Arsenio’s ESL Pronunciation Course: Introduction to Phase III!

Grateful! The third course will be launched within a week, and for all my YouTube family, if you’re interested in 2 hours of exclusive content and a follow-up of the previous two courses, let’s get into it! When I launch the course (or when it’s launched) I’ll be back to tell you guys where you can find the link. In the meantime, check out the content of my other two courses down below.

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Pronunciation Course Part III!

Course Content

You will learn:

  • Common stress patterns in words with more than one syllable.
  • How to make a syllable sound stressed in English.
  • Where to stress words with common suffixes.
  • The pronunciation of longer, multisyllable words, especially academic, scientific, and technical terms.
  • More about vowel sounds in stressed and unstressed syllables.
  • Basic rhythm patterns in phrases and sentences.
  • The kinds of words that are generally stressed.
  • The kinds of words that are generally stressed.

Learning outcomes:

  • Word stress in compound nouns.
  • Word stress in numbers.
  • Word stress in two-syllable verbs.
  • Word stress in two-syllable noun-verb pairs.
  • Word stress in Two-Word verbs.
  • Stress in abbreviations.
  • Know how to enunciate suffixes beginning with –i.
  • Suffixes –graphy and –logy
  • French suffixes
  • Initial stressed words in sentences.
  • Unstressed words in sentences.
  • Reducing structure words.

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TOEFL iTP | 1 on 1 Coaching | Listening Part C | The Pony Express

Welcome to another 1 on 1 coaching segment, teaching my Thai student here in Thailand. In this podcast you will hear a listening with the Pony Express (from one of the TOEFL iTP tests). In this recording, there will be five questions you will have to answer. However, in the iTP test you will be completely oblivious to the question until the recording is over, so it is absolutely essential to make segments within your mind and separate information as it is played: first mention, last mention, connecting dates, months, critical information, and proper nouns. Hear how we do it in the podcast.

  • Communications
  • Mining
  • Journalism
  • Nebraska

  • Nebraska
  • California
  • Utah
  • Missouri

  • 5
  • 10
  • 50
  • 200

  • Useless
  • Dangerous
  • Boring
  • High-paying

  • The invention of the telephone.
  • The beginning of the Civil war.
  • The expansion of the railroad system.
  • The completion of the transcontinental telegraph.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 81 | Discussion Point | Global Spread of Companies/Preserving Culture

As you guys may know, Estonia has banned Starbucks from setting up shop in the country. Explanation? Preserve the cafés and culture of the country. Smart move. Vientiane, Laos, circa 2018, didn’t have any fast-food chains or name-brand coffee shops within their capital. Smart? Yes.

Globalization is happening and companies are expanding at a rapid rate. However, I realized the likes of Vietnamese and Lao people being far more friendly without global expansion versus Thailand that has seen a significant amount of international chain restaurants come running to invest — destroying the food culture, but also making other country’s food even BETTER. So, this is what this podcast is about!

Questions.

  1. Do you eat at international chain restaurants? Why?
  2. What makes a company successful globally?
  3. What happens to local competition when a successful outsider moves in?
  4. What will happen with this trend in the next 20 years?
  5. Which is a better description of this development: spreading or invad

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Spartan Races Galore in Thailand — 2020!

I’m sitting in front of an executive at one of the biggest banks in Thailand and abruptly he says, “registration opens tomorrow!” It was a random comment at the time since we had been discussing the ever-so-annoying-coronavirus, but I shifted my attention to him and said: “huh?”

He said, “Spartan Race Thailand!”

I was in disbelief. I was in awe. I didn’t know what to say. Should I ask him where? How? When? What? Who said? What’s happening? I told him, “get the hell outa here! Show me!” He quickly went to his phone and there it was, three spectacularly magnificent dates of the race here in Thailand this year.

After going on a one year hiatus after the Spartan Trifecta in Hua Hin, people rambled about it having poor reviews, complaints, etc. I thought it was perfectly placed, but the mountains and going through 13km of hills was a daunting task for my joints.

2019 it was crickets. I had already opted out of races for the subsequent year because that 2018 ripped the soul out of me. I just felt, “man, f*** that! That was just soul-crushing. I damn near died!” Not only me, but another massive trainer (bodybuilder) by the name of Vishal, who works at the lab, was found by me….crouching over, eyes red beyond comprehension and gasping for life during the bucket carry towards the end of the Spartan Beast. However, that was a resurgence and gave me a ton of energy to finish because I said, “wow, I’m not in this condition and have about 25% of the muscle!”

I finished, stopped doing Spartan Races, then flirted with the potential of doing one in Vietnam this year (as a matter of fact, tomorrow).

I said, “man, I just don’t have it in me. I just don’t wanna do it. What are you trying to prove, Arsenio?”

Until I saw dates at Chiang Mai (not interested), but the ultra-gorgeous Krabi (beach camp) and a forest camp in GORGEOUS Songkhla!

