Tag: englishfirst

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 50 | Listening | How Discussions Develop

Today, you’re going to hear part of a discussion about change, and you’re also going to hear and discuss not only the topic within the recording, but how it develops. Make sure you choose the correct alternative (and will be on tomorrow’s blog, too)….

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 49 | Developing Speaking | Group Presentations

Presenters aim to communicate information and ideas clearly: Their audience is the main focus of the presentation. This is the same for groups and individuals. For a successful presentation: Focus on a few main points and select concrete examples that are easy to visualize….

IELTS Listening Skills | 1 on 1 Coaching | Section 1 | Breaking Down & Previewing

Yeah! Finally you guys get to hear me teaching IELTS, and this is the first of five podcasts on these specific sections (1 and 2).  Again, I teach IELTS online, so for anyone interested, make sure you inquire today! Nonetheless, the blog is also…

IELTS Listening Skills | Labeling a Map or Plan | Basics

Welcome back to another IELTS listening. Now remember, if you want the additional exercise that consists of exam listening and more pointers, guidelines and breakdowns, you will have to subscribe to my Patreon. Before you do, make sure to book my calendly so we…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 48 | Pronunciation | Rules & Practice

Let’s go over some basics here. In English, there are many initial clusters with two consonant sounds and some with three. Prayed (not parade) Stream (not steam) Many initial clusters with two and three consonants sounds contain /r/ or /l/. To practice basic /r/…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 39 | Pronunciation | Consonant Clusters Exercise

Welcome back to another pronunciation podcast.  This is a follow-up to what I talked about in my previous pronunciation podcast, which was the introduction of two, three, and four consonant clusters.  So remember, some languages do not have consonant clusters, making it very difficult…

Patreon: ESL Podcast – Grammar – Present & Past Habits

Today on Patreon is present and past habits. I’ve gone over this before, but on my Patreon, which is available in the link below, you will be able to answer the questions within the community, get feedback, write additional sentences, and get graded by…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 46 | Reading | Digging Up The Dirt on History

Welcome back, people! Here’s a very long reading (and the one I did in the podcast down below), along with the questions for you guys to answer. I hope you enjoy this! If you had to imagine a Viking, most likely you’d see a…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 45 | Vocabulary Development | Words That Are Often Confused (before reading)

Woohoo! Another wonderful week before Christmas, and another spectacular blog featuring some GOOD STUFF. It’s time to figure out what words are most often confused in the English language. Here we go! Oh, you must go in the podcast down below for the explanation….

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 44 | Pronunciation for Speaking | Eliciting Information

Intonation helps us to communicate more clearly. The pitch of our voice going up or down can show if we are giving information or asking for it. The grammar usually supports this, but intonation on its own can show this. The biggest pitch change…