Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Real Discussions | Exxon Mobil’s Global Destruction

Pfft, I was thinking for so long that these companies such as PTT, Exxon Mobil and Shell were GREAT. The word Exxon Mobil just sounds like an amazing company, right? When you think Exxon you think hat-wearing people who are “pro-environment,” BOY WAS I WRONG!

Simply put, Exxon Mobil is a greenhouse gas emitting juggernaut the Donald Trump supports. They knew about climate change back in the late 70s and stopped everyone from making it happen. They’re responsible for over 10k oil spills around the world, including the dumping grounds in Nigeria where there are constant battles of “black-market oil” because the constant spills that have now inundated food supply, further worsening the already bleak food supply in the region. The Niger Delta’s mangrove populations have been completely slashed, and with Exxon Mobil infiltrating poor-black countries, it’s happening back home in America, too.

Welcome to real discussions, a now-new series on my ESL podcast the features a range of vocabulary and things that are happening around the world that must be brought to our attention.

TOEFL iBT | Part 2 Question | Speaking | New Tutoring System

Welcome back to another TOEFL iBT speaking question, everyone! And in today’s TOEFL iBT practice, we have the part II speaking question break down that will help you pick up the main ideas so you can include it in your speaking. Watch my note-taking on the video (notes down below) and look at what to include in your speaking question. Now remember, the reading portion should be a brief summary (no more than 7 seconds long) and the rest should be focused on what you hear. Don’t waste too much time on the reading aspect.

Reading – Starting next term, our school will begin a new tutoring system, where all first-year students will be assigned a senior tutor. The main goal for the tutor is to help their student to understand what it takes to be successful at school. This is mandatory for all freshmen, so we are looking for motivated senior students to sign up. On January 15th, there will be an assembly for all senior students interested in becoming a first-year student’s tutor.

Notes

Wonderful idea

Helping people

Assigned one senior student and all aspect of school

how can that help?

Key facts: how to take notes effectively, could use that advice, succeeding at school

selecting courses, inexperienced, benefit from senior students

My Best Test

Note

Listening –

Listening – Female: Did you hear about the new tutoring system? I think it is a wonderful idea and I am thinking of joining it as a tutor.

Male: Great idea. You are always helping people with their school work so I think you will make a great tutor.

Female: Actually! There is more to the tutoring system than just helping people with the school work. Each first-year student is assigned one senior tutor that helps with all aspects of school.

Male: That sounds interesting, but I don’t think I want that if I was a first-year student. I don’t see how that could help anyone.

Female: Well, there are some key facts about school that I think a senior student can really help a first-year with, like how to take notes effectively. Many first-year students can really use that advice because taking notes is very important to succeeding at school.

Male: That’s true but other than that, what else can you help them with?

Female: Okay! There is also selecting courses. Many first-year students are inexperienced in selecting courses and can benefit from the senior student’s experiences.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 149 | Study Skills | Checking your Reading Speed

Welcome back to another podcast and today we’re going to talk about reading speed. Now, I do think this is completely irrelevant because if you don’t pick up what you’re actually reading, the speed doesn’t matter. However, smart reading is more like it. So let’s go over some techniques that can help you.

  • Find something familiar to read.
  • Set the alarm for ten minutes.
  • Read for ten minutes at a speed that allows you to understand what you ready.
  • Count how many words you read.
  • Divide this number by ten, to find out how many words you read in one minute.
  • Do this using different texts. If you read fewer than 200-250 words per minute, even with material that is clear and interesting, it is worth trying to increase your speed.

Tips for improving your reading speed.

  • Keep your eyes moving forward to avoid re-reading parts of the text
  • Avoid moving your mouth or using your fingers to follow the lines.
  • Read with a clear purpose to keep you motivated and on track.
  • Practice reading academic material more often.
  • Actively improve your reading speed through practice.
  • Change your reading speed according to what you are reading. Slow down for sections with unknown technical words and speed up for sections with more familiar language.

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Study Skills – Reading Speed

TOEFL ITP | LISTENING PART B | Haircut

We’re back! So, because I’ve realized some of the TOEFL iTP segments have hit 500 plays (and big shout out to the country of Mexico because you make the majority of plays), I decided to go the coaching route (without the student) and help you out with one of these. Again, if you’re tuning into this on IG or Facebook, make sure you go to my website (thearseniobuckshow.com) to check out my notes, questions and answers to the podcast/video. With that being said, let’s dive into this one!

