Category: education

TOEIC: Grammar – Word Families (Know This & You Can Dominate The Grammar Section)

If you understand word families, you’re going to understand the TOEIC test in it’s entirety.  Words can be related in noun, verb, adjective, and adverb forms. Noun Suffixes: -ance, -ancy, -ence, -ation, -dom, -ism, -ment, -ness, -ship, -or, -ion We have profited from his…

TOEIC: Incomplete Sentences #8

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to yet another episode of Arsenio’s TOEIC-TOEFL-IELTS and I’m bringing to you today another incomplete sentences exercise.  This one is number 8.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, Facebook page and other forms of social media for updates….

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Pronunciation #1 – Plural Endings

For the PDF, please scroll down to the bottom of the page, print, and follow the page with me on the podcast so you can practice enunciating. FB: Arsenio’s TOEIC-TOEFL-IELTS Add s to most nouns. Add es to nouns ending in s, sh, ss,…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast – Officially Launched!

I am beyond ecstatic to finally kick off my first ever ESL Podcast.  I’ve done a couple things before, and make YouTube videos in terms of test prep courses, but I have not launched an ESL Podcast until today.  It’s a special moment because…

TOEIC: Grammar – Verb Tenses Breakdown + PDF

Present Simple: walk, do, speak, come, eat, jump, catch Past Simple: walked, did, spoke, came, ate, jump, caught Past Participle: walked, done, spoken, come, eaten, jumped, caught Present Continuous: walking, doing, speaking, coming, eating, jumping, catching These tenses are pretty basic in general, but the TOEIC…

TOEIC: Text Completion #3

Dear Arsenio,   It was great to finally meet you in person on Tuesday.  I hope you enjoyed the wonderful lunch.  The food was amazing, wasn’t it? I’m excited about our company’s new _________________ campaign.  I think we will be able to sell lots…

Travel Blog/Ramble of Positivity: Episode 2 – Transition Is Here (3.5 Years & Gone)!

I have to take a look back on some of the greatest times of my life.  3.5 years and this chapter has ended for all the right reasons.  There weren’t necessarily outer forces holding me back, and of course, I’ve gone on rants about…

IELTS Writing: Run-Ons & Comma Splices (Quick Read & Video)

Learning about different types of sentence fragments, especially for IELTS, is extremely important.  I will go over incomplete sentences and other variations soon, but I want to help you on avoiding run-on and comma splices, two mistakes that occur in the writing task II….

TOEIC: Conditionals II

I wanted to do another rundown of conditionals so you all have a more thorough understanding. If you understand conditionals, not only will it improve your score by about 5-10 questions on Part 5, but also improve your writing – enabling you to use…

TOEIC: Causative Verbs

Causative verbs show that someone or something made a certain action happen.  The most common causative verbs are get, make, and have.  Verbs like order, cause, force, and want can also be causative verbs.  They are followed by noun clauses. If the direct object of…