TOEFL iBT | Speaking Evaluations | A Phenomenal Way to Begin Coaching

A student of mine from Morocco is now doing a PHENOMENAL job in his speaking, and what it comes down to is his organization and slowing it down. In today’s podcast/video, listen to the great responses I give him, as well as feedback and things that he needs to improve on.

TOEFL iBT | Listening | Discussion | Tutor Position

Welcome back! I’m super grateful for bringing another discussion audio to you because this is ALWAYS the best. I’ve realized the majority of my lecture/discussion podcasts have gotten thousands of plays, so I’m back with the FIRE!

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!

TOEFL Writing Course

TOEFL iBT | Reading Webinar Snippet | Insertion Questions

Hello, all! Welcome to a SUPER WEBINAR SNIPPET! In this webinar, I break down the ‘Insertion Questions’. My students have been asking about this for a long time, so to finally bring this is such a privilege — HA! Check the three strategies I use and try implementing them today! Want the full webinar? Link is down below!

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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 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 iBT | Listening | Lecture | Full Webinar: Aristotle’s Theory of Happiness

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!

TOEFL iTP | Listening | Part B | College Course

  1. Who is taking part in the conversation?
  • two students
  • two professors
  • two sociologists
  • two lecturers

2. Why does the woman want to talk with Mike?

  • she wants his opinion of sociologists
  • she wants to hear him lecture
  • she wants to know about a course he took
  • she wants to meet Professor Patterson

3. What kind of course does the man prefer?

  • a course where the professor lectures
  • a course where the students just listen and take notes
  • a course with Professor Patterson
  • a course where the students take part in discussion

4. How does the woman feel about professor Patterson’s course?

  • she thinks it’ll be boring
  • she doesn’t want to take it
  • it sounds good to her
  • she’d prefer a course with more student participation

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