Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 – Episode 2 – Discussion Points – Gatherings & Communities

We’re here with some discussion points! How interesting is this podcast going to be? Well, you know me. You can also use the questions down below as free-writing activities. Tune into the podcast and look at the ultimate facts.

How humans have gathered together

12,000 years ago – 5-8 million people lived in small groups spread out around the world.

200 years ago — 3% of the world’s population lived in cities.

Today – There are 28 mega-cities (cities with more than ten million people)
More than half the world’s population lives in urban communities.
There are 17 virtual communities of 100 million or more active users.
  1. What benefits do individuals get from being with others?
  2. What are the disadvantages of being in a community?
  3. What causes communities to form?
  4. What will happen to physical communities in the future?
  5. Is community a positive or negative word? Why?

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 Introduction (Advanced Level)

WOW! 1.5 five years and 4 seasons later, I’ve reached the biggest level of them all: advanced. I first began at the elementary level before going into pre-intermediate, small segment of intermediate, and then upper-intermediate. Now we’re here at the most difficult season of them all. Here’s what you’ll be hearing throughout these podcasts.

Grammar: Concessive clauses, contrastive structures, inverted conditionals, transitive & intransitive verbs, infinitive phrases, parallel structures, nominal clauses, participle clauses, verb patterns.

Writing: anaphoric & cataphoric referencing, delinquent behavior in teenagers, practice paraphrasing, essay topics: fight against overpopulation, business reports, commenting on sources, reference lists, argumentative essays, direct quotations for your writing, impacts of social media.

Speaking: review and improve your use of phrases to keep a discussion going, learn to deal with issues resulting from group work, practice referring to other speakers during presentations and discussions, persuasive arguments,

Other skills: vocabulary, reading, life skills, guest speakers, etc.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 134 (Season Finale) – Pronunciation – Linking Same Consonant Sounds

Here’s is the ultimate finale! It’s been an unbelievable season and I’m so grateful for all of you who have stayed with me on this journey. Let’s top this season 4 off with a BANG.

When we link one word with the next, sounds shift, change, and/or get dropped. As a result, phrases like them all/the mall, light green/like green, and let her/letter sound almost the same.

  • Class schedule
  • We’ll schedule
  • Take control

What happens when you like a final consonant sound to a beginning vowel sound.

  • Beautiful eyes
  • Clean up
  • Job offer
  • Bad day
  • Business school
  • Check it out
  • Class schedule
  • Come back
  • Log on
  • Look good
  • Need time
  • Pick it up
  • Speak clearly
  • Think it over
  • web based

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 132 – Study Skills – Effective Note-Taking

How do you usually make notes on audio programs you listen to? Videos on YouTube? Or even in classrooms? Do you review your notes after the lesson? If so, how do you do it? If not, why not?

Note-Taking Skills

Note-taking skills are essential, but not everyone knows how to do it. It’s not simply a case of writing down everything the teacher says. Good note-taking requires students to evaluate, organize and summarize information and is a key life skill for students to learn. Students who take notes are seven times more likely to remember information one week after a lesson than those who simply listen. There are different ways to record information, and it’s best to find the system that suits your learning style, but here are some suggestions to help.

Before the lesson

– Start by reviewing the notes from the previous lesson and look at the major ideas or specific facts that you were taught. Think of questions you would like to ask the teacher. This will help refresh your memory and get you ready for the lesson to come.

– Start a new page, and write the date.

– Organize your page in a way that suits you best. One way to do this is to draw a line down the center of the page, leaving about two thirds of the width to the right, and a third to the left. The right-hand section is where you will write your notes during the lesson, and the left-hand side is for reviewing and organizing later.

During the Lesson

– Don’t try to write down everything the teacher says. The average student writes only 1/3 of a word per second, while the average teacher says 2-3 words. Keep your notes brief. Write an outline of the key concepts, with supporting facts and examples using short phrases or sentences only.

– Develop your own system of abbreviations, such as w/for ‘with’ or use mathematical symbols, e.g. <, =, Aim to be consistent with these so that you recognize them easily when you re-read your notes.

