Month: May 2019

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 60 – Grammar – Using Stance Markers

We’re back with some more grammar! In this one I’m going to explain stance markers, intonation to express feelings and attitudes, and changing a conversation topic and returning to it. So, stance markers are used by speakers to express their attitude about ideas they…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 56 – Grammar – Other Conditionals

Welcome back to another special! And on today’s podcast I’m going over other conditionals that you could possibly see in academic. Here’s the rundown. Unless = if …..not, except if. We won’t be able to swim unless the swimming pool is open. As long…

Checking Organization Trust/Distrust

As promised in the podcast, here are the questions and bullet points for checking organizational trust. Take a few minutes to ask these questions before reading further. How would you describe a low-trust organization? How would you describe a high-trust organization? Which description best…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 55 – Pronunciation – Special Focus – Emphasizing Agreement

Welcome to another ESL podcast, and today I’ll be talking about emphasizing on agreement. Why do speakers shift the focus to the auxiliary verb? It’s when someone expresses a strong agreement. So, when they do this the auxiliary verb is often the focus word….

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 54 – Developing Vocabulary – Compound Nouns & Adjectives (Science)

Welcome back to compound nouns and adjectives, everyone! This is related to science, so check out these compounds, match the definitions and complete the rest of the tasks below. Outlook Drawback Outcome Feedback Outset Outbreak Cutback Crackdown a. beginning, start b. result c. reduction…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 53 – Developing Writing (Writing Version)

Welcome back, people! This is a follow-up from last week’s developing speaking (although it was labeled writing). In this podcast/blog, I’m going to breakdown a film review (Gateway B2+) and ask you some questions. Moreover, it’ll be time for you to write a film…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 52 – Grammar – Conditionals

Guys! We’re back with some conditional work and exercises! Now remember, by tuning into my Patreon, you’ll be able to see the “other” conditionals that I’ve written out, along with exercises. So be sure to check it out! With that being said, let’s get…

The Enlightenment Podcast: Season 1 – Episode 3 – Shayla Locklear on Email Marketing made EASY!

Amazing to have Shayla come onboard and share some unbelievably useful tips for Email marketing. These were absolutely GOLDEN! So, for those of you who are interested, check the shownotes down below, YouTube video or podcast! Get in touch with Shylar Locklear Links: Instagram:…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 51 – TOEFL IBT Speaking Practice

One of the independent speaking tasks on TOEFL IBT might involve expressing a preference. To do well on this task, you will need to highlight contrasts. Read the question down below. Take a moment to prepare a response. Outline your ideas if necessary. Question:…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 50 – Pronunciation – Contrast Words in Thought Groups

Welcome back, everyone! This is a quick, interactive exercise for you guys. What I want you to do is underline the words that contrast in each thought group. I’m looking for a used car, / not a new one. This isn’t the twenty-fifth floor;…