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For the Early Access Badge, you get ALL OF MY PODCASTS in advance, and considering that there are more than 30 podcasts that are scheduled between now and August, you can show your support by joining and contributing $5 a month to your favorite creator — ME!

Business English Podcast Badge

This one is priced at $30 a month and it includes a free hour of coaching (in any area of Business English + adding additional hours on would be only $25 an hour with free hours based on packages). Also, you get all the templates, vocabulary, grammar work, PDFs and everything that’s available for each lesson. This is specific for the Business English Podcast Badge. Also, you get either group/coaching or a live webinar with me each month!

TOEFL iBT

This is one of my famous badges, and although I will be making a switch to Podia to offer courses and other things (ESPECIALLY being charged at the date of your sign up instead of at the beginning of the month), this is a GREAT BADGE to TOEFL students because you get 2 free hours of coaching, 8 essay evaluations, and video recommendations. Also, you get 4 speaking evaluations a month, too. So the price tag is only $50 but you get over $200 worth of material + help!

TOEFL iTP, IELTS, TOEIC — Coming Soon

Based on recommendations and those who would like to have a membership in these areas….I will do surveys and wait for inquiries to come in.

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TOEFL iTP Course Debut!

It’s set! For all my TOEFL iTPers out there, the Structure & Written Expression Course dates have been set!

On June 1st, the Structure course will debut, featuring EVERY single lesson needed to pass the TOEFL iTP: parallel structures, adjective clauses, noun phrases, XYZ, passive verbs, comparatives, etc. 

July 1st is the Written Expression course debut.  If you’re subscribed to my email marketing, you will get snippets and pre-launch deals between now and then. The course is priced at $50 per course (because it will have between 3-10 hours worth of content), or the bundle will be $80.  They will be quite extensive with lots of work within it (and available on my Podia).

However, you could possibly get them at a 50% discount if you’re on my email marketing list (thearseniobuckshow.com) as a pre-launch deal. So, in saying that, here’s the podcast, follow my IG and stay tuned!

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TOEFL iTP | Reading | Federal Express

We’re back with another intermediate reading! In this podcast/video, I’ll be breaking down the Federal Express. I’m excited about the amazing TOEFL iTP Course that will debut soon! Stay tuned and make sure you sign up to my email list!

TOEFL iTP Pre-Sale course is available, too, for 50% off (priced at $27 for the Structure which will debut June 1st). You can buy it today and wait for the launch at the beginning of next month! 15 full lessons and 3-4 micro lessons for each one! Course is Here

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Federal Express is a company that specializes in rapid overnight delivery of high-priority packages. The first company of its type, Federal Express was founded by the youthful Fred Smith in 1971, when he was only 28 years old. Smith had actually developed the idea for the rapid delivery service in a term paper for an economics class when he was a student at Yale University. the term paper reputedly received a less-than-stellar grade because of the infeasibility of the project that smith had outlined. The model that Smith proposed had never been tried; it was a model that was efficient to operate but at the same time was very difficult to institute.

Smith achieved efficiency in his model by designing a system that was separate from the passenger system and could, therefore, focus on how to deliver packages most efficiently. His strategy was to own his own planes so that he could create his own schedules and to ship all packages through the hub city of Memphis, a set-up that resembles the spokes on the wheel of a bicycle. With this combination of his own planes and hub set-up, he could get packages anywhere in the United States overnight.

What made Smith’s idea difficult to institute was the fact that the entire system had to be created before the company could begin operations. He needed a fleet of aircraft to collect packages from airports every night and deliver them to Memphis, where they were immediately sorted and flown out to their new destinations; he needed a fleet of trucks to deliver packages to and from the various airports; he needed facilities and trained staff all in place to handle the operation. Smith had a $4 million inheritance from his father, and he managed to raise an additional $91 million dollars from venture capitalists to get the company operating.

When Federal Express began service in 1973 in 25 cities, the company was not an immediate success, but success did come within a relatively short period of time. The company lost $29 million in the first 26 months of operations. However, the tide was to turn relatively quickly. By late 1976, Federal Express was carrying an average of 19,000 packages per night and had made a profit of $3.6 million.

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  1. The most appropriate title for this passage is
  • The problems and Frustrations of a Business Student
  • The Importance of Business Studies
  • The Capitalization of Federal Express
  • The Implementation of a Success Business

2. The word “developed” in line 3 could best be replaced by

  • come up with
  • come about
  • come across
  • come into

3. What is stated in the passage about Smith’s term paper?

  • Smith submitted through a delivery service.
  • It was written by a student of Smith’s.
  • Its grade was mediocre
  • The professor thought it had great potential.

4. What was a key idea of Smith’s?

  • That he should focus on passenger service
  • That package delivery should be separate from passenger service
  • That packages could be delivered on other companies’ planes
  • That passenger service had to be efficient

5. A “hub city” in line 11 is

  • a large city with small cities as destinations
  • a city that is the final destination for many routes
  • a city where many bicycles routes begin
  • a centralized city with destinations emanating from it

6. It can be inferred from the passage that Smith selected Memphis as his hub city because it

  • was near the middle of the country
  • had a large number of passenger aircraft
  • already had a large package delivery service
  • was a favorite passenger airport

7. The pronoun “they” in line 16 refers to

  • aircraft
  • packages
  • airports
  • destinations

8. It is NOT mentioned in the passage that, in order to set up his company, Smith needed

  • airplanes
  • trucks
  • personnel
  • faculty

9. How long did it take Federal Express to become profitable?

  • two months
  • one year
  • three years
  • six years

10. Which paragraph explain WHAT made Smith’s model effective?

  • the first paragraph
  • second
  • third
  • fourth

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{Patreon Special} TOEFL iBT | 1 on 1 Coaching | Listening: Lecture | Seasonal Migration

BOOM! I’ve been coaching a student from one of the biggest companies here in Thailand, and there was a segment within the 2-hour session that I knew would be very vital for a lot of you out there. So, here’s Seasonal Migration!