– Listen for clues from the teacher about how to organize your notes. Often a lesson will begin with a summary of the points that will be covered. Then the teacher will use phrases to signal what’s important, e.g. ‘There are two points of view…, “The third reason is….’The lesson may then also end with a summary of what has been said.

– Organize the main point son the page in a way that suits you best, for example using bullet points, or a mind map.

After the Lesson

– As soon as the lesson finishes, take a moment to look over your notes. Use this time to highlight in color, or underline key concepts, or to write questions if anything isn’t clear.

– Within 24 hours, look at your notes again to help transfer information from your short – to long-term memory. If you’ve left a margin on the left of the page, write here key words that summarize the main ideas of the lesson. If the notes are clear, you won’t need to waste time writing everything up again.

– Regularly reviewing, reciting and practicing your notes is the best way to learn and remember them.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: IELTS Speaking – Part 1 – Future

We’re back with some more IELTS! And because my other IELTS blogs have been viewed a dozen times a day, I decided to create some more. In addition, if you guys are interested in the Part II & III, it’s available on my IELTS Patreon!

Questions

What job would you like to have ten years from now? [Why]]

How useful will English be for your future? [Why/why not]

How much traveling do you hope to do in the future? [Why/why not]

How do you think your life will change in the future? [Why/why not]

Tips

Listen closely to the question. What job would…..that’s an imaginary situation, right? So your goal is to think outside the box and think of a job in the future. Now, of course you can add additional information in terms of having a portfolio and passive income, but the main goal is to understand the question. I’ve had a number of students go completely off topic, but they still achieved a 6.5 score. Imagine if they can stay on TOPIC.

How useful will English be for YOUR FUTURE

Very important to understand “your” future and not the general public’s future. Students get confused with “the” future and “your” future, so be sure to listen closely to the topic. .

How much traveling do you hope to do in the future.

Pick a common ground. You can even say, “well, not that much because…..”//or “lots because my goal is to give presentations and have an international business.” There’s no wrong answer, but it’s all about picking the tense that you will use.

How do you think you life will change in the future.

Your life can change for a number of reasons, so it’s about explaining why you think it would change. Remember, use your prior explanations about English and it being important for your future to help guide you.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 129 – Vocabulary – Communication – Communication Breakdown

We’re on the last stretch of episodes! It’s been a long time coming and this season is going to be coming to an end very soon! Nonetheless, we got some really interesting lessons coming up for the last segment and then we’ll be kicking off the Advanced Season 5, which will be very difficult. Get ready!

Match these expressions with six definitions. what do the other expressions mean?

  • Find something puzzling
  • get the wrong end of the stick
  • imply something
  • make a gaffe
  • make a witty remark
  • Misinterpret something/someone
  • offend someone unintentionally
  • take something literally
  • talk at cross purposes
  • understand nuances
  1. Misunder something
  2. when two people think they’re talking about the same thing but in fact they aren’t
  3. make someone upset and angry without meaning to
  4. make an embarrassing mistake in public, especially one that upsets someone
  5. say something (clever or funny)
  6. understand slight differences that may be difficult to notice but are important.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 128 – Developing Writing – Writing a Cover Letter

We’re back with some developing writing today and this is going to be a good one for a lot of you applying for jobs. Here’s a sample letter of someone who’s interested in a job ad for a cruise line.

I am writing in response to your advertisement which appeared in the New York Times last week. I am particularly interested in the position as a waitress.

I am a 24-year-old and I have just finished working for Carnival Cruise Lines. I am planning on studying languages overseas in 12 months’ time but feel that it would be beneficial to me to experience the world of work before resuming my full-time studies. I would welcome the opportunity to work and travel on a cruise ship.

I believe that I’m well-suited for this job. Last summer I had experience of working as a waitress at an Italian restaurant in which I worked part-time for two months. In addition to this, I can speak French and Spanish fluently and believe that knowledge of three languages would be highly useful on a cruise ship with international passengers, some of whom will speak no English.

As for my personal qualities, I consider myself to be very dynamic, being keen on all types of sports. I also believe I am highly social as I love meeting new people. I feel sure that these two qualities will help me to give prompt, friendly service.

