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  2. Roland,

    Your score on this essay is 3.5-4.0. Needs a bit more grammatical polish to score higher than this. Organization and development are very strong!

    Thanks,

    Michael

  3. Roland,

    I will never vote for Obama because I am so conservative. However, I will rate him much higher than before just because he had the guts to kill Bin Laden. There was a lot at stake when Obama gave the orders to cross into Pakistan w/o the country’s permission and to kill Bin Laden. Things could have gone terribly wrong, but they went well, and our military succeeded in killing the most wanted man in the world.

    I will give credit to the president for this no doubt. Because had it gone wrong, I would have blamed him. It certainly was a bold move to kill Bin Laden, and our entire country is glad that the son of a b***h will never take another breath. Instead, he will rot in hell with the devil and all the other filth and scum who have preceded him in death.

    Michael

  4. Leo,

    Here are my comments about your essay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfHXL6SEZc

    Thanks,

    Michael

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    hi michael this is leo. and my firts essay check out:

    Some people prefer to get up early in the morning and start the day’s work. Others prefer to get up later in the day and work until late at night. Which do you prefer, uses specific reason and examples to support your choice.

    Many people work in the morning is like a routine while other people wait until night to go out to do it, that means everybody have different kinds of work in order to the time, I am agree with working in the morning then I going to have the night free to do whatever I want and take a rest If I am tired of course, it is important to point out that the time of work depend of the kind of job that you like it, I means I my case working earlier is better because I like the job´ S office because I would have enough time at night to do my things, and I am the person who prefer to sleep at night, mainly I cannot stand working at night.

    When you are working earlier, (could be an office job) you are be able to make you own plans whether you want to go out at night to dinner with your friends, relatives and your girlfriend, If you have children you can share with their when you arrive at home, mainly you have enough time to do everything you like it.

    For the other hand I am the person who enjoy sleeping at night, there is nothing better that when you are tired lay in your bed for all the night, in fact this is healthy because people need sleep at least 8 hours at night, in addiction the only fact of sleep at night depend your healthy, behavior because somebody who does not sleep is a fact this person is not going to be happy at all, and also reduce the level of stress for that I advise to sleep as long as you can.

    Nevertheless working at night or earlier, depend the kind of work and also the kind of personality of the people, how I enjoy the night for sleep and also to do my hobbies, I don t have any stress and I feel healthy at all, mainly the best job for me is in the morning.

  5. Anna,

    Here are my comments about your essay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibM4aoJLUFE

    Keep up the good work!

    Michael

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    Hi Michael,

    Can you please evaluate my essay.

    Thank you

    Q: Some people prefer to spend their free time outdoor. Other people prefer to spend their leisure time indoors. Would you prefer to be outside or would you prefer to be inside for your leisure activities? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

    Although, we can’t always spend our time outside, because of the weather conditions, I personally prefer more to spend my leisure time outside. I have luck because I can train capoeira inside and outside, but when ever I can I’m training capoeira outside. I love to train with my friends outside because it is better to be on the fresh air and under the sun. Other reason why it is better to be outside because we don’t have to spend our money on sports hall, we just have to find an empty space outside.

    First off all, I love spending my free time outside, especially training capoeira. After a long day at the university or at work, there is nothing better than to spend time on a fresh air with your friends doing what you love. I don’t feel that same good energy while we are training in sport hall. There is never enough fresh air, and after 30 minutes of training we can’t breathe. Addition to that, our sport hall is very small because there is not enough space for everyone, so lots of people are not training.

    Secondly, even though our sport hall is very small, we have to pay a lot of money for that hall. When we are outside we just need to find some empty space on some playground, forest or sandy beach. When we are outside we can save a lot of money, and with that money for sports hall we can buy for example, some instruments for capoeira or to go on some excursion. While we are outside energy is always much better because more people are training.

    In conclusion, training outside it has more advantages than inside. I can spend more quality time with all my friends in group, and we can all save more money for something that we need more.

  6. Jason,

    Your score on this essay is 4.0/5.0. This essay is much more developed than the last essay your wrote, and you have a coherent organization. There are some minor and major grammatical errors in this essay, which will prevent this essay from scoring any higher.

    Thanks,

    Michael

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    HI Michael,

    Here is my new essay. Can you please evaluate it?

    Thank you so much for your help 🙂

    Q:Is it more important for a government to spend money on public transportation (buses, subways, etc.) or on roads?

    There is unresolved problem what is more important for the city- quality public transportation or well developed highways and roads. Although, these two segments are mutually related, but my opinion is that government should invest more money in public transportation. Investing in public transportation, government will have fast and safe transportation. Also, pollution is enormously increasing in past few years, so with modern public transportation pollution will surely decrease.
    First, main reason why our roads are overcrowded is because nowadays almost every family have al least one car. That is why we spend an hour or more every day during the rush ours in our cars. Cities with modern public transportation can reduce this problem. If the city has modern subways or buses, people will surely choose to go to work by public transportation. For example, before I used to go to work by my car, and I needed almost one hour and half to get to work and the same time to get back home. Last year government in my city decided to invest in new trains. Now I need only 45 minutes to get to my work, and what is most important I save a lot of money on gas, and while I’m in train I do quality things such as, reading books or preparing for my work day. Secondly, people are safer while they are driving in public transportation because professional drivers are driving them. Addition to that, many surveys have showed that tired people who are driving cars after work are responsible for many accidents.
    We are all witnesses that pollution of air has reached the critical point. If government wants to stop polluting the air, in that great amount, government must invest in public transportation. My belief is, that amount of care on the roads and pollution degree will significantly decrease, if every government invest in modern public transportation.

    In conclusion, all above mentioned examples are showing that investing in public transportation can greatly improve our lives. Every government which cares about people’s safety, their time and money will invest in modern and quality public transportation. Also, investing in public transportation government can contribute in saving our planet Earth.

  7. Jason,

    Here are my comments about your essay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIHKc5Y4bXk

    Thanks,

    Michael

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    Hi Michael,

    Can you please evaluate my essay?

    THANK YOU

    Q: Would you support opening a restaurant in your neighborhood?

    Opening a restaurant in my neighborhood is a great idea. There is no other restaurant nearby my neighborhood, so having a new place to go will be refreshing. People will have a good place to socialize with their friends and family and to eat a quality food. What is most important new working places will be open.
    First off all, I support opening a restaurant in my neighborhood because having a restaurant near, will give me opportunity to socialize more with my friends and family. Before I had to spent a lot of money on gas to go on the other part of the town to socialize and eat quality food with my friends. Also, I will eat more often quality prepared food, how I’m a student and I’m living alone, usually I don’t have time for cooking quality food.
    In addition, new restaurant will offer new working places for people in my neighborhood. Because of the global recession this is a rear thing. I’m sure that people who are living near to restaurant will have advantage when they will apply for the job. Since I’m trying to find a part- time job I believe this will be a great opportunity for me to get a job and earn some extra money.
    In conclusion, I strongly support opening a restaurant in my neighborhood. The restaurant will allow me, and my neighbors to eat more often quality food, and what is more important to we will improve our social life. Other positive thing is people who are not working will have opportunity to find a new job.