I HAD TO!

Rich Dad Poor Dad | S5 – E29 | Lesson V | Continuation of Investing

$40,000 is created in the asset column. Money is invented without being taxed. At 10 percent interest, $4,000 a year in cash flow is added to income. – Robert Kiyosaki

During this depressed market, Kim and I were able to do six of these simple transactions in our spare time. While the bulk of our money was in larger properties and the stock market, we were able to create more than $190,000 in assets (notes at 10 percent interest) in those six “buy, create, and sell” transactions. That comes to approximately $19,000
a year income, much of it sheltered through our private corporation. Much of that $19,000 a year goes to pay for our company cars, gas, trips, insurance, dinners with clients, and other things. By the time the government gets a chance to tax that income, it’s been spent on legally allowed pre-tax expenses.

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During this depressed market, Kim and I were able to do six of these simple transactions in our spare time. While the bulk of our money was in larger properties and the stock market, we were able to create more than $190,000 in assets (notes at 10 percent interest) in those six “buy, create, and sell” transactions. That comes to approximately $19,000 a year income, much of it sheltered through our private corporation. Much of that $19,000 a year goes to pay for our company cars, gas, trips, insurance, dinners with clients, and other things. By the time the government gets a chance to tax that income, it’s been spent on legally allowed pre-tax expenses.

This was a simple example of how money is invented, created, and protected using financial intelligence.

Ask yourself: How long would it take to save $190,000? Would the bank pay you 10 percent interest on your money? And the promissory note is good for 30 years. I hope they never pay me the $190,000. I have to pay a tax if they pay me the principal, and besides, $19,000 paid over 30 years is a little over $500,000 in income.

I have people ask what happens if the person doesn’t pay. That does happen, and it’s good news. That $60,000 home could be taken back and re-sold for $70,000, and another $2,500 collected as a loan-processing fee. It would still be a zero-down transaction in the mind of the new buyer. And the process would go on.

The first time I sold the house, I paid back the $2,000, so technically, I have no money in the transaction. My return on investment (ROI) is infinity. It’s an example of no money making a lot of money.

In the second transaction, when re-sold, I would have put $2,000 in my pocket and re-extended the loan to 30 years. What would my ROI be if I got paid money to make money? I do not know, but it sure beats saving $100 a month, which actually starts out as $150 because it’s after- tax income for 40 years earning low interest. And again, you’re taxed on the interest. That is not too intelligent. It may be safe, but it’s not smart.

A few years later, as the Phoenix real estate market strengthened, those houses we sold for $60,000 became worth $110,000. Foreclosure opportunities were still available, but became rare. It cost a valuable asset, my time, to go out looking for them. Thousands of buyers were looking for the few available deals. The market had changed. It was time to move on and look for other opportunities to put in the asset column.

“You can’t do that here.” “That is against the law.” “You’re lying.”
I hear those comments much more often than “Can you show me how to do that?” The math is simple. You do not need algebra or calculus. And the escrow company handles the legal transaction and the servicing of the payments. I have no roofs to fix or toilets to unplug because the owners do that. It’s their house. Occasionally someone does not pay. And that is wonderful because there are late fees, or they move out and the property is sold again.

Rich Dad Poor Dad | S5 – E28 | Lesson V | The Story of The Economy in Phoenix Circa 1990

That is why I invest in my financial intelligence, developing the most powerful asset I have. I want to be with people moving boldly forward. I do not want to be with those left behind.

I will give you a simple example of creating money. In the early 1990s, the economy of Phoenix, Arizona, was horrible. I was watching a TV show when a financial planner came on and began forecasting doom and gloom. His advice was to save money. “Put $100 away every month,” he said. “In 40 years you will be a multimillionaire.”

Well, putting money away every month is a sound idea. It is one option—the option most people subscribe to. The problem is this: It blinds the person to what is really going on. It causes them to miss major opportunities for much more significant growth of their money. The world is passing them by.

As I said, the economy was terrible at that time. For investors, this is the perfect market condition. A chunk of my money was
in the stock market and in apartment houses. I was short of cash. Because people were giving properties away, I was buying. I was not saving money. I was investing. Kim and I had more than a million dollars in cash working in a market that was rising fast. It was the best opportunity to invest. The economy was terrible. I just could not pass up these small deals.

Houses that were once $100,000 were now $75,000. But instead of shopping with local real estate agents, I began shopping at the bankruptcy attorney’s office, or the courthouse steps. In these shopping places, a $75,000 house could sometimes be bought for $20,000 or less. For $2,000, which was loaned to me from a friend for 90 days for $200, I gave an attorney a cashier’s check as a down payment. While the acquisition was being processed, I ran an ad advertising a $75,000 house for only $60,000 and no money down.

