TOEIC English at NPR!

America’s NPR(National Public Radio) is a great place to practice your TOEIC Listening skills. It has both audio clips and text news reports which use many words and idioms you will find in the TOEIC. Almost all the audio clips have transcripts, so you can read what you are listening to; this can [...]

Master the TOEIC Teacher’s Manual is done!

It is done! The culmination of years of classes, writing and editing. Now Teachers can use my Master the TOEIC system in their own classrooms. This has been the culmination of the last few years of hard work, first developing a TOEIC test-taking system, then getting all my thoughts and ideas down in a way [...]

Mime and Mastering English

“Ointment? Ointment? What in the world does ointment mean?”

It’s 8:30 in the morning, and my students and I are working our way through a section of the TOEIC test, trying to understand some of the questions they got wrong. From time to time we will come across a word which my students have never [...]

Smile your way to English mastery

It’s an hour into class, and I look around and see the tired faces. My students have been struggling with the writing section of the TOEFL for the last 2 days, and I can see their frustration levels rising with every minute. I know what they are thinking: I’ll never understand this. This is too [...]