  8. Dear Michael.

    This is a question.

    Most teachers teach study and behavior to students who are in school. Even though their teaching affects almost all students, sometimes some students need more help from private teacher who is coach. Coach can teach the students personally, so students improve their studying more comfortably. One of the best reasons is man-to-man teaching between student and teacher.

    Thank you

  9. Susan,

    Still, your essay is not entirely organized around the purpose of the writing.

    Thanks,

    Michael

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    Hi Michael,

    I have write my essay again. Can you please say if it is now better?

    Thank you for your help

    People attend school for many different reasons (for example, expanded knowledge, societal awareness, and enhanced interpersonal relationships). Why do you think people decide to go to school? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

    Today is very important to be educated. If we want to our society to grow and develop, most of the people must invest in their education. There are different ways to make that possible. For example, some people study Medicine so they can help people to be healthy and safe all the time. Other may attend school to become Teachers, and they can help others to understand how education is important thing in everybody’s life.

    First off all, people attend school to study Medicine. A student studying Medicine can learn everything about human body, all different sickness and in the end how to help a sick people. Beside all that, student needs to be a hard worker and a caring person. In a addition to that, student who is prepared to work hard to help all sick people, will study to become a doctor.

    Second, students who are studying to become Teachers want to be good in conveying their knowledge, in speaking in front of the audience, and what is most important that they want to help others to understand that education is very important thing. My friend’s parents are teachers, so they raised him since he was little to be a teacher when he grew up. For that reason, he already has all qualities to become a respectful teacher.

    In conclusion, all above mentioned examples show that people are investing in their education, so they can progress and become valuable citizens. People with high education, which are good in their field, are also helping society to grow and develop.

  10. Paris,

    I have made comments about your essay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnu40e3OG_M

    Thanks,

    Michael

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    Most teachers teach study and behavior to students who are in school. Even though their teaching affects almost all students, sometimes some students need more help from private teacher who is coach. Coach can teach the students personally, so students improve their studying more comfortably. One of the best reasons is man-to-man teaching between student and teacher.

    First, teachers with about twenty five students in a classroom, doesn’t have time to explain or to answer on every student’s question. My opinion is, if a student doesn’t understand a big part of one subject, he or she should ask a help from a private tutor. Private tutor can dedicate to one student and has time to explain and work on specific subject with his or her student.

    When I was in high school, we had one teacher who used to answer on every question when some of the students asked her. If only one student didn’t understand one part of the subject, she would stay on that part the whole class. That was good for that specific student, but not for the whole class. In addition to that, in the end of the school year we didn’t finish all chapters in the book.

    Therefore, my friend wasn’t so good in math. That is why he took a private class’s with a coach. He had private class’s everyday after school. His coach helped him to understand previous chapters and also things which we didn’t learn in our class. At the beginning of the school year my friend was the worst in our class, but in the end he was the best in math. He also decided to study math.

    In conclusion, private teachers are the best option when one is not good in some subject. When a student needs private teacher, he or she is not just helping himself or herself to become better. Student is helping his or her teacher and classmates to progress and to score better results on the tests.

  11. Kayla,

    Here are my comments about your essay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ODUOfy69-Q

    Thanks,

    Michael

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    Hi Michael,

    Can you please say if my essay is good? And what I have to do to improve my writing?

    Thank you

    Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Coaches are the best teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

    Coaches have the same influence on the young people life like family or teachers do. Lots of people will not agree with that statement. But trough sport we can learn how to deal with obstacles in our life. Coaches are not just training students, they have to be parents, teachers, psychologist and friends to their students.

    I used to train athletic professionally. My teammates and I have spent a lot of time with our coach. That is why I can say he had a big influence on me in that period. We were training every day, and my coach gave us different exercises to prepare us for competitions. He always knew what everyone in our club need to become better. Because he was a very good coach everyone in our club had very good results.

    From training athletics I learned to deal with obstacles in my life. When I had hard time during the season, coach always helped me to pass my crises. In these situations he had to be also a good psychologist. After that every time when I have a hard time in my life, I remember what my coach used to tell me. Sports also help me to be detriment and a hard worker. Which help me to finish my university and to be good at my work.

    From all above mentioned examples we can see that coach is the best teacher, because he or she is more than a teacher to us. My belief is, that my coach didn’t just help me to be good in athletics, he also prepared me for my hardest competition called life.

  12. Susan,

    I have read and scored your essay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-9P-It2vXc

    Thanks,

    Michael

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    Hi Michael,

    Can u please check it.

    Thanks

    People attend school for many different reasons (for example, expanded knowledge, societal awareness, and enhanced interpersonal relationships). Why do you think people decide to go to school? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

    Today is very important to be educated. If we want to our society to grow and develop, most of the people must invest in their education. There are different ways to make that possible. For example, Medicine is helping people to be healthy and safe all the time. Other may attend school to become Teachers, and they can help others to understand how education is important thing in everybody’s life.

    My opinion is, that one of the most difficult school’s is Medicine. The reason why is that, because students have obligation to learn how to help every sick patient. If one wants to be a good and respectful doctor, he or she has to be good with people, to love helping others, work hard trough whole university and etc. People who have all above mentioned qualities can help our society to grow and stay safe.

    Other example how people can help our society is to study to become a Teachers. My belief is, that Teachers, beside family, have the biggest influence on everyone’s life. Teachers are helping students learn different subjects but also are teaching them values of the life. In addition to that, in USA schools where were teaching a good teachers, students where finishing their schools and continue their education. In that neighborhoods there were no crime and violence, and because of that society can continue to develop.

    In conclusion, these examples are showing how education is helping people to progress, and in the same time our society is also developing. If we want a better world for our children, we have to invest more in our education and make it more accessible for everyone in our society.
    Education is one of the things which nobody can take from us.

