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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
What are the keywords (which you should replace with synonyms) in this essay question:

"If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, which place would you like to visit?"

Which synonyms could you use for the word "travel"?

In the following essay question, which expressions could you not use for "as time goes by":

"As time goes by, technology is taking over our lives. Do you agree or disagree?"

In the following statement, which synonym could you use for the keyword "traditions":

"When people move to another country, some decide to follow the traditions of the new country."

"Parents or other relatives should make important decisions for teenagers. Do you agree?"

Which of the following words are effective synonyms for the keyword "important" from the above essay question?

"Only people who earn a lot of money are successful. Do you agree or disagree?"

Which of the following includes all of the keywords you could change from this essay question?

"Some schools require students to wear school uniforms."

Which sentence replaces as many keywords as possible?

"The 20th century saw great change."

Which of the following are effective synonyms for the keyword "change"?

Which of the following is not an effective synonym for "native language"?

"Children should be required to help with household tasks."

Which of the following is not an effective synonym for the word "household"?


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221 Comments on “Vocabulary for IELTS & TOEFL Essay Success”


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Thanks a ton!

Friday, July 21st 2017

    You’re welcome! Glad you found the lesson helpful. All the best to you.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

      Thanks Mam you helping me Just watching your video from 2 days agoI think I can learn a lot

      Saturday, November 3rd 2018

Thanks T. Rebecca this is very useful for people who want to expand their vocabulary. I scored 9/10.

Friday, July 21st 2017

yey! thanks so much. :)

Friday, July 21st 2017

Thank you so much Rebecca.

Friday, July 21st 2017

Thank you so much Rebecca.

Friday, July 21st 2017

Thank you very much Rebecca , it is really great vedio

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

thank you Rebecca

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

Your lesson is very helpful.
But what can I do if I don’t know any words or expressions to replace the key words with synonyms?

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

    Good question, SourBest. You could start learning new words every day to expand your vocabulary. Even a few words a day can make a difference. Which words to choose? It depends on your English goals – academic, business, social, etc. Find a good vocabulary book or choose a good dictionary or thesaurus online, which can provide synonyms. Make the process into a fun activity or game and you will progress even faster. All the best to you.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

      Thank you

      Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Thanks for this . ms. Rebecca 😀

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

Rebecca is the best!

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

    Actually, no one is the best! If this guy is good, another guy will better! So no one is the best! It is my Example! :P

    Thursday, July 26th 2018

Thank u mam, you give us a great idea to learn english vocabulary….. And to express our idea in a different way with same sentence.

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

    Thanks, Hemant. Being able to express the same idea in different ways shows that your have an extensive vocabulary, which will get you higher marks on any exam. All the best to you.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Thanks Rebecca, this lesson was great

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

Thank you Rebecca teacher,my scored 7/10.This is the first time i know about TOEFL. Thank you very much.

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

Thanks a ton!

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

got an 8/10 score! thanks!

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

You are enormous teacher, this exertion is a big self sacrifice ; cordially :) …

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

    Thanks, idoo. I love teaching and have been doing so for over 30 years! Since I worked with many high-level executives, I developed techniques to help anyone optimize their English as quickly as possible. I wish you the very best with your English, Batman!

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

I do like lessons like this. You´re a very great teacher Rebecca. Thanks a lot!!

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

thanks million for your teaching

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

it helped me to see my weakness. thanks a lot.

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

    I’m so glad to hear you say that,towthar. Now you have one key to unlock the door to your success. I wish you the very best.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

      I’m glad to see your encourage reply to fellow student from my motherland.

      Thursday, September 7th 2017

You´re a great teacher Rebecca.
Thanks a lot!!

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

I’m confuse. I wanna know that can we use article+adverb+adjective together??
E.g it’s a very grave problem.
It’s very grave problem..

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

    You should say:

    It’s a very grave problem.
    It’s a very serious situation.

    Hope this helps! I wish you all the best, Qayoom.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Hi Rebecca I always being learning new thins about english and let me tell you how new is this for me Actualy I didn’t know too much about this kinda of thems thanks a lot.

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

    Thanks,

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

      Thanks, Yeyciem! Please explore more of our video lessons to find the ones that help you progress faster. I admire your determination! All the best to you.

      Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Well explained ideas and i find it quite informative, thank you

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

    Thanks, lawalstephen. So glad you found the lesson helpful. I wish you all the best going forward.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Thank you.

