TOEFL iBT | Reading | 1 on 1 Coaching | Guide to Answering Questions

In this podcast, I discuss with a student from Afghanistan HOW to answer questions. The majority of students out there in the world are unsure how to answer — if they should take two sides or how long they should spend on the reading versus the material they listen to. Regardless of what task it is, here’s a 1 on 1 coaching with me explaining the details in the podcast down below.


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TOEFL iBT Writing Correction Services

Very excited to be making this blog for those of you who want TOEFL iBT correction services (essays). Since joining a Facebook group, I’ve sent over 30 emails of free material and gave each individual the option to book my calendar so they can have a free one hour coaching session with me. In addition to that, I’ve offered them two free writing task corrections. So, what are the services?


In the trial phase, you get 2 tasks (one free) and pay an $8 dollar fee. The task will be graded and sent to you within 72 hours. This is also what you get: proofreading, grammatical mistakes corrected, structural mistakes corrected, estimated score, suggestions for the future, send any type of file (and you get this is the other two phases, too.


This is the best value. 8 tasks ($4 per task) and a turnaround of 72 hours.


This is a 4 task, $40 dollar quick turnaround (24 hours instead of 72 hours) but priced at $8 dollars per task.

So, if any of you are interested, contact me on any of the links down below!

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IELTS Listening Skills | 1 on 1 Coaching | Section 1 | Breaking Down & Previewing

Yeah! Finally you guys get to hear me teaching IELTS, and this is the first of five podcasts on these specific sections (1 and 2).  Again, I teach IELTS online, so for anyone interested, make sure you inquire today! Nonetheless, the blog is also available @

With that being said, it’s very important to preview the text before listening. Looking at the words both before and after the answer to preview what part of speech you’re listening for.  Because I do this so well, I know exactly what word could be coming, and so this is what this podcast is about today!

Here are the questions, as well as layout and everyone. However, you must let me know if you want the answers to these questions. Check out the podcast down below!

Occupation: student and part-time job as a (4) _____________

Studying (5)______________ (major subject) and history (minor subject)

Hobbies: does a lot of (6)_______________, and is interested in the (7) ___________.

On Youth Council, wants to work with young people who are (8)_______________

Will come to talk to the Elections Officer next Monday at (9) __________________pm

Mobile number: (10) _________________________.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast – TOEFL iTP – Grammar & Written Structure – Evaluating Errors in Sentences

Welcome back to another TOEFL iTP podcast! This one features word-form problems and examples.  Also, incorrect forms of words connected with certain fields.  An example of this would be the confusion between biology and biologist — or between one of those terms and the adjectives that describes the field (biological).  This is a follow up of the previous TOEFL practice I had already done, so make sure you tune into that.

The Black Hills of South Dakota are covered with densely pine forests.

The best answer is (D). An adjective, dense, not an adverb, is required to modify the noun phrase pine forests.

During solar storms, the amount of radiation reaching the Earth is abnormal high.

The adverb abnormally is needed to modify the adjective high.

First specializing in industrial photography, Margaret Bourke-White later became a famous news photographer and editorial.

The adjective editorial is used to describe the field of editing. However, a noun referring to a person (editor) is needed in this sentence.

Other Word-Form Problems

  1. Corn played an important role in the cultural of the cliff-dwelling Indians of the Southwest.

The noun culture, not the adjective cultural, is needed.

2.The galaxy Andromeda is the most distance object visible to observers in the Northern Hemisphere.

The adjective distant is needed in place of the noun distance.

3. Scientists belief that the continents once formed a single continent surrounded by an enormous sea.

In this sentence, the verb believe is needed in place of the noun belief.

4. Bunsen burners are used to hot materials in a chemistry lab.

The verb heat is needed in place of the adjective hot.

5. A sudden freezing can destroy citrus crops.

Rather than the gerund (-ing) form, the noun freeze is required.


Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Developing Vocabulary – Phrasal Verbs Connected with Money & Shopping

Welcome back to another ESL podcast! I’m here to bring you some Phrasal Verbs. Yes! We’re back with Phrasals!

Look at the phrasal verbs used in these sentences and match them with the definitions.

  1. If you want to buy a tablet, you should set some money aside each month.
  2. People are saying the airlines should cut back costs.
  3. He forgot to pay it back, so that’s why he got the notice in the mail.
  4. The bill comes to 17.99.
  5. He doesn’t earny much, but he gets enough to get by.
  6. I picked up some amazing shoes earlier today.
  7. I couldn’t buy the new game because they had already sold out.
  8. She’s going to splash out and buy that designer jacket.

A. Give someone the same amount of money they lent you.

B. Save money from a larger amount to use it later.

C. Reduce the amount of money you spend.

D. Buy

E. Buy something expensive

F. Have just enough money so that you can do what you need to.

G. Reach a total when you add all the parts together.

H. Stop selling a product because there are no more available.

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 60 – Pronunciation – Linking of Same Consonants

Welcome back to Part IV of linking same consonants! I’ve done this before a while back, but practice makes perfection and here’s another lesson!

When the same consonant sound appears at the end of one word and at the beginning of another word, it is only pronounced once.

  • Try to learn new collocations.
  • I need a cheap paper dictionary.
  • We’re entering the latest technology.
  • You’re a great teacher.
  • What did the students say?
  • That’s common knowledge.

Now, listen to the consonant sounds and figure out the linking while enunciating it.

  1. Is our debate today about technology?
  2. Brett took notes so he did well on his exam.
  3. I persuaded David to take a music class.
  4. Alex said he bought two new shirts.
  5. Didn’t Tariq bother reading his book?

