Tag: english

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 21 – Pronunciation: Countries

I’ve done this exercise so many times and my students find it enjoyable.  I never used to teach pronunciation out of British English books, just because they stress different words compared to Americans, so I’m especially grateful that google and dictionary.com provides me with…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 20 – Present Perfect With For & Since

The second installment of what’s going to be three episodes on the present perfect tense — an often wildly confusing concept that most non-nes students (and even NES students) fail to understand. Let’s take a look at some sentences. I’ve had a bad cold…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 19 – Voiceless & Voiced Sounds

Knowing the difference between voiceless and voiced sounds could be vital, depending on what situation it’s in.  Knowing whether they’re voiced in the beginning and end, too, is important. Making a clear distinction between voiceless and voiced sounds is a major part of being…

IELTS’ Examiners Frequently Asked Speaking Part 1 Questions

Welcome back to another IELTS session, my ESL learners from around the globe!  Today I’m bringing you the most frequently asked questions that IELTS examiners normally ask students.  Again, this could be different based on the countries, but here in Thailand, here are your…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 18 – Pronunciation Skill – The Schwa!

While teaching yesterday, I stumbled across one of the most interesting things EVER.  The schwa and the importance of it! I first came across this while teaching a doctor a few months ago, and of course, three months later, I found another interesting feature…

Arsenio’s ESL Task: Identifying Speaking Needs and Goals

So, I came across this exercise and wanted to put it into perspective and on display for you guys to identify WHY you need to learn English.  Here are some categories down below, and I also want you to check mark the three most…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 17 – Vocabulary – Television

I’ve gone over some useful vocabulary in terms of talking about television (it’s possible that you could be asked a question in regards to watching television on your IELTS examination), and I’ve come across some very useful vocabulary and adjectives that relate to television…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 16 – Speaking Skill – Shopping

Shopping, especially in NES countries, could be easy (but most people make it difficult).  Know your simple phrases, have good ethics, and always put whatever you pick up back.  Very very important. So, with that being said, let’s go over some useful expressions that…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker – Mashye of Indonesia!

Hello, everyone! After so many weeks of a bouncy schedule, I’ve finally brought on one of my charismatic friends from Indonesia who has a SoundCloud and sings quite a bit! I’m not only so proud and inspired by her, but she’s able to match…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 15: Developing Vocabulary – Compound Nouns (Health + Medicine)

Hello, all! I want to show you guys the basic of compound nouns that are connected with health and medicine. First and foremost, we make compound nouns by joining two nouns or an adjective and a noun. Here are some examples…. Painkiller Heart attack…