Pronunciation Course Phase III | Relaunch!

ABSOLUTELY THRILLED to be debuting this again! The third phase of my pronunciation course is here and ready! It will debut on my birthday (May 15th), and right now you could not only get it for 50% off (just 8$), but you can upsell the pronunciation course II at a discounted rate ($8 too), and the first pronunciation course is FREE! So, for right now and for just $16, you will get three courses with¬† 5 hours of content, homework, exercises, evaluations, the community, and homework graded by me! IT’S TIME!

Podia Pronunciation Course Phase III (Buy Link): https://arsenioseslpodcast.podia.com/pronunciation-course-phase-iii/buy

Pronunciation Course Phase III (Page link): https://arsenioseslpodcast.podia.com/pronunciation-course-phase-iii

Podia TOEFL iTP Course: https://arsenioseslpodcast.podia.com/toefl-itp-structure/buy

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{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Sales | Increasing Sales & Profiting from Greed

Yesterday was a day when I surprised the hell OUT OF MYSELF.

My student came into class and said, “this will be the last week I study with you.”

Due to greed, not only is one person affected but also the two who are actually relationship-building.

In the next ten minutes, I sold a package that I NEVER THOUGHT I’d be able to sell in a million years.

Other peoples’ miscues and greed can be your unbelievable profit.

In today’s Business English Podcast episode, I go back to the roots of SALES and show you how you can stop being so money-centered and so what’s in the best interest of others.

This podcast will debut on the 24th of this month, so if you want to access it, it’s $5 on the Early Access Patreon Badge or upgrade and get templates and coaching on the Business English Podcast Badge for $30 a month!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 37 | Is The Internet Bad?

Because of big tech companies and social media giants, all of which are clamping down on disinformation, older generations are pointing fingers at why the internet is so bad. Conspiracy theory-pushing YouTube channels have a free-flowing cesspool of comments stating, “I got off social media 3 months ago; best decision I’ve ever made.” Yet, you’re still on social media, on YouTube, commenting and sharing your opinion?

There are two sides of a talisman that you must pick up every day — PMA and NMA. One is being positive and the other one is being negative. The ample amount of opportunity that’s readily available to everyone who knows a specific skill online — is something we’ve never had in our past.

If you could fully utilize and use the inter, social media platforms and other pieces of technology to help better humanity, then you wouldn’t be part of the pity party.

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It’s the Beginning of May = Patreon is OPEN!

At the beginning of each month is the best time to enroll onto my Patreon. Here’s what’s available for everyone on these specific badges.

Early Access Badge

For the Early Access Badge, you get ALL OF MY PODCASTS in advance, and considering that there are more than 30 podcasts that are scheduled between now and August, you can show your support by joining and contributing $5 a month to your favorite creator — ME!

Business English Podcast Badge

This one is priced at $30 a month and it includes a free hour of coaching (in any area of Business English + adding additional hours on would be only $25 an hour with free hours based on packages). Also, you get all the templates, vocabulary, grammar work, PDFs and everything that’s available for each lesson. This is specific for the Business English Podcast Badge. Also, you get either group/coaching or a live webinar with me each month!

TOEFL iBT

This is one of my famous badges, and although I will be making a switch to Podia to offer courses and other things (ESPECIALLY being charged at the date of your sign up instead of at the beginning of the month), this is a GREAT BADGE to TOEFL students because you get 2 free hours of coaching, 8 essay evaluations, and video recommendations. Also, you get 4 speaking evaluations a month, too. So the price tag is only $50 but you get over $200 worth of material + help!

TOEFL iTP, IELTS, TOEIC — Coming Soon

Based on recommendations and those who would like to have a membership in these areas….I will do surveys and wait for inquiries to come in.

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 36 | Success & Change: Macro Achievement

Have you ever started something that you didn’t know would be very beneficial to humanity? I have — and it’s this podcast. When I started it just over 3 years ago, I had no idea that it would be the number 1 TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS podcast across all big platforms. I found a niche market, provided a service, and now I have an amazingly growing community.

In today’s podcast, we’ll be discussing just that, and big achievements throughout our lives.

TOEIC | Part VI | Future Tenses | Tactic Practice

We’re back! Because a lot of my students answered my IG stories yesterday, I wanted to do a little bit more. The mini-test will be the next podcast/video, but today, I will break down a letter for you.

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Dear Mr. Blackburn,

I am writing about the position in the accounting department that we spoke about last month. As you know, I ________ to work for a year before returning to school to finish my master’s course.

1. a) was planned

b) had been planning

c) will plan

d) had been planned

Since we spoke, my situation has changed. I am now _______ to start my course this coming September, which means that unfortunately, I will have to refuse your offer of a job for the coming year.