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

I’m doing great

Monday, July 24th 2017

Great job T.Rebecca this helps me to improve my vocabulary skill I scored 8/10 Thank you

Monday, July 24th 2017

Thanks Teacher for your enlightenment

Monday, July 24th 2017

Thank you for the knowledge you give, and I am in a bad need to know about the memory techniques.

Monday, July 24th 2017

    Thanks for your kind words. You are right -memory techniques can make a huge difference in the way we learn.Please check out the many excellent websites on the subject. It is clear you really care about your students. All the best to you, Hoda Abbas.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Very useful lesson. Thanks, Rebecca.

Monday, July 24th 2017

8TO 10 i will do my best next time

Monday, July 24th 2017

    I am sure you did your best this time too, Jakool. I wish you all the best and am confident you will succeed with your excellent attitude.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

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Thank you Rebecca

Monday, July 24th 2017

    WOW, PacoBe. Thank you kindly for your very kind and generous words, and also for helping all our readers to learn more vocabulary from your detailed comment! Clearly, you know how to give your all in order to succeed. I send you my warmest wishes. Thanks,again.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Thank you Rebeca! Your lessons is always very, very useful.

Monday, July 24th 2017

thanks Rebecca for this lesson

Monday, July 24th 2017

Hello teacher, good day, thanks for this very helpful lesson for a lot of us who came to USA and looking to continue our foreign careers; You just encourage me to look for the next date of the next THEA exam, Thanks again and keep up with this wide creativity.

Monday, July 24th 2017

    Hi Eduardom49. Thanks for your kind words. I had sent you an email some months ago, in connection with a question you had asked regarding how to do well on the essay part of your exam. I hope you received my email. Would be happy to hear from you. I wish you all the best. I am sure you will succeed.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

      Hi, teacher, good morning, getting ready to drive to Alamogordo NM; Sorry that miss or not got your e-mail about my essay, wish to have it, thanks for the kind message, would be happy to hear from you.

      Thursday, August 10th 2017

Thank you, Rebecca.

Monday, July 24th 2017

Thanks a lot teacher.

Monday, July 24th 2017

not sufficient to complete understanding but Ok..

Tuesday, July 25th 2017

Thank you Rebecca mam.

Tuesday, July 25th 2017

thanks a lot

Tuesday, July 25th 2017

Very good lesson teacher Rebbeca! Thanks

Tuesday, July 25th 2017

Thank you,Rebecca!

Wednesday, July 26th 2017

Good lesson! But I am confused with the answer of question 3. I marked “as time passes” but the correct answer was “under time”. I couldn’t find any translation with the required meaning. Usually you use “under time” together with pressure. Whereas “as time goes by” and “as time passes” are synonyms.

Wednesday, July 26th 2017

    in question 3, you had to choose the one WRONG answer. That’s what confused you. Always read the question carefully so you know what to look for. Thanks for caring enough to ask! I wish you all the best, panda7.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

      Thank you for your answer! Negated questions are always tricky …..

      Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Is it usefull for pte?? Can you help me out??

Wednesday, July 26th 2017

    The techniques I have explained in this lesson can be used to get a high score on any English exam. You are always rewarded if you use varied and advanced vocabulary. I wish you all the best, Jeslyna.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

I greatly appreciated your website and the ways you teach us to improve our english FREELY.

Keep up good works guys!

Wednesday, July 26th 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, mklmg. It is always a pleasure to know our lessons are helping viewers in different ways. I wish you all the best in your career.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Using synonyms you enrich your vocabulary and increase your conversations or essays. It is a good idea to change words commonly used by other words less used, it denotes an advanced level of your language skills. Thanks a lot, teacher Rebecca, it has been a great explanation, very useful as always.

Wednesday, July 26th 2017

    Thanks, angardiobel. Glad to know you found the lesson helpful. My best to you, as always.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

You got 9 correct out of 10.

Thursday, July 27th 2017

Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️

Friday, July 28th 2017

I haven’t total fluency in English yet, but I’ll get there.

Friday, July 28th 2017

    Now, that’s a great attitude! I am sure you will get there, MarcosJsp. Hope the many lessons on our site can help you achieve your goal even faster! My best wishes to you.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

i got 9 out of 10.
that was a great experience

Saturday, July 29th 2017

    Congratulations, Engriftikhar. So happy for you! All the best.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

in the next one its 10/10….

Saturday, July 29th 2017

As always a great lesson! Keep it up, EngVid!

