TOEFL iTP | Listening | Course Sneak Peek | How to Understand Contradictions & Questions

Another TOEFL iTP snippet for all of you! In today’s episode, we’re going to break down how to understand contradictions within passages by identifying the auxiliary verb and emphasis on specific words. Let’s dive in! Full course is available for $57 down below!

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TOEFL iBT | Listening | Discussion | Party Budget

We’re back! Because Beluga Whale topped 11.5k plays in just one calendar year, it’s time to pump even more listening out! In today’s podcast, we got the party budget, and this will help you with distinguishing between answers and understanding dialog.

Here are my notes down below, the questions, and the answers are on the second page!

Notes

  • Quick conversation
  • How did party go last night?
  • It was fun, good turnout, everyone had good time
  • Focus on social aspect and worked out
  • Mostly, spend more than the budget
  • How did that happen?
  • Costs associated with the party
  • Anytime it happens, important to think through everything, especially on part of the businesses
  • Walkthrough it all
  • First, catering and food
  • Rent tables and chairs
  • Able to cut entertainment costs by using other speaker systems
  • How did it send it?
  • No extra, unexpected purchases came up
  • Decorations a bit but not much
  • Made stuff from cheap parts
  • Save receipts? Sent by email
  • Doesn’t want to impose
  • Rental, good
  • Decorations fine
  • Here it is, caterer forgot to get us discount
  • Apply discount, back within budget?
  • Yeah, ok…found it, easy
  • Call him again, change it, credited back and change it
  • Now party can be success
  • Committee doesn’t have to be mad about spending
  • Just get the talking with the caterer

Questions

1 Why does the teacher talk to the student?

  • To tell him he failed the last test.
  • To ask about the party.
  • To see if he wants a job.
  • To tell him he’s a good student.

2 Why does the teacher want to walk through the entire budget?

  • To see what stuff Luke bought that he shouldn’t have.
  • To decide what can be cut out in the future.
  • To see if there was a mistake in the charges.
  • To figure out how much money they’ll need in the future.

3 Which of the following did Luke NOT spend money on?

  • A handful of fancy, premade decorations.
  • Renting tables.
  • Renting chairs.
  • Catering for food.

4 What ended up being the mistake?

  • The rental company charged them for double the equipment.
  • The decoration supply store added an extra hundred dollar charge on accident.
  • The caterer forgot to give them the discount they’d agreed on.
  • There was no mistake; Luke just went over budget.

5 Why is it so important that the student saved all of the receipts?

  • They ended up helping to figure out the problem.
  • It works to document the spending, which is important on a school budget.
  • Both A and B.
  • Neither A nor B.

TOEFL iTP | Listening | Course Sneak Peek | Dialogs Involving Suggestions, Invitations, Offers and Requests

We’re back with another super special! Today we’ll be getting into suggestions, invitations, and much more. On TOEFL, you need to make sure you memorize these different things because it could make all the difference in the world when answering. Here’s a free video. Audio dialogs and breakdowns will be on the paid course down below!

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TOEFL iBT | 1 on 1 Coaching | Reading | Why Twigs & Leaves Fall off Trees

A coaching session with a student I hadn’t coach yet! after speaking to her four months ago, she is now preparing for her TOEFL exam and she’s doing an amazing job at answering these questions. However, before the techniques, she was lost with time. So in this session, I break down the questions so that she never wastes time again!

TOEFL iTP | Listening | Course Sneak Peek | Answering Inference Questions about Dialogs

Inference questions about dialogs are the single most important pillar of TOEFL listening, and in today’s sneak peek, you’re going to see how I do work with it. Remember, full course is available in the link down below!

TOEFL iTP | Listening | Course Sneak Peek | Identifying Sound-alike Expressions

Another day; another sneak peek! Today we will discuss sound-alike expressions and break them down as much as possible so that you can practice over and over. This is just a snippet, and if you want the full audio, it’s available on my course! Available for just $30 for the rest of the year!

TOEFL iBT | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Questions 1-3: Her Road to a 28 In Speaking!

So, I decided to chop up a coaching session with my student who had recently gotten a 28 on the speaking section of TOEFL. My editing isn’t the best, but in this video, you’re going to hear a tremendous amount of feedback, as well as her answers to everything and those “moments of clarity.” She invested in 8 hours of coaching and got the mark of 28, and this is coaching session #3 so hear how I break everything down!

TOEFL iBT | Reading | Webinar Preview (This Weekend)

It’s Monday, and it’s another week for a wonderful webinar! In this week’s webinar, I will be covering TOEFL iBT (Reading). On my membership, I have blogs/exercises in which I use techniques to find the answer.  In the upcoming webinar this weekend, we will apply all of the techniques to a specific reading passage and see how everyone does! The seating is unlimited and the buy-in is just $5. After the webinar, you will have the video uploaded onto the link (for a lifetime), and the membership will be at a 5% discount, as well as the additional coaching hours (33% discount) because you bought the webinar, to begin with. 

Let me know if you’re interested in some reading techniques!

I will debut a full reading lesson later today, so stay tuned!

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TOEFL iBT | Integrated Essay | The 40/60 Rule

We’re back with an amazing TOEFL iBT Membership Sneak Peek. In today’s episode, I have a wonderful Venezuelan dentist who submitted her Integrated task, and I’m here to help her in putting the structure together. So, because she had received a 17 in her writing, being the lowest of all bands, I was a bit nervous to see her writing. However, after seeing it, I know exactly why she received a low score, and it’s because she didn’t use the 40/60 rule. Tune in!