2. a) intend

b) intended

c) have intended

d) intending

I hope this will not cause you any inconvenience. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in the past two years. Without your help, I would not _______ able to gain such valuable experience in accounting.

3. a) be

b) been

c) have been

d) being

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TOEFL iTP | Reading | Ben Franklin & Thomas Paine

Welcome back to another TOEFL iTP segment! Because my videos on YouTube are now taking off and link clicks are coming through to my blog, I decided that I’m going to start posting more content on here for you guys. So, today’s segment is on literature, Ben Franklin!

TOEFL iTP Pre-Sale course is available, too, for 50% off (priced at $27 for the Structure which will debut June 1st). You can buy today and wait for the launch at the beginning of next month! 15 full lessons and 3-4 micro lessons for each one! Course is Here

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Whereas literature in the first half of the eighteenth century in America had been largely religious and moral in tone, by the latter half of the century the revolutionary fervor that was coming in life in the colonies began to be reflected in the literature of the time, which in turn served to further influence the population. Although not all writers of this period supported the Revolution, the two best-known and most influential writers, Ben Franklin and Thomas Paine, were both strongly supportive of that cause.

Ben Franklin first attained popular success through his writings in his brother’s newspaper, the New-England Courant. In these articles he used a simple style of language and commonsense argumentation to defend the point of view of the farmer and the Leather Apron man. He continued with the same commonsense practicality and appeal to the common man with his work on Poor Richard’s Almanac from 1733 until 1759. Firmly established in his popular acceptance by the people, Franklin wrote a variety of extremely effective articles and pamphlets about the colonists’ revolutionary cause against England.

Thomas Paine was an Englishman working as a magazine editor in Philadelphia at the time of the Revolution. His pamphlet Common Sense, which appeared in 1776, was a force in encouraging the colonists to declare their independence from England. Then throughout the long and desperate war years he published a series of Crisis papers (from 1776 until 1783) to encourage the colonists to continue on with the struggle. The effectiveness of his writing was probably due to his emotional yet oversimplified depiction of the cause of the colonists against England as a classic struggle of good and evil.

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  1. The paragraph preceding this passage most likely discusses
  • how literature influences the population
  • religious and moral literature
  • literature supporting the cause of the American Revolution
  • what made Thomas Paine’s literature successful

2. The word “fervor” in line 2 is closest in meaning to

  • war
  • anxiety
  • spirit
  • action

3. The word “time” in line 3 could best be replaced by

  • hour
  • period
  • appointment
  • duration

4. It is implied in the passage that

  • some writers in the American colonies supported England during the Revolution
  • Franklin and Paine were the only writers to influence the Revolution
  • because Thomas Pain was an Englishman, he supported England against the colonies
  • authors who supported England did not remain in the colonies during the Revolution

5. The pronoun “he” in line 8 refers to

  • Thomas Paine
  • Ben Franklin
  • Ben Franklin’s brother
  • Poor Richard

6. The word “desperate” in line 16 could best be replaced by

  • unending
  • hopeless
  • strategic
  • combative

7. Where in the passage does the author describe Thomas Paine’s style of writing?

  • Lines 4-6
  • Lines 8-9
  • Lines 14-15
  • Lines 18-20

8. The purpose of the passage is to

  • discuss American literature in the first half of the eighteenth century
  • give biographical data on two American writers
  • explain which authors supported the Revolution
  • describe the literary influence during revolutionary America

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 34 | Positive & Negative Feedback: Workplace Scenario

Back in 2017, I had a boss that attacked me in more ways than one, threatening me by saying, “if you want to continue working here, we need to have a conversation.”

I had shivers go down my back, and at that exact time, I quit.

First, NEVER be disrespected by anyone who threatens you in that way. Second, the ridiculous conversation we had was all about his feelings and nothing about concrete facts.  I went on to quit and it was the GREATEST decision I ever made.

In today’s podcast, we’re going to listen to a workplace scenario situation and dissect if it was a good conversation or not, as well as other pointers that will help you in all your relationships.

{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 38 | CEO Interview

We’re back with another interview! In today’s segment, I’ll be breaking down what this CEO has to say and the advantages and disadvantages of using technology. Also, the great debate about telephones and how cordless phones went out of business. This is the third-to-last episode of this season! Episode #40 will be the conclusion, and what an amazing ride it has been! Let’s dive in!

Available on Early Access ($5 a month) and the Business English Podcast ($30 a month)

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{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Investment | Asset Management: Management Classes

More ESL Podcasts are being uploaded on my Early Access and Business English Podcast badge!$5 for the Early Access Badge and $30 for the Business English Podcast badge! Message me about the benefits of both, if you’re interested!

We’re back with a comprehensive overview of management classes! Equities, commodities, gold, government bonds, etc…will all be discussed in today’s podcast, as well as a few other exercises.

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