Category: education

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 27 – Possessive ‘s

Possessives were so confusing for me in the beginning, but it’s the same concept pertaining to possessive adjectives.  Here’s a breakdown of how they work. A. Mandy’s grandparents are Frank and Martha. So Mandy’s possession is her grandparents; therefore, you’ll need to put an…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 26 – Have/Has Got

Because British English is very different from American English, I’m going to have to break it down as much as I can while sitting in this cafe, watching a vicious storm approach me. Normally in America we say, “do you have a pencil?” However,…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 25 – Vocabulary – Places In A Neighborhood (Great For Traveling)

Useful vocabulary while traveling is essential.  If I had ever gone to South America, I would be sure to brush up on my Spanish.  Off the top of my head, I remember “Super Mercado” which means Super Market.  Pretty easy, right? However, in English….AUS/GB…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 23 – Grammar – Prepositions of Time: In, At, On

It’s time to learn about prepositions in, at, and on in time expressions.  Yes, it’s a little basic, but you will be surprised how many problems people encounter using these basic expressions. So, this is how you can break it down. Preposition: In In: months, years, seasons, part…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 22 – Speaking Skill – Reacting Appropriately

When we talk with others, it’s important to react to what the other person says.  This shows you are listening and are interested in what the other person has to say.  It can also encourage the other person to say more by adding follow…

TOEIC Listening: Part II – Question & Response

Hello, everyone! My TOEIC students, who have been tuning in all around the world, are probably excited about this listening portion.  As promised (even if it was a long time ago), I’ve brought to you question & response.  I think I recall doing this…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 21 – Collocating With Do, Play, & Go

Welcome back, my students of the world!  Let’s go over some collocations, which are basically two or more words that naturally go together. You can make notes of these as you learn new words.  Study the types of words that follow go, play, and…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 18 – Pronunciation Skill – Sentence Stress

We can divide words into two types.  Content words carry more meaning. We say them with more stress.  Function words carry less meaning.  Example: He doesn’t like to eat spicy or oily food in the morning. Content words (stressed) question words: what, where nouns:…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest – Anna Nguyen of Hanoi!

I use the term “Saigon” because most Vietnamese refer to that name instead of the other.  With that being said, this is my second ESL podcast chat with another person! I’m very excited because I want to go over pronunciation with her because it’s…

TOEIC: Reading – Auction + Announcement (In PDF)

I see a lot of students have been commenting in terms of how they can find the answers quickly. Because this is TOEIC, a much different test compared to IELTS, you don’t have to skim. Skimming is using a pacer and going sentence by…