Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 12 | Becoming A Storyteller

Everyone has a story; regardless of what you think about storytelling. Your story is attached to your brand, and yes, my story about victimization is what I took and ran with from 2016-2018, but I knew that story wouldn’t entice new followers. So, I needed to recreate and not make those stories a pity party, but a vision party.  In today’s podcast, I will talk about the two teachers (from 2003 and 2009) that helped me realize my true potential. Also, how you can begin to share your story. 

Business English Podcast Talks | S1 E1 | Culture Clashes & How to Navigate Around Them

To top off the culture-clashing, problem-week, I’ve brought on my favorite Business English teacher, Ebru, to dive even further into the concept. This podcast has it all: from our personal experiences, to what to do, and even job interviewing questions. We will give you cues on what you see during the job interview, what questions to ask, and other techniques in the workplace. Enjoy!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 10 | Workplace Scenario: Marketing & IT Problems

Today’s podcast is going to be a situational one where you hear a couple of individuals within a company ‘pass the buck’ around. So, when this happens, you need to figure out a way to tackle the problem, and if you have someone in your department that knows how to do follow-ups, have meetings (successful ones), and others, you know they may be getting paid the big bucks. If there isn’t a manager within your company or a voice within your household who do not possess these leadership characteristics, it’s up to you to develop them and make a career out of them! Let’s dive in!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Sales | Update: One Door Closes; Another One Opens

In the midst of the chaos at the beginning of April, I not only had the most successful month with my online business in April but I also made May THE most successful month of my online business. How did I do this? Well, I don’t worry anymore…I look at everything opportunistically now. I know when one person leaves, three others come. One job fails, another three come. I wouldn’t have believed in a million years after a shutdown and losing a high-paying client, that I would be able to do this. So, let’s dive into the mentality!

TOEFL iTP | Reading | Electromagnetic Raditation

Let’s get back into another reading! This one is a bit more difficult than the previous one, so you better brace yourself. Again, if anyone is interested in the Structure Course that I’ve launched already, click the link here to gain access to the page! If you buy after June 2nd, it will be $57 but you can purchase the Written Expression (debuts July 1st) for $27 (upsale). Nonetheless, let’s get into it!

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Although only a small percentage of electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by the Sun is ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the amount that is emitted would be enough to cause severe damage to most forms of life on Earth were it all to reach the surface of the Earth. Fortunately, all of the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation does not reach the Earth because of a layer of oxygen, called the ozone layer, encircling the Earth in the stratosphere at an altitude of about 15 miles above the Earth. The ozone layer absorbs much of the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation and prevents it from reaching the Earth.

Ozone is a form of oxygen in which each molecule consists of three atoms (O3) instead of the two atoms (O2) usually found in an oxygen molecule. Ozone forms in the stratosphere in a process that is initiated by ultraviolet radiation from the Sun. UV radiation from the Sun splits oxygen molecules with two atoms into free oxygen atoms, and each of these unattached oxygen atoms then joins up with an oxygen molecule to form ozone. UV radiation is also capable of splitting up ozone molecules; thus, ozone is constantly forming, splitting, and reforming, it is unable to reach Earth and cause damage there.

Recently, however, the ozone layer over parts of the Earth has been diminishing. Chief among the culprits in the case of the disappearing ozone, those that are really responsible, are the chloroflurocarbons (CFCs). CFCs meander up from Earth into the stratosphere, where they break down and release chlorine. The released chlorine reacts with ozone in the stratosphere to form chlorine monoxide (ClO) and Oxygen (O2). The chlorine then becomes free to go through the cycle over and over again. One chlorine atom can, in fact, destroy hundreds of thousands of ozone molecules in this repetitious cycle, and the effects of this destructive process are now becoming evident.

