Master English Test Vocabulary 

Do you need to take the IELTS or TOEFL exam, but worry about your score, or if you know enough English test vocabulary?

Those exams require you to understand and use so much English vocabulary! It’s 25% of your IELTS writing and speaking scores, and at least as important to your TOEFL scores. Your understanding of the reading and listening sections depends so much on your word knowledge! A few unknown words-- especially in the test instructions or questions-- can leave you unsure about a whole section.

Are you wondering how you’re ever going to learn all you need for the test-- or even where to start?

The 'Mastering English Exam Vocabulary' Courses Can Help!

different ways of learning vocabulary: reading. listening, writing, and working with a friend

The “Mastering English Exam Vocabulary” courses can teach you the vocabulary you need to succeed on the IELTS or TOEFL exam, and in the English-speaking world.

In these weekly online mini courses, you can master key test vocabulary. You'll also learn study techniques so you can keep increasing your vocabulary in the most effective way. Take just the courses you still need in order to be prepared by your test date.

Free Introduction: Vocabulary for the TOEFL & IELTS   

Sign up now for a one week free Introduction to Vocabulary for the IELTS & TOEFL starting Monday Oct. 24. (Details once you sign up, below.)

This course is a free one-week introduction to those exams, and to exam vocabulary. Along with the courses that will follow, it can help you do better on whichever test you need to take. 

Learn what you need for the TOEFL & IELTS:

> ,the sections of the TOEFL & IELTS exams, what you need to do and how much time you will be allowed,

> how to predict the meaning of unknown words using context clues.

> how to interpret English word parts (roots, prefixes, and suffixes),

> how knowing suffixes can help your grammar and writing as well as your word comprehension,

> your strong and weak areas right now, and the next steps you need to take to be prepared for your test.

Roots & Prefixes: Build Your Vocabulary Fast

Most English words are made up of smaller elements: roots, prefixes and suffixes. When you know the common ones, you can understand hundreds of different words.

Most academic vocabulary (and a lot of everyday English), uses Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes. They are especially important if you hope to go to a university in an English-speaking country or to work with English-speaking professionals or business people.

Knowing academic vocabulary is essential to scoring well on the TOEFL and Academic  IELTS exams, especially their reading sections. One of the fastest ways to learn more vocabulary quickly is by studying common prefixes & roots. The lessons in this short course will give you a great introduction, and the bonus materials (all downloadable) will give you access to much more as you have time to study them.

This course is a very small investment of time and money now that can really pay off in the future. If you have any questions, feel free to email me, and I will help as much as I can.


Step by Step Help

If you have difficulty understanding something or need more help or more practice materials, just ask (in one of the live question and answer sessions or by email), and I will do my best to provide it. I want you to see your vocabulary-- and your confidence-- take off!

What Kind of Study Materials Are Provided?

vocabulary study tools: a computer, audio files, practice files, newspapers, etc.

• a video slideshow overview, as well as individual lesson explanations

• pdf downloads of reading materials, practice worksheets, a crossword puzzle, and vocabulary exercises

• an assessment test at the end to learn the areas you are strong in and those that need work

and live Question & Answer sessions arranged with course participants.

Who these Courses Are for (& who they're not for)

These courses are designed for people who have already studied some English but need to learn more vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills for a major exam like the IELTS or TOEFL, to prepare for English university studies, or to get the job they want.

Have you tried to study English vocabulary on your own but not known what to focus on or which vocabulary is most important? This course can help you. Do you have trouble remembering the words you learn, or making the progress you need? It can help you with that too.

If you are just beginning to learn English and cannot read it, speak in full sentences, or use the past tense yet, this course will not help you yet. Take a good beginning English course or watch some of the excellent free videos for beginners. 

If you plan to take the general version of the IELTS exam rather than the academic version, this course will not help much either. It concentrates on the more advanced and academic vocabulary and skills needed by the TOEFL or academic IELTS exam.

If you are looking for an easy way to learn thousands of words in a few weeks, you'll be disappointed. (I'd love to hear if you find a way to do that!)

However, if you want strategies to help you really learn (so that you can understand, use, and remember) essential vocabulary, this course IS for you. If you want guidance in what words to study first, useful reading materials to provide context and show you the different ways these words can be used, and lots of practice to reinforce them in your memory, you will find all that, and more.

Sign up now for the Oct. 24-28 free introductory course. There is no obligation to take any other courses, but you will have the opportunity to choose a mini-course if you need one at the end of this course. (A free assessment test based on the TOEFL and IELTS exams will help you know the areas in which you are already prepared and those that need more practice.)

Or sign up for the $12 Roots and Prefixes course.

Do you have any questions or suggestions, or things you really want to learn about English vocabulary? Share them below, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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