TOEFL ITP | LISTENING PART B | Haircut

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!

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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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 94 | Reading | Suburbs of The Future

Here we are with a long reading (listening) that’s going to help you in a number of ways. The most important aspect of this podcast is understanding and identifying similarities and differences between multiple viewpoints. This can help you form a broader understanding of the topic being discussed.

Despite the lure of bright city lights, it is the suburbs which account for the highest percentage of population growth. We asked four leading futurists to give their opinions on the changing face of suburbia.

Sarah Kalensky, regular contributor to The Forecaster

As suburban populations grow, so too does suburban sprawl, leading to more and more people commuting into the city for work, shopping, and entertainment. However, the future looks different. Sprawl is making way for density as an approach to suburbanization. Developments aim to provide housing, offices, shops, and other facilities in one area so that residents are no longer required to use their own vehicles to get around and commuting hours are reduced. As a result, the cost of maintaining infrastructure, including roads, could fall by up to 50% per capita according to some.

New developments are likely to provide apartments and houses of varying sizes in the same area, which will allow single people, couples, and families all to reside there. However, properties will need to be affordable, a task which developers have struggled to accomplish in recent years. People on lower incomes have regularly been priced out of the market, making predictions in this area difficult. Even if housing is affordable at first, the longer-term impact may not be quite as desired. Once first-time buyers sell their property on, the price — determined by market forces — may be considerably higher than the original purchase price. The types of people who were originally able to live there are priced out of the market and the area becomes middle-class, with people from similar backgrounds and with similar incomes levels. Those on lower incomes or from different backgrounds are excluded. As well as price, construction companies must also consider the local geography before they commence with the construction of buildings, to ensure they are as ecologically sustainably as possible. Homes no longer need to rely on unsustainable energy to run — they can even be carbon-neutral, although this of course depends on sun and wind levels in the area. Companies must be aware that what works in one area may not necessarily be successful in another.

The rest in the podcast down below!

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 64 | Phrasal Verbs | Academic Collocations

Welcome back to some more collocations! Always excited to bring you guys more phrasal verbs, so let’s get into it before we do the reading!

Complete the table down below with the words in the box.

ample  beyond   growing    hold(v)   hypothetical    in
into   lend    of   on   pose   prevailing   provide   voice(v)   wholehearted
Verb + nounprepositions + nounadjective + noun
to _______
evidence
_________ the evidence
of
ample
evidence
to _________ the
view that
in view _________ the fact
that
the __________
view
to ______
some doubt
to prove beyond doubt that________ doubt
to ___________
support to
to come out _________ support of________ support
to pose a
question
to call ___________ questiona __________
question

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 63 | Pronunciation for Speaking | Preparing & Rehearsing Talking Points

Effective pronunciation ensures your audience can engage with your ideas, not so much big words (which would have your audience lost, based on the setting). Focus on the key features to make your delivery successful:

  1. Make sure you are very confident with the pronunciation of key terms and names. Correct word stress is important for the audience to understand multi-syllable words.
  2. Use sentence stress to highlight the key points, emphasizing the main syllables in these words.
  3. Insert short pauses between groups of words and longer pauses between sentences.
  4. Indicate when a point is finished by using falling intonation.

Use these strategies.

  • Mark these four pronunciation features on your presentation script.
  • Practice several times.
  • Record yourself and analyze your performance.

The three of us | presenting our solutions today | all come | from different backgrounds | in relation | to the problem. || This ought to provide | a broader perspective | on the issue | and some more innovative solutions. ||

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Listen to the podcast down below and mark the sentence stress, pauses, and intonation on the extracts from the Speaking model.

  1. Coming back to Hana’s point about the cost of making these changes, we need to think about how much this will be passed on to students.
  2. The problems can be solved. As both Hana and Ella have said, change is difficult, and people don’t like it at first.

Mark the pronunciation features on the extracts form the speaking model.

  1. First, I’m going to outline the basic issue, along with the main problems | identified.
  2. Supposing fees were dramatically increased? How many students would still apply to come here?
  3. However, as long as it is managed effectively, everyone can benefit in the final outcome — the management, the teachers, and current and future students.

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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?

Trial

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.

Patience

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

Emergent

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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70,000 plays for my ESL Podcast. THANK YOU!

Wow! Not to be negative, but Buzzsprout did screw me over on this. Not only did they give me false hope when I got 2,000 plays in a day, but then they took away the plays and completely stalled the consistent climb to stardom. Pretty disappointed in that.

But other than that, this is another wonderful and monumental moment. I’ve gotten a lot of attention over the last year and a half, and after a passing of the torch (past my personal development podcast play count in less than half the time) I’m now making a steady climb to the 100k club. WOW! 100k plays or downloads!

How grateful would I be! However, today is just about being grateful for the now, the present, and who I’ve influenced around the world.

Big News! Pronunciation Course Debuting This Week!

Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing a blog and link to that. I’m absolutely ecstatic about having created my first ever course that will be ready within a couple days. This is Phase 1/5, with the other 4 phases coming out over the course. If you’re interested, just contact me in the links down below.

Ebook Following Suit

After doing my my course, I want to quickly shift focus back to my TOEIC grammar ebook and make it available to the public. Both of those will be available here on my website, too.

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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 @ thearseniobuckshow.com.

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) _________________________.

IELTS Book 11 Cambridge

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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.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 Introduction (Advanced Level)

WOW! 1.5 five years and 4 seasons later, I’ve reached the biggest level of them all: advanced. I first began at the elementary level before going into pre-intermediate, small segment of intermediate, and then upper-intermediate. Now we’re here at the most difficult season of them all. Here’s what you’ll be hearing throughout these podcasts.

Grammar: Concessive clauses, contrastive structures, inverted conditionals, transitive & intransitive verbs, infinitive phrases, parallel structures, nominal clauses, participle clauses, verb patterns.

Writing: anaphoric & cataphoric referencing, delinquent behavior in teenagers, practice paraphrasing, essay topics: fight against overpopulation, business reports, commenting on sources, reference lists, argumentative essays, direct quotations for your writing, impacts of social media.

Speaking: review and improve your use of phrases to keep a discussion going, learn to deal with issues resulting from group work, practice referring to other speakers during presentations and discussions, persuasive arguments,

Other skills: vocabulary, reading, life skills, guest speakers, etc.

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