“Ability” – Functional TOEFL Vocabulary

(From The GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! TOEFL Vocabulary Database)

Ability - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!

“Ability” – (uh-BIH-lə-dee / ə(ʌ).ˈbɪ.lə.ɾiː) | [abstract noun]…

“The quality or state of being able; the capacity to do or be (something); the capacity of doing something; having the necessary power/skills/capacity to do and/or be something.”

The TOEFL iBT Exam is designed to test one’s Ability to function in a University-type setting.”

Why Is This “Functional” Vocabulary?

The word “Ability” is a word which may or may not be in the directions, and/or in one of the questions on The TOEFL iBT Exam.

However, since The TOEFL iBT Exam tests one’s “Ability” to function in a University-type setting, and this word is also used to say as much in all the text-books and preparation materials FOR the exam…  this then definitely qualifies the word“Ability” to be the first TOEFL ExcellenceVocabulary Word, and puts it into the category of “Functional Vocabulary

Congratulations “Ability”… you have just gone down in history as being #1 in TOEFL Excellence


Remember:  If there are any words or phrases in this post that you do not know – look them up.  Though you do not need to waste time memorizing long lists of vocabulary before taking The TOEFL Exam, it is always a good idea to look-up words that you do not know.  Even if you think you know them, you may be surprised, so if you see a word that you may “know” but can’t actually define or explain…  look it up.  I suggest Wikitionary.com

And if you have any questions, feel free to ask any time.

Have An Excellent Day!





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  1. July 18, 2016

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