TOEFL iBT | Writing Course | Full Introduction

Today is THE SPECIAL DAY! First and foremost, I want to give a big shout out to my current students who have asked me to create a course on TOEFL Writing. I was preparing for a coaching session and then the “a-ha” moment came. I wanted to finally create a course that’s easy for students to navigate.

In this course are about 6 modules and 13 lessons, each of them will have a video tutorial. In each of those 6 modules, and at the end, you’ll be able to submit an essay for FREE as part of the course, meaning you will get 6 free essays (normally a package of 5 essay evaluations would go for $25).

The full rundown is in this podcast and on video (if you’re watching on YouTube and Facebook).

For the next 2 days, you can get the course for 40% off! So, right now, it’s literally just $34! After October 15th, it will go back to its full price of $57. 

If you’re interested, inquire today!

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TOEFL iTP | Written Expression | Mini-test #5

We’re back with another mini-test! Excited to bring this one to you, and remember, everyone, the Structure, Written Expression, and Reading Course is out in Bundle Form for just $100 total! (when the bundle expires, it will go back to just north of $130). So, if you’re interested, please reach out to me or hit the link down below!

TOEFL iTP | Reading | Course Sneak Peek | Vocabulary-In-Context | Birds & Feathers

Boom! Another amazing TOEFL iTP Course Sneak Preview! In today’s episode,  I will show you how to understand correlative sentences, compare and contrast, and breaking down parallels in vocabulary questions. This is one of the many passages in the module on my course, and if you’re interested in purchasing it, the link is down below!

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TOEFL iBT | Webinar Snippet | Reading: Mass Extinctions

 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. 

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TOEFL iBT | Reading | Webinar Snippet | Session III

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!

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TOEFL iBT | Speaking Webinar | Question II

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!

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TOEFL iTP | Reading | Course Preview & Vocabulary-In-Context | Civil War

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!

Reading Passage

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.

  1. The word “feverish” in line 1 is closest in meaning to
  1. Extremely rapid
  2. Sickly and slow
  3. Very dangerous
  4. Understandable
  • Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “critical” in line 1?
  1. Industrial
  2. Serious
  3. Crucial
  4. Insulting
  • The phrase “the stage was set” in line 2 is closest in meaning to which of the following?
  1. The play was over
  2. The progress continued
  3. The foundation was laid
  4. The direction was clear
  • The phrase “real estate” in line 4 refers to
  1. Tools and machines
  2. Actual income
  3. New enterprises
  4. Land and buildings
  • The word “buttressed” in line 5 is closest in meaning to
  1. Concerned
  2. Supplemented
  3. Restructured
  4. Enriched
  • The word “accommodating” in line 8 is closest in meaning to
  1. Persistent
  2. Indifferent
  3. Balanced
  4. Helpful
  • Which of the following could best be substituted for the word “posture” in line 10?
  1. Stature
  2. Predicament
  3. Position
  4. Situation
  • The word “prevailed” in line 11 is closest in meaning to
  1. Influenced
  2. Triumphed
  3. Premiered
  4. Evolved
  • The phrase “left to its own devices” in line 12 means
  1. Forced to do additional work
  2. Allowed to do as it pleased
  3. Made to change its plans
  4. Encouraged to produce more goods
  1. The word “vying” in line 14 is closest in meaning to
  1. Competing
  2. Hoping
  3. Arranging
  4. Caring
  1. The word “savage” in line 16 is closest in meaning to
  1. Fierce
  2. Growing
  3. Surprising
  4. Genuine

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TOEFL iTP | Structure | Mini-test #4 + Course Bundle Preview

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!

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  1. The North Pole ________ a latitude of 90 degrees north.

a. has

b. is having

c. which is having

d. it has

2. ______ greyhound, can achieve speeds up to thirty-six miles per hour.

a. the

b. the fastest

c. the fastest dog

d. the fastest dog, the

3. The Mayflower was bound for Virginia, but a hurricane _______ off course.

a. blew it

b. to blow it

c. it blew

d. blowing it

4. The greenhouse effect occurs _______ heat radiating from the Sun.

a. when does the Earth’s atmosphere traps

b. does the Earth’s atmosphere traps

c. when the Earth’s atmosphere traps

d. the Earth’s atmosphere traps

5. The Rose Bowl, _______ place on New Year’s Day, is the coldest postseason collegiate football game in the United States.

a. takes

b. which takes

c. it takes

d. took

6. Experiments ______ represents a giant step into the medicine of the future.

a. using gene therapy

b. use gene therapy

c. they use

d. gene therapy uses

7. ______ off the Hawaiian coastline are living, others are dead.

a. coral reefs

b. some types of coral reefs

c. there are many types of coral reefs

d. while some types of coral reefs

8. People who reverse the letters of words _______ to read suffer from dyslexia.

a. if they tried

b. when trying

c. when tried

d. if he tries

9. Featured at the Henry Ford Museum ______ of antique cars dating from 1865.

a. an exhibit is

b. an exhibit

c. is an exhibit

d. which is an exhibit

10. Rubber ______ from vulcanized silicones with a high molecular weight is difficult to distinguish from natural rubber.

a. is produced

b. producing

c. that produces

d. produced

11. _______ in scope, romanticism was a reaction against neoclassical principles.

a. mainly literary

b. it was mainly literary

c. the main literature was

d. the literature was mainly

12. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) _______ came about as a result of the National Security Act of 1947.

a. what

b. it was

c. was what

d. it was what

13. Oil shale is a soft, fine-grained sedimentary rock ______ oil and natural gas are obtained.

a. from

b. is from

c. is which

d. from which

14. _______ appears considerably larger at the horizon than it does overhead is merely an optical illusion.

a. The Moon

b. That the Moon

c. When the Moon

d. The Moon which

15. According to the World Health Organization, _______ there to be an outbreak of any of the six most dangerous diseases, this could be cause for quarantine.

a. were

b. they were

c. there were

d. were they

TOEFL iTP | Written Expression | Mini-test #4

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!

  1. Segregation in public schools was declare unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1954.
  1. Sirius, the Dog Star, is the most brightest star in the sky with an absolute magnitude about twenty-three times that of the Sun.
  1. Killer whales tend to wander in family clusters that hunt, play, and resting together.
  1. Some of the most useful resistor material are carbon, metals, and metallic alloys.
  1. The community of Bethesda, Maryland, was previous known as Darcy’s Store.
  1. J.H. Pratt used group therapy early in the past century when he brought tuberculosis patients together to discuss its disease.
  1. Alloys of gold and copper have been widely using in various types of coins.
  1. The United States has import all carpet woods in recent years because domestic wools are too fine and soft for carpets.
  1. Banks are rushing to merge because consolidations enable them to slash theirs costs and expand.
  1. 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.
  1. Benny Goodman was equally talented as both as a jazz performer as well as a classical musician.

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