Tag: english

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…

Arsenio’s ESL Café: Making Suggestions

Hello, all! For those of you who tune into my ESL podcast, this is going to be similar to what I’ve said on there, but my improvisation and scenarios will be totally different.  Here’s a rundown of what I’ve done before. Useful expressions to…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 14: Pronunciation – Word Stress & Intonation in Questions

Yes/no questions have rising intonation.  This means the voice rises on the last stressed syllable and then keeps on rising until the end of the sentence.  Sometimes, the last stressed syllable is the last word of the sentence.  Wh- questions have a rising-falling intonation. …

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 13 – Grammar – Present Perfect: Ever & Never

I remember doing this particular exercise with some students on an evening back in 2014.  For the first time, I looked lost while teaching.  They were asking me about auxiliary verbs and I had not a clue what they were.  After a few months,…

The Most Important Questions of Your Life

The most important questions that schools do not ask students.  I’ve done this before, and I’ve also replicated what Vishen Lakhiani did in one of his videos.  These questions are vastly important for a lot of people, but yet they go undiscovered because of…