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Archive for April, 2006

TOEIC Writing Tip: Infinitives

Posted by englishlessons on April 27, 2006

An infinitive is formed by putting to before the base form of a verb. It can be used as a noun.

Example: She often forgets to lock her car.

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TOEIC Pronunciation Tip: schwa

Posted by englishlessons on April 21, 2006

The schwa (the uh sound) is important because it is the most frequent sound in English. You can hear the schwa in the first and third syllable of the word, banana.

The second syllable in this word is stressed.

Example: ba NA na

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TOEIC Pronunciation Tip: acronyms

Posted by englishlessons on April 10, 2006

 

The stress in acronyms (words that are made from the first letter of a group of words) is almost always on the last letter.

Examples: UCLA, PC, WTO, PDF

 

 

This tip is taken from Pronunciation in English.

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