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Pfft, I was thinking for so long that these companies such as PTT, Exxon Mobil and Shell were GREAT. The word Exxon Mobil just sounds like an amazing company, right? When you think Exxon you think hat-wearing people who are “pro-environment,” BOY WAS I WRONG!
Simply put, Exxon Mobil is a greenhouse gas emitting juggernaut the Donald Trump supports. They knew about climate change back in the late 70s and stopped everyone from making it happen. They’re responsible for over 10k oil spills around the world, including the dumping grounds in Nigeria where there are constant battles of “black-market oil” because the constant spills that have now inundated food supply, further worsening the already bleak food supply in the region. The Niger Delta’s mangrove populations have been completely slashed, and with Exxon Mobil infiltrating poor-black countries, it’s happening back home in America, too.
Welcome to real discussions, a now-new series on my ESL podcast the features a range of vocabulary and things that are happening around the world that must be brought to our attention.
Welcome back to another TOEFL iBT speaking question, everyone! And in today’s TOEFL iBT practice, we have the part II speaking question break down that will help you pick up the main ideas so you can include it in your speaking. Watch my note-taking on the video (notes down below) and look at what to include in your speaking question. Now remember, the reading portion should be a brief summary (no more than 7 seconds long) and the rest should be focused on what you hear. Don’t waste too much time on the reading aspect.
Reading – Starting next term, our school will begin a new tutoring system, where all first-year students will be assigned a senior tutor. The main goal for the tutor is to help their student to understand what it takes to be successful at school. This is mandatory for all freshmen, so we are looking for motivated senior students to sign up. On January 15th, there will be an assembly for all senior students interested in becoming a first-year student’s tutor.
Assigned one senior student and all aspect of school
how can that help?
Key facts: how to take notes effectively, could use that advice, succeeding at school
selecting courses, inexperienced, benefit from senior studentsMy Best Test
Listening – Female: Did you hear about the new tutoring system? I think it is a wonderful idea and I am thinking of joining it as a tutor.
Male: Great idea. You are always helping people with their school work so I think you will make a great tutor.
Female: Actually! There is more to the tutoring system than just helping people with the school work. Each first-year student is assigned one senior tutor that helps with all aspects of school.
Male: That sounds interesting, but I don’t think I want that if I was a first-year student. I don’t see how that could help anyone.
Female: Well, there are some key facts about school that I think a senior student can really help a first-year with, like how to take notes effectively. Many first-year students can really use that advice because taking notes is very important to succeeding at school.
Male: That’s true but other than that, what else can you help them with?
First time having a Q & A in a long time and I’m very excited about this one because of what I’m going to be talking about. When it comes to remembering vocabulary, you can tell a story with the syllables, visual imagery, and even word of association. I’ve listed quite a few examples in this text that hopefully will help you. If you have any other questions that you would like me to answer in a podcast, please let me know!
Welcome to a great listening today. What we’re going to hear today is people talking about their childhoods. The tasks will be down below (if you’re looking at the blog) if you want to know some of the answers, make sure you’re enrolled on my free Patreon.
Exam Success: In this type of activity, the terms listed on the question paper are paraphrased in the listening excerpts — making IELTS and other tests extremely difficult. So before you listen, it’s a good idea to quickly think about how some of the terms used could be paraphrased. This will help you locate the answers when you hear the audio recording.
BOOM! We’re here with the writing segment! I’m excited to debut this because I know a lot of you are have troubles with getting grades on your writing. A student of mine had submitted is independent essay, so it’s time to break it down, little by little, and give tips and techniques on how to construct your essay and evaluate how he did on his.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? In the past, young people depended too much on their parents to make decisions for them; today young people are better able to make decisions about their own lives. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
No one can deny that there are both positive and negative aspects of the parents presence and their effect on their children. If I were asked to choose, I would definitely agree. It is my firm belief that in the past children relied on their parents but nowadays they are capable of making their own decisions for 2 reasons, and I will develop these ideas in the subsequent paragraphs.
To begin with, in the past there were no sources of information besides our parents so it was very hard to get advice which will help you make a decision. Children had to rely on their parents and their experiences to help them decide on what they want. I have to admit that my opinion on this matter has been profoundly influenced by my own personal experience. You see, about 15 years ago, I was debating about which college to join so I needed my parents advice to help me decide on which college I would choose, my father started to ask me a lot of questions to discover my interests and potentials and as a result, he helped me to choose my college. For this reason, children in the past needed their parents and depended on them in making their decisions.
Secondly, nowadays the internet is the key to solving a lot of problems and helping almost everyone in different aspects of their lives. Children today are capable of using such technology and they have a huge database that they can search and get information from. Drawing from my own experience, my younger brother after finishing his high school decided that he doesn’t wanna join college and will start his own private business so he and his friends started a small business as they have done their research and decided that joining college will be a waste for their time. Moreover, children today influence one another more than their parents as they spend most of their time together and come up with solutions for whatever they might encounter in their lives. It is certainly clear that children now can be self reliant and depend on themselves.
In light of the above-mentioned reasons, I strongly believe that children in the past depended mostly on their parents but now they make their own decisions.Anonymous student
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Academic lectures often contain facts and statistical data that can be included in descriptions of patterns, as well as of trends and static numbers.
A pattern is series of repeated events or actions that describe things how things really are. A trend is a change or development, and a static number describes a single event.
- When money is invested, the overall prices comes down. – Patterns
- This number is increasing on a monthly basis. – Trend
- It cost more than 1.5 million USD. – Static Number
Presenters often use terms to make the statistical data approximate. This happens when the exact numbers are unknown or unclear, and also to simplify figures for the audience.
approximately just under just over almost more than about
Listen to the extracts from the discussion and fill in each blank with one to three words or a number.
We’re back! So, because I’ve realized some of the TOEFL iTP segments have hit 500 plays (and big shout out to the country of Mexico because you make the majority of plays), I decided to go the coaching route (without the student) and help you out with one of these. Again, if you’re tuning into this on IG or Facebook, make sure you go to my website (thearseniobuckshow.com) to check out my notes, questions and answers to the podcast/video. With that being said, let’s dive into this one!
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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We’re back with a special review of something that I had already recovered in the previous season. There’s no harm in reviewing! So, with that being said, more emphasis can be placed on the result of unreal past conditionals using the following inverted construction; had + subject + (not) + past participle.
Had upbringing been taken into account, the importance given to genetics may have been lessened.
Had they not been raised in such an unstable environment, the twins may not have had such propensity for crime.
This can also be a useful structure for commenting on the results of someone else’s research;
The research suggests that had the group received a better education, they wouldn’t have gone on to exhibit criminal tendencies.
Use the prompts to write inverted conditional sentences.
- negative influence of her peers / might not develop criminal tendencies
I’d ague that _____________________________________________________________________.
2. Roberts not be labeled a criminal / he not go on to a life of crime
Lebert would argue that __________________________________________________________.
3. subjects raised in a more stable environment / they cause fewer problems at school.
It seems highly likely that _________________________________________________________.
4. they grow up in a more affluent area / far less likely to turn to crime.
This implies that __________________________________________________________________.
5. the study be conducted today / results may be different
Critics argue that __________________________________________________________________.