  13. Hi! (that is my previous essay which you got lost) Thanks!
    Q: Do you agree or disagree that TOEFL tests a person’s ability totally. The question is like this. I’m sorry, but I don’t have an access to the question.
    Today the TOEFL is one of the well known tests which exist in the world. In my opinion the TOEFL totally provides major and necessary information about test takers. The reasons for these are: it has four sections which adequately measure a student’s ability, it probes a person’s logical system of thought, helps to learn the English language in a wide range.
    To begin with, the TOEFL tests all crucial skills of a student. To the person who is intending to enter to a college or university, it is important to know and understand the foreign language in a high level. The future student must be able to hear and understand all materials correctly, to be able to answer for the asked questions and develop whole educating process successfully. For these reasons, the TOEFL has several sections such as reading, which includes 3 reading passages, the total number of the questions 38-39. The second section is a listening, which is systematically tests a student’s ability of the correct understanding of a listening passage. The third is speaking, which tests listening comprehension and the last is writing part, which measures a test taker’s structuring of the sentence and grammar knowledge.
    Secondly, the TOEFL tests a person not only for language skills, also for controlling of a thought system. To be able to understand the TOEFL’s tasks, person must be a good thinker and logically well evolved. In the test tasks have a lot of restated answers and the answers, which have the same words as from reading passages. The test taker should be more accurate to understand their meanings and not to be “captured” in trick questions.
    Thirdly, the TOEFL is also a real chance, who is not entering to the college or university. In the US and other countries where English is the native language, if a non native speaker wants to work for a bank or other job sphere he or she must be able of demonstrating well developed language skills. The job offers require for them about language proficiency.
    In conclusion, above all discussions, it is important to take the TOEFL and it tests a person’s all skills and abilities adequately.

  14. Hi, Michael! HAVEN’T YOU EVALUATED MY PREVIOUS ESSAY? i SENT IT TO YOUR E-MAIL. tHIS MY SECOND ESSAY. tHANKS A LOT!

  15. Q: Do you agree or disagree?

    There is nothing that uneducated person can teach an educated person.

    Educated and uneducated persons are the Earth and the sky. There even doesn’t need to compare them. I disagree with this statement. Never uneducated person has taught educated. The reasons for that are being narrow minded, having uncompleted thoughts and the shortages of necessary information for whom they are trying to teach.
    To begin with, person who never has been at school can’t teach somebody. People who never read books, haven’t acquainted with the famous and classical literature, who don’t know about moral, life values can’t bring a well mannered person, because they are narrow minded. A kind of these people never heard and can’t imagine what it is! They need to be educated firstly by themselves and improve their own point of view. There is one aphorism: “it is easy to obey for a wise person, than think about advice of uneducated person”.
    Secondly, a kind of person who is not educated, can give a wrong or uncompleted thoughts. They can’t formulate their own thoughts in a good and well way, because they can’t think out it wholly. Acts of that event can bring about destroying or results in unexpected ways.
    Thirdly, uneducated person might be a source of crucial disruption. A lacking of important information can be a resource of serious happenings. That’s an analogue for coming of service personal into presidential post and ruling the country. How can person, who never has encountered with this area, can manage it.
    In conclusion, uneducated, narrow minded person never can teach somebody. It will be absurd and ridiculous. This even might never happen!

  16. Letha,

    Your essay will score between 4.0-4.5/5.0 on the TOEFL iBT: coherent organization, in-depth supporting details for your generalizations, with a few minor problems with grammar and word choice.

    Michael

  17. Hi Michael,

    I have submitted an essay.This is my first essay for evaluation.
    Do you have any practice exercise for integrated writing task.

    Thanks

    Letha

  18. Many people have learned a foreign language in their own country; others have learned a foreign language in the country in which it is spoken. Which is better? Give the advantages of each and support your viewpoint.

    Learning foreign language is new experience for people. Now because of global economy, we are getting more opportunities to learn new language. Multilingual language learning is a skill. Childhood is the right time to learn different language. In adulthood we need to put more effort to learn a new language. We can learn a foreign language either in our own country, or in the country where it is spoken. There are some merits if we learn it in our own country, like we feel more comfortable. On the other hand, if we learn it in the country where it is spoken, we can learn the accent from direct communication with the local people and our pronunciation become better. According to my opinion it is better to learn in the country where it is spoken.

    First of all, I like to discuss why it is better to study a foreign language in the country where it is spoken. We are getting more opportunities to interact with the local people. In addition, this interaction help us to improve our pronounciation. There is an old cliche in our language- when a stone is in touch with a jasmine flower after a while the stone will smell like the jasmine. Let’s say myself as an example. I am trying to learn English.I know how to speak English well in my country.I learned it in my country, so that I have the accent of my language and I can’t improve it, because I am not getting an opportunity to speak with native speakers in my country. But now I am in U.S.A. I myself is feeling my English is improved a lot. I understood how here people sound differt letters,the need to tell words clearly and the importants of intonation. I was not aware of all such aspects when I was in my country.

    Next, the advantage of learing new language in our own country. We feel more comfortable to learn a new language in our contry. Even though we are not good in the new language, we can still communicate with our people in our mother tongue.Since we are all in the same pond, even the teacher can undestand how to introduce a new concept in a new language. We don’t feel awaked to ask some dough to the teacher in the class. Case in point, it was a new information for me ” Throw up” means vomiting in U.S. If I ask this question in a class in U.S, may be my classmates will tease me. They will think I don’t even know the meaning of such a simple word. But if I am in my own country I don’t feel awaked to ask such a question, since it will be a new information for everyone.

    In conclusion, I feel there are many merits of learning a new language in our own country and even in a country where it is spoken.

  19. Hi mich,
    i have modified my theses statement of the essay you corrected.
    please ,have a look over it .
    waiting to get your feed-back
    thanks

  20. Some people believe that a college or university education should be available to all students. Others believe that higher education should be available only to good students. Discuss these views. Which view do you agree with? Explain why.

    Answer:
    People do consider education as a fundamental part of their society especially in today’s world of global competition among nations;nevertheless,when ever we are asked to decide whether education should be provided to the general public,it opens up some kind of debate among the tax payers regarding who should qualify for a free education and who not. The question, who should qualify for access to a higher education is very challenging based on which perspective one is focusing his or her reasons. Although some people might prefer the access of higher education to be reserved only for good students, However, i Personally believe that it is for the interest for a nation to provide higher education ;that is ,college or university education to all of its citezens because ,it will increase the number of littrate people ,more efficient work force, and also provide the tool for that nation to compete with other nation.

    First of all, providing higher education to every one means having very highly educated poulation, which can be translated as a littrate nation.when a nation is highly littrate , the people people of that country are bound to succeed in every aspect because they could easy identify a problem when there is one and get a solution without going that long or seeking to drastic solution to solve a semple problem.for instance ,most third world countries with very low litterate rate always turn to drastic solutions to solve simple economics problems by getting into civil war without even sitting down to discuss the issue .this show how the level of littracy could affect peoples thinking.

    In addition, if every one in a nation is giving the opportunity to have a higher education,this means that the will be a more efficient work force and also high productivity.Highly educated peopl are always efficient when it comes to the job market because companies will not spend money trying to train their workers as it happends in the developing country where companies have to allocate a big sum of their investment money just to train their workers before getting them in.

    Finally, by providing higher education to everyone, means companies are going to have more specialist worker and they will be able to produce quality product.This will give companies a grat chance to compete with other nations in the global market and eventually a success because people will always want to buy quality product.so the country eventually bolster it economy by providing hgher education to everyone which in the long rum will help to foster the economy at the international level.