Sunday, July 30th 2017

Thanks a lot Rebecca! This lesson was very clear and useful!

Sunday, July 30th 2017

    Thanks for your kind feedback, Isaias Menezes Silva. So glad to know our lessons are helping you. All the best, my friend.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Thank you so much Rebecca.

Monday, July 31st 2017

I am highly appreciated

Tuesday, August 1st 2017

Dear Rebecca! Thank you very much for your useful, practical and helpful lesson! I enjoyed it and will try to use your precious advice in future.

Thursday, August 3rd 2017

    It’s always an honour to hear from a fellow teacher, lezerskaya. Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot. I wish you all the best.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

I GOT 9 CORRECT OF 10

Friday, August 4th 2017

you are doing significant work for the learner. Keep it up

Saturday, August 5th 2017

thanks for making me better

Sunday, August 6th 2017

    Thanks for taking the initiative to improve yourself. It’s in your hands, tehancoker. So glad I could help! All the best to you.

    Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Thanks for helping me pushing thing through in order to get my English from good to greater.

Tuesday, August 8th 2017

thank you so much, rebecca. it’s really wonderful and very insightful.

Wednesday, August 9th 2017

I appreciate the test I’ve taken! I scored 90%

Wednesday, August 9th 2017

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to share your comments. Sorry I can’t answer each one of you, but please know that I read your words and they mean a lot to me. Thank you and all the best with your English.

Wednesday, August 9th 2017

    Rebecca, is there any way to have a conversation over phone by using Viber or any other means like it???? I think this may help us to improve our speaking skill

    Wednesday, February 14th 2018

Wxcuse me,Rebecca, does it work only for IELIS and TOEFL? Can I use this information for FCE?

Friday, August 11th 2017

    Dear MissMarina
    It’s Excuse me.I think you typed wrong.

    Tuesday, January 9th 2018

thanks

Saturday, August 12th 2017

wooaaw.. I got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Monday, August 14th 2017

thank you Rebecca.

Thursday, August 17th 2017

thanks

Friday, August 18th 2017

Dear Ms. Rebecca,

thank you so much for this great lesson, but please I would like you to help me, if there is not native speaker like me how can I know enough synonyms to use in writing or to think quickly about synonyms in exam, can you please help ? thank you ..

Saturday, August 19th 2017

Not bad quiz I like that.
Thanks a lot

Saturday, August 19th 2017

Thank you mam

Sunday, August 20th 2017

Thank you very much, Rebecca, now I understand how important synonyms are! God Bless!

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017

I love you and your lesson so much Rebecca

Friday, August 25th 2017

thank you, you perfect teacher,,

Friday, August 25th 2017

Thank you.. I got 100, already take 5 quiz and got perfect everytime
Love this site xoxo

Friday, August 25th 2017

Thanks so much for the lecture

Tuesday, August 29th 2017

Thanks,this helped me to improve my English.

Thursday, August 31st 2017

I got 8 out of 10😁

Sunday, September 3rd 2017

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Thank you, Rebecca!

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Dear REBECCA<
Be informed that refer to question no.3
(As time goes by) synonym (as time passes)
I don't know why you choose under time ?

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Thanks Rebecca, you make my day

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Thanks very much for the test. I have realized some of my mistakes in easy writing.

Thursday, September 7th 2017

thanks

Thursday, September 7th 2017

thanks mam good practice quetions.

Thursday, September 7th 2017

Thanks a lot Teacher Rebacca!

Thursday, September 7th 2017

i want to learn english quiqly

Friday, September 8th 2017

Thats a good trick. Thanks Rebecca (Y)

Saturday, September 9th 2017

10/10 .. thank you very much for those refreshing informations

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Thanks you

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

thanks Mrs.Rebecca

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Thanks for this helpful lesson.
I got a 9/10 score.
Hopefully I can get perfect next time.😁

Friday, September 15th 2017

hey there,
i am very happy to watch this video.In the beginning i dodn’t know what to include in essay for making it better but now I am very proud that i can write good essay… Thanks.Rebecca

Saturday, September 16th 2017

Mrs. Rebecca thanks

Saturday, September 16th 2017

In terms of the last question, I chose ‘domestic’ as a synonym of ‘household’ but it was wrong. The right answer was ‘external’. I think my answer ‘domestic’ is right. What do you think, teacher Rebecca?