I would be delighted to attend an interview at your earlier convenience. As requested, I enclose my curriculum vitae and the contact details of my reference, Mr. Jacoby Harrison, for whom I worked at the italian restaurant.

How to Understand a Job Ad and Answer all Questions — In the podcast

Your Turn!

Summer on the farm!

Working with acres of organic gardens, teaching children about the environment, enjoying beautiful swimming in the river. Sound appealing?

Edalan Farm is looking for seasonal staff form June to September. Duties include light work on the farm, meal preparation, organizing and leading activities for children.

Reasonable pay and accommodation provided. Good level of English is essential. Driving licence preferred.

A great opportunity to spend the summer in England.

Write your letter and make sure you post it below!

Also, if you want the template on how to write a cover letter, it’s on all badges on my patreon

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 126 – Grammar – Prepositions in Relative Clauses

When we need a preposition with the relative pronouns which, whom, or whose, the preposition can come before the relative pronoun. This is generally more formal.

I studied with an American professor from whom I learned many fascinating things. = more formal.

I studied with an American professor who I learned many fascinating things from. = less formal.

This is the office in which I worked. = more formal

This is the office which I worked in. = less formal

We cannot use that after prepositions.

After a preposition, who become whom.

Prepositions appear in several noun phrases which contain relative pronouns, e.g.

some of which/whom, many which/whom, most of which/whom, the first/last of which/whom.

They also appear in several adverbial phrases which contain relative pronouns, e.g.

In which case, at which point, for which reason.

Rewrite these sentences to make them more formal.

  1. The recruitment officer is the person who I spoke to.
  2. She is the teacher whose class I studied in.
  3. They are the colleagues that I worked with.
  4. The director was a person I had great respect for.
  5. There are some things that we have no control over.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Free 10 Days of Patreon is Now Available!

Speaker 1: (00:00)
Back to another ESL podcast, everyone and I am so excited, excited, excited, excited. Because what I’m doing right now for all of you, yes this is a trailer, but a lot of you do not understand the things that I’m actually putting out there. You don’t know about a lot of it. So again, if you’re living in America, this probably doesn’t relate to you so much in terms of the test preparation, but the other things do. So when what this is about is my patrion and all my patron. I finally toggled everything and now I’m beginning to get a lot of inquiries about it. So what I want to tell you guys is if you are learning TOEIC or [inaudible], if you actually go onto my Patrion, which I’ll provide in the link down below, you will be able to get 10 days for free. 

Speaker 1: (00:50)
So you’re going to be able to test everything out for 10 days. And the most beautiful part about this is guess what? At the first of the month, that’s when you would be charged. And if you do not like it, all you have to do is of course cancel before the first of the month. So you have 10 days to say, Hey, oh, you know what? This is very useful. I’m going to go through with it. And on the first of the month I’m going to begin being a paid member of our, you know, our Cineos Patrion and I’m going to support this. Not only that, but actually enable myself to grow in whatever area of English that you’re trying to grow in. So I’m very, very excited about this because a lot of students from Vietnam have approached me with a lot of different inquiry’s. 

Speaker 1: (01:35)
There are other people saying, how can I learn English? What can I do? What can I do here and there? So now I’m following up with everything, telling them, hey, I think you should test this out for a little bit. You’re going to get all of these things here. And then you know what? If you want the silver badge, the gold badge. So what I’m going to do, I’m going to break these down very quickly. So with TOEIC, if you are learning to wick, the TOEIC badge provides obviously lessons in all areas of parts one through seven. So of course you have the photographs part one, part two question and response. I think part three is short conversations in fours, just like that. Two part five grammar, part six is additional grammar ones, incomplete sentences, which I believe is part five and then part six grammar, multiple choice. 