    In a nut shell,providing education to every one in a nation is a very vital tool for the success of country looking at the above reasons,so countries should encourage higher education if they want their econoy to excel in today’s global economy.

  21. Hi! Michael! I sent you on February 25, 2011 two essays, the first one you evalueted, and for the second one I haven’t heard an answer yet. So, could you evaluate it? The question of my essay starts like this: Gulnara says:
    February 25, 2011 at 4:17 am

    and one more is following.
    Q: Do you agree or disagree that TOEFL tests a person’s ability totally. The question is like this. I’m sorry, but I don’t have an access to the question.

  22. Hi!
    Q: Do you agree or disagree that TOEFL tests a person’s ability totally. The question is like this. I’m sorry, but I don’t have an access to the question.
    Today the TOEFL is one of the well known tests which exist in the world. In my opinion the TOEFL totally provides major and necessary information about test takers. The reasons for these are: it has four sections which adequately measure a student’s ability, it probes a person’s logical system of thought, helps to learn the English language in a wide range.
    To begin with, the TOEFL tests all crucial skills of a student. To the person who is intending to enter to a college or university, it is important to know and understand the foreign language in a high level. The future student must be able to hear and understand all materials correctly, to be able to answer for the asked questions and develop whole educating process successfully. For these reasons, the TOEFL has several sections such as reading, which includes 3 reading passages, the total number of the questions 38-39. The second section is a listening, which is systematically tests a student’s ability of the correct understanding of a listening passage. The third is speaking, which tests listening comprehension and the last is writing part, which measures a test taker’s structuring of the sentence and grammar knowledge.
    Secondly, the TOEFL tests a person not only for language skills, also for controlling of a thought system. To be able to understand the TOEFL’s tasks, person must be a good thinker and logically well evolved. In the test tasks have a lot of restated answers and the answers, which have the same words as from reading passages. The test taker should be more accurate to understand their meanings and not to be “captured” in trick questions.
    Thirdly, the TOEFL is also a real chance, who is not entering to the college or university. In the US and other countries where English is the native language, if a non native speaker wants to work for a bank or other job sphere he or she must be able of demonstrating well developed language skills. The job offers require for them about language proficiency.
    In conclusion, above all discussions, it is important to take the TOEFL and it tests a person’s all skills and abilities adequately.

  23. Some people believe that a college or university education should be available to all students. Others believe that higher education should be available only to good students. Discuss these views. Which view do you agree with? Explain why.

    Answer:
    Education is something people consider an intergrant part of a modern society ,espacially in today’s world of global competition.

    Personally,i believe it is for the interest for a nation to provide higher education ;that is ,college or university education to all of its citezens because ,it will increase the number of littrate people ,more efficient work force, and also provide the tool for that nation to compete with other nation.

    First of all, providing higher education to every one means having very highly educated poulation, which can be translated as a literate nation.when a nation is highly littrate , the people people of that country are bound to succeed in every aspect because they could easy identify a problem when there is one and get a solution without going that long or seeking to drastic solution to solve a semple problem.for instance ,most third world countries with very low litterate rate always turn to drastic solutions to solve simple economics problems by getting into civil war without even sitting down to discuss the issue .this show how the level of littracy could affect peoples thinking.

    In addition, if every one in a nation is giving the opportunity to have a higher education,this means that the will be a more efficient work force and also high productivity.Highly educated peopl are always efficient when it comes to the job market because companies will not spend money trying to train their workers as it happends in the developing country where companies have to allocate a big sum of their investment money just to train their workers before getting them in.

    Finally, by providing higher education to everyone, means companies are going to have more specialist worker and they will be able to produce quality product.This will give companies a grat chance to compete with other nations in the global market and eventually a success because people will always want to buy quality product.so the country eventually bolster it economy by providing hgher education to everyone which in the long rum will help to foster the economy at the international level.

    In a nut shell,providing education to every one in a nation is a very vital tool for the success of country looking at the above reasons,so countries should encourage higher education if they want their econoy to excel in today’s global economy.

  24. Hello, Michael!
    Unfortunately, I couldn’t hear my score. I sent 2 essay: 1 an integrated, 2 independent writing.
    Thanks.

  25. Hi Micheal.
    I have my exam this Friday.Would u plz evaluate my essay ASAP.
    Thanks

    Q:
    In some organizations, promotions are based on seniority,while in other organizations,promotions are based on performance.Discuss the advantage of each position.Than indicate which position you think is best and why.

    My eassy:
    A company or organization should always be aware of those employees, who are hard worker, creative and up-to-date, which is why I think it’s better for a company to give promotions based on performance rather than seniority.
    Fisrt, although the person who works for a long period of time in a company has already showed his/her liability, some employees know that they effort would be appreciated, so they will try to become more knowledgeable and up-to-date, especially in technologies ,which is viable for everyone who is working nowadays.
    Second, they know that the productivity will consider in their work so, they will put more energy and working hard to be productive. Therefore they effort to reach to organization goal’s and showing them their qualifications, makes them to be very productive.
    Finally, when someone become senior in a company mostly used to do their daily routines; However if a company values the performance of their employees ,every person tries to be more creative.I believe that promotions stimulates employees to go farther steps on what they do every day.
    As a result, because of the creativity ,knowledge and more benefits that someone gets for his/her performance and consequently makes a company more successful, I would definitely support the idea that promotions should go based an performances.

  26. and one more is following.
    Q: Do you agree or disagree that TOEFL tests a person’s ability totally. The question is like this. I’m sorry, but I don’t have an access to the question.
    Today the TOEFL is one of the well known tests which exist in the world. In my opinion the TOEFL totally provides major and necessary information about test takers. The reasons for these are: it has four sections which adequately measure a student’s ability, it probes a person’s logical system of thought, helps to learn the English language in a wide range.
    To begin with, the TOEFL tests all crucial skills of a student. To the person who is intending to enter to a college or university, it is important to know and understand the foreign language in a high level. The future student must be able to hear and understand all materials correctly, to be able to answer for the asked questions and develop whole educating process successfully. For these reasons, the TOEFL has several sections such as reading, which includes 3 reading passages, the total number of the questions 38-39. The second section is a listening, which is systematically tests a student’s ability of the correct understanding of a listening passage. The third is speaking, which tests listening comprehension and the last is writing part, which measures a test taker’s structuring of the sentence and grammar knowledge.
    Secondly, the TOEFL tests a person not only for language skills, also for controlling of a thought system. To be able to understand the TOEFL’s tasks, person must be a good thinker and logically well evolved. In the test tasks have a lot of restated answers and the answers, which have the same words as from reading passages. The test taker should be more accurate to understand their meanings and not to be “captured” in trick questions.
    Thirdly, the TOEFL is also a real chance, who is not entering to the college or university. In the US and other countries where English is the native language, if a non native speaker wants to work for a bank or other job sphere he or she must be able of demonstrating well developed language skills. The job offers require for them about language proficiency.
    In conclusion, above all discussions, it is important to take the TOEFL and it tests a person’s all skills and abilities adequately.

