Category: english

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 130 | Reading | Nature vs. Nurture

Welcome back to another podcast/reading for you guys. We’re talking nature vs. nurture today, but before we do, thinking about how the attitude of bringing up children might have changed in your country over the last 20 years.

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 129 | Vocabulary | Defining Factors – Collocations

We’re back with some collocations! It’s been a LONG TIME since I’ve done a collocations podcast, so here we are!

Pronunciation Phase III at discounted rate!

Welcome, everyone! For those of you who have been following and are learning ESL pronunciation, today is the day after my birthday and I’m in the season of GIVING. For the next five days, you’ll be able to sign up for my pronunciation course…

TOEFL iBT | Speaking Part 2 | 1 on 1 Coaching | Grading a Speaking Test #1

Woohoo! Finally someone took it upon themself to submit a recording!  I’m so happy that you guys are utilizing the tools I’m finally giving you, and with that being said, welcome to the first grading of the TOEFL iBT speaking test.  In this podcast,…

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 127 | Listening | Listening & Space Travel

Welcome to another close listening! First, brainstorm what you know about the two following topics: developing space travel, finding new planets. Even over the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen a number of topics come up on websites explaining that Earth has found more…

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 128 | Close LISTENING | Identifying Patterns in Lectures

Academic lectures often contain facts and statistical data that can be included in descriptions of patterns, as well as of trends and static numbers. A pattern is series of repeated events or actions that describe things how things really are. A trend is a…

TOEFL ITP | LISTENING PART B | Haircut

We’re back! So, because I’ve realized some of the TOEFL iTP segments have hit 500 plays (and big shout out to the country of Mexico because you make the majority of plays), I decided to go the coaching route (without the student) and help…

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 125 | Study Skills | EMOTIVE LANGUAGE & PERSUADER WORDS

Certain words can be very persuasive and can trigger a position of trust in the reader. Which words they are will vary from subject to subject. For example, for some people the word ‘experiment’ summons up notions of scientific accuracy and reliability. However, the…

IELTS Writing | Part I | Maps | Describing Changes

Welcome back to another IELTS blog on writing maps! About 1 year ago, I was sitting in a cafe at a BTS line here in Bangkok, Thailand and I promised that I would begin doing IELTS writing. However, I failed…but I’m back a year…

IELTS | Developing Pronunciation | Word Linking with Vowels/Consonants

Welcome back to a another IELTS blog/podcast, everyone! The YouTube link will be available down below if you want to see the book, and make sure you email me for the book itself. In saying that, I will be discussing down below how to…

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