Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: TOEIC Lesson (Special Request) – Parts 1 & 5

I’ve got a special request from someone to do a TOEIC lesson! Parts 1 and 5 are on the board today, and I’ll be diving into photographs and grammar basics. I hope you guys enjoy this!

Explanation in Podcast!

Image result for toeic picture man atm machine
Image result for girl classroom toeic picture
Image result for man sitting in park bench toeic picture


Let’s break down some of these incomplete sentences. I’ve covered this at some point a long time ago, but it’s always good to go back and check them out!

  1. The guests were amazed by the __________ statues in the garden.
  • color
  • colorful
  • colors
  • colorfully

2. The rise in steel prices has resulted in a ____________ increase in our production costs.

  • considerably
  • consideration
  • considerably
  • considers

3. While Jane was at college, she _____________ to her sister every week.

  • writing
  • written
  • write
  • wrote

4. The project team found it very difficult to hide their ___________ over the rejection.

  • disappoint
  • disappointing
  • disappointedly
  • disappointment

5. I heard that the board gave our project proposal a very __________ review.

  • favor
  • favorable
  • favoring
  • favorably

6. The delegates seemed to find the presentation very __________.

  • Interests
  • Interest
  • Interesting
  • interestingly

Additional Questions from Listeners

How to use though, although, even though, and but.

Even though/although is a contradiction of ideas. The subway was crowded even though it was early in the morning.

Although we planned the agenda carefully, the meeting ran over time.

But shows a contrast in ideas. “I would love to go, but I’m busy this evening.”

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