Month: August 2018

Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 10 – Inspirational Dissatisfaction

“Inspirational dissatisfaction can motivate persons from sinner to saint, failure to success, poverty to riches, defeat to victory, and misery to happiness. What do you do: when you make a mistake? when things go wrong? when misunderstandings develop with others? when you meet defeat?…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 42 – Grammar – Past Perfect Tense

Oh, past perfect is here! Do not fear: Arsenio is here!  Honestly, this is just like the present perfect — it’s just you have an action happening before another action.  Here’s the breakdown for you guys. Look at the sentences.  Which actions happened first?…

Interviewee #20 – Perry Power – The Art of Storytelling

With a history of sexual abuse and losing his father just over a year ago, Perry has managed to use these dark times and turn it into lightness in order to inspire others to do the same. Believing that our ‘mess is our message’,…

The Big 1,000k! Thank You, Everyone!

Man, it’s been a long wait, but after this month, I’ve finally hit the 1,000 visitors mark on my website.  The majority of bloggers on here (and they shouldn’t deem themselves as just a blogger) go after the likes.  However, I rarely get likes…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 41 – Vocabulary – Compound Adjectives

Compound adjectives are made by joining two words.  Some words are connected with a hyphen (just as I stated in my episode of compound nouns), some words are not.  In this case, and when describing qualities of individuals, you will use a hyphen.  Let’s break…

Arsenio’s ESL Café: Beginning Blends #1 – fl, tr, gr, fr

Hello, everyone!  I was at work yesterday and we had gone over something very important in class.  The majority of my students, including a young woman who’s from Laos, finds it very difficult to pronouncing different beginning blends.  Also, there are students who can’t…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker – Moustafa of Guinea!

So grateful to bring on yet another one of my favorite brothas in the world!  Moustafa, who’s a 21-year-old student in Malaysia, has been an incredible influence since the first time I met him.  I put him on my personal development podcast, and now…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 40 – Pronunciation – More -ed Ending Practice

Guys, I’m bringing back some more pronunciation exercises for who else — YOU!  Repeat the words over and over.  Put emphasis on the id/t/d.  What sounds do you hear me say? Communicate with my through my Facebook page and tell me what sounds you…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 39 – Grammar – Second Conditional

I’ve already covered the zero and first conditionals, so it’s now time to get into the sexy second conditional. If I went, I’d meet some famous actors. (I normally put if I had went, I would’ve met some famous actors). If I were you,…

Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 9 – How to Find Satisfaction in Your Job

“No matter what your job may be—boss or employee; plant manager or factory worker; doctor or nurse; lawyer or secretary; teacher or student; housewife or maid—you owe it to yourself to find satisfaction in your job as long as you have it. You can,…

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