Tag: adjectives

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 36 – Speaking Skill – Giving Examples

In order to express your ideas clearly and convincingly, it is important to give examples. Many learners of English use the phrase “for example,” but research shows this expression is used too often. The expressions below are more frequently used in academic English. An…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 31 – Developing Vocabulary – Adjectives That Describe Products

Write the words in the box into the correct categories. Then discuss your choices with someone: appealing, innovative, contemporary, durable, multifunctional, fake, generic, mass-produced Positive Negative Neutral Task II – Write an example Write an example of each type of product that you own…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 2 – Pronunciation – Linking Verbs to Reduced Forms

Welcome back, everyone! Omg, it’s been a very long time, but here I am today bringing you a pronunciation exercise for the first time in over a month. I’ve done a couple of these on Instagram already, so let’s get this interactive exercise going….

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 73 – Developing Writing – A Formal Email of Complaint

Yes, I want to make sure I get all the specifics out of the way before heading into the upper-echelon levels that will be pretty difficult. The last develop writing podcast and blog scored big, so I decided to do another one. I’m first…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 53 – Vocabulary Skills – Suffixes -ful & -less

Welcome back to another ESL podcast! I’m back with some more vocabulary today, and of course, your favorite type of skill…. SUFFIXES! Two common suffixes you can add to words to make adjectives are -ful and -less. The suffix -ful means “full of” (fearful…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 34 – Grammar – Making Contrasts

Welcome back, everyone! Time to do some more contrasts! For those of you who didn’t tune into my IELTS writing a few weeks ago, I’m going over it again in general English form.  Less and fewer are comparatives.  They are the opposite of more. …

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 25 – Pronunciation – Root Forms, Two-Syllable Verbs

Welcome back to another pronunciation podcast, everyone! Grateful to bring you some good stuff today, as usual.  It’s a wonderful Monday morning and I’m hitting this off with some difficult stuff. So, we need to understand how to pronounce and stress the two-syllable noun-verb…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 22 – Grammar – Tag Questions

This is officially the first time I’ve gone over tag questions.  Although I don’t use them often, it’s still a useful technique to not only keep the conversation going, but to also get a response. Tag questions are added to the end of a…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEIC – Be Aware of Comparative & Superlative Forms

We’re back again with the Facebook live!  For those of you who have tuned in last weekend, here’s the podcast and video form of what I’ve talked about.  Also, I now have the transcription available, so for those of you who want rough shownotes…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3: Episode 17 – Pronunciation – Word Stress in Nouns, Verbs, & Numbers

Welcome back to another week and the first pronunciation exercise of November! Today is another activity in terms of repeating what I say. It’s time to learn about common stress patterns in words with more than one syllable. Here are some words that I…

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