Tag: brazil

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker – Actress/Tedx Speaker Ariane del Melo of Brazil

Had the wonderful pleasure of bringing on an amazing human being. International Guest Speakers are back in action! Tune in for some great stuff and the show notes are down below. Get in touch with Ariane del Melo, a TED Speaker. Links: Website: https://arianedemelo.com/?fbclid=IwAR1rRavbaHWMZyf_Kp6QKp1069QnDFgmkbg5ADQRHWR-AiQPv2r_NSthiHk…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: IELTS Speaking Part I – Television

Where do you usually watch TV programmes/shows? Why or why not? What’s your favorite TV programme/show? Why? Are there any programmes/shows you don’t like watching? Why/why not? Do you think you will watch more TV or fewer TV programmes/shows in the future? Why/why not?…

How to Become a Good Conversationalist: Part III – The Brazilian Model

So, this is an episode on how to increase your conversation capabilities.  Most of you don’t know how to converse, initiate, or to just be someone’s friend.  I’ve become a master at it, and this is how I’m going to show you how you…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEIC – Reading – Finding the Answers

Hello, everyone! If this is your second time tuning in, this was part of the TOEIC live coaching I did last weekend. However, because Facebook live stinks, I’m not able to show you exactly how I found the answers, and more just talking.  However,…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 3 – Discussion Questions/Critical Thinking

As promised, I wanted to implement some more developing thinking for my ESL learners around the globe (and for my native English speakers who aren’t asked these questions at school). Nourishment is the topic today.  It means the things that we need to stay…

TOEFL: Main Clause Structure; Partial & Complete Main Clauses

If a sentence has a subject, it must have a verb unless it’s a double-comparison structure. If a sentence consists of a main clause and subordinate clause, each should have a subject and a verb. The clause word is placed at or very near…

TOEIC: Transition Words

There are my absolute FAVORITE! I remember back in my college days my professor said to me, “if you can put transition words in your essay, I’ll give you A’s.  It needs flow.”  So, I did.  The result = A’s! These transition words, just…

TOEIC: Grammar: Prepositions

Prepositions link their objects to the other structures within the sentence.  They’re used to show placement, time, direction, cause, and location. At is used with a specific time of day. We will meet at 2:00pm. On is used with a specific day or date. I…

TOEIC Grammar – Comparatives & Superlatives

 Comparatives and Superlatives Adjective Comparative Superlative one-syllable hard -er harder -est hardest two-syllable ending in –y early -er earlier -est earliest other two-syllable and long tiring intelligent more more tiring more intelligent most most tiring most intelligent some two-syllable quiet clever simple more or…

TOEIC Grammar: Conditionals (For My Students Around The World)

Conditionals   Type 0 General truth If-clause (hypothesis) Main clause (result) Use If + present simple Present simple If the temperature falls below 0 C, water turns into ice. Type 1 Real present If + present simple, present perfect or can future/ imperative can/may/might/must/should/…