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  1. According to the passage, ultraviolet radiation from the Sun
  1. Is causing severe damage to the Earth’s ozone layer
  2. Is only a fraction of the Sun’s electromagnetic radiation
  3. Creates electromagnetic radiation
  4. Always reaches the Earth
  • The word “encircling” in Line 5 is closest in meaning to
  1. Rotating
  2. Attacking
  3. Raising
  4. Surrounding
  • It is stated in the passage that the ozone layer
  1. Enables ultraviolet radiation to reach the Earth
  2. Reflects ultraviolet radiation
  3. Shields the earth from a lot of ultraviolet radiation
  4. Reaches down to the Earth
  • According to the passage, an ozone molecule
  1. Consists of three oxygen molecules
  2. Contains more oxygen atoms than the usual oxygen molecule does
  3. Consists of two oxygen atoms
  4. Contains the same number of atoms as the usual oxygen molecule
  • The word “free” in line 10 could best be replaced by
  1. Liberal
  2. Gratuitous
  3. Unconnected
  4. Emancipated
  • Ultraviolet radiation causes oxygen molecules to
  1. Rise to the stratosphere
  2. Burn up ozone molecules
  3. Split up and form as ozone
  4. Reduce the number of chloroflurocarbons
  • The pronoun “it” in line 13 refers to
  1. Radiation
  2. Process
  3. Formation
  4. Damage
  • The word “culprits” in line 16 closest in meaning to which of the following?
  1. Guilty parties
  2. Detectives
  3. Group members
  4. Leaders
  • According to the passage, what happens after a chlorine molecule reacts with an ozone molecule?
  1. The ozone breaks down into three oxygen atoms.
  2. Two different molecules are created
  3. The two molecules combine into one molecule.
  4. Three distinct molecules result
  1. Where in the passage does the author explain how much damage chlorine can do?
  1. Lines 1-3
  2. Lines 12-14
  3. Lines 18-19
  4. Lines 20-22
  1. The paragraph following the passage most likely discusses
  1. The negative results of the cycle of ozone destructions
  2. Where chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) come from
  3. The causes of the destruction of ozone molecules
  4. How electromagnetic radiation is created

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TOEFL iBT | 1 on 1 Coaching | Listening: Lecture | Seasonal Migration

BOOM! I’ve been coaching a student from one of the biggest companies here in Thailand, and there was a segment within the 2-hour session that I knew would be very vital for a lot of you out there. So, here’s Seasonal Migration!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 6 | Graphic Designer Interview

In today’s podcast, we’ll be talking about five ways in which we connect with people. You’ll have to choose which one is the best for you and of course, join the discussion on my IG link down below (or Podia!). In addition to that, we have a graphic designer (originally from Hong Kong but has been living in the UK for decades) who will talk about telephoning, work-life balance and several other things. Today is a special treat!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 4 | Work-life Balance

It’s so hard to discuss what work-life balance is, but with the dangerous culture of “hustle and close your eyes for ten years while working extremely hard,” it needs to be discussed.  The burnout culture is real….so if you want to dive deeper into that, make sure you check out my personal development podcast. Nonetheless, I think freedom of choice is absolutely the most important thing towards building happiness. With choice, you can turn down things, say when you’re not going in, deny projects, and learn to just say NO. In today’s podcast, we’ll be diving into EVERYTHING.

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Sales | Increasing Sales & Profiting from Greed

I had spoken to one of my students and she said, “today is probably the last week I’ll be learning with you.”

I said, “oh, hell no. What do I NOT know?”

Over the next 10 minutes, and to my amazement, I sold her a massive package to continued studying English without the middle-man.

The middle-man boosted packages for online learning — not once, not twice — but THREE TIMES! In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, he literally shot at his own foot and I profited from it.

In today’s podcast, it’s not only about going for the low-hanging fruit, but also giving learning alternatives to people who are willing to pay….but not to THEM!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 3 | LinkedIn & Social Media

Have you ever heard of Work Net? It was the LinkedIn of the 00s, but due to a lack of innovation, they plummeted to their demise and LinkedIn ended up becoming the number 1 business professional networking site in the world.

How about social media in general? Is it good or bad? It all depends on the user. In this episode, I reveal my first international friend from Kyoto, Japan who spurred me on to international travel and changed my life forever — 15 years ago.