This is something that is not very obvious for a lot of students in fact when I mentioned it to my students they are usually oblivious and don’t understand a word I’m saying until I tell them exactly what the CEFR is in a simple language. The quickest way for me to explain this is by saying:
Ok guys and gals. This is the essential, the basics of the English language. Here I have listed the 1000 most common words in English collected from billions of entries online in order to figure out which words tend to be more common. This doesn’t mean that if you know all these words you can speak as well as a Native Speaker, as Native English Speakers of 25 years of age and above, will have a vocabulary that will range between 15.000 and 35.000 words. So as I said before, these are the basic ones.
Now by far this is on the top 3 challenges any student can have when preparing for a standardized test, along with grammar and structuring your responses and to be honest there isn’t a super fast way to increase your vocabulary. It takes months or years to get to a very high level of vocab, depending on your starting point and how much you actually practice.
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes Getting a high score on the TOEFL test is essential for whatever institution you are applying to. Nevertheless, obtaining that score is not as easy as it may sound. A lot of effort and time needs to be placed into studying, preparing, improving and repeating everything. So, here I brief …
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes A lot of students have had the desire or need to prepare for an international test of English, whether to obtain or continue their tertiary degree abroad, to enter a transnational company or as a necessary document for an immigration process. After many hours of research and preparing students for …
If your Native language is not English and you are looking for an opportunity to study or to work in an English-speaking country or in a transnational company, then the chances of you taking International English test are very close to 100%. However you can find many options out there, but after searching a little bit you will find that a few names continue to pop up constantly, these are: the TOEFL, IELTS, and TOEIC.