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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 113 – Developing Vocabulary – Words with More than One Meaning (II)

Here we go! Discussing the different meanings in words! 1a – It became clear to them that the cord had snapped. 1b. The sky was clear that day — not a cloud to be seen. 2a. The weather was fair, though it had rained…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 107 – Pronunciation Skill – Weak Form of As

Super happy to bring pronunciation back to you guys. In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how enunciating the word “as” is often “weak” and sounds like it’s just a schwa. It can be difficult to hear the difference, but it is important…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 33 – Pronunciation – Weak Form of That

In relative clauses, the pronunciation of the word that is often “weak” and sound like /dat/. It can be difficult to hear this difference, but it important to listen for it. What’s that? (strong form) It’s an invention that really change the way we…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 32 – American & British Collocations with Have

This has always been one of my favorites! Many collocations use have in British English but take different verbs in American English. Also, some are expressed simply as verbs in american English. British Have a look/guess/shower Have a think/laugh/word American Take a look/guess/shower Think…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 12 – Developing Vocabulary – Word Formations/Noun Suffixes

More suffixes! They never get old, do they? Let’s get into this! I want you guys to decide what type of noun each of these words is and then put the suffixes in the correct column. Words: accuracy, actor, coincidence, happiness, interaction, movement, participant,…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 74 – Grammar – Future Activities In The Past

Three more podcasts on the intermediate level are left! Then we’ll be getting into the upper intermediate! SO excited about finishing off this season. With that being said, we need to dive into the good stuff. Form I was going to speak to her,…

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 71 – Grammar – The Passive with Say, Know, Believe, Thought

Here’s another tough episode on how the passive works with these stative verbs. Again, I’ve gone over state verbs in the last two podcasts, so let’s hope you have an understanding of them already. It + be + past participle (of believe, claim, expect,…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker – Denis Murphy of Ireland on Language Hacking

Boy, this was a brilliant podcast about language hacking. I’m truly grateful to have connected with Denis, who reveals some awesome language hacking/learning techniques. I hope all of you listen to the podcast down below! International Guest Speaker Dennis Murphy A Language Hacker Things…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 69 – Vocabulary – Collocations with Take

Welcome back, people! We’re just a few episodes away from debuting the new season! Super excited about taking this up a notch and introducing an array of new things. Here we go! Many words and phrases can be paired with take. take a bath…

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