  27. Hi, Michael! could you evaluate my both essays on writing section. thanks a lot!

    The reading assumption of this text includes advantages of a global team. In the passage is given an example of a global contact between two teams. The first is from Silicon Valley, which has time difference 5 hours, the second is India. They efficiently replace each others operations and benefit of their collaborative work on the same project. According to the listening passage, professor gave negative sides of this global connection. For instance, he used as an example the United States and India, they have difference in time about 12 hours and 30 minutes. Moreover, he proved his opinion with personal experience. He explained that one day the team from India didn’t send needed information to the correct address. The whole team was required to utilize a lot of effort to find them. The reasons of these incidents were a time difference. This vent happened because nobody can answer and operate this information on time. When the US team works, another team from India is sleeping. The another example, which is explained by the professor was about information receiving process from India to the US, the colleges from US had to receive information in 6 p.m and an Indian team had to send it at 6.30 a.m, which doesn’t make a sense. Also, professor stated, although their Indian colleagues are appreciated with a work system, for the US team it is not really convenient.

  28. Hi Michael,

    I am sending an essay. Could you please evaluate this and let me know.

    People listen to music for different reasons and at different times. Why is music important to many people? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

    I cannot imagine the world without music which plays an important role in everybody’s life. People like to listening music for several reasons such as improving their health, spending time to relax, and boosting themselves to do work fast and perfect.

    To begin with, music brings such a wonderful life which makes people healthy. This is the main reason for listening music. Recent studies shown that people who are listening music every day will become healthy. Music releases stress which is the main cause of many diseases. For example my children who messed up everything in home made me mad. I was supposed to yell at them but I did not. I did not want to get anger at the same time I wanted to release my stress. Since I turned on music my stress was gone. In addition, many studies proved that music alleviates pain. People whoever suffering from pain they do not need to take any pills for pain. Fewer pills make them healthy.

    In addition to the previous point, music plays an important role for entertaining people. Different types of music which help people to get relaxed. Melody soothes people’s feeling. Pop and jazz could make people to dance. All the parties especially birth day parties could not even have fun without jazz or rap. Music also entertains people if they are alone. For example, when I was a little girl I was staying alone because my mom and dad were working. I had been listening music whenever I got bored. Moreover, I felt music was my sole and more than a companion.

    Finally, music has immense power to boost people to do their work fast and perfect. For example, I was overwhelming with house hold tasks which made me scared. I never thought that I am going to make it. In fact, I felt tired and sick. However, I have done all the works besides I did not even realize the hectic ness of the work. Music gave me the substantial strength to do my work pretty faster and easier. I hope people listening music to reduce their work hardness.

    In considering, people listening music for different reasons and at different times I have explored issues such as bringing healthy life, entertaining people, and reducing hardness of the work. These factors lead me to believe that people listening music for many reasons.

    Bobby.

  29. HI MICHAEL,
    Please evaluate my essay.

    thanks
    sunitha

    Some people prefer to get up early in the morning and start the day’s work. Others prefer to get up later in the day and work until late at night. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

    Some people prefer to get up early in the morning to go for a walk or to do exercise which makes them more energetic and healthy. It also helps the students to study their lessons in the early morning with fresh mind. But some people prefer to do all their work and sleep late at night, and get up later in the day after a good night sleep. I prefer to get up early in the morning. Because it makes my mind and body fresh, have time to read newspapers and do cooking.

    First, getting up early in the morning and doing exercise makes our mind and body fresh. By doing yoga or going for a walk makes the day brighter. I get up at 6 a.m., and do yoga. This yoga and the basic exercises make my body more flexible and mentally active. Therefore, I plan for the day’s work and complete my tasks on time. The breathing exercises in yoga help me to be free from diseases , healthy and fit.

    Second, I can read newspapers and watch news in TV by getting up early in the morning. By reading news in the morning, I am aware of the happenings in and around the world. I can watch local news in the television about the weather and traffic which alarms me to complete my house hold work earlier and be punctual to the job. For example, my friend gets up late in the morning and has no time to watch news, was caught up in the traffic. Since, she was not aware of the accident on the way; she was late to the work which spoiled the whole day.

    Third, cooking fresh food for breakfast and lunch keeps the family healthy. If we sleep late at night, we prefer to eat bread and fast food for lunch which spoils our body and more prone to diseases. Case in point, I work in a pharmacy from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. I get up early in the morning at 5a.m., make breakfast and lunch. Though I can eat pizza and sandwiches in the restaurant nearby, I prefer fresh cooked food. I pack food for my children and husband which makes them to work hard. However, on weekends, I prefer to get up late and eat bread for breakfast.

    In conclusion, getting up early in the morning, keeps us fit, eat fresh food and to spend time for other activities.

  30. Q: Do you agree or disagree with following statement:
    A good sense of humor is one of the most important human qualities.

    A sense of a humor is one of the most important qualities, and I agree with statement. This quality plays a big role in person’s life. Having a good a sense of a humor helps easily to contact with people and to find a good solution in a halted situation.
    A sense of humor contributes on setting contact with others. In general, person who has the best sense of humor can find an easily method to have a word with everybody. People who have this quality are very funny and can make smile everyone. For these types of people it is next to nothing to find more friends and to entertain people around him. I have one groupmate who has this quality, it really helps to him be on the center of attendance. He is very sociable, nice and can communicate almost everyone. This quality really helps him to manage difficult situations in the group. For example he helped to my two groupmates put up with each other.
    Secondly, this quality is primary, because it helps to find out a solution from the difficult situations. It is frequently people faced with embarrassed questions or inept situations. For example in our society we have different type of people, as smart and are not smart. These people, who are foolish can ask awkwardly questions, which don’t need to be answered. In this situation a sense of humor can help to the person to figure out the next steps in finding solution. A person can masterly to use a kind of anecdote or to escape from this unfavorable question.
    In conclusion, as a discussion of these points, a sense of humor is a primary quality, which helps to people to make friends and make contact easily and finding out the best resolution in an inept situation.

  31. Roland:

    Roland:

    Though well-organized and adequately supported by detail, the essay has a number of grammatical (i.e., missing verbs, word choice, subject-verb agreement….) though these problems do not significantly obscure meaning. As a result, this essay would probably not score higher than 4.0/5.0.

    Michael

  32. Roland:

    Roland:

    Nicely organized with adequate supporting detail to support your main points; grammar and vocabulary usage is advanced, another reason why this essay will score at or above 4.0/5.0.