Sunday, September 17th 2017

very nice, thanks

Monday, September 18th 2017

Thanks for the video. I have a problem concerning North-American spellings. In Fact, I grew up with the British way of spelling words. So will I be penalized for writing the British spelling of words, in my essay?
For example, spelling “color” (North-American) and “colour” (British), I am more familiar with the spelling “colour”. There are many of such words that gets me confused.
Please I need you answer as an expert.. Thanks again.

Tuesday, September 19th 2017

The lessons are so helpful! And I am enjoying listening to the discussion and answering the quizes. Thank you, Ma’am Rebbeca!

Thursday, September 21st 2017

I truly appreciate for teaching and preparing to IELTS.

Thursday, September 21st 2017

thank you so much,

Thursday, September 21st 2017

I honestly believe that constant practice using the lessons this website provides will help me pass the IELTS exams.

Friday, September 22nd 2017

Hi, dear Rebecca. Can you please introduce a useful thesaurus online?

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

Thanks Rebecca..I got 80%

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

i enjoyed watching this video.for me it’s a new strategy for creating varied words. thank you very much indeed

Sunday, September 24th 2017

i got 9 out of 10

Sunday, September 24th 2017

Thank you Rebecca. I feel you discovered a new way of teaching english which is well efficient and easy to learn.

Monday, September 25th 2017

Thank you Rebecca !

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

Thanks a bunch. :)

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Dear Rebeca
Accept my thanks for this part and Expand it.

Friday, September 29th 2017

many thanks Rebbeca. ı will have toefl exam 16th december .the videos are very helpfull for the preparing the exam…

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Hello Rebecca,

My heartfelt thanks for very inspiring and lucid way of teaching Essay writing.
Could you also tip me off with art of staying organized with emphasis on expressing same idea recursively without deviating from original topic.
Thank you advance!!

Regards,
Cyril

Monday, October 2nd 2017

Rebbeca your are an amazing teacher. thanks .

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

I really appreciate your lesson Rebecca, i got 8/10

Sunday, October 8th 2017

I got a perfect score, many thanks for tutorial on essay. 👍

Thursday, October 12th 2017

Thanks a lot for the useful lesson. :)

Thursday, October 12th 2017

Rebecca, your lesson teach was fundamental. It’s contributed for improve my interpretation capacity and vocabulary.
Excelent, thnaks.

Monday, October 16th 2017

I really appreciate your lesson Rebecca.
I got 9/10

Thursday, October 26th 2017

thanks :)

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thanks Rebecca

Friday, November 3rd 2017

a great chance for us to improve our english level

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Thank you teacher Rebecca.i learn more from you😊😊😊

Sunday, November 5th 2017

Oh! I scored 8/10. still have more time to practise so i can improve.
Thanks much.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thank you so much.
I can not watch videos on YouTube. is there any other program which I can use?

Sunday, November 12th 2017

    You may have to use a VPN or find a mirror (an unofficial site that copies YouTube content).

    Sunday, November 12th 2017

Thanks a lot, Rebecca!

Thursday, November 16th 2017

i’ve got 10 correct answer out of 10 .. thx so mush :)

Friday, November 17th 2017

Gratefull , it was rewarding lesson 😉

Saturday, November 18th 2017

yaee i have got 7 out of 10.i m very thankfull of yours

Saturday, November 18th 2017

very useful lesson.
Thanks.

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Thank you very very much

Sunday, November 26th 2017

thank you

Sunday, November 26th 2017

I’m honoured tp have Rebecca as my teacher
thanks

Monday, November 27th 2017

i do scored 8/10 more often Thanks Rebecca

Monday, November 27th 2017

in my opinion “native language” has the same meaning of “mother tongue”. I don’t know why I got error when I finished the quiz?!

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

    i think like you my friend

    Monday, July 23rd 2018

very good teacher

Friday, December 1st 2017

I wish if I could find someone who correct my mistakes when I write an essay!

Sunday, December 3rd 2017

Thanks a lot teacher, that’s just only for the introduction
I looked all around engvid but I didn’t find any videos talks about the hole essay writing

Monday, December 4th 2017

Thanks a lot my respected instructor.
its very helpful, informative and will definitely enhance my writing skill

Saturday, December 9th 2017

thank you, I did the quiz and got 9/10

Sunday, December 10th 2017

No.3 the answer prefers that “as time passes”, are you agree with me?

Friday, December 15th 2017

thanks a lot!

