Early Access & Business English Podcast Badge | Eating Out: Dos and Don’ts

It could be nerve-racking not knowing what the other person likes — who you just so happen to be meeting for a business lunch.  So, learning about the basic tips such as choosing a place that’s not so cheap/expensive, ordering different starters, and setting up a perfect time….is essential. Those are just the dos.  If you want to hear the don’ts, the exclusive podcast is now available on my Business English Podcast Badge on my Patreon, so make sure you tune into that.  With that being said, this will be a two-part podcast with another one coming up following this, so stay tuned!

Available on my Early Access & Business English Podcast Badge!


Pronunciation Course | Phase I | Syllables

Here we are with the first official video of the pronunciation phase. Today we’re going to be going over syllables. Make sure you watch me in the video down below so you can hear me explain everything, and of course, you practice your pronunciation. My email is at the bottom, too, so you’ll need to click the video for instructions on what to do.

One Syllable                                    Two Syllables                                  Three Syllables

  Sent                                                      present                                              president

prez(ə)nt/ – is the phonetic symbol for present.

Look at the following words and categorize them in terms of how many spoken syllables each word has: business, center, competition, curious, dictionary, essay, immediate, manager, omitted, own, page, please, positive, text, (bonus) congratulations.

These words have become more and more common over the last two years. How many syllables do each word have?

  1. Hashtag
  2. Selfie
  3. App
  4. Twitter
  5. Urbanization
  6. Tik-tok
  7. Snapchat
  8. Popular
  9. Travel
  10. Fortnight

In words with more than one syllable, pay attention to the strongest syllable – the syllable with primary stress. That syllable is longer, clearer, louder, and higher in pitch than the other syllables.

Free-dom, Fan-TAS-tic, edu-CA-tion

Email me your homework: arseniobuck@icloud.com

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 6 | In-Company Interview

Welcome back to a super special! If you’re already on my Patreon Business English badge, thank you so much! The PDF and assignment you’ll be able to find on my Patreon for this podcast. For those of you who are just passing by to listen, enjoy this one!

In today’s podcast, we’re going to listen to a woman’s daily routine, as well as different idioms, developing vocabulary, and practicing your listening techniques you’ve learned in the previous seasons to help adapt to her accent. This is an excellent exercise with lots of skill-building, so tune in!


Pronunciation Course | Phase I | Speech Profile

Before we begin, I wanted to make this as interactive as possible.  What you’re going to do is send me a video – yes – a video of you speaking and giving a thorough introduction of yourself (if you want to do an audio, that’s ok, too).

Why? I want to give you feedback on your pronunciation before we begin the course.  If I don’t, we’ll never know exactly if you will have improved or not.  So, your introduction will be based on the questions down below.

  • Your name, where you’re from
  • Tell me about your hobbies, interests, passion
  • Reasons for taking my course, areas you would like to improve
  • Your overall goal as a non-NES speaker (or Native Speaker)

Pronunciation Features

Consonant Sounds

Vowel Sounds

Grammatical Endings

Word Stress


Thought Groups


Final Intonation

Connected Speech

Consonant Clusters

After you submit your recording, I will grade you in the areas above before sending it to you.


Pronunciation Course | Phase I | Your Pronunciation Level

Welcome back to the second video of my pronunciation course. In this video, you’re going to identify your pronunciation level by looking at the document in the link down below, or by listening to what I have to say. It’s very important to figure out where your level is before beginning the course, so I hope you enjoy this!

Level 1 – Minimal

Listeners understand only occasional words

Level 2 — Low

Listeners need constant repetition.  It is very difficult for listeners to understand you, even if they often speak with non-native speakers.

Level 3 – Fair

Listeners who often speak with non-native speakers can understand much, but not nearly enough, of what you say. Frequent pronunciation variating cause misunderstandings.

Level 4 – Usually adequate

Listeners understand most of what you say.  Accent and pronunciation variations distract listeners but only occasionally cause misunderstandings.  Listeners have to make an effort to understand you when distracted.

