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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 63 | Pronunciation for Speaking | Preparing & Rehearsing Talking Points

Effective pronunciation ensures your audience can engage with your ideas, not so much big words (which would have your audience lost, based on the setting). Focus on the key features to make your delivery successful: Make sure you are very confident with the pronunciation…

UDEMY Pronunciation Course (Phase 1) Now Available!

Speaker 1: (00:00)Guys. Welcome back to another episode Arsenio’s ESL podcast. Today is one of those special very special days, guys, man, I’d been working on this for a long time, but man, it’s been a long time coming. I finally overcame procrastination within…

70,000 plays for my ESL Podcast. THANK YOU!

Wow! Not to be negative, but Buzzsprout did screw me over on this. Not only did they give me false hope when I got 2,000 plays in a day, but then they took away the plays and completely stalled the consistent climb to stardom….

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…

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 18 – Discussion Point – Gaming

I’m bringing to you today a very controversial couple of discussion points. Gaming by percentages. Because of the emergence of ESports, there needs to be a way to also mentor kids about the destructive use of blue screens. If you sit in front of…

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…

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…