Tag: myanmar

What’s your Inspiration?

First time I came to Thailand, I was put in such a crazy, uncomfortable position. Seeing green rivers covered in days/weeks/months old trash, the way people were looking at me (which ended up being a huge foreshadow of things to come); nevertheless, I saw…

TOEFL: Main Clause Structure; Partial & Complete Main Clauses

If a sentence has a subject, it must have a verb unless it’s a double-comparison structure. If a sentence consists of a main clause and subordinate clause, each should have a subject and a verb. The clause word is placed at or very near…

TOEIC: Transition Words

There are my absolute FAVORITE! I remember back in my college days my professor said to me, “if you can put transition words in your essay, I’ll give you A’s.  It needs flow.”  So, I did.  The result = A’s! These transition words, just…

TOEIC: Text Completion #2 + PDF – Continuation

Here are parts 7-12 for everyone who tuned into my last blog. Dr. Jim Croker of Budapest Lab says that people _____(7)_____  always travel with their own pillow.  “If business travelers can might will should can’t bring their laptops on board, there’s no reason…

TOEIC-TOEFL-IELTS: What Are Your Academic Goals?

To my students all over the world, you have to initiate the power of goal-setting. Without having any goals or end-goals in mind, things will never manifest in life. I’m a living proof of that because I stayed at a job that wasn’t helping…

The Arsenio Buck Foundation: Protect Children In Southeast Asia + Giving Speeches In Impoverished Communities In America

All right, I’ve had enough with seeing old foreigners take advantage of slum kids.  The fact that I was just at work last Friday, looking at a completely disoriented foreigner with goggles on his face kissing a 16-year-old student without anyone speaking up is…

TOEIC Grammar: Double Comparatives & Order of Adverbs

Double comparatives Our nation gets fatter and fatter every year. more and more + adjective : The problem is getting more and more difficult to solve.To say that something is increasing all the time. We can use comparatives with the definite article the The…

TOEIC – Reading Section: Introduction, Tips, & A Passage

I decided to do the reading section of TOEIC because I simply haven’t done a video or blog on it yet.  I’m excited about doing this because Native English Speakers can use these techniques for SAT (maybe). TOEFL is a difficult test, but it’s…

TOEIC – Incomplete Sentences #5 + Podcast + YouTube Video

Welcome back to another edition of incomplete sentences.  If I’m not mistaking, this could be the very first blog I’ve written along with the YouTube video and Podcast for Incomplete Sentences. Anyhow, here’s a breakdown of gerunds. Gerunds are verbs in their base form…

TOEIC Grammar: Countable & Uncountable Nouns + Articles. Podcast & YouTube Video Included

Unit 2: Countable/Uncountable Nouns + Articles When a countable noun is singular, it is used with an indefinite article a/an; when a countable noun is plural, it ends in –(e)s. Example: To request extra credit card for other members of your household, call our automated…