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Question 1 of 10: What is the meaning of "aver"?

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Correct answer: 1. say (something) in a very strong and determined way 2. declare in a positive or confident manner

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Synonyms: affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, assure, avouch, avow, declare, ensure, guarantee, insure, maintain, proclaim, profess, pronounce, protest, say, secure, state, swear

Antonyms: approve, deny, disclaim, discredit, disprove, gainsay, like, love, question

2. SAT Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "aversion"?

(a) 1. acceptance of any situation 2. willingness to accept whatever situation 3. absolute compliance

(b) 1. a sharp turn to the right or the left in order to avoid a problem or danger

(c) 1. dislike of or repugnance toward something or someone 2. the person or thing that causes this strong dislike

(d) 1. a new version of a specific product or program that has existed before 2. an update

Answer: C

3. SAT Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "balk"?

(a) 1. to produce the same sound as a sheep 2. to make a sound that sounds similar to a sheep

(b) 1. to stop suddenly and refuse to continue 2. to hinder or obstruct 3. to hesitate 4. to stubbornly refuse or to be unwilling to continue or let something happen

(c) 1. to produce the same sound as a chicken 2. to make a sound that sounds similar to a chicken

(d) 1. to curl up in a ball 2. to make a ball shape with your body or with another object 3. to forge something into a circular shape

Answer: B

4. SAT Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "banal"?

(a) boring, ordinary, or not interesting because it contains nothing new, original, or unusual

(b) boring, annoying, or painful because someone is stupid and fails to do anything

(c) boring, annoying, or disturbing because something contains unexpected results

(d) attractive, extra-ordinary, or interesting because it contains new, original, or unusual ideas

Answer: A

5. SAT Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "bane"?

(a) 1. a special instrument which is located on the top of buildings and indicates which direction the wind is blowing

(b) 1. a small strip of tacky plastic and gauze which is placed in bleeding wounds to help stop the bleeding 2. a plaster

(c) 1. a boring or tedious situation which causes great distress to the person who experiences it 2. a difficult event

(d) 1. the cause behind something negative such as death or distress 2. something or someone that greatly annoys someone 3. a curse

Answer: D

6. SAT Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "bard"?

(a) 1. a person who serves drinks in a bar 2. a waiter in a bar

(b) 1. a sharp element which protrudes from a wire or a piece of fence 2. a sharp element which you can find on some plants, such as raspberries or roses

(c) 1. facial hair which covers one's chin

(d) 1. a poet 2. a poet that composes or recites lyric poetry

Answer: D

7. SAT Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "barrage"?

(a) 1. a concentrated chemical solution to prepare ancient herbal medicines 2. an artificial pipe across a river or estuary to increase the flow of the water, prevent fishing, facilitate boating, etc.

(b) 1. a concentrated chemical solution to prepare medicine to save animals from extinction 2. an artificial barrier across a river or estuary to release of the water, prevent fishing, facilitate boating, etc.

(c) 1. a concentrated chemical solution to prepare cheap medicines that are not effective 2. an artificial pipe across a river or estuary to increase the depth of the water, prevent flooding, facilitate irrigation, etc.

(d) 1. a concentrated artillery bombardment to protect one's own advancing or retreating or to stop the advance of enemy troops 2. an artificial barrier across a river or estuary to increase the depth of the water, prevent flooding, facilitate irrigation, etc

Answer: D

8. SAT Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "bastion"?

(a) 1. a person whose father disappeared before he/she was born 2. a fatherless individual

(b) 1. a very stubborn elderly individual who refuses to change his or her beliefs in order to be more modern 2. someone unwilling to modernize

(c) 1. a special holiday celebrated in France and by French people around the world on July 14

(d) 1. a fortified position or place 2. something protecting a specific belief, condition, attitude, or activity that is being threatened 3. a protruding part of a fort or castle

Answer: D

9. SAT Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "befuddle"?

(a) 1. to bother someone gratuitously 2. to try to annoy someone and get a rise out of them

(b) 1. to completely confuse someone 2. to perplex

(c) 1. to make friends with someone 2. to make someone like you

(d) 1. to cause trouble to come to another person 2. to give someone problems

Answer: B

10. SAT Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "begrudge"?

(a) 1. to give something to someone with hesitation or reluctance 2. to envy someone because they have something you want and you believe they don't deserve to have it

(b) 1. to judge someone because of their behavior 2. to pass judgment

(c) 1. to become a problem 2. to cause someone to hold a grudge 3. to be the root of trouble

(d) 1. to hold a grudge against someone 2. to dislike someone for their behavior or their actions 3. to disapprove of a person or a group's founding principles or strongly held beliefs

Answer: A

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Invest your time in learning

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Speak, speak, and speak!

Try to speak English the same way you write it. Do not worry about grammatical mistakes. The more you practice, the less mistakes you will make and the more fluent you will be. So, practice daily and do not be afraid of grammatical errors.

Slow down your speaking speed

Your confidence will go down if you try to speak fluently from the very beginning. Give yourself some time. Start with slow speaking speed and increase your speed over time as you make more progress day by day. Slowing down speaking speed has another benefit — you will get enough time to make sentences in your mind before you speak.

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Install and use a dictionary app in your mobile

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Learn English idioms and phrasal verbs

Idioms and phrasal verbs are very common in everyday English conversation. If you do not know them, you may fail to understand the correct meaning of what the other person is saying. So, do not ignore them. Try to learn the most common English idioms and phrasal verbs.

Listen to news bulletins

Almost every radio and television channel broadcasts news bulletins. If you have a smartphone, radio or television, you can listen to these English news bulletins. Besides learning the correct pronunciation, you can learn correct English. Listening to these bulletins will also improve your fluency. This is a common technique used by English learners.

Read out loud

How does your English sound? The pronunciation style of some people is very bad. But there is a simple and easy way to fix improve pronunciation. Take a newspaper or any other script written in English and read out loud. This way you can hear and test your own pronunciation. If you are not happy with your own pronunciation, keep practicing and your English pronunciation will surely improve.

Learn new words daily

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Learn sentences

Besides learning common words, try learning common sentences used in everyday English communication. This will give you a huge boost in your learning efforts.

Write every day

When you write, do not be shy of your mistakes. Try to write at least a few paragraphs, ideally at least one page. It is a great practice to use your newly learned words and practice grammar. This will also improve your writing skills.

Watch English movies

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Language swap

There are several websites where you can find people who are native English speakers and want to help your learn English if you teach them your language. This is free and can be a great way to learn from native speakers. Many learners are using this method and you should give a try.

Go to a mentor

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Try to correct your mistakes

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Start with "Tense"

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Learn common pronoun usage

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Active voice and passive voice

Many English learning students get confused here. In active voice, the subject performs an action. In passive voice, the subject and the object of a sentence swap to form the correct sentence.

Incorrect: The cinema was gone to by me.

Correct: The cinema was enjoyed by me.

Prepositions

A preposition defines the relationship between an object and its surroundings. Without the proper use of prepositions, your English will sound weird. Luckily, there are only a handful of prepositions and these are easy to learn.

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Read, read, and read

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Vocabulary wordbooks

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Use flashcards

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Set a target

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Look up new words

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Use your newly learned words

Take a piece of paper and make one or more sentences for every word you just learned. This way every word will be more memorable. It can take some time but it definitely has its benefits.

Engage in conversations

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