The phone rang hard and heavy. Prospective buyers were screened and once the property was legally mine, all the prospective buyers were allowed to look at the house. It was a feeding frenzy. The house sold in a few minutes. I asked for a $2,500 processing fee, which they gladly handed over, and the escrow and title company took over from there. I returned the $2,000 to my friend with an additional $200. He was happy, the home buyer was happy, the attorney was happy, and I was happy. I had sold a house for $60,000 that cost me $20,000. The $40,000 was created from money in my asset column in the form of a promissory note from the buyer. Total working time: five hours.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 80 | Pronunciation for Speaking | Emphasis for Hedging

When hedging, emphasis can be used to imply agreement or disagreement — this is what I’ll be discussing in today’s podcast.

Implied agreement

Emphasis can be placed on the adverb or can.

It is certainly true that ……

Despite some criticism, it can be concluded that….

Implied disagreement

Emphasis can be nplaced on be or could and go on the word signaling disagreement.

While it could be said that is the case, most people…

It is possibly true, however….

We could say that was the case, if it didn’t….

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 79 | Speaking Skill | Obtaining Consensus

In a discussion, it is important to establish when the group reaches agreement.

So, have we agree that…

We all seem to be of the same opinion.

Different approaches can be taken to get everyone’s view. These can be more or less structures.

Should we take a vote on that?

What does everyone thing?

Group members need that opportunity to disagree and to express alternative views.

I’m not sure I agree with that. The way I see it is that…

I understand what is being said. However, …..

If consensus cannot be reached, it is often a good idea to move the discussion on and return to the point later.

In the interest of time, let’s move on.

We can return to this point later.

Task: Listen to three extracts from the speaking model. Identify speaker’s purpose and make a note of the phrases used.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 78 | Grammar | Heading with be, can, could

When speaking in an academic context, it is common to avoid making strong statements. This enables the speaker to discuss different ideas without committing to any particular theory.

Heading with Be

When hedging with be, use adverbs to show the degree of certainty of the statement.

certainly/definitely clearly/probably possibly perhaps

Compare:

It is clearly true that….

It is probably

It is perhaps

Heading with can/could

It can be said that

It could be argued that

“It” is often used as the subject in hedging sentences, referring to the later clause. The passive voice is also often used. Both these factors make the sentence seem more objective.

It could be said that group work is the most popular way to work.

Addtional Task

Rewrite these sentences using hedging language.

  1. It is better to collaborate with others.
  2. Overall, having too many managers is a risk.
  3. This positive view of mavericks is not generally applicable.
  4. What we learn from them isn’t applicable to most situations.
  5. Participation in teams can lead to intragroup conflict.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad | S5 – E27 | Lesson V | The CASHFLOW GAME

Just like a board game, the world is always providing us with instant feedback. We could learn a lot if we tuned in more. One day not long ago, I complained to my wife that the cleaners must have shrunk my pants. My wife gently smiled and poked me in the stomach to inform me that the pants had not shrunk. Something else had expanded—me!

The CASHFLOW game was designed to give every player personal feedback. Its purpose is to give you options. If you draw the boat card and it puts you into debt, the question is: “Now what can you do? How many different financial options can you come up with?” That is the purpose of the game: to teach players to think and create new and various financial options. Thousands of people throughout the world have played this game. The players who get out of the Rat Race the quickest are the people who understand numbers and have creative financial minds. They recognize different financial options. Rich people are often creative and take calculated risks. People who take the longest are people who are not familiar with numbers and often do not understand the power of investing.

What did you learn about your true behavior from playing the game

Some people playing CASHFLOW gain lots of money in the game, but they don’t know what to do with it. Even though they have money, everyone else seems to be getting ahead of them. And that is true in real life. There are a lot of people who have a lot of money and do not
get ahead financially.

I have watched people playing CASHFLOW complain that the right opportunity cards are not coming their way. So they sit there. I know people who do that in real life. They wait for the right opportunity.

I have watched people get the right opportunity card and then not have enough money. Then they complain that they would have gotten out of the Rat Race if they had had more money. So they sit there. I know people in real life who do that also. They see all the great deals, but they have no money.

And I have seen people pull a great opportunity card, read it out loud, and have no idea that it is a great opportunity. They have the money, the time is right, they have the card, but they can’t see the opportunity staring them in the face. They fail to see how it fits into their financial plan for escaping the Rat Race. And I know more people like that than all the others combined. Most people have an opportunity of a lifetime flash right in front of them, and they fail to see it. A year later, they find out about it, after everyone else got rich.

Financial intelligence is simply having more options. If the opportunities aren’t coming your way, what else can you do to improve your financial position? If an opportunity lands in your lap and you have no money and the bank won’t talk to you, what else can you do to get the opportunity to work in your favor? If your hunch is wrong, and what you’ve been counting on doesn’t happen, how can you turn a lemon into millions? That is financial intelligence. It is not so much what happens, but how many different financial solutions you can think of to turn a lemon into millions. It is how creative you are in solving financial problems.

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