TOEFL iBT | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Question 2 | Chemistry Department

Welcome back to the next podcast! In today’s podcast, you’re going to hear the actual recording from a speaking question, followed by my student’s response and then my breakdown. If you want the reading portion of the test, make sure you tune into my blog in the link down below!

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{Patreon Special} TOEFL iBT | Reading | 1 on 1 Coaching | Summary Questions | Cave Art in Europe & Deer Populations

Having problems with summary questions on TOEFL? In this full episode with one of my students from Egypt, you’ll get a full rundown and hear how she’s able to overcome the issues that many of you have!

“Months ago I did some fantastic online coaching with one of my students, and in it I explained how you can summarize and find keywords in regards to the summary questions. Because there’s so much misinformation out there, even with TST Prep teaching students how to find the answers (not very effective), it could be very difficult as a non-NES speaker when you get conflicting techniques. So, follow us in the podcast down below and with the passages you see down below, too.”

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 32 | Flight Problems & What To Do

As an ESL speaker, there’s nothing like being in another country when a flight cancellation happens, throwing your hands in the air incredulously and not being able to communicate with people as to why it was canceled, let alone what to do next.

From lost baggage, to rampant delays, overbookings, and poor customer service. We’ve all been a part of that, but how can we handle these frustrating situations? In today’s podcast, we’re going to discuss flying in general, then listen to five different situations and how to approach them.

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 31 | When CEOs Lack Empathy

If you work for a boss, manager, CEO or anyone above you that lacks empathy, your life will be miserable. In today’s interview, a CEO by the name of Graham says “if you’re not here at work, you don’t get paid” — indicating that ‘sick leave with pay’ is something he doesn’t impose. 

So, when funerals come, emergencies soar, COVID happens, he’s the type of CEO that will not give you a paid day off = lack of empathy. These people you should NEVER work for, so in today’s podcast, it’s going to be a passionate-filled tirade on these people who lack the number one quality in human existence.

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 30 | Sickness & Business

Britons average 6.5 sick leave days a year. In America, if you take sick leave within the first couple of months of your new job, you’re not going to go back.

Meanwhile, in Australia, you have 30 holidays and a minimum of 15 sick days a year. 

A Goldman Sachs recent survey revealed that first/second-year consultants are averaging 90 days of work a week, plunging their mental health into the red zone and not having ANY personal time. The CEO, of course, shrugs his shoulders because it’s all about the money.

A complete opposite of this would be my business client in Bangkok buying each of his employees a one-year membership to a gym, giving them the opportunity to workout during their lunch break, too.

In today’s long episode, I reveal the good, the bad, the ugly, and what you can do if you’re working in a highly stressful environment.

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TOEFL iTP | Listening | Part C | Stage fright

We’re back with another! You guys are super lucky! Ha! Let’s get into this one. Just like the last one, this is a Part C with some guidance in how to follow the conversation, linkers, and the process of elimination. Let’s get it!

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Questions

  1. Who would probably not experience stagefright in their work?
  • Writers
  • actors
  • athletes
  • musicians

2. What physical reaction might someone who’s experiencing stage fright commonly have?

  • he or she would see butterflies
  • he or she would break a leg
  • he or she would have shaky knees
  • he or she would stop breathing

3. How can someone combat the negative thoughts associated with stage fright?

  • By staring at the audience
  • by breathing shallowly
  • by thinking about possible negative outcomes
  • by focusing on what needs to be done

4. When should the actors arrive at the theatre?

  • at 2pm
  • at 3pm
  • at 6pm
  • at 8pm

TOEFL iTP | Listening | Part C | Clipper Ships

We’re back! It’s been SO LONG! Ha! The listening portion was on a hiatus, but with google rankings and blog views skyrocketing, I have some special treats for you coming. Today we’re going to be doing a Listening Part C with a comprehensive breakdown, so let’s get into it!

Questions

  1. In which course would this lecture probably be given?
  • water sports
  • physics
  • American history
  • psychology

2. What is the most likely meaning of the expression “to clip along?”

  • to cut
  • to move fast
  • to steer a boat
  • to build a ship

3. What were clipper ships first used for in the United States?

  • to bring tea from China
  • to transport gold to California
  • to trade with the British
  • to sail the American river system

4. What does the professor remind the students about?

  • a reading assignment
  • a quiz on Friday
  • a research paper for the end of the semester
  • some written homework

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 29 | Social Trends in Your Country

When we think about the population getting poorer, people spending their time online, living longer, dying partnerships (or growing), and other trends….they change quite often.  In today’s podcast, we discuss a wide range of trends in different countries. And in the end, you’ll have an assignment to do!

{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 33 | Airports & My Favorite Airports in The World

When it comes to Asia, they have the best airports in the world and it’s not even close.  Compared to the western world, Asian airports put them to shame.  For instance, Changi International in Singapore is literally 30 years ahead of its time — that’s how great it is! However, there are some airports that fall way below average in Asia such as KLIA2 in Malaysia, Vientiane’s stereotyping (which affects customer service), and the shambolic international airport in Ho Chi Minh City.  So, what are your three most important perks for an airport and your three least — listen to the podcast to find out what type of perks there actually are!

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Personal Development | Different Types of Fears & How to Overcome Them

A SUPER special today. I’ve been learning a ridiculous amount pertaining to personal development and I just had to share this valuable information with my ESL community.  Whether you’re terrified of speaking to foreigners because of your English speaking capabilities, worried about getting out of your comfort zone while studying abroad or scared of taking the leap in general. These are the three different types of fears that I’ll be discussing and how to overcome them.

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