Category: education

TOEIC: Strategy Practice – Part II (Time Test)

Hello, all! I was thinking of doing a video with this blog, but since it’s a test run for the many of you, I’ve decided to just post it up for you guys to practice.  Remember to send me your answers!   11. The…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Vocabulary Skill #1 – Synonyms

Using Synonyms A synonym is a word that has the same meaning as another word.  When you learn a new word, list any synonyms that you know with it. Cash = money Enjoy = like   Synonyms: difficult, fast, happy, large, near, similar Hard…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Homographs

It’s been probably two decades since this topic came up, but while I was teaching a doctor pronunciation one day, she told me about homophones and homographs.  We looked up some pictures online, and there it was, my hands on my head, shaking uncontrollably….

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: What To Say/Not To Say

So, there has been some discussion going around in the world that pertains to “labeling.”  Labeling can have severe repercussions when visiting other countries.  If you don’t know a specific group of people, labeling them can be very detrimental and sometimes dangerous. Example, when…

TOEIC: Strategy Practice (Time Test)

Hello, all! Here’s a combined test of what I’ve done in full.  However, the YouTube video down below is the spoiler, so please, don’t watch it until AFTER you answer the questions down below. There are a lot of ways you can trim expenses….

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 9 – Possessive Adjectives

This is one errors that a lot of Americans make in grammar.  I’ve seen a lot of Americans use the verb to be with a noun.  Example: You’re phone.   Remember my examples from the last blog.  “Your funny” is incorrect because you’re using PA + A (possessive adjective…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 8 – Making Small Talk + Intonation In Tag Questions

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to yet another podcast on ESL learning and today I’m bringing you a special treat. For those of you around the world who wonder what smalltalk is, look no further! I got you covered! Making Small Talk It’s really nice…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Grammar – The Verb To Be

The Verb Be You can ask yes/no questions and wh- questions with the verb be. A lot of Americans, in general, have problems with this – specifically possessive adjectives. Example: Your happy. You can’t use “your” because “your” is signaling possession.  Your chair, your phone,…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Pronunciation #3 – Word Stress

I’ve been teaching a lot of pronunciation and I’m absolutely AMAZED at the fact of how vital word stress is.  Stressing, especially nouns and functions, can change the entire meaning of a sentence and how it’s being said. In addition to that, syllables in…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Pronunciation #2 – Syllables

Hello, all! Welcome back to yet another ESL podcast for my English language learners worldwide! Today’s episode and podcast is on syllables! Downloadable PDF is down below along with the podcast.   Syllables Each word has one, two, three, or more syllables.  Every syllable…