Speaker 1: (02:25)
Then the crazy reading comprehension, which is part seven. Basically what I would do is do reading on one day. I would do listening on another day and then I would cover grammar on another day. Then I would actually do a live Q and a for you guys probably on a Saturday and Sunday. So you can answer so you can ask me questions and I’ll also, these come with the audio and the video and the worksheets and the pdf and the audio. You basically get everything in there and all of it’s exclusive because you won’t see any of that on this podcast going forward. Right? So on this podcast you would get different stuff, different material. But again, if you want additional material on top of that, that goes deeper, you could go onto my page here on TOEIC. Same thing with ILT aisles. When I kicked that off, that’s going to be obviously at a higher premium, but I have to cover a lot of different things. 

Speaker 1: (03:18)
The reading is extremely difficult to cover. Then you have the variety and the building up of writing an essays. People be able to submit their essays and submitted by word doc and Google doc so I can correct it. So yes, that’s going to be at a much higher premium. Um, and I’m thinking about bringing on a second person to check the essays and stuff like that too. But nonetheless, all of this is going to be, you guys can ask me more questions about each tier and whatnot. So you have the TOEIC badge, which is, you know, one of the tiers, the ILDs badge, that’s another tier. And then you have the bronze, silver, and gold badge. So for everyone else who isn’t learning the specific test preparation courses, you have a $10 here, $25 here, and a $50 here. The Fi, the $10 here is basically the worksheets, the vocabulary, the building up of writing and reading material. 

Speaker 1: (04:11)
Okay. As well as probably a podcast here and there, you know, as a pop up from what might be featured in the silver tier. So the silver, I’m sorry, the silver badge, it has everything from the bronze badge and then it has free coaching hours. It has audios of each of the things on that specific in this specific bronze badge. So whatever you get in there, it’s an audio and video form over there. Plus you get additional webinars, additional Q and A’s. And we will do interviews and podcasts and coaching of course. Uh, and then the videos on top of that. And on top of a few other things and other people who I would probably bring into the gold badge as well as advanced teplin templates and different life skill, uh, uh, things like in terms of like succeeding in interviews and you know, doing videos on Q and A’s instead of just asking questions. 

Speaker 1: (05:10)
There are a lot of things that are being offered within these three specific tiers. So again, I am so, so excited about this. I want it to hurry up and just give everyone a nice for. Um, what does it just give you guys a rundown of what’s being offered and you have 10 days to act, 11 days to act again. If you act now, you’ll be able to get all, you know, the access of everything. And then after that, hey, guess what? You’re going to be able to have everything at your disposal, which is so, so exciting because then, hey, all those little things, people who are committed to them, and this is what I love about Vietnamese students, they come up to me, they said, I can’t remember vocab. I need to do this. I need to practice this, I need to do this. 

Speaker 1: (05:54)
And I’m like, okay, I got you. I said, is what we’re gonna do? We’re gonna do this, this, this, this, this. And I said, once you start doing this, we’re going to do this. And they’re like, absolutely, I’m excited. And so there is no, Oh, well, I’m not really sure. Kind of like with Thai students, they never really know. And they’re always indecisive with things in terms of learning English because again, they don’t love it. They’re forced to learn it, therefore they hate it. But in Vietnam and other places around the world is completely different. Again, this might be based on individualism. Okay. It might be that all the individuals who I’ve taught out here in Thailand have this, has this type of mentality or maybe not. So nonetheless. And with that being said, I’m so excited. Make sure you check the link. Make sure you email me. I’ll be waiting for all your responses. So as always, I’m your host Arsenio, over and out.

Patreon Badge Details

Bronze Badge

This is the first badge of the three.  This badge is $10 and it will feature the following things. 

– Personalize lessons that cater to Patrons

– Writing

– Vocabulary

– Reading

– Worksheets

– PDF’s

– Academic Writing (once a week)

Silver Badge

This is the second badge of the three, and it will feature the same things from the Bronze badge +

– Personalize lessons that cater to Patrons

– Writing

– Vocabulary

– Reading

– Worksheets

– PDF’s

– Academic Writing (once a week)

– Audios for each lesson

– Additional audiocasts on a weekly basis

– Speaking Task

– A video a week.

Gold Badge

This is the biggest badge of them all! The Bronze Badge and Silver Badge will be in this one including the following. 

– Personalize lessons that cater to Patrons

– Writing

– Vocabulary

– Reading

– Worksheets

– PDF’s

– Academic Writing (once a week)

– Audios for each lesson

– Additional audiocasts on a weekly basis

– Speaking Task

– A video a week.

