Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 11 | Important Features of a Good Conference

So, if we look at locations, accommodation, luxury food and drink, meeting rooms, beautiful surroundings, etc….what’s the most important, in your opinion? This is critical because often times we lose sight of what’s important.  For instance, conferences in Singapore and Japan are at perfect locations in regards to public transportation. Meanwhile, in Thailand, the only conference hall is in a traffic-infested area with no formidable transportation and a nightmare to get to. So, let’s dive into hotels (G Tower in Kuala Lumpur), different features and Slottsholm, which is a hotel/conference center (originally a castle) on an island just south of Stockholm.

{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 11 | Important Features of a Good Conference

So, if we look at locations, accommodation, luxury food and drink, meeting rooms, beautiful surroundings, etc….what’s the most important, in your opinion? This is critical because often times we lose site of what’s important.  For instance, conferences in Singapore and Japan are at perfect locations in regards to public transportation. Meanwhile, in Thailand, the only conference hall is in a traffic-infested area with no formidable transportation and a nightmare to get to. So, let’s dive into hotels (G Tower in Kuala Lumpur), different features and Slottsholm, which is a hotel/conference center (originally a castle) on an island just south of Stockholm.

This podcast will debut to the public on December the 27th. The write ups are available only on the Business English Podcast Badge.

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Pronunciation Course | Phase II | Pronouncing the -s / -es Ending

Welcome back to another pronunciation episode! This is available on my Facebook page down below and the audio is available on every badge on my Patreon, so make sure you check it out if you’re interested! Nonetheless, we’re going over the final s/es endings!

Group 1: Fit/fits                                  step/steps                   Mark/Mark’s   /s/  /z/ /əz

Group 2: Pay/pays                              read/reads                  Laura/Laura’s

Group 3: Teach/teachers                    office/offices              George/George’s

  • A voiceless sound (fit, top, Mark), add the voiceless /s/.
  • A voiced sound (pay, read, Laura), add the voiced /z/.
Final /ǝz / Syllable                 Final /s/ sound                       Final /z/ sound

Sources                                   locks                                        bags

Pages                                      hopes                                      Steve’s

Classes                                   minutes                                   items

Rose’s                                     stops                                       grades

Colleges                                  headaches                               explains

Differences                             tickets                                     copies

Additional Words

  1. Dance
  2. Leave
  3. Start
  4. Confuse
  5. Improve
  6. Magazine
  7. Analyze
  8. React
  9. Finish
  10. Assume

Sentence Matching

1a My tire’s flat.

1b My tires are flat.

2a I helped the hosts.

2b I helped the hostess.

3a He let her borrow his car.

3b He lets her borrow his car.

4a Did you get the notice?

4b Did you get the notices?

5a He missed his chance to take the test.

5b He missed his chances to take the test.

6a They found your suitcase.

6b They found your suitcases.

7a Would you check the mailbox?

7b Would you check the mailboxes?

8a How much do I owe you for the ticket?

8b How much do I owe you for the tickets?

9a My brother works at the airport.

9b My brother’s work at the airport.

10a. The student deserves an A.

10b The students deserve an A.

Tip: Facts or Fax?

Final consonant groups with –s / -es endings can be difficult not just for English learners but for native English speakers too. Three common consonant clusters in English are /kt/ as in fact, /t/ as in concept, and /nd/ as in friend.

When English speakers add –s/ -es, they often omit the middle /t/ or /d/. As a result, both facts and fax sound like /faeks/; concepts sounds like /konceps/; and friends sound like /frenz/

/kt + s/ = /ks/                         /pt + s/ = /ps/                         /nd + z/ = /nz/

fact/facs                                 adapt/adaps                           send/sens

facs_of life                              adaps_to the changes            sens_a signal

act/acs                                                concept/conceps                     lend/lens

asc_appropriately                   conceps_in math                    lens_a hand

direct/direcs                           accept/acceps                         friend/friens

direcs_this project                  acceps_responsibility             friens_and family

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{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 10 | Workplace Scenario B: How to Get New Employees Started

Here’s a 4-step process to getting new people started in the workplace. Because people have a tendency of shoulder-shrugging people’s first day at work, this could be extremely problematic for most people in the world because studies have shown that the first day of work will show how long an employee actually stays at that specific job. So, if you have a very lousy welcoming, more than likely you won’t stay there long. I’m a great testament to that, too. The worst the first day is, the quicker I quit. This is in three countries around the world, too. So, it’s time to figure out how organization can help potential employees’ future and development.

