Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 32 | Flight Problems & What To Do

As an ESL speaker, there’s nothing like being in another country when a flight cancellation happens, throwing your hands in the air incredulously and not being able to communicate with people as to why it was canceled, let alone what to do next.

From lost baggage, to rampant delays, overbookings, and poor customer service. We’ve all been a part of that, but how can we handle these frustrating situations? In today’s podcast, we’re going to discuss flying in general, then listen to five different situations and how to approach them.

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 30 | Sickness & Business

Britons average 6.5 sick leave days a year. In America, if you take sick leave within the first couple of months of your new job, you’re not going to go back.

Meanwhile, in Australia, you have 30 holidays and a minimum of 15 sick days a year. 

A Goldman Sachs recent survey revealed that first/second-year consultants are averaging 90 days of work a week, plunging their mental health into the red zone and not having ANY personal time. The CEO, of course, shrugs his shoulders because it’s all about the money.

A complete opposite of this would be my business client in Bangkok buying each of his employees a one-year membership to a gym, giving them the opportunity to workout during their lunch break, too.

In today’s long episode, I reveal the good, the bad, the ugly, and what you can do if you’re working in a highly stressful environment.

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 29 | Social Trends in Your Country

When we think about the population getting poorer, people spending their time online, living longer, dying partnerships (or growing), and other trends….they change quite often.  In today’s podcast, we discuss a wide range of trends in different countries. And in the end, you’ll have an assignment to do!

{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 33 | Airports & My Favorite Airports in The World

When it comes to Asia, they have the best airports in the world and it’s not even close.  Compared to the western world, Asian airports put them to shame.  For instance, Changi International in Singapore is literally 30 years ahead of its time — that’s how great it is! However, there are some airports that fall way below average in Asia such as KLIA2 in Malaysia, Vientiane’s stereotyping (which affects customer service), and the shambolic international airport in Ho Chi Minh City.  So, what are your three most important perks for an airport and your three least — listen to the podcast to find out what type of perks there actually are!

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Pronunciation Course II is Now Available!

The second relaunch is here! My pronunciation course Phase II is available for $9.99! In this course, I’ll be covering the following topics.

  • Voiceless and voiced words
  • Initial voiceless and voiced consonants
  • Final voiceless and voiced consonants
  • Grammatical endings
  • Pronouncing the -s/-es endings
  • Pronouncing the -ed Endings

There’s material, documents, and homework at the end of each segment, making this as interactive with you as possible. Phase III will be debuting this week and Phase IV and V are in the works. Enquire today!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Investment | Different Investments; Different Ages

There are different types of financial products for certain people based on age, what they’re doing, and what their intent is; whether it’s day-trading or investing in stocks. Based on your country, I suggest you do some research in terms of the different types of things made available, but also watch different YouTube videos so you understand how investment portfolios work. Financial managers/brokers are NEVER in the best intent for you…so be wary of that! In today’s podcast, we cover these topics.

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{Patreon Special} TOEFL iBT | Integrated Essay | The Roman Empire

With possibly the most difficult Integrated Task to date, you guys will have your hands full with this one. The Roman Empire is surely one of the hardest ones out there, so brace yourself, take your time and I’ll be looking forward to your responses! For those of you reading it on my blog, here’s the first paragraph.

The post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, known as the Roman Empire, was characterized by a government headed by emperors and large territorial holding around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Roman Empire was the largest empire of the Classical Antiquity period, and one of the largest in world history covering 6.8 million square kilometers. It was also among the most powerful economic, cultural, political and military forces in the world holding sway over 21% of the world’s entire population during that time period. The longevity and vast reach of the Empire provided a lasting influence of Latin and Greek language, culture, religion, inventions, architecture, philosophy, law, and government on future descendants. There are three reasons the Roman Empire became so powerful.

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{Patreon Special} TOEFL iBT Reading | The Navigation Acts

More uploads are scheduled for today! Prepare yourself…..and by the way, I see that that are difficulties within some of the readings so I will either (A) do a response video. Or (B), write the explanations in the comment below the document. Stay tuned in your notifications!

Here’s the first question for all of you who follow me.

[2] The first Navigation Act was passed in 1651. The Act declared that all products grown and produced in Asia, America, and Africa should be transported only in English boats. In addition, the Act included a provision that goods transported into England from Europe should also be carried by English boats only. The second Navigation Act was passed in 1660, forbidding any importation into or exportation out of the British colonies except in English vessels. It also declared that certain products, such as cotton, sugar, and tobacco, could only be transported to England or one of its plantations.

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1 Which of the following can be inferred from paragraph 2 about the first two Navigation Acts?

  • The first two Navigation Acts declared that only England could use goods from the colonies, and also stated that certain goods could be transported to all countries.
  • The first two Navigation Acts declared that only England’s colonies could benefit from the transport of goods from the colonies, and also stated that certain goods could only be exported to England and its plantations.
  • The first two Navigation Acts declared that only English vessels could be used for the transport of goods from the colonies, and also stated that certain goods could only be exported to England and its plantations.
  • The first two Navigation Acts prevented English vessels from being used for the transport of goods from the colonies, and also stated that only certain goods could be exported to England and its plantations.

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Investigating Complaints: Reporting to Customers

This is a LONG story in terms of how to deal with complaints, whether it’s in your professional life or personal life. There’s a fine line between constructive criticism, and there is just the ungrateful. Do you often continue doing work with people who have complained before? In my experience here in Thailand, I worked with companies in the outskirts of Bangkok before who had complained about me having a great personality — true story. These companies don’t deserve an amazing trainer like me, and going forward, I established a value system that helps me in choosing companies, clients, gigs.  In today’s podcast, we discuss just that.

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