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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…

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 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…

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 – Episode 13 – Grammar – Cleft Sentences

We use cleft sentences to make connections between known and new information. The information is divided into two clauses, so the focus can be on the new information. Cleft sentences with it The new information comes after it. The known information is in the…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 – Episode 6 – Study Skills – Proof-reading Challenge!

Welcome back to a challenge! I love doing these proof-reading challenges. It’s time to test your grammar skills out! When writing, you should edit your draft until you’re happy with it. I did this all the time while I was in university; and I…

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…