    Michael

  33. A university plans to develop a new research center in your country.some people want a center for business research .other people want a center for research in agriculture (farming).which of these two kinds of research center do you recommend for your country?use specific reasons and examples to support your response.
    I life in a country where the vast majority of the land is arid and it takes quit a long time to grow food to feed the fast growing population espacialy the young ones.
    in my view, i will unquestionably support the construction of a agricultural research center because it will help to enhance the farmer population also to increase food supply, and to provide new jobs .
    First, constructing a research center for agriculture , means a lot to the local farmers because they will be provided with the right knowledge and skills to boost their farming and consequently they will be able to have more yield and more product to supply the over demanding food supply.
    In addition, farmers will be able to make more profit and which will end up giving them a better life.this will eventually attract more people to do farming.
    Second,a research center for agriculture means that many solutions will be found concerning the actual problems facing agriculture . for example farmer will be thought how to irrigate their fields in order to overcome drought. also they will be thought how to fight against parasites which affect their yields.by doing these, the overall outcome will be increase in food supply and many people will no longer die of hunger.
    Lastly,many jobs will be created as a consequence of the opening of an agricultural research center in my country. people will be employed to work at this center and also the agricultural sector will be thriving, which means more people will be attracted there and because there will be more job in that sector.this is going to reduce the unemployment rate in my country.
    To sum up,looking at the advantages of an agricultural center in country,it is my conviction that people will accept the opening of such a center in my country.

  34. How does advertising influence peoples behavior? use details and example to support your ideas.
    Nowadays,with the advent of modern technology,it is very easy for everyone to have access to the public media ;whether it is the radio, internet,or the television to sell something to the public through advertisement.In my view ,i strongly believe that advertisement has a positive and a negative effect on people behavior.
    First of all, advertisement could have a positive effect on peoples behavior because it could teach people how to do certain thing that they could not understand how it works and also it could provide people with the right tool to live a better life.
    for instance ,when you listen to the advertisement of a medication , they tell for what why the medication should be taken and also they provide some useful information regarding the side effect of that medication, which something most people never understood.
    inaddition,advertisement also provide people with the right knowledge how to conduct a healthy life. for example , people are provided with essential information how to shop and where to buy cheap stuff for their family .that it show’s which store has the most convinient price and which doesn’t.by doing these people are able to save a lot of money and also are able to conduct a normal decent life.
    Secondly , advertisement could influence peoples behavior in a negative way because it could be interpreted wrongly by people and this could lead to a disaster in their life.
    for instance ,kids are the first class of the population that most adverts are directed.when a kid see somethig on an advertisement it become an obsession to that kid.when ever the kid is out with his or her parents he will want that that object should be bought by all means. this kind of behaviour is typical of all kid and it shows how advertisement could influence kid in making them disobedient totheir parents.
    furthermore , advertisement could also influence the behavior of even adults in a negative manner.for instance, politicians use commercials to convince voters to vote for them. By doing these they condition a lot of people to vote for them not because they belong to there same party but only because they succeeded in convincing them using commercials. So when they vote for these candidates and later on discover it wasn’t their right choice, they will come to understand that they have been influenced to do something they wasn’t prepared to do.
    To conclude, though advertisement is a great tool to communicate,i strongly believe that it could influence the life of people in either directions,that is in a positive and in a negative direction.

  35. Hi, Michael!
    Could you look over my work?:)
    The time and way of life in which my parents have been living and my way are different. To compare parent’s way of life and our time I can say that in that time people were more tempered and calm. The second comparing is men were courageous and brave. If to contrast our time with parent’s technology was not so developed as now, the second aspect is that in our days there are a lot of the same sexes, who live together, bisexuals, which in parent’s time did not take a place so much.

    Firs of all, I want to compare parent’s way of life and our. I think in that time people were more moderate and polite, than the youth people of today. They were in that breeding process, which ladies and men are a little bit shy and embarrassed to kiss in front of crowded people or to impress their feelings directly. But today, almost everywhere you can see pairs or couples who kiss in front of all people. Moreover, in parent’s period of life, bisexuals were little, than today. In our time the number of single sexes people, who live together is increasing.
    If to contrast our time with my parent’s, there is some advantages, such as the technology is more evolved, than their time and people are getting more educated. Today technology is evolving and if in parent’s generation was a shortage of computers, absence of the Internet and even they had there was low access to it, nowadays these problems are being solved in very high degree. Almost every family has a computer with an access to the Internet. Moreover, this all facilities offer to people to get an education easily and do convenience.
    In conclusion, to compare our way with my parent’s way of life, the first, people were more tempered and brave, there was an absence of bisexuals and if to contrast, in our time we have more thrived type of technology and it is easy to live with all facilities.

  36. Thank you. I have to work more and hard. To say honesty, I was afraid of sending to you my work, because I’m having an emergency in Writing section. I can’t spend my time effectively and can’t leave a time for checking whole essay. I compare my works with other students work, who leave here comments. I think, they write an essay better than I.
    Thanks.
    Gulnara.

  37. Q: Compare and contrast your way of life with that of your parents. Which way do you think would be more satisfying to future generations?

    THE AFFORDABLE WAY of LIFE

    The way of life in which my parents have been living and my way are different. There are distinctions between century and ages of each generation. In my opinion, our way of life is more convenient and appropriate, than parent’s era. The concrete reasons for these are thriving and developing technology, people are getting more educated, and life without any wars, which affected in our parent’s period of life.
    New technology is improving and up to date from time to time. Every day, in each region of our planet is inventing a diverse kind of technology. For instance, people don’t have to be in a slang, to get their salary, everyone can open credit or bank cards and takes easy needed sum of money. Everybody can flight wherever he or she likes, without any ticket or visa problems. Almost every citizen of country can have an access for it. Secondly, people are getting more and more educated from all over the world.
    The science, government is doing great accents in evolving and making better human’s life. Today everyone can choose in what field to work and how to earn for his life. For example, there are no any obstacles in achieving someone’s goal. Person just needs to do efforts and work more persistently. Every person knows their own rights and can protect themselves against any mischance or tricks from other adversaries.
    Thirdly, if in a period of our parent’s life, they feel strong demands from the government, such as going to the war, working for a low salary, overworking, in contrary, in our days, there is everywhere is modified time of working duration. Employees don’t have to labor more than 8 hours in a day. Any extra labors are paid in extra sum, which includes bonuses.
    In conclusion, today, in our days better to live for people of our generation due to the developing technology, intellectual people and without any strong empowers and demands from the government. I think that our way of life will continue the next generation.

  38. Q: Compare and contrast your way of life with that of your parents. Which way do you think would be more satisfying to future generations?

