TOEFL iBT: Complete the Summary Question | Patreon Sneak Peek

The “Complete The Summary” question is one of the two question types that are different from the usual multiple choice questions we’ve dealt with, so far. This question type requires you to choose three correct answers, not just one. It is also important to know that in this question, sometimes there are more than three correct answers, but you need to choose the THREE answer choices that express the most important ideas in the passage. 

This question type is normally the last question you’ll answer per reading passage.

Let me get this straight. Even though an answer choice is found and expresses an idea in the passage, it is incorrect because it does not express the most important idea?

Yes! That’s exactly right!

So what you need to do is determine if the answer choice is a main idea vs a detail or displaying wrong information.

  1. If an answer choice is a main idea, the answer choice restates the main idea of a paragraph or multiple paragraphs. That’s a good choice. In TOEFL reading passages, the main idea of a paragraph is usually found in the first two sentences of the paragraph. The remaining sentences are most likely supporting details. However, sometimes the first two sentences can be vague, so in this case, you’ll need to continue reading the next couple sentences to understand the main idea.
  2. If the answer choice is a detail, it’ll restate a minor point mentioned in a paragraph. Even though it is correct information, it’s not a good choice.
  3. If the answer choice describes content that is not found in the reading or is wrong according to the reading, then of course, eliminate it.

If you want to read the rest of the document, tune into my Patreon Badge (TOEFL iBT) down below or inquire about it today!

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TOEFL iBT | Patreon Special | Speaking Question 4 | Canyons | What Notes to Take

Welcome back to another TOEFL iBT speaking question, everyone! Today we’re going to be discussing speaking question 4 and for good reason. Earlier I was coaching one of my students and we had come across a very difficult segment. There were three reasons, along with an extensive opening introduction, and she was at a loss of where to go about taking notes. I told her that she wouldn’t be able to take ALL THE NOTES, so her goal would be to do this instead….which is down below in the video and podcast.

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IELTS | Listening | Cambridge 15 | T2 – P1 | Festival Information

We’re back with another MASSIVE listening. Now remember, you can get 1 on 1 coaching with me or private group coaching sessions in regards to any of the subskills to IELTS…just ask away! And with that being said, these IELTS videos/podcasts are HUGE. So here I am with another one! Make sure you check out my podcast/video down below a long with the table!

Festival Information

DateType of EventDetails
17tha concertperformers from Canada
18tha balletcompany called (1) _______
19th-20th
(afternoon)
a playtype of play: a comedy called
Jemima has had a good (2) ________
20th
(evening)
a (3) __________
show
show is called (4) _______________
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Questions 5-10

Write one word only for each answer

Workshops

– Making (5) ___________ food

– (children only) Making (6) ____________

– (adults only) Making toys from (7) __________ using various tools

Outdoor Activities

– Swimming in the (8) ___________

– Walking in the woods, led by an expert on (9) ____________

See the festival organizer’s (10) ____________ for more information

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Meeting Sales Targets & Planning a Meeting

Early Podcast is here! Templates coming to the Business English Podcast Badge — and in today’s discussion, we’re going to talk about Sales Targets.

Could targets sometimes be unreasonable? If you have a boss who was never in sales before, he definitely would have a tendency of setting astronomically high targets for staff.

For example, in 2017, I used to see the sales staff at the language center I work at stress at the end of the month because they would always fail to meet their target, which was 20k USD per month — a figure that I couldn’t even begin to wrap my head around. Why? Because the CEO, who was never in sales and greedy as hell, made it impossible for them to get a commission. And so if they missed the mark, he would profit and take that 40-59k USD every month and do WHATEVER with it.

Having a CEO or manager who’s never been in sales could be extremely problematic. So, let’s dive into it in today’s podcast. Templates coming throughout the day on my business English podcast badge!

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TOEFL Grammar – Quantifiers

Here we are! TOEFL Grammar is available on my Patreon! However, you need to sign up on my TOEFL iBT Badge to get all the details. Here’s an excerpt from the long document.

A quantifier is a word or phrase which is used before a noun to indicate the amount or quantity. Quantifiers can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns. Below is a list of some common quantifiers.

many, much, a few, a little, a huge amount of, a large number of, some, any, no, several, a great number of, a small quantity of ..etc

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TOEFL iBT | Independent Essay | Evaluating an Essay #3

Welcome back to another amazing TOEFL iBT Podcast! Because I realized this is my true market, I’m now focusing heavily on both iTP/iBT rather than IELTS (a completely different market with too many takers). So, here I am giving you a Patreon Special Snippet. In this video, (which I normally do for all my students who are on my Patreon), I will discuss how my student’s introductory paragraph doesn’t support the second body paragraph. Although her second body paragraph is phenomenal, it misses the mark here. So, let’s dive into this amazing snippet and break this down. Again, for anyone who’s interested in my Patreon membership or 1 on 1 coaching, inquire today!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Qualifying Prospects

Wow! Timewasters vs. hot prospects. Guys, you may not know, but because I’m entering the entire “online business world” before emigrating to Costa Rica next year, there have been a number of times that I’ve caught myself wasting a significant amount of time with the wrong demographic. Also, learning how to sell and doing things both right and wrong. In this long podcast, you’re going to learn a variety of things to help you stop wasting time and identify your demographic.

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TOEFL iBT | Patreon Special | Speaking Question 4 | Canyons | What Notes to Take

Welcome back to another TOEFL iBT speaking question, everyone! Today we’re going to be discussing speaking question 4 and for good reason. Earlier I was coaching one of my students and we had come across a very difficult segment. There were three reasons, a long with an extensive opening introduction, and she was at a loss of where to go about taking notes. I told her that she wouldn’t be able to take ALL THE NOTES, so her goal would to do this instead….which is down below in the video and podcast.

My Notes from The Audio (available on the video and podcast)

Canyons

Canyon is a deep split resulting from erosion

plateau canyons – source of water that creates them

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– form on plateaus

– shaped by geological forces and wind and rain that wears them down

rain creates rivers

rivers eat into plateau and be very wide

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slot

narrow

deeper than they are wide

so narrow

created by flash floods

periods of heavy rain –> occurs 6 hours after

slot canyons are found in sandstone and limestone and typical locations for large slot canyons

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IELTS | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Speaking Part 1 – Weather

Welcome back to another IELTS coaching and in today’s podcast, my student will be discussing the different types of weather that she’s accustomed to, her likes and dislikes. Listen to the feedback, take notes and improve your IELTS speaking!

{Update} As of last week, I received notice that this particular student got a huge 7.5 in her speaking band. For the next two days, you’ll hear the part II (as well as mine) and the part III. Big shout out and congratulations to her!

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