Remember, this is in the Business english Podcast badge. This episode will go live to the public on December 21st.

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 9 | Workplace Scenario A: Show Me The Ropes

When you show someone the ropes, you’re showing them how to do something, especially on the job.  If I look back on all my jobs — when I first started my dental assisting job in Las Vegas, Melbourne, Sydney; and even fast-forwarding to my inauguration days at jobs in Thailand — they were DISASTERS.  

In this podcast, I will introduce you to the idiom “show me the ropes” by letting you hear a video of a woman whose first day on the job….isn’t a good experience — so far. 

Business English Podcast Badge {Patreon} | Getting People Started

Studies show that employees who make a good start in a new job are more likely to stay with the company for a long time. The first day in a new job affects the rest of the employee’s time at the workplace. Here are four tips for getting people started in the best possible way.

In today’s template and podcast, you’re going to listen, read, answer some questions and listen to how you can “buddy” someone whether it’s your first day in class or work. Podcast will debut the 21st and the template is available only on the Business English Podcast.

Podcast available on Early Access. Podcast + Template is available on the Business English Podcast Badge in the link down below.

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{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 10 | Workplace Scenario B: How to Get New Employees Started {Podcast}

Welcome to another Patreon special! This specific podcast is now available on my Early Access Podcast and my Business English Podcast badge. The write-up questionnaire and buddy task will come later on tonight, so please stay tuned for that!

Here’s a 4-step process to getting new people started in the workplace. Because people have a tendency of shoulder-shrugging people’s first day at work, this could be extremely problematic for most people in the world because studies have shown that the first day of work will show how long an employee actually stays at that specific job. So, if you have a very lousy welcoming, more than likely you won’t stay there long. I’m a great testament to that, too. The worst the first day is, the quicker I quit. This is in three countries around the world, too. So, it’s time to figure out how organization can help potential employees’ future and development.

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{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 9 | Workplace Scenario A: Show Me The Ropes

Here’s an Early Access/Business English Podcast Badge episode! For those of you who are interested in exclusive/early content, check out the two badges and what benefits they give on my Patreon link down below!

When you show someone the ropes, you’re showing them how to do something, especially on the job.  If I look back on all my jobs — when I first started my dental assisting job in Las Vegas, Melbourne, Sydney; and even fast-forwarding to my inauguration days at jobs in Thailand — they were DISASTERS.  

In this podcast, I will introduce you to the idiom “show me the ropes” by letting you hear a video of a woman whose first day on the job….isn’t a good experience — so far. 

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 5 | Daily Routine – Hot-Desking

Welcome to another Business English podcast! Just want to tell everyone first that I’m SO GRATEFUL that you guys are loving these podcast. The plays are up 25% compared to my general English podcasts, so I’m glad you guys are loving it!

In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about what your routines are, whether you’re a student or if you have a job/business. Also, we’re going to introduce the controversial topic of hot-desking, an office space (desk) that is shared between a number of people throughout the day. Do you share your personal space (at work or school) with other people? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Tune in!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Three Accents, Sales, Customers, & Targets

BOOM! A fully loaded podcast we have here! In today’s episode, we’re going to listen to Robert Harrison, head of Marvel Property Solutions; Lisa Catto, who works for The Back Office; Motivational Speaker Phil Berg of BNI UK & Ireland; and Wiktor Kostrzewski, author of quite a few books — talk about idioms, managing customer expectations, and sales targets.

Also, you’ll hear Lisa and Roberty speak about Lead Generation Magnets and which ones they prefer.  Phil Berg will give some profound advice in regards to “time-wasters” and story-telling Wiktor about being caught in the wrong position. Get ready!

By the way, hoping to bring on Lisa and Robert at some points, so stay tuned!

Update: Lisa Catto has responded and it looks like a podcast may brew — or at least, some selling tips!

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