Category: education

IELTS Reading: Reading Passage + YouTube

Welcome back to another IELTS Reading video, everyone! Here’s a downloadable microsoft word document for you guys, or you can just read the rest of the blog and do it yourself. However, the key here is to watch my YouTube video at the bottom!…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 55 – Pronunciation – Emphatic Stress

We, Americans, LOVEEEEEE using Emphatic Stress (did you see it?). Guys, sometimes when you speak, you can draw attention to certain words by giving them extra emphasis. These could be adjectives (huge, crazy, tiny) and adverbs (extremely, totally, slowly). Notice the change in emphasis…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEFL Idioms Part V

Welcome back, everyone! I’m bringing to you today another special — TOEFL IDIOMS! I haven’t done this in some time, but here’s the next round! Cut corners To do something badly or to savesome time The architect cut corners on the bridge’s construction, which…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 54 – Presentation Skill – Managing Questions

That’s right! I hope you guys are excited about this new installment. Since I’ve given so many presentations, and having a massive interview come up, I want to start delivering different things and implementing a little personal development into these lessons that will help…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 53 – Vocabulary Skills – Suffixes -ful & -less

Welcome back to another ESL podcast! I’m back with some more vocabulary today, and of course, your favorite type of skill…. SUFFIXES! Two common suffixes you can add to words to make adjectives are -ful and -less. The suffix -ful means “full of” (fearful…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Additional Relative Clauses Exercise

Hello, everyone! As promised, here’s the second installment of the podcast/blog I did WAYYYY earlier today. I wanted to go more in-depth with clauses because I know a few of you may have not understood. Extreme ironing is an unusual sport which was invented…

IELTS Reading: Locating and Matching Information Questions

IELTS Reading – Locating and matching informationDownload Welcome back to another episode of my IELTS, everyone! So, I was going to make a blog, but it wouldn’t have made sense to put discombobulated graph on here so you guys can read through a lot…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 52 – Grammar – Defining Relative Clauses

Defining relative clauses are finally here! These types of sentence variations are my absolute favorite, so I wanted to take some time uploading it to ensure you understand fully. Read the sentences. The words in bold are relative pronouns. Use them to complete the…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEIC Listening – Part II

Welcome back, everyone! Just to let you know, this is more of a cheatsheet. This is the conversations and responses in written form, something you wouldn’t see on the actual test. Now, before scrolling down, make sure you tune into the podcast (which was…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 51 – Pronunciation/Speaking Skills – Content Words

“Content” words carry the most meaning in a sentence so receive more stress. They include questions words, nouns, most verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and negative auxiliary verbs (don’t, won’t, hasn’t, etc). “Function” words give a sentence its grammatically correct form. They carry little meaning so…

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