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 120 | gRAMMAR | INVERTED conDITIONALS: unREAL pAST reVIEW

We’re back with a special review of something that I had already recovered in the previous season. There’s no harm in reviewing! So, with that being said, more emphasis can be placed on the result of unreal past conditionals using the following inverted construction; had + subject + (not) + past participle.

Had upbringing been taken into account, the importance given to genetics may have been lessened.

Had they not been raised in such an unstable environment, the twins may not have had such propensity for crime.

This can also be a useful structure for commenting on the results of someone else’s research;

The research suggests that had the group received a better education, they wouldn’t have gone on to exhibit criminal tendencies.

Use the prompts to write inverted conditional sentences.

  1. negative influence of her peers / might not develop criminal tendencies

I’d ague that _____________________________________________________________________.

2. Roberts not be labeled a criminal / he not go on to a life of crime

Lebert would argue that __________________________________________________________.

3. subjects raised in a more stable environment / they cause fewer problems at school.

It seems highly likely that _________________________________________________________.

4. they grow up in a more affluent area / far less likely to turn to crime.

This implies that __________________________________________________________________.

5. the study be conducted today / results may be different

Critics argue that __________________________________________________________________.

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ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 114 | Critical Thinking | Identifying Loaded questions

Loaded questions contain assumptions that trap the respondent. The answer given will fit the interviewer’s agenda, but may not reflect the truth. You can see this just about anywhere in the world on any news channel PERIOD.

Have you stopped spending too much money?

Possible answers: Yes, (I used to spend too much). / No. (I still spend too much.)

The interviewer’s agenda is forcing the respondent to admit to spending too much money at some point. To escape the trap, the respondent needs to step outside the restricted range of answers to deny the underlying assumption.

I have never spent too much money.

Other examples of problem questions include:

Leading: What were you doing at 3pm on the day of the crime?

Suggestive: Don’t you think people should work harder?

Review some of the questions from the interviews in Market research. Identify the loaded quesitons.

  1. Why did you choose to come shopping here today?
  2. Would you be more or less likely to buy this brand if you knew it was suspected of being linked to obesity?
  3. Did you buy anything unplanned?
  4. What choices did you make in terms of actual stores, and what were the determining factors in those choices?
  5. Would it affect the amount of this cereal you ate if no studies had been done on its nutritional value?
  6. If a new product was cheaper than this brand, would you change to th enew brand?

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I was struck. I was like, “I dedicated so much time to that! I should get paid!”

Broken mindset. In order to build the reputation, you must deliver — FOR FREE. Not only that, but delivering SIGNIFICANT value. And when I did, I had gotten an amazing review from a student, followed by a 50% off coupon which I sent to him following the review. Jab, jab, jab, right hook.

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Business English Podcast | Sales | Episode 001 | All Levels | Marketing, Communication, Prospecting

Welcome! If this is your first time knowing, I do have a Business English Premium podcast that’s PRETTY AMAZING. Currently right now, if you are one of the three first sign-ups on the podcast, you would get 2 free coaching hours (1 each month) with the premium. So, that’s something to surely look forward because the price tags on learning business English, soft-skills and coaching in general could be a tad pricey for some out there.

That’s number 1. Number two, this podcast features a lot of different things such as sales, investment products, supply chain and demand, corporate finance, and more. Because I’ve done a many of different projects around Bangkok with companies, I’m now implementing an array of different things into my podcast.

So, with that being said, I will talk about the five popular lead-generation magnets, as well as the importance behind marketing, communication, and prospecting. I’ve been teaching prospecting and sales to a private student here in Bangkok who runs multiple businesses and it’s so interesting to hear what her ideas are about it.

After that, you will be able to ask me questions about lead-generation magnets, which ones are useful, other ones you might add, and how successful are you at them.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 104 | Critical Thinking| Generation Spending Habits by Household

Generation spending habits. Boy, these are some shocking details. You know, Gen X and Gen B loves to “s***” on the millennials, but if we actually break down the figures, Gen X are the biggest spenders is 4 of the 6 major categories. Funny. Who would’ve ever thought?! Not to mention they’re the ones who tell the subsequent generations to “go to university to get in debt” and “buy a house that’s a liability.” Can we start thinking for ourselves? Let’s do this.

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