Did you miss the webinar (Reading) last night? Mass Extinction was on the menu, and I had two newcomers from Peru joining my champions who will be taking the test soon. Want the full video? Link is down below for $5!
Next Webinar is this Saturday, and next week will be Monday-Thursday.
In this snippet, I break down two questions, as well as a phenomenal break down from one of my students, Gonzalo.
Welcome back to another webinar snippet! There will be lots of webinars coming on the weekends (snippets) with potential full ones this upcoming December. Very excited about debuting this one because I truly believe that both Thais and Elena will do a PHENOMENAL JOB on their reading! In saying that, I’m excited to debut this one, and if you want the full webinar, the link is down below!
Speaking Skills Webinar is here! Later on this evening (GMT +7 Bangkok, Thailand time), I will be hosting the third webinar of the week! This is going to be on the speaking question 2!
Do you have problems formulating your talk? Linkers? Stuttering? Too many fillers? This webinar is going to help you with all your needs, and with other students from around the globe joining, there’s going to be lots of feedback that will help you.
Webinar will also be recorded and available on the link FOREVER. So if you ever want to review, it’s there for you.
$5 gets you in, so inquire and I’ll be seeing you soon!
Welcome back to a WONDERFUL reading special! So, if you’re listening to this on my ESL podcast, we’re just two days away from the full launch (September 15th). However, if you’re watching this on September 3rd (Facebook, IG, or YouTube), you’re in luck!
This is a wonderful pre-course episode for what’s in store in my wonderful reading course (TOEFL iTP), and this is a full reading lesson that you will see in my course, too. The course, between now and September 22nd, can be bought at a super reduced cost (bundle) with Structure & Written Expression for just $100! That’s right, three courses for just $100 for the first week and you can buy them now, too!
Nonetheless, the techniques I have in this video/podcast are going to be superb in understanding the context of paragraphs and these types of questions. Tune in!
The Civil War created feverish manufacturing activity to supply critical material, especially in the North. When the fighting stopped, the stage was set for dramatic economic growth. Wartime taxes on production vanished, and the few taxes that remained leaned heavily on real estate, not on business. The population flow from farm to city increased, and the labor force it provided was buttressed by millions of newly arrived immigrants willing to work for low wages in the mills of the North and on the railroad crews of the Midwest and West.
Government was nothing if not accommodating. It established tariff barriers, provided loans and grants to build a transcontinental railroad, and assumed a studied posture of nonintervention in private enterprise. The social Darwinism of British philosopher Herbert Spencer and American economist William Graham Summer prevailed. The theory was that business, if left to its own devices, would eliminate the weak and nurture the strong. But as business expanded, rivalry heated up. In the 1800’s, five railroads operating between New York and Chicago were vying for traffic, and two more were under construction. As a result of the battle, the fare between the cities decreased to $1. The petroleum industry suffered from similar savage competition, and in the 1870’s, many oil industries failed.
The word “feverish” in line 1 is closest in meaning to
Sickly and slow
Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “critical” in line 1?
The phrase “the stage was set” in line 2 is closest in meaning to which of the following?
The play was over
The progress continued
The foundation was laid
The direction was clear
The phrase “real estate” in line 4 refers to
Tools and machines
Land and buildings
The word “buttressed” in line 5 is closest in meaning to
The word “accommodating” in line 8 is closest in meaning to
Which of the following could best be substituted for the word “posture” in line 10?
The word “prevailed” in line 11 is closest in meaning to
The phrase “left to its own devices” in line 12 means
Forced to do additional work
Allowed to do as it pleased
Made to change its plans
Encouraged to produce more goods
The word “vying” in line 14 is closest in meaning to
The word “savage” in line 16 is closest in meaning to
Welcome back to another TOEFL Structure Mini-test! Remember, if you want all the details, techniques, and want to understand misplaced modifiers, verb errors, parallel structures, word order, XYZ and more….tune into my courses in the links down below! Also, the reading course will be debuting September 15th! Get it for pre-sale now or wait for the huge bundle to be sold together with Structure and Written Expression!
Hello, all! Welcome to my first-ever discussion in months! I was scrolling earlier on my podcast episodes and realized that most discussion podcasts have between 400-1,000 downloads each. I assumed that this wouldn’t be a problem, but it is — and here I am! Let’s dive into this!
– physics class science building
room assignment sheet on bulletin board
class isn’t listed
class was cancelled
should’ve gotten letter from registrar
letter was sent out a week ago
throw it away by mistake?
sent to apartment on center street
hasn’t changed address at administration office
why would they cancel it? not enough students = college can’t offer it
can’t have instructor when only a few students in class
any courses next semester? Take classes now and sign up for physics next seester
A . To notify the university of her change of address B . To find out where her physics class is being held C . To get directions to the science building D . To complain about her physics class being canceled
What happened to the letter the university sent to the woman?
A . She threw it away by mistake B . Her roommate forgot to give it to her C . It was sent to her old mailing address D . It was sent to another student by mistake
Why was the woman’s physics class canceled?
A . Not enough students signed up to take the class B . No professors were available to teach the class C . The university changed its requirements for physics students D . There were no classrooms available in the science building at the hour
What does the man suggest the woman do before the beginning of next semester?
A . Consult with her advisor about her class schedule B . Check with the registrar’s office about the location of the class C . Register for her classes early D . Call the physics department
What does the man imply when he says this:
A . He knows the physics class has been canceled B . He is not sure where the science building is C . Many of the room assignments have been changed D . The women can check for herself where her class is
We’re back with another 12-13 question mini-test! You guys have enjoyed these so much, so I’m going to keep them coming! Remember, I do have a Written Expression and Structure Course available in the links provided!
Segregation in public schools was declareunconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1954.
Sirius, the Dog Star, is the most brightest star in the sky with an absolute magnitude about twenty-three timesthat of the Sun.
Killer whales tendto wander in family clusters that hunt, play, and resting together.
Some of the most usefulresistormaterial are carbon, metals, and metallic alloys.
The community of Bethesda, Maryland, was previousknownas Darcy’s Store.
J.H. Pratt used group therapy early in the past century when he brought tuberculosis patients together to discuss its disease.
Alloys of gold and copper have been widelyusing in various types of coins.
The United States has import all carpet woods in recent years because domestic wools are too fine and soft for carpets.
Banks are rushing to merge because consolidations enable them to slashtheirs costs and expand.
That water has a very high specific heat means that, without a large temperature change, water can add or lose a large number of heat.
Benny Goodman was equally talented as both as a jazz performeras well as a classical musician.
Are you ready?! Oh, you’re blessed! In today’s EXTRA-LONG-WEBINAR, I and students from Colombia, Brazil and Peru are dissecting all the details of these questions. We came across a very difficult question (#2) which is going to be a great topic of discussion. Nonetheless, Aristotle’s Theory of Happiness provided us with stress and ease and times, so get ready to take notes and answer the questions with us!
BOOM! We’re here with an EXCELLENT one! Lots of you will benefit from this podcast/video. With my student from Nicaragua, I decided to make a video for all my students on my membership at one go. I first break down the note-taking for reading, followed by the note-taking on the listening. After that, I explain the details of the 40/60 rule, as well as the introduction setup. And finally, I show you EXACTLY how to write paragraphs and the setup! Without further ado, let’s dive into this!