Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 8: Episode 19 | What Type of Decision Maker Are You?

In today’s podcast, we’re going to do a test to figure out what type of decision maker you are. Now, with the questions, the majority of mine are ‘yes’ and ‘no,’ but the more “it depends” you put for your answers, the more indecisive you may be.  Here’s a break down of it all!

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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 | Determining if One Speaker Agrees or Disagrees

A full video! That’s right! Excited to bring you the full snippet from my course, however, the next one will be only for those who enroll in the course. Today is all about memorization. That’s right. I never tell anyone to memorize anything because it’s not natural, but this is essential — in regard to agree and disagree.

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 8: Episode 17 | Top Business Travel Tips & Short Conversations

Business Travel Tips! Half of them are bad, and I will dissect them in ways for you to understand, but some are worth thinking about. On top of that, 18 short conversations for you to figure out where the speakers are.  In today’s podcast, you have a WHOLE LOT!

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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 | Using the Context of Dialogs to Identify Homonyms

Another snippet for everyone! Homonyms, such as the words ‘wear’ and ‘where,’ are going to be explained in their entirety. I know a lot of you have great difficulty with understanding homonyms. So, in today’s episode, I’m going to teach you how to understand the context and key words so you can choose the better answer. One-word choice answers, which makes it difficult, but at the same time, you’re going to develop the context of the sentences in general. Ready?