    THE AFFORDABLE WAY of LIFE

    The way of life in which my parents have been living and my way are different. There are distinctions between century and ages of each generation. In my opinion, our way of life is more convenient and appropriate, than parent’s era. The concrete reasons for these are thriving and developing technology, people are getting more educated, and life without any wars, which affected in our parent’s period of life New technology is improving and up to date from time to time. Every day, in each region of our planet is inventing a diverse kind of technology. For instance, people don’t have to be in a slang, to get their salary, everyone can open credit or bank cards and takes easy needed sum of money. Everybody can flight wherever he or she likes, without any ticket or visa problems. Almost every citizen of country can have an access for it. Secondly, people are getting more and more educated from all over the world. The science, government is doing great accents in evolving and making better human’s life. Today everyone can choose in what field to work and how to earn for his life. For example, there are no any obstacles in achieving someone’s goal. Person just needs to do efforts and work more persistently. Every person knows their own rights and can protect themselves against any mischance or tricks from other adversaries. Thirdly, if in a period of our parent’s life, they feel strong demands from the government, such as going to the war, working for a low salary, overworking, in contrary, in our days, there is everywhere is modified time of working duration. Employees don’t have to labor more than 8 hours in a day. Any extra labors are paid in extra sum, which includes bonuses. In conclusion, today, in our days better to live for people of our generation due to the developing technology, intellectual people and without any strong empowers and demands from the government. I think that our way of life will continue the next generation.

  39. Roland:

    Your score is 4.5/5.0. Incredible development, nice grammar usage, and good control of your punctuation. Most importantly, you presented a very clear and convincing argument to your ideas.

    Nicely written!

    Michael

  40. why do you think some people are attracted to dagerous sports or other danger activities .use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    People do practice different kinds of sporting activities ,from indoors to outdoors activity. most people would prefer to practice an activity that does not involve any risk taken.
    However , some do prefer to take on sporting activities that involve risk taken and even life threatening.
    In my opinion, i believe people do involve themselves in life threatening sport because of fame hunting,as a hobby, and also to make more money.
    First of all, in todays society, we understand that only the brave people could practice any life threatening sport activity. those who practice these kind of activities are being considered heroes.this kind of believe pushes more people to go for such activities because they want to be todays heroes ,that is, they go hunting for fame.
    Secondly,most people dive into such adventure because it’s their hobby to practice dangerous stuff. By practicing this kind of activity, it gives them a some kind of satisfaction because of the amount of adrenalin they put in doing that and also because of the thrill that they get from doing .for instance, i love car racing which is a very high risk taken sport because it makes me feel excited when i am overtaken an oponent at a speed of 120miles per hour.
    Lastly,some people do practice this kind of activity because of the money that comes with. Most of the high risk sport do pay a lot of money and this aspect makes it very appealing to people because it is the most easiest way to make fast money within a sjhort period of time.for example the formula one drivers, do earn a lot of money for driving a car at very high velocity for just two hours .they bear the risk for a short time ,but the money they make worth the risk taken.
    To sum up, because of the above reasons,people will keep hunting for dangerous sport and they will keep inventing new kind of dangerous activities.

  41. some people think that human needs for farmland, housing and industry are more important than saving land for endangered animals . Do you agree or disagree with this point of view ?why or why not? use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    In todays global economy , most societies are looking for new land for the construction of new homes to satisfy the new wealthy people and also new industries to invest more money; in addition, they are also looking for more farmland to provide food for the growing population.
    However, whether to save our land for endangered animals or for the economical use of mankind is a good question which perturb most scholers today.
    Personally, it is my convinction that land should be save for endangered species for three main reasons;it will help to prevent the extinction of these animal,will help to maintain the natural food chain of life, and will help to maintain a stable ecosystem.
    To begin with,when we use land alloted for endangered species, to construct homes , industry and farming,we do put a lot of stress on those endangered animals who enhabit that area. this stress could transform into illness that could cause the death of these animals which will eventually reduce the population of these protected species.
    In the long these animals will be un able to reproduce because of the environmental stress inflicted in their natural habitat. this in the long run could bring about the extinction of these endangered species.
    In addition,some of these human activities could suppressed the natural food chain of nature.when humans carry out these kind of activity, it also distroy other creatures that are part of the food chain for both humans and these endangered animals. for instance when humans are developing a new land , they destroy natural water fountains which supply water to both the vegitation and the species that live in that area .By cutting the supply of water, plants couldn’t survive and therefore those endangered animals who live on plants;furthermore,there will be no more plants to extract the carbon dioxide we produce from our activities.so by taking away wter supply , we inteerrupted two vital process in the food chain.we could imigine the cinsequences living in a world saturated with carbon dioxide.
    Lastly,excessive exploitation of our environment could put both humans and the endandered species at risk.when humans construct big cities and industries, these lead to the production of toxic material from our activities like some of the fertilizers they use in the fields. these substances are both toxic to human and to these endangered species.Moreover,we could end up eating some of these poisen animals and therefore intoxicating ourselves too.furthermor, some of these toxic material are release into the air and could destroy the ozon layer that protects us from the harmfull sun rays.this is going to bring about an alteration of our ecosystem because many other plants and animals are going to develop new illnesses and die.
    To conclude, i strongly believe that we should save our land in order to prevent all the endangered animals because of the above reason since human activity can be control or redirected without puting any pressure on nature.

  42. Hi, Michael. Happy belated New Year. I received my TOEFL score. My overall score is 102 (Reading-29; Listening-29; Speaking-22; Writing-22). I want to thank you a lot. Your lessons were really helpful for me.I had only a week to prepare for exam with your lessons. If I began using your lessons from the begining, I am sure, I would be able to get much more scores from speaking and writing as well. Nevertheless, I’m contented with my results, because, my score is enough to apply to the university of my choice.

    I wish the best to you!
    Kind regards,
    Elchin

  43. It is my essay. Thank you very very much.

    Q: How does advertising influence people’s behavior? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
    Nowadays advertisements have influenced a society from children to elder people more than we assume. That these advertisements’ influences on a population are deleterious or beneficial is still debatable issue. As far as I am concerned, some of them relevant technology, science and charity is utilized to be kept updated, whereas other kinds of advertisements related to food, clothe and drugs have negative effects on certain group of people.
    Initially, a group of advertisements can be well accepted because many people want to be aware of technologic improvements, development of science and altruistic (philanthropic) actions. For instance, an individual thinks on buying a new car but he/she does not know which car has an additional feature being safer than others. The person can see an advertisement relevant a car and the safeness of the car is emphasized in the advertisement. Therefore, he can be aware of such a safe car. On the other hand, being healthy is significantly important for everyone. Through advertisements a society can recognize the importance of fatal diseases and thus they can take measures to prevent them. In addition to these, advertisements can be a mediator to make the people more conscious about the charity acts. Some people may want to aid to charity organization but they may do not know how to reach them. At that point, advertisements can be beneficial for the people as a result of this, by means of advertisements the people who want to help and others who wait to any help can be happy reciprocally.
    Secondly, aside from the beneficial effects of advertisements, unfortunately, there are many of them are exploited to affect certain population in an undesirable way. These all are made without any responsibility for the people because many of them threat the health of people. Scientifically speaking, advertisements of fast food, sweets, ice-creams attract the attention of children even though their ingredients can harm children’ health psychologically and physiologically. I know some friends who want to lose weight, saw some drugs deleterious for body in internet and then used them and they suffered because of their adverse effects. Furthermore, advertisements made for clothe can be money trap for people, especially for women, because they are exhibited to us in such a way that if we dress up them we will be respected more among others.
    To sum up, advertisements can have both detrimental and benevolent repercussion upon a society but the most striking point is that the good aspects of advertisements should be taken into account in terms of providing maximum benefit.