– One free hour coaching a month (additional session can be added on).

– Live exclusive video

– Q & A

– Videos along with the audiocasts.

TOEIC Badge

This tier is for those who are budget-tight. TOEIC, which is a test preparation course, is featured not only on my blogs and YouTube videos, but now I will begin putting exclusive material here. 

– Weekly Lessons on Reading, Listening & Grammar

– Set days on learning individual schools

– Worksheets

– Downloadable PDF’s

– Exclusive podcasts

– Exclusive videos

– Q & A’s (up to two times a week)

– Webinar

– Live videos

– Cheat sheets

– & More

IELTS Badge

For students who are wanting to learn IELTS around the world, this tier is for serious learners who want exclusive IELTS content. 

– Listening techniques

– Speaking techniques

– Reading skills

– Academic writing

In addition, there will be a range of videos, Q & A’s, and even live coaching (and 1:2:1 coaching twice a month for two hours total). 

There will also be free-writing and free speaking prompts, as well as videos and audio casts (three times a week) for students to study.  Lots of writing samples and you will also have the ability to get 2 writing tasks 1’s and 2 writing tasks 2’s graded.  Any additional writing tasks can be purchased in a bundle. 

Topic requests and videos based on the questions will also be made, so be sure to communicate within the group with me and the other Patrons!

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 125 – Advantages & Disadvantages of Interning

Speaker 1: (00:00)
Guys, welcome back to another, ESL podcast and man, I’m your crazy ass host as always of the one and only the latte and only Arsenio and today. Oh yeah, we’re talking about possible advantages and disadvantages of the good oh internship. So I got some good, good, good vocabulary terms for you guys. Okay. These are things that you could do in your writing assessments, your writing task or any writing in general. Even if you’re writing blogs, it’s all good to differentiate your wording. Now if you guys have read my blogs before, you have probably have already seen that. Hey. Okay. So, um, with with some of your blogs you use very, very basic language, but then you use very descriptive language when you write your travel blogs yet because there are times that I’m lazy and I don’t want to use language and there are times that I use my language and I showcase my sentences.

Speaker 1: (00:54)
But anyways, with that being said, let’s get into this heavy workload. Okay. Now decide if these are possible advantages or disadvantages. Now, a heavy workload, you can stop the podcast, you can decide advantage, disadvantage. I’ll let you do that for one second. It is a disadvantage. Now, a heavy workload. That means guys, you are given a lot of work. If you’ve seen in any of the movies on Netflix, the series, whatever it may be, the interns, they’re always rudely, they’re always treated so poorly. If you look at Jimmy Fallen, if you look at CNN, Fox News, if you look at any of that, it’s just so disrespectful. So I would tell you, you know, all these late night show hosts, it’s just, I don’t, I don’t appreciate that. I just feel that empathy and happiness and you know, compassion and being grateful for every individual. I don’t care if you’re sitting on your high horse, meaning you think you’re a god because you’re on top of this and you’re a Kosho hose, whatever it may be, you need to show respect on all cylinders.

Speaker 1: (02:01)
And if you don’t do that, just like what Steve Jobs didn’t do, guess what? It’s going to come back and bite you in some of the most egregious ways, meaning horrible ways. So guys, please, if you have a heavy workload and people are giving you so much in, you’re being mistreated. It’s a good opera. It’s a good way to for you to actually just go about your, you know, just find another internship. Remember what I told you about the externship? Right. When I did an externship at the CSN dental faculty practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was working with the doctor by the name. He’s not a doctor, a dentist by the name of Dr. Pierce, and he mistreated me. Okay, now is this because of color? Well, him being an old generation Junky, him being a dentist for over 34 years and being from Utah, the chances of that being, you know, being, you know true, are probably true, but he ended up realizing that I was very good.

