Tag: englishlistening

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 44 | Pronunciation for Speaking | Eliciting Information

Intonation helps us to communicate more clearly. The pitch of our voice going up or down can show if we are giving information or asking for it. The grammar usually supports this, but intonation on its own can show this. The biggest pitch change…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 43 | Speaking & Listening | Dealing with Problems in Group Work

Group work is not always easy, and certain issues sometimes arise. For successful group work, the group needs to identify these issues and deal with them. Unequal participation — everyone should contribute equally to the discussion. Interruptions — group members needs to be able…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 42 | Grammar | Expressing Causality

We can show a cause-and-effect relationship in many ways. The grammar of the sentence depends on th eparticular words and phrases used to express the causality. Because, so, as, since — before a clause. They banned his new design of bikes because they were…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 40 | Developing Writing | IELTS Writing Model

You are going to learn about using inverted real and unreal conditionals, and using data to support opinions. You are then going to use these to write a short report about trends in the gaming industry. In the podcast down below, I will go…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 38 | Grammar | Inverted Conditionals: Real & Unreal Present

Conditional sentences can be made to sound more formal using the following inverted constructions; should + subject + base form Should this trend continue, ipods will become obsolete by the end of 2009. Should consumers not choose to adopt mobile gaming, the industry may…

TOEFL iBT | Part 1 Questions | Answer Template & Tips

Woohoo! Another TOEFL iBT is here! Because it was a hit last time, here are some more breakdowns! Today I really want to focus on the task itself. So, I’ve gotten some reviews and heard some opinions from some students here in Thailand. One…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 35 | Close Listening | Vocabulary Preview | Children, Sports, & Identity

Ahhh, controversial topics, good vocabulary to speak about, and a preview into what we will be doing next Monday. Following Monday’s post will be a study skill technique called “cornell notes.” Now, I don’t necessarily care so much about universities in general, but while…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 34 | Developing Speaking | Speaking Up

So, in today’s edition, I talk about speaking up.  From an academic standpoint, sure, it’s essential to contribute to conversations before, during, and after.  However, I want to tackle a different aspect of “speaking up,” and this segment is about speaking up in LIFE….

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…