictionaries at their fingertips, they find it challenging to come up with precise words for expressing their thoughts. This is due to the fact that words in English are combined together in a way that is different from other languages and therefore need to be learned in chunks, short phrases, or word combinations that usually or only appear in the language in these forms.

Q: How are your materials helpful in test taking?
A: Time is your worst enemy when taking a test. You have to demonstrate strong vocabulary skills in a limited amount of time. Practicing word combinations prior to your test gives you a great advantage of applying them effectively in a large variety of contexts. You’ll process information and produce responses faster and at a higher than average level.

Q: How are your vocabulary topics organized?
A: Though we focus on vocabulary, and in particular, word combinations, every topic begins with a reading. Our stories and articles give you a chance to observe the vocabulary in context. Collocations, word combinations, and idioms are grouped for easier retention. Key phrases are explained in simple English. Each topic is followed by a variety of exercises practicing the new vocabulary and an exercise on popular North American cultural subjects. An audio of the reading is provided to ensure you pick up the proper stress, intonation and pronunciation patterns.

Vocabulary Learning Tips for ESL students 

Words are the first priority in learning a second language. Make a grammar mistake – people may still understand you, choose a wrong word...
Sound Natural 

Words, quite literally say it all.
They are the core elements of any language – the basic units of conversation, communication and connection with others.

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