Speaker 1: (02:59)
Then he ended up treating me with some respects and he shared some of his stories about, I just didn’t send to Reni, Greece, l sorry, I have my British accent. I don’t know how to do American accents. Anyway, he said he was in Santa Rita, this and that. Guys, I had heavy workloads. Who cares. I’m done with that story. So let’s let Bob that story. Anyway, so here we go. Career advancement. So is this a specific company where you can advance your career based on what you do? This is very important now. Okay. This is something to consider because being a teacher, yes, career advancement, but you have to think way outside the box. You have to drop the discipline like Katrina Glassberg setting. You need to add the mindfulness. You need to become someone of value. Now, being a teacher, there is career advancement. If you stop teaching in a school, right?

Speaker 1: (03:51)
And stop calling yourself just to teach teacher. See, I’m a coach, I’m a trainer. I’m many other things. A lot of people say, are you a teacher? For people who I want them to look at me just as a teacher. Okay, yes, I’m a teacher. That’s all I do. Oh, that’s so sad. Yeah. And I’d tell me about it. They don’t really know what I do. Right. But career advancement is everything. If you enter a company just as you know, a janitor, just like what Les Brown did and he ultimately ended up becoming a dish Dachille and a radio host that’s called career advancement. Although he went in an entry level job where he was just sweeping and mopping floors, he ended up becoming the Jack of all trades in his respective field. Pretty cool. Huh? So insight into how a company works that is very, very, very good.

Speaker 1: (04:38)
Okay. Because that’s very important. Remember I told you work for someone for free or free volunteer for free if you’re young, if you’re 40, Nah, not really. If you can, you can. Okay. But if you cannot and you need that money, all by all means. I used to have a content writer with me by the name of Juwann. She used to get all these different, uh, little internships and whatnot. I’m like, okay, is the internship, but they’re not paying you? No. I’m like, ah, yeah, you are more than capable of doing work outside and you know, get him paid for it. She’s like, I know. I was like, Nah, I think you should turn this down if they’re not going to pay you. You know what I mean? So insight on how a company works, very, very important. But at the same aspect, you need to be paid a what you’re worth.

Speaker 1: (05:28)
Always remember that now long antisocial hours. I’ve never heard of antisocial hours before, but long hours again, that’s not fun. I have a student currently, um, who I’m going to be teaching this morning as a matter of fact, and she has very, she, I told her, I said, if you work for the real estate job, what time do you work? Oh, I work at nine. What time do you finish? Maybe eight. I said, that’s bull. So that’s, that’s terrible hours. Now me, a lot of you would ask me, don’t you do that? Well, I used to do that on the weekends, but now I’m in control of my weekends, which is the best, right? So when I talk about working long hours, um, it’s very, very important to understand that if I’m working long hours, I have breaks in between. So if I work from eight 30 to 1:00 PM okay, finish and then I will work from like one to 3:00 PM five 30.

Speaker 1: (06:22)
Uh, this time I’m, I mean it would just be too much. I remember one time I worked from eight 30 to eight 30 at night. And to be honest with you, was it even worth the money? Absolutely not because that’s when my health deteriorated. So be careful with your health. Be careful with working long hours, especially if you’re just an intern. Mundane tasks. What does mundane tasks mean? This is a disadvantage. Okay. Just as long as antisocial hours are disadvantaged to mundane task or doing the boring things, some people would consider them not to be born. So this, this is what I do. Let me give you an example. And not in terms of internship, but in terms of my clothes, right? I washed my clothes, but I do not iron them. I take them down the street, which I’m going to take them today, uh, right down the street so they can iron them for me.

Speaker 1: (07:11)
Some people would say, how come you don’t hire them? I am not going to waste an entire evening when I can be creating so many different things and establishing relationships, ironing clothes that other people enjoy to do. That’s all. It’s kind of like my friend and I, Luke, Luke, motivational mentors. That’s another podcast I have. By the way, you guys will hear a lot of craziness with me on there. We interview entrepreneurs and amazing mindset coaches around the world, and when it comes to Luke and I, we realize, hey, we’re going to need a VA, a virtual assistant. We found one by the name of Reais sent all the details and whatnot. He said, okay, listen, we’re going to have to delegate these tasks, but we’re going to have to pay for it. And I’m like, okay. I completely understand that. But at the same token, we need to understand that we need to be covering overhead of at least $200 a month to be able to delegate all these tasks to a VA.