Wednesday, December 20th 2017

Thanks Rebeca,

I got 9 correct out of 10. you are Great

Thursday, December 28th 2017

thanks a lot greeting from egypt :)

Sunday, December 31st 2017

Hi Rebecca, I enrolled in an IELTS review course unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the class regularly because of my working schedule. But I was delighted that I found this website, you guys are such a great help for us. Big thanks!

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

Thanks Rebecca,
It’s nice to learn from you
Great skill sharing,wonderful job doing

Monday, January 8th 2018

Thank you alot

Friday, January 12th 2018

I GOT 80. IT WAS HARD. GREAT LESSON , THANK YOU.

Wednesday, January 17th 2018

It’s a great opportunity to learn English.

Saturday, January 20th 2018

Great advice!!

Sunday, January 21st 2018

Thanks it’s a good opportunity to learn English.

Saturday, January 27th 2018

Thanks for tips given and procedures to bring up paraphrasing of sentences.

Saturday, February 3rd 2018

Idid 9 correct out of 10

Monday, February 5th 2018

hello,

do you have live lessons ?

thanks!

Wednesday, February 7th 2018

good to learn. I got 86%

Wednesday, February 14th 2018

Thanks a lot!!Great lesson!

Wednesday, February 14th 2018

I learn so many things! tks!!

Wednesday, February 21st 2018

thanks a lot miss
its so helpful for me
i searched about study words and you help me so much
thanks a lot
good wish for you

Saturday, March 3rd 2018

You got 9 correct out of 10.

thank you

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

Thank you so much!

Monday, April 2nd 2018

Hi Rebecca. your video is helpful. thank you.

Friday, April 6th 2018

Thank you so much Rebecca, I found it useful…

Monday, April 9th 2018

10/10 thanksssss

Monday, April 9th 2018

I enjoyed .Thanks

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

Thanks Rebecca very clever tips! More like that…

Saturday, April 21st 2018

Thanks Rebecca I wish I could find a teacher like you a long time ago!

Thursday, May 10th 2018

i am still preparing for my ielts but am afraid, i dont know how to begin

Monday, June 25th 2018

I am 38 years old, preparing for IELTS. Hopefully, it’s never too late for me to learn English. I am so lucky I found this engvid website from which I can learn and take my English skills to a higher level.

Sunday, July 1st 2018

I fully recognize Teacher Rebecca’s basic support and clear explanation to get 10 correct answers in the quiz.
Thank you.

Thursday, July 5th 2018

Thank u…

Sunday, July 8th 2018

thank you! I scored 8/10

Thursday, July 12th 2018

This lesson gave me an insight to knew the importance usage of synonym while writing paragraph or essay. Thanks Rabbica.

Wednesday, July 18th 2018

this lesson will certainly make me confident in getting my essay advanced.but i scored only 7 out of 10.

Thursday, July 19th 2018

Hey REBECCA , thanks for your your productive videos that had helped me throught out understanding the idiom of the TOEFL test and making me to compare between the ilets and the toefl furtgermore i want to thank you for the skills that you game me that I shoukd use for making the test more easier or at least astrategies that I should working on , your lessons is very productive and meaningfull . at last I want to thank you for the other website goodlucktoefl.com and your way of expressing your ideas
thank you REBECCA
KARIM

Sunday, July 22nd 2018

Thank you for the knowledge you give us and appreciate for that

Monday, July 23rd 2018

Engvid very useful
Thank you so much Rebecca madam 😍

Sunday, August 5th 2018

Scored 80%(( Thanks for everything)))

Monday, August 13th 2018

Thank you

Tuesday, August 21st 2018

Thank you, Got 80 from 100

Tuesday, September 18th 2018

Thank you

Thursday, October 4th 2018

what the difference between colleges and university ?. well, it’s sounded like not similar to me.

Friday, October 5th 2018

its tremendous excellent knowledge. thank you for the knowledgement ms rebecca

Friday, October 5th 2018

Thank you very much.

Tuesday, October 16th 2018

thank you
but does “as time goes on” mean “under time”?

Wednesday, October 17th 2018

Thank you Rebecca :)

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018

thank you mam.
the lecture and the way of u present is wonderful

Saturday, October 27th 2018

Thanks for your great lesson!

Thursday, November 1st 2018

I’m deeply grateful for your really useful lessons.

Friday, November 2nd 2018

thanks

Sunday, November 11th 2018
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