Level 5 – Easy to understand. 

You are fully understood. You have a noticeable accent and patterned pronunciation variations, but they do not cause misunderstandings.

Level 6 – Nearly native-like

You are fully understood.  You have rare, isolated mispronunciations with no patterns of error. Your pronunciation is almost native-like.

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Features & Benefits – Early Access & Business English Badge Patreon

“Features tell but benefits sell. You’ve got to know the benefits of your product if you want to close.”

In today’s podcast, I discuss how Apple discusses all the features but without benefits, leading to me not buying any of their products in the last half-decade. 

I always beckon the question: “how will your product make my life easier?”

If you can’t answer that, I don’t buy.

So, in regards to my online teaching business, people have seen results just by listening to a 15-minute podcast. They actually get the benefits for free, and this is why my podcast sells itself because of the amazing content I give.

If you’re in sales, have a product, or service, these are things you MUST address.  Tune in!


Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Meeting Sales Targets & Planning a Meeting

Have you mind-mapped your way into organizing your ideas in terms of increasing sales? What do you do with your existing customers? New opportunities? From my personal perspective, there are many outlets and demographics — so I need to be careful with WHERE the time-wasters are and the potential hot-prospects (people who want serious help). In today’s podcast, we’re going to be mind-mapping and listen to a meeting (with various accents) of people discussing future sales opportunities, as well as what YOU THINK will happen in your region next year (considering the pandemic).


Pronunciation Course | Phase I | Introduction

Welcome to my first ever ESL pronunciation course!  First and foremost, thank you for taking the time, and money, to join this course so that you can learn different techniques which you can apply immediately in every day conversation.

The goal of this course is to help you with the different layers of English pronunciation.

  1. Pronunciation Profile/ Overview
  2. Sounds & Syllables
  3. Stress in Words and Sentences
  4. Thought Groups and Intonation
  5. Connected Speech
  6. Vowel and Consonant Sounds

I’ve been teaching English pronunciation for quite some time, so now it’s time to convert this into a course for you guys to use immediately.

Before taking this course, we need to understand what your needs and goals are.

Check the three most important.

  • Participating in casual conversations with native speakers
  • Participating in meetings or discussions at work or school
  • Asking and answering questions in the classroom
  • Talking on the phone
  • Communicating online (social media platforms)
  • Giving short reports or presentations at work or school
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Interacting in the community
  • Using English for international business communication.
  • Other ________________________________.

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Pronunciation Course Debut on Facebook, YouTube, Early Access Patreon Badge!

For the first time ever, I’ve taken my courses off UDEMY and now they’ll be debuting on my Facebook page! I’m so excited to bring you up to 30 videos over the next 30 days, leading to the debut of Phase IV and V on podia (stay tuned). I made these pronunciation courses initially for those of you who have difficulty with pronunciation in general. This is a comprehensive course that will require you to send your home to me, check your speech profile, your pronunciation levels, etc. Because UDEMY’s marketplace isn’t very good, I decided to focus on my real demographic, which is obviously my ESL Podcast, FB page, YouTube, etc. So, here’s the introduction to what you’ll be learning today! For the next 30 days, tune in at the same time. Also, make sure you check my blog for the template debut and coursework on a consistent basis.

If you want access to all the audio forms now, go to my Patreon! All links are down below!


Facebook Page


Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 5 | Daily Routine – Hot-Desking

Welcome to another Business English podcast! Just want to tell everyone first that I’m SO GRATEFUL that you guys are loving these podcast. The plays are up 25% compared to my general English podcasts, so I’m glad you guys are loving it!

In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about what your routines are, whether you’re a student or if you have a job/business. Also, we’re going to introduce the controversial topic of hot-desking, an office space (desk) that is shared between a number of people throughout the day. Do you share your personal space (at work or school) with other people? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Tune in!