Category: english

TOEFL iBT | Reading | 1 on 1 Coaching | Guide to Answering Questions

In this podcast, I discuss with a student from Afghanistan HOW to answer questions. The majority of students out there in the world are unsure how to answer — if they should take two sides or how long they should spend on the reading…

TOEFL iBT | Speaking Part 4 | Speaking Challenge

In this podcast/video, I’ll be breaking down (through transcription) what a speaking IV looks like, taking out the key details, and then formulating it.After that, I will play a two-minute recording for you guys to prepare, take notes, then send me voice messages either…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 123 | Discussion Point | Expanse – Cairo’s Overpopulation Problem

We have some wonderful discussion points and an audio about Cairo potentially getting a new capital. Here are some discussion questions and questions to discuss after listening to the podcast down below. Do you think building the new city will solve the problem of…

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 122 | PRONUNCIATION FOR SPEAKING | PROMINENCE IN QUESTIONS

Key words such as nouns and main verbs are usually stressed in English. In direct question with a question word, this question word is stressed, along with other key words. Yes / no questions tend to use rising intonation at the end to show…

TOEFL iTP | Listening | Part A | Finding the Main Idea of Q & A

Woohoo! We’re back with some TOEFL iTP listening! It’s been a very long time since I’ve done this, but now that I’ve figured stuff out on zoom and how to record audios without interruption, I wanted to give you guys a Main Idea and…

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 120 | gRAMMAR | INVERTED conDITIONALS: unREAL pAST reVIEW

We’re back with a special review of something that I had already recovered in the previous season. There’s no harm in reviewing! So, with that being said, more emphasis can be placed on the result of unreal past conditionals using the following inverted construction;…

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 119 | CRITICAL THINKING | STRENGTHENING AN ARGUMENT

To strengthen an argument, it is necessary to add support from alternative sources. These will typically be quotations from experts or research into the topic. Finding multiple sources of studies to support the same main argument further strengthens the argument. For example; Various studies…

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 118 | Vocabulary Development | Consequence phrases

Here’s a short blog/podcast on consequence phrases that could improve your writing and switch up the phrases you use. Match the causes (1-8) with their effects (a-h) As a consequence of their upbringing children with ____ Teenager behavior may be influence by ____ Poor…

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 117 | Reading/Listening | Is Your brain Ready Yet?

Welcome to another reading/listening! Today we’re going to be activating prior knowledge, and the task for you is to write down three stereotypes about teenagers and how they behave. Remember, STEREOTYPES. Share away! And in saying that, the rest of the questions are either…

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 126 | Discussion point | Terra-forming & Life On mars

Oh, the TOEFL readings in regards to life on Mars has been on my conscious, and it was another expanse that made me act this into a lesson, along with a video, questions, and an infographic to explain space travel. Fascinating topic for many…

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