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Learn the Sounds and Spellings of Vowels in English

Does the pronunciation and spelling of vowels in English confuse you? This course can teach you common sounds for each letter and easy rules for using them.

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Improve Your English Writing: Tips & Practice

Improve your English writing with monthly tips, tools, & practice activities. (Download a free Revision and Proofreading checklist when you subscribe.)

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Learn to write English: 5 Top Strategies

Learn to write English: key tips for better English writing, with suggested free tools to help you write and revise.

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Essay Organization

Learn about types of essays and essay organization. Find out what's important for a good essay score while reviewing key academic vocabulary.

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Question Formation: How Do You Ask...?

How to form questions in English: a simple explanation with lots of examples using question words and helping verbs.

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Phrasal Verb Quiz

Practice phrasal verbs and a few idioms with this phrasal verb quiz. How many do you recognize?

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The TOEFL ibt Speaking Test: What It Is and How to Prepare

Get the latest information on the updated TOEFL ibt Speaking Test and the best ways to prepare for it.

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Negative Prefix List: Examples from de- and dis- to un-

This negative prefix list gives examples and explanations for the top 6 prefixes used to make words negative: un-, in-, de-, dis-, mis-, & non-.

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The TOEFL Integrated Writing Task: How to Prepare

Are you ready for the TOEFL Integrated Writing Task? Here’s what you need to know, and how to prepare.

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Integrated Writing Essay: Making Good Choices for the Future

Practice an integrated writing essay using short reading and audio passages, then compare your essay with a sample integrated essay.

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