Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 13 | Empathy At Work

Idiomin someone’s shoes
Definition: imagining yourself in the situation that someone else is in.

This is called empathy.  Although the majority of the world lacks empathy, it could be developed by putting yourself in the same position.

When was the last time you complained about something at work? What happened? How was your complaint dealt with? Were you happy with the outcome? Sometimes in business, it’s impossible to keep everyone happy all the time. Sooner or later, an eruption will happen. Customers will probably get angry, employees may complain about how they’re treated, etc. How you deal with these is crucial for business, and in today’s podcast, we discuss just that!

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | My Full Presentation at BIDC 2020

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 40 | Presentation Feedback

Welcome to the final episode of Season 6! Boy, it felt like a one hundred-episode season because it took a long time just to get to episode 40! HA! But wow, so happy that it was well-received by many of you out there. Although it takes a week for podcast plays to eclipse 100 plays per episode, I’ve gotten hundreds of more cities around the globe to tune in. Well, let’s finish this season with a BANG before going into Season 7!

{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Investment | The Importance of Diversification

If you have all of your assets in one market, if a downturn happens, such as what happened at the beginning of COVID, there could be a ridiculous amount of problems with your portfolio. For example, a Bangkok Bank Executive who I used to train would come in, every morning, right before COVID, and tell me that he had lost tens of thousands of dollars because the Stock Exchange of Thailand fell flat on its face.

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TOEFL iBT | Listening | Lecture | Astrology

As requested by one of my Patreon students, I decided to make this available to the public by doing a video/podcast response to this specific lecture. I realized that this was one of the longest lecturers I had ever heard and my student had difficulty with comparing notes to the questions that were asked. Now, I love this particular segment because it was very difficult compared to other lecturers, and after hearing some of the listening excerpts on YouTube, I’m afraid that the majority of you will have difficulty if you come across a lengthy lecture on the test. Without further ado, let’s dive into this!

Notes

Astrology is…..

anthropology course

influenced by astrology

Roots from manifestations

asia, south america, modern day

what is astrology — celestial objects, stars, planets, moons, movement and position influence human events

broadest = search for meaning in sky

encompasses astronomy

without it, won’t have modern astronomy

no technological benefits of the skies

development = earliest records 25k years

prehistoric men made diagrams on cave walls

men examine, question, and understand process of natural world

bodies have no effect = not true

moon influences tides and rivers

awareness of this helped men and prepared for annual weather like floods

Predictive tool

ancient babylon

recording planetary movements 2k BC

they kept records for 21 years

2300 BC dated back

observations // not predictions

babylonian astrology was concerned with physical events = politics, earthquakes

position of stars can’t determine fate

gods associated with specific planets, displayed some erratic behavior, meant god was angry

Astronomy other cultures too

Alexnader the great = fundamental of the spread in Asia

Bablyloanian beliefs = greek culture

greek overtook international language

1st century BCE, two astrology, PAST, present, future and other soul and stars

greek culture spread to ancient rome

rome, astrology popular amongst lower orders of society

Cato, farmers danger

2nd century, juvenil, roman women hung on every word

high born astrological bug, tiberius started employing astrologers

intellectual romans said other planets are much further, they can only have a tiny influence compared to moons

ignores affect, parenting, health, medicine, have on other people’s characters and fate

Carnitus, belief in fate denied free will

Same time identical can live in tribes and cultures

Questions

1 What is the lecture mainly about?

  • how ancient astrology has influenced modern astronomy
  • the evolution of astrological beliefs and practices
  • a comparison of Babylonian and Greco-Roman astrology
  • ancient arguments against the power of astrology

2 What is implied about astrologers in ancient Rome?

  • They were more respected if they had Greek origins
  • They had significant influence, particularly over lower class people
  • They still utilized the ancient Babylonian script
  • They made significant contributions to the study of natural science

3 Which of the following practices took place in ancient Babylon? Choose 2 answers.

  • The positions of celestial bodies were extensively recorded
  • Kings communicated directly with the gods in the stars
  • People consulted astrologers to determine their futures
  • Precautions were taken when celestial omens were observed

4 What can be concluded about Cicero and Carneades?

  • Both of them saw good and bad aspects to astrology
  • Cicero had a negative view of astrology, while Carneades had a positive one
  • Both of them disagreed with the arguments put forward by astrologists
  • Cicero saw both good and bad sides to astrology, while Carneades had only a negative opinion

5 According to the professor, when did Astronomy begin to be used as predictive tool?

  • When Alexander conquered asla
  • Ancient Roman times
  • Around 25,000 years when prehistoric man made diagrams depicting lunar cycles on cave walls
  • Ancient Babylonian times

6 Which of the following is true about the development of Astrology?

  • By the 1st century BCE, there was only one strand of astrology concerned with reading about the past, present, and future
  • The earliest records of astronomical cycles dated back to ancient Babylonian times
  • Alexander contributed greatly to the spread of Astrology
  • Babylonian astrology was concerned with how the position of stars could determine a single person’s fate

TOEFL iBT | Listening | Lecture | Helping Behavior

Welcome back to another listening! My TOEFL iBT Listening podcasts have doubled, so I’m going to continue pumping these out for all of you. In today’s podcast, we’re going to do some more note-taking and see if our notes help us answer the lecture.

Notes

definition: voluntary actions intended to help others with reward regarded or dis

help regardless of reward

pro-social behavior

benefit another individual or group

sharing, comforting, rescuing, and helping,

altruism

behavior without expectation internal/external

helping because it’s right

police officers, nurses, etc

Facet: kin selectin theory – evolutionary perspective

screens out species, preservation is important for survival

people tend to help people with similar genetic base

favors chance of survival

would be wrong to judge the other person

hesitant to help someone if traits not similar

instance, help someone who is black but not white

reciprocal altruism, motivation = based on expectation

reward is there

person risking, rescued for them in the future

negative state relief model –

Notes Section

Question

  1. What is the lecture mainly about?
  • negative-state relief model
  • Kin Selection theory
  • Different forms of altruism
  • Reciprocal altruism

2 According to this lecture, which of the following regarding Kin selection theory is not correct?

  • The behavior in Kin selection theory is an evolutionary process because of the natural selection
  • it explains altruism in evolutionary perspective
  • the tendency to perform behavior that may favor the chance of survival of people with different genetic base
  • it states people tend to help people with similar traits

3. What is the base meaning of Altruism?

  • pro-social behaviors that are carried out without expectation of obtaining external reward or internal reward
  • pro-social behaviors that are carried out only when the reward is immediate
  • pro-social behaviors that are carried out by only guilt every time
  • pro-social behaviors that are carried because you are afraid someone will see you not helping another person

4. What does Kin selection theory refer to?

  • the tendency to perform behaviors that may favor the chance of survival of people with similar genetic base
  • a tendency to perform behaviors that only help animals
  • a tendency to perform behaviors that only help small groups of African tribes in Uganda
  • a tendency to perform behaviors that may favor the chance of survival for your immediate family (husband/wife/children/parents)

5 If you help someone in need only because you are stressed out about the idea of not doing anything, what theory are you proving correct?

  • negative state relief model
  • unfriendly attitude model
  • America’s next top model
  • horrible person model