VOCABULARY ON TOPIC FOR TOEFL IBT 11: ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT Environmental problems Green (issues): A very common synonym for “environmental” Global warming : An example of man’s effect on the environment The greenhouse effect: Connected to global warming The natural world Deforestation: Cutting down forests Rainforests : A useful example when discussing environmental problems The Environment An ecosystem: The system where plants and animals … Read more

VOCABULARY ON TOPIC FOR TOEFL IBT 6: ADVERTISING

ADVERTISING 1.Advert, advertisement or ad? All these forms of the words are correct but ad is mostly used in spoken English only. You should also be aware of a common pronunciation problem: advert advertise advertisement This means that you make an “iss” sound when say advertisement. This is a very common mistake and one way … Read more

VOCABULARY PRACITSE 7: Metaphor

VOCABULARY PRACITSE 6: Metaphor A metaphor is a word or phrase that means one thing and is used to refer to another thing in order to emphasize their similar qualities. For example, in the sentence “Picasso was the father of the Cubist movement”, the word father is not used in its usual sense to mean … Read more

Vocabulary on topic for TOEFL IBT: Immigration

IMMIGRATION The key words for describing immigration are immigrant – the person immigrate – the verb immigration – the idea Note that immigrants (people who enter a country) are also emigrants (people who leave a country) and also migrants. 1.Some common word combinations Illegal immigrants: people who enter a country illegally Economic migrants:  people who move … Read more

Vocabulary Practise 2:Comparing and Contrasting, Condition and requirement

          Vocabulary Practise 2:Comparing and Contrasting Complete these sentences with the most appropriate word or expression in bold. In one case, all three options are possible: 1. The contrast / compare / comparison in working conditions between our Denver department and our department in Chicago is very noticeable, and employees are … Read more