Before we begin, I wanted to make this as interactive as possible. What you’re going to do is send me a video – yes – a video of you speaking and giving a thorough introduction of yourself (if you want to do an audio, that’s ok, too).
Why? I want to give you feedback on your pronunciation before we begin the course. If I don’t, we’ll never know exactly if you will have improved or not. So, your introduction will be based on the questions down below.
Your name, where you’re from
Tell me about your hobbies, interests, passion
Reasons for taking my course, areas you would like to improve
Your overall goal as a non-NES speaker (or Native Speaker)
After you submit your recording, I will grade you in the areas above before sending it to you.
Welcome to my first ever ESL pronunciation course! First and foremost, thank you for taking the time, and money, to join this course so that you can learn different techniques which you can apply immediately in every day conversation.
The goal of this course is to help you with the different layers of English pronunciation.
Pronunciation Profile/ Overview
Sounds & Syllables
Stress in Words and Sentences
Thought Groups and Intonation
Vowel and Consonant Sounds
I’ve been teaching English pronunciation for quite some time, so now it’s time to convert this into a course for you guys to use immediately.
Before taking this course, we need to understand what your needs and goals are.
Check the three most important.
Participating in casual conversations with native speakers
Participating in meetings or discussions at work or school
Asking and answering questions in the classroom
Talking on the phone
Communicating online (social media platforms)
Giving short reports or presentations at work or school
Teaching English as a second language
Interacting in the community
Using English for international business communication.
BOOM! A fully loaded podcast we have here! In today’s episode, we’re going to listen to Robert Harrison, head of Marvel Property Solutions; Lisa Catto, who works for The Back Office; Motivational Speaker Phil Berg of BNI UK & Ireland; and Wiktor Kostrzewski, author of quite a few books — talk about idioms, managing customer expectations, and sales targets.
Also, you’ll hear Lisa and Roberty speak about Lead Generation Magnets and which ones they prefer. Phil Berg will give some profound advice in regards to “time-wasters” and story-telling Wiktor about being caught in the wrong position. Get ready!
By the way, hoping to bring on Lisa and Robert at some points, so stay tuned!
Update: Lisa Catto has responded and it looks like a podcast may brew — or at least, some selling tips!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
So, I entered UDEMY very enthusiastic about landing potential clients and students. Other than 3 purchases at the beginning of January, two from people I knew; and an additional student who sent me an email…..UDEMY was a FLOP.
Now, some people would say “wait, maybe it was your course?”
Well, I had 6k students! The problem is, if you offer something free, which the majority of UDEMY’s courses are, people will expect only FREE FREE FREE. UDEMY’s Marketplace is comprised of India and Arab countries — that’s not saying that this is a People-Without-Money-Market, but this is a “takers” market. Most of the people on UDEMY feel that everything should be free, at the marketplace is saturated with takers rather than people who are willing to pay. 6k students buy only three paid?
Not only that, but the comments from users in Arab nations, even giving two stars at times, was ignorant as hell. I know my courses aren’t even close to being 2-star. I’m open to feedback, but I’m not open to ignorance. One user said “you’re not funny. I skipped everything you had to say.” Again, ignorance on UDEMY is GRAND.
So, I pulled my courses and deleted my profile because I don’t need a marketplace…I AM the marketplace and I want 100% of my revenue on my own! Because my brand has finally reached significant heights, I can now market my courses on my podcast and have everyone go over to Podia!
With an all-in-one approach, I will slowly start putting my courses on Podia, as well as a variety of other courses that will help users learn-as-they-go.
So here’s the relaunch! I no longer need a marketplace — I AM THE MARKETPLACE!
Such an amazing talk with someone who I had just met a day before the exam. After reaching out to people in the group to try and be of service, I ended up coming across Ann, who was preparing to take her IELTS test in just a day’s time. She got her results within five days times, and to her astonishment, she achieved the band in her speaking. Well, to kick off this new series, I’m going to bring on people who have achieved success in different test preparation courses. Welcome to a new series!
Welcome back to another TOEFL iBT Speaking segment. Today we’re going to be focusing on Part III, a difficult task for many non-NES speakers (because it’s difficult to follow) and in today’s podcast, we’re doing vertical migration. This was a difficult task for a recent student of mine because he was unable to follow the conversation. However, I’ll show you exactly how I had taken notes (video down below in the links if you want to see it).
We’re back with I believe the first or second or its kind. In today’s podcast/video/blog, I’ll be dissecting an old reading passive from a PBT TOEFL book (exactly like TOEFL iTP). In this one I’m going to break down each question, little by little. So if you want to see my corrections, tune into the video down below!
The Peales were a distinguished family of American artists. Charles Wilson Peale is best remembered for his portraits of leading figures of the American Revolution. He painted portraits of Franklin and Jefferson, and over a dozen of George Washington. His life-size portrait of his sons Raphaelle and Titians was so realistic that Georgia Washington reportedly tipped his hat to the figures in the picture.
Charles Wilson Peale gave up painting in his middle age and devoted his life to the Peale Museum, which he founded in Philadelphia. The world’s first popular museum of art and natural science featured paintings by Peal and his family as well as displays of animals in their natural settings. Peale found the animals himself and devised a method of taxidermy to make the exhibits more lifelike. The museum’s most popular display was the skeleton of a mastodon — a huge, extinct elephant — which Peale unearthed on a New York farm in 1801
Three of Peale’s seventeen children were also famous artists. Raphaelle Peal often painted still lifes of flowers, fruit, and cheese. His works show the same luminosity and attention to detail that the works of the Dutch masters show. In the late eighteenth century, however, portraiture was the rage, and so Raphaelle Peale found few buyers for his still lifes at the same time. His brother Rembrandt studied under his father and painted portraits fo many noted people, including one of George Washington. Another brother, Rubens Peale, painted mostly landscapes and portraits.
James Peale, the brother of Charles Wilson Peale, specialized in miniatures. His daughter Sara Miriam Peale was probably the first professional female portrait painter in America.
What is the main topic of the passage?
a. The life of Charles Wilson Peale
b. Portraiture in the 18th century
c. The Peale Museum
d. A family of artists
2. The author probably mentions that Washington “tipped his hat to the figures in the painting” to indicate that…
a. Charles Wilson Peale’s painting was very lifelike
b. Washington respected Charles Wilson Peale’s work
c. Washington was friendly with Raphaelle and Titian Peale
d. The painting of the two brothers was extremely large
3. The word “settings” is closest in meaning to which of the following?
4. For which of the following terms does the author give a definition in the second paragraph?
a. Natural science
5. Which of the following questions about th ePeale Museum does the passage NOT supply enough information to answer?
a. Who found and prepared its animal exhibits?
b. In what city it was located?
c. Where did the most popular exhibit come from?
d. In what year was it founded?
6. The word “unearthed” has the closest meaning to….
b. dug up
d. looked over
7. Which of the following words could best be substituted for the word “rage”…
8. According to the passage, Rembrandt Peale and his father both painted…
b. portraits of George Washington
c. paintings of flowers, fruit, and chese
d. pictures of animals
9. Which of the following is NOT one of the children of Charles Wilson Peale?
a. Titian Peale
b. Rubens Peale
c. Raphaelle Peale
d. Sarah Miriam Peale
10. The author’s attitude toward the Peales is generally..
Welcome back to another TOEFL iBT writing segment! Today I’ll be talking about why structure should be employed more than using templates. Also, I want you to see how I elevated one of my online clients by employing that structure: the before, write up example, and then the after. There’s a massively noticeable difference in her work….so check it out!