Available on Early Access & TOEFL iBT Badge!

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TOEFL iTP | Written Expression | Mini-test #2 | Process of Elimination

We’re back with another mini-test! I’ve had a couple of students tell me that they need more help in Written Expression, one of them narrowly missing their mark by ten points (needed 550). So, I said LET ME QUICKLY make a video for you guys, breaking down the process of elimination and how they can narrow their choices down. Here we go!

TOEFL iTP Pre-Sale course is available, too, for 50% off (priced at $27 for the Structure which will debut June 1st). You can buy today and wait for the launch at the beginning of next month! 15 full lessons and 3-4 micro lessons for each one! Course is Here

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  1. Commercial bakeries can make thousands of loaves of bread on one time by using automated equipment.
  2. North America is a third largest of the seven continents.
  3. Neither humans or dogs can hear as well as cats.
  4. The astronomer George Hale was a pioneer in the art of photograph the Sun.
  5. Trucks can be used transport a wide variety of cargoes.
  6. Pikes Peak, named for explorer Zebulon Pike, is Colorado’s most famous but not its most highest mountain.
  7. Identical colors may appear to be quite different when are they viewed against different backgrounds.
  8. Oceanography is not a single science and rather a group of disciplines with a common focus.
  9. Until 1960, Maine was unique in that it held presidential and congressional elections on September, two months earlier than the rest of the nation.
  10. Snowshoes allow a person walking on snow without sinking into it because they distribute the person’s weight over a wide area.
  11. Fuel injection engines employ injectors instead a carburetor to spray fuel into the cylinders.
  12. Ocean currents have a enormous effect on life on this planet.
  13. Hydraulic elevators are still used in some old buildings, but all almost new buildings are equipped with electrical electors.
  14. Diaries and journals writing during colonial times provide the best records of that era.
  15. Frequently, the combination of several spices will result of a more pleasing flavor than the use of just one.
  16. Gold topaz is much rare than either white or blue topaz.
  17. A mosaic is picture made from small bits of colored glass or tile.
  18. Reclamation is the successful attempt to make deserts, marshlands, or other unusable land suitable of farming or building.
  19. A successful salesperson must have an intuitive understanding of psychology human.
  20. The University of Wisconsin was the first school to make a serious effort teach students public administration.
  21. Some underground water is enough safe to drink, but all surface water must be treated.
  22. A feeding animal will usually allow competitors approaching only within a certain distance, the boundaries of which are called its feeding territory.
  23. Most familiar type of pump in use today is the piston pump.
  24. The term “forgetting” refers to the loss, whether temporary and long-term, of material that has previously been learned.
  25. Dieticians urge people to eat the banana a day to get enough potassium in their diet.

{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 40 | Presentation Feedback

Welcome to the final episode of Season 6! Boy, it felt like a one hundred-episode season because it took a long time just to get to episode 40! HA! But wow, so happy that it was well-received by many of you out there. Although it takes a week for podcast plays to eclipse 100 plays per episode, I’ve gotten hundreds of more cities around the globe to tune in. Well, let’s finish this season with a BANG before going into Season 7!

This episode won’t be available until the 11th of May! If you want it now, make sure you pay for either the Early Access Podcast $5 a month (and for supporters) or if you want an hour of coaching and the business write-up + grammar, that’s priced at $30 a month!

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{Patreon Special – TOEFL iBT Badge} TOEFL iBT | Speaking Q4 | 1 on 1 Coaching | Ozone Layer

Here’s the last of the four-part installment! I hope you guys benefited from this as much as I did! Every month I will feature students from different countries around the world to come on and showcase their stuff. If you already aren’t following me on IG, you should! The COMMUNITY is AMAZING! In saying that, let’s do Ozone Layer!

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{Patreon Special – TOEFL iBT Badge} TOEFL iBT | Speaking Q1 | 1 on 1 Coaching | Do You Prefer Teamwork or Alone?

We’re back! I’ve finally cut up some content for you guys and brought on my first-ever Moroccan! An amazing engineering student who’s full of life and EXCELLENT at speaking. I think the majority of you will benefit from her speaking in the coming days because this is the first of a four-part podcast in speaking questions.
With that being said, let’s dive into this!

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TOEFL iBT | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Question 4 | Forest Fires

Welcome to the last edition of this 4-part series, and in today’s podcast, we’re going to cover the part IV speaking question.

In part IV, you’re going to have to formulate an opening introduction before getting into specific details. This will provide you some guidance before getting into the two main examples/reasons. If you don’t, you may be lost. So, what you’re going to do is listen, take notes to the audio, and compare what you had taken with what the student had said before listening to my critique.

TOEFL iBT | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Question 3 | Group Think

Another fantastic podcast with some GREAT advice in regards to repetition and a few other things. Groupthink is one of the part 3 questions that is pretty difficult, so I wanted to see what details my student (during the consultation) would pick out of it. The details she got made up about 20% of what was said, and it was contradictory to what was said. Here’s some advice on how to stay away from potentially contradicting information.