  44. Hi Michael, i would like if you could comment on my integrated task essay. Thank you very much and happy holidays!
    Studies about animal intelligence generate controversies. The author points out some studies showing how animals were proven to be intelligent and in the same way the lecturer reinforces the author point by giving examples of studies with animals to proven intelligence and both the author and the lecturer mention how much controversy these topic generates.
    The author mentions one study done with chimpanzees, where the animals watched some videos with other chimpanzees in different situations. The animals showed emotions and brain activity accordingly with the emotions displayed in the video.
    A study with Dolphins also was commented by the author. The Dolphins were marked in certain part of their bodies and a mirror was placed in the tank. The animals who were marked rushed to the mirror to look at themselves.
    It proved that they were intelligent by recognizing themselves in the mirror.
    However the author says that there are disagreements about the topic, many people ask what does intelligence means and others question how interpret cognitive reasoning versus instinctual behavior.
    The lecturer strengths the author point by giving more details about the study performed with Dolphins and mirrors. The lecturer also comments on controversies about how to define intelligence.

  45. Hi, Michael. Thank you for you feedback to my speaking in voxopop. Couldn’t you evaluate my integrated essay, please? Your advice and corrections are very valuable for me.
    DELTA TEST 3, on page 528, DISK 9 / TRACK 16
    The topic of the reading passage discusses special abilities of people to handle problems which require understanding of space, and those abilities are termed as visual-spatial intelligence. The lecture relates to the text by adding information about specific field – the game of chess as an example of area which expects having these abilities.
    In the lecture, the professor mentioned that, an important skill which chess players are supposed to have is being able to predict moves before they are made. According to him this requires having a good sense of visual imagination. This is similar to what is written in the text that visual-spatial intelligence includes the ability to create mental pictures of objects and to transform these images in a mind.
    Moreover, the professor gave example of a particular type of chess – blindfolded chess in which one plays against several others without seeing the chessboard. A blindfolded player is only informed about positions of chess pieces by someone another announcing his or her opponents’ moves. The professor implied that playing against different opponents at the same time without directly seeing the chessboards, calls for strong visual memory. This proves the point in the reading that visual-spatial intelligence involves having a good visual memory.
    Finally, the lecture claims that, a chess player actually does not call to his or her mind all picture as a whole, as it is in its real form, instead he or she remembers reasons, strategies for specific movements to draw previous positions in his/her mind. This supports the idea in the reading material that visual-spatial memory involves a memory that is abstract rather than pictorial.

    Thank you.

  46. Hi Michael, could you please give me feedback for my essay.thanks

    The author emphasizes how technology helps students to boosts academic achievements and how teachers are unprepared to use technologies. Likewise the speaker gives examples to strengthen the author’s point.
    The author describes that technology at school is beneficial because addresses different learning styles. It can also expand boundaries between students of different parts of the world. The author also points out that a low percentage of teachers use technologies at regular basis. Teachers have to receive proper training, according to the author, to feel comfortable using technology at classrooms. The author explains about a study which it showed students who were exposed to technologies at school had a higher math score compared with students who did not use technology at classroom.
    The speaker strengthens the points made by the author also saying that teachers are not well prepared to use technology and moreover students presented a better testing score when compared with students who technology was not part of their classes.
    According to the speaker surveys showed: 96% of technology training for teachers at school were in basic skills, which they had already. Moreover 78% of the interviewed teachers said that the training was too brief, totaling 5 hours.
    The speaker also mentions about a 2 year study at a particular school district: where teachers had 200 hours of training and staff support to help with questions about the technology used. Computers were used in all classes. Those students had a higher test score when compared with students who was not exposed to technology at classroom.

  47. Dear Sir,

    I have bought the firts lesson on writting but did’n dowload it, I don’t know how to see it again.
    Could you please help me to solve this issue?
    Where should I enter in order to see the same video once again?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best regards,
    Dinara

  48. Max:

    Yes, yes, and yes! Grammar is accurate, varied, and advanced. And you have a two-prong thesis (learn and complete work more efficiently) around which to organize your developmental paragraphs.

    Some editing suggestions (mostly punctuation):

    It is obvious that the advent of Internet helps people work effortlessly. On the other hand, we can easily notice some side effects such as Internet addiction, invasion of privacy, and hacking in the mass media. Notwithstanding some social problems from using Internet, because Internet gives a method to find desired data quickly and it also allows people to learn in comfortable ways, I strongly believe that Internet can be a great way for students to learn effectively as well as it makes workers do their jobs more easily and quickly in other work places.

    Keep up the good work!

    Michael

  49. hi~
    i bought your all lessons recenly.
    and i’m practicing making introduction part on my own according to ur lecture.
    although it is only introduction part, it really challenges me.

    i made a introduction paragraph and want you to evaluate my writing, which is below.

    ———————–
    writing prompt: “With the help of the Internet, students can learn more effectively.”
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    It is obvious that the advent of Internet helps people work effortlessly. On the other hand, we can easily notice some side effects, such as Internet addiction, invasion of privacy, and hacking, in the mass media. Notwithstanding some social problems from using Internet, because Internet gives a method to find desired data quickly and it also allows people to learn in comfortable way, I strongly believe that Internet can be a great way for students to learn effectively as well as it makes workers do their jobs more easily and quickly in other work places.
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    i need your advice!
    thanks~

  50. Wojtek:

    Be careful that you do not write too many sentences that are fewer than 12 words because that results in a simplistic type sentence structure. Of course, making a point is the most important aspect of writing, but during TOEFL writing, it is good to make a great point using advanced grammar structures (longer combined sentences). The shorter sentence should be limited to making a point with a lot of emphasis. Of course, you cannot emphasize everything, which is why you should not always use shorter sentences.

    When reading academic passages, you will notice that writers use a combination of longer and shorter sentences to make their points.

    Michael

  51. I took writing lesson 2. and have a Q. Does the length of the sentances really count, as compared to making a point, creating the detail to the supportive ideas – ex. in the development paragraphs?
    (I watched the example of “a good essey” with 6 point brief)
    Is academic writing in TOEFL more focused on showing your views and ideas than grammar?
    I do not know if my problem did sound clear.

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