Tag: englishfirst

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…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 42 | Grammar | Expressing Causality

We can show a cause-and-effect relationship in many ways. The grammar of the sentence depends on th eparticular words and phrases used to express the causality. Because, so, as, since — before a clause. They banned his new design of bikes because they were…

TOEFL iBT | Part 1 Questions | Answer Template & Tips

Woohoo! Another TOEFL iBT is here! Because it was a hit last time, here are some more breakdowns! Today I really want to focus on the task itself. So, I’ve gotten some reviews and heard some opinions from some students here in Thailand. One…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 35 | Close Listening | Vocabulary Preview | Children, Sports, & Identity

Ahhh, controversial topics, good vocabulary to speak about, and a preview into what we will be doing next Monday. Following Monday’s post will be a study skill technique called “cornell notes.” Now, I don’t necessarily care so much about universities in general, but while…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 – Episode 33 – Critical Thinking – Ad Hominem Attacks

When an argument is presented, we should consider counter arguments and criticism of the original viewpoint. However, this criticism should remain focused on the argument, and should not become personal. An ad hominem attack is when the person making the argument is criticized rather…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast – TOEFL iTP – Grammar & Written Structure – Evaluating Errors in Sentences

Welcome back to another TOEFL iTP podcast! This one features word-form problems and examples.  Also, incorrect forms of words connected with certain fields.  An example of this would be the confusion between biology and biologist — or between one of those terms and the…

TOEFL iTP – Grammar – Adjective & Adverb Endings

We’re back and blogging once again! I had taken some time off because I hit work-overload with workshops. Apologies, but I’m back and happier than ever to bring you guys today some interesting rules for adverbs and adjectives, regardless if you’re learning TOEFL or…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 – Episode 23 – Pronunciation – Linking ‘T’ to ‘Y’ & ‘D’ to ‘Y’

Welcome back to another ESL pronunciation! Today we’re going to be talking about, in the podcast, how to link sounds together. Using “di-ja” and don-cha. Remember, it is not necessary to use it in your own speech. It is more important that you recognize…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 – Episode 20 – Reading – Instant Satisfaction

We’re back with another compelling reading, along with some activities. So make sure you read the entry below and answer the questions! (1)Streaming and on-demand services have demonstrated exponential growth in recent years, largely due to the widespread availability of high-speed internet connections and…