Speaker 1: (08:07)
So let’s under it, let’s, that. This shouldn’t be coming out of our pocket. It should be coming out of this, you know, out of our stipend that we’re actually making online. So he’s like, yeah, I was thinking about launching in October and then you know, in October we’re going to bring the VA on. I’m like, yeah, but the thing is when we launch it, what exactly, you know, who do we have that’s actually doing all the research and this and that. Hey, I think we should lay off on the VA until November just because I think we’ll be able to have some, we need to be able to make $200 minimum to cover the VA and unless we have a ridiculous amount of work and people are buying big packages, that is it. Does that make sense guys? So mundane task, let me focus on the Monday task again.

Speaker 1: (08:52)
What it is is a boring task that we do not want to do, right? So what I would do is like send my show notes to a content writer who would like writing up the show notes. Although that was kind of like a task that really didn’t work at all. Um, Monday task and be like, Yah, let’s say, ah, here we go. Creating the test. Okay. Creating beautiful templates, creating, uh, teaching profiles and coaching profiles. One, I don’t know how to do any of that too. I know someone that knows how to do that. She’s a fantastic, amazing individual, beautiful soul from mosquito university. And these people do not realize the potential that they have within their mind in terms of creations. I noticed it when I was doing a big a workshop at a manufacturing company here in Thailand and I realized, I looked at these little cars, that things that she made.

Speaker 1: (09:41)
I was like, how’d you do that? And I’m like, oh, I need her on my tape. I need her on my team. So one time I needed a PowerPoint done, but me, man, my powerpoints are ugly, very, very ugly. So I told her, I say, hey man, I got this big Bangkok international digital conference coming up. Could you please, um, create, um, you know, a, a PowerPoint that looks appealing. She did in the matter of five minutes and it was gorgeous. She made a test, a pretest, same thing. Absolutely gorgeous. She made a post test, absolutely gorgeous. She made these profiles. Unbelievable. You see, these are mundane tasks to me that would take hours for me to do, but for her it will be great. So as an intern you would get these mundane tasks because a lot of people would just throw a lot of different things on you, so be very, very careful if you’re interning, to learn, not to just get things thrown at you.

Speaker 1: (10:35)
All right. Networking opportunities. Yes. As an intern, you can develop your personality, you can develop your capabilities, you can develop your integrity. There’s a lot of different things that you can develop within your core values that can permeate meanings spread throughout the department. Whereas people are like, do we need you on our team? You are fantastic and you can actually begin shaking hands of other people have different departments and that can lead to other opportunities. That’s very, very important as an intern on the job training. Yes. Learn everything as an intern. Become the most valuable member. Learn skillsets. The more you learn, the more you earn. A right? Because if there’s one day where the boss wakes up and says, oh, we got to get rid of some people and they look at you, they’d be like, oh, he knows too much. We can’t get rid of him becoming an asset of the company.

Speaker 1: (11:25)
And of course perks, perks, our advantages, right? Little things that you would be given. Now as an intern, you won’t be given anything but working for a company like Google, you would be given everything. There are lots of amazing perks that you would get for working at a place such as Google, such as having your own car, having this, having that, oh my God, it’s just amazing, right? You have sleeping pods within the office. Go check it out, go on youtube and go watch that video. So guys, advantages, disadvantages. I just went over them and hopefully you’ll be able to consider yourself and figure out what you would like to do in terms of an internship and whatnot. So, Huh guys, so much more coming up. As always, we have a listening. We are going to listen to a podcast on my podcast about internships and have conversations about it.

Speaker 1: (12:16)
I’m hoping to bring someone on for my developing a speaking task along with a really good episode. We’re going to write a cover letter, which is going to be very, very fascinating along with prepositions in relative clauses. Some more grammar, Huh? So would that be, and say, guys, thank you for to today, do another ESL podcast. Man, I’m your crazy ass host. As usual, if you have any questions, fire them away and make sure you share my podcast, review it and tell everyone about it. I would be greatly appreciative of it, if that makes sense.

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