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 41 – Vocabulary – Homophones

Hello, everyone! I’m now bringing to you some intermediate homophones!

Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings. For example, compliment and complement.

You can usually determine which word is being used by its context.

Flying Singapore Airlines must complement the overall trip

I was complimented by one of my colleagues today about my physique.

Look at these sentences down below and choose the best alternative.

  1. When choosing the hosts for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup, FIFA did not make a fare/fair decision.
  2. A doctor is just as successful as a store clerk, as long as they made/maid the decision to do their respective jobs/careers.
  3. The principle/principal of school has done a lot for children-at-risk.
  4. Applying to universities costs a large some/sum of money.
  5. America has the most overweight/overwait citizens, in any country, in the world.
  6. I need to contact and ask her weather/whether or not she’s going to come later on this afternoon.

Lisa Nichols: Abundance Now Book – Conclusion

For those of you who have followed me on this wondrous journey (podcast listeners and people on the blog) that features a lot of what Lisa Nichols had said in her Abundance Now book are probably wondering what’s next.

What is the most immediate thing you can do to start living abundantly, building your future, and establishing your legacy? Take action!

It’s time to decide what you want, create a plan to pursue it, then move forward—regardless of your fear, your lack of experience or knowledge, your lack of resources, or anything else.

Those things you’re afraid to do, do them afraid! You will learn along the way.  Remember, the CEO of Spartan Race was going through hell at one point in his life and saw that there was an ultra-marathon and several other “batshit crazy” events approaching in his local area – he signed up. IMMEDIATELY.  What did that do? Disrupted the bodies biochemistry.

Begin by getting crystal clear about what you want in the 12 areas of your life (or the eight categories of life that I’ve talked about in Glenn Harold’s book). Determine the relationships you want, the career or work you want to do, the physical rewards you want to enjoy—all the hallmarks of your abundant life.

Remember the Four E’s I’ve talked to you about.

Enrichment – of your whole Self, not only will you be able to better pursue that abundance, but you’ll enjoy it a lot more as you move into exciting new activities, directions, and opportunities.

Enchantment in your Relationships—the feeling of delight and magic you get from the people who surround you, support you, and encourage you.  Shake off the effects of the toxic people in your space; the energy drainers; and reach out for people who make you stand on your tippy-toes. I want you to become intentional about the quality of your relationships—not just the current ones, but the new ones you want to form. I want you to become deliberate about the caliber of people you spend time with, learning how to seek out those people who inspire you to do better, create more, play bigger, and win more often.

Having people in your life who feel your social circle but do more taking than giving, get rid of them.  If you flock with the losers, you’ll end up a loser.

“Engagement you get from your Work, your business, or your career. I’m convinced that you have a calling in your life, a life assignment that commands your time, talent, and treasures. It’s up to you to recognize whether you’re in that calling now—or whether you need to shift into it, using your current “job” as an investor in your exciting and breathtaking future. There is so much opportunity out there to thrive—but at all times, strive to make it work for you. Strive to achieve harmony (but not balance) between the time you spend on your work and the time you dedicate to family, hobbies, and rest and renewal.” – Lisa Nichols

The legacy, which I’ve talked about, is important.  Stop calling your job A JOB and look at it from an investment standpoint.  Just like sleeping, we spend another 6-10 hours a day (depending on your career field) on your “job”… start investing and figuring out what new skills you need to acquire to get to the next level.

Endowment – Eliminating those old-money mantras.  The negative beliefs that was programmed within our minds at a young age whether it was economical, geographical, social, etc….it’s time to create new beliefs about money.  There’s a money affirmation on YouTube that Bob Proctor made in courtesy to Mind Valley which is basically him repeating an affirmation over and over for 30 minutes.  Stop putting money in the same sentence with scarcity.

For anyone who has questions about any of the podcasts or want to leave a comment about the Lisa Nichols segment, you’re more than welcome to do so.

Until then, stay tuned for the next book!

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Jack Canfield – Use Social Media In A Way That Enhances Your Reputation

“The internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years.  It’s the biggest thing since the invention of writing.” – Rupert Murdoch.

I was vastly intrigued by the perseverance by the great Jack Ma and how he was able to overcome so many obstacles throughout the 90’s in terms of bring not only internet to China, but ecommerce as well.  The internet and social media has finally hit the tipping point where – instead of seeing a lot of interest but not many takers – we’re now seeing millions of followers convert into “buyers.”

How To Get Followers To Stay Engaged With You

To reach that goal, you’ll need to have your friends, students (like mine), family, and other people spread the word.

You’ll want to maintain an ongoing present on the most popular social media sites.  Facebook houses 900 million users worldwide and twitter + instagram are moving up in the ranks.

I’ve already said about having a private Facebook page for sharing your personal information and photographs with your close friends and family.  However, you can also create a Facebook fan page for you business on the Facebook home page.

Be interesting. Be engaging.  Be helpful enough and create each post in a way that people will want to hear more, such as this one.  This requires more than just product announcements.  what does Facebook recommend to better engage your fans?

  1. Rich Media = combination with written words.  Photos and videos get the attention of most people.
  2. Increased engagement with you Facebook posts by creating two-way conversations between you and your followers.  Post a quote, a video, or an idea and ask followers to share their thoughts.
  3. If you own a business, share discounts and promotions that are exclusive to Facebook followers.  Always include a clear call-to-action with the exact steps to take to redeem the voucher.
  4. Provide access to exclusive information.  “Janet Switzer uses this to launch her clients on Facebook or provide a boost where they need to get more followers.  She broadcasts an email to the client’s list offering a special report or other item of interest – then asks them to “Like Us on Facebook” in order to get the report.

    The other six steps are on my podcast so tune in!

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