Tag: education

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 56 – Pronunciation – Held ‘T’

After having a profound insight with one of my students this evening, I decided to do this week’s pronunciation lesson on the lesson I had with him.  I think it’s remarkable how amazing North American English is.  First, let’s break down the silent ‘T.’…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEIC – Grammar & Vocabulary Tip Part II

YES! We are back and doing better than ever, breaking down some more basics for you guys.  As time goes on, I will make this a lot more difficult, but this is “TOEIC FOR BEGINNERS” at this point.  Let’s dive into it! Present Continuous…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – IELTS – Writing Task II – Free-writing a Task

Welcome back, everyone! Let’s check out this Writing Task II I have. To some people, studying the past is the best way to help young people function well in the modern world.  To what extent do you agree or disagree? What other measures could…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 53 – Pronunciation Skill – Consonant Sounds

Consonant sounds can be very confusing.  Sometimes the ‘G’ sounds like ‘J,’ So, let’s go over some of these symbols, key words, and a few other things so you guys have more of an understanding. Grow – /g/ as in go      General – /jen/…

Arsenio’s ESL Task: Reported Situations

Write what the people actually said in each situation.    The lady asked the man if he was walking to the store at the moment. He said that he wasn’t but that he was going to walk there soon. Woman: Are you walking to…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 51 – Grammar – Reported Speech – Questions

I’ve already gone over reported speech statements, but now it’s time to dive into the questions to see if you understand both sides. Reported Speech Questions Look at these questions and statements.  Which are direction questions and which are reported questions. He asked her…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – IELTS – Money Talks

Hello, everyone! I’m going to make this podcast as interactive as possible. I’ll provide a YouTube video, along with a lot of writing in terms of money.  This question could arise during your examination, so it’s always great to be prepared! Topic Talk Money…

The Failure of Credentials (part 2/2)

Arsenio Foreword: Jiun went through the same thing I went through.  While I was sitting outside one morning after USA’s basketball team got ripped apart by the greeks in the FIBA World Championships in 2006, I was talking to a friend (at the time)…

The Failure of Credentials (part 1/2)

Last year, my friend bought me a book that captured my attention about Malaysian youth unemployment that was higher than our Southeast Asian neighbours. Here the question popped up, ‘why Malaysian millennials like me can’t secure employment with a better pay cheque and move…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 49 – Vocabulary – Phrasal Verbs (Reading & Writing)

Some more phrasal verbs for my students out there! I’ve had a request from one of my ex-students to do more of these, so here I am — doing more of them!   Read these sentences.  Can you guess the meaning of the phrasal…