Tag: easyenglish

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Nathan on IELTS Writing Tasks, Mistakes, Solutions

This is the beginning of a new series! I love bringing teachers, consultants and students on to do live coaching, or teachers who can give tips about test preparation courses or anything English in general. Today we’re talking about IELTS and Nathan, who’s living…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEFL Idioms Part V

Welcome back, everyone! I’m bringing to you today another special — TOEFL IDIOMS! I haven’t done this in some time, but here’s the next round! Cut corners To do something badly or to savesome time The architect cut corners on the bridge’s construction, which…

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: Additional Relative Clauses Exercise

Hello, everyone! As promised, here’s the second installment of the podcast/blog I did WAYYYY earlier today. I wanted to go more in-depth with clauses because I know a few of you may have not understood. Extreme ironing is an unusual sport which was invented…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 48 – Grammar – Have something done

Welcome back to another ESL podcast, people! I’m bringing you something even more interested since we’re getting into the more difficult stages. Subject + have or get + object + past participle (by + agent) I get my eyes tested once a year. (present…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEIC – Part III (Listening) Mini-Test

Welcome back to some live coaching, everyone! I’m Arsenio, as always, and I’m bringing to you today another mini-test — this time from Part III. Now practice what you have learnt at the actual test speed 1.      What does the man want the woman…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 47 – Pronunciation: Rhythm

Welcome back, everyone! We’re entering a more difficult phase of pronunciation, and I’m happy to bring to you today the basis of rhythm in phrases and sentences. Basic rhythm patterns in phrases and sentences. The kinds of words that are generally stressed. The kinds…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 41 – Vocabulary – Homophones

Hello, everyone! I’m now bringing to you some intermediate homophones! Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings. For example, compliment and complement. You can usually determine which word is being used by its context. Flying Singapore Airlines must complement the…

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 33 – Pronunciation – Suffixes with I

Welcome back, everyone! Here are some suffixed with -i. It’s been a while since uploading, but i took three days off to see what was and wasn’t working. So, here I am again Here are some suffixes beginning with -i ion, -tion, sion location…