TOEFL iTP | Listening Part C | Longman | Bookstore Conversation

Welcome back to another ESL podcast! And today is a TOEFL iTP special! I know many of you have been waiting, but also be sure to tune into my Patreon! I do lots of exclusive TOEFL iTP material over there, as well as you get two coaching hours per month to learn with me (and a discount for additional hours you may need). Nonetheless, let’s get into the listening Part C!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | High Performance Habits | Prolific Quality Output

Often times, as business people, workers, or students in general, we find ourselves focusing on tasks that aren’t giving us meaning.  Instead of myself, focusing on podcasts and creating videos, I would focus on mundane tasks such as emails and meetings.  That doesn’t take me one step closer to reaching my goal. Some of you focus on producing non-essential quality rather than the prolific aspect of it. In today’s podcast, with prompts, questions and all, you’ll be focusing on what brings you the most return on investment.

UDEMY Course Re-Launch Coming Soon! — Podia Platform!

It’s not failure; it’s feedback.

So, I entered UDEMY very enthusiastic about landing potential clients and students. Other than 3 purchases at the beginning of January, two from people I knew; and an additional student who sent me an email…..UDEMY was a FLOP.

Now, some people would say “wait, maybe it was your course?”

Well, I had 6k students! The problem is, if you offer something free, which the majority of UDEMY’s courses are, people will expect only FREE FREE FREE. UDEMY’s Marketplace is comprised of India and Arab countries — that’s not saying that this is a People-Without-Money-Market, but this is a “takers” market. Most of the people on UDEMY feel that everything should be free, at the marketplace is saturated with takers rather than people who are willing to pay. 6k students buy only three paid?

Not only that, but the comments from users in Arab nations, even giving two stars at times, was ignorant as hell. I know my courses aren’t even close to being 2-star. I’m open to feedback, but I’m not open to ignorance. One user said “you’re not funny. I skipped everything you had to say.” Again, ignorance on UDEMY is GRAND.

So, I pulled my courses and deleted my profile because I don’t need a marketplace…I AM the marketplace and I want 100% of my revenue on my own! Because my brand has finally reached significant heights, I can now market my courses on my podcast and have everyone go over to Podia!

With an all-in-one approach, I will slowly start putting my courses on Podia, as well as a variety of other courses that will help users learn-as-they-go.

So here’s the relaunch! I no longer need a marketplace — I AM THE MARKETPLACE!

TOEFL iTP | Listening Part C | Longman | Bookstore Conversation

(Early Access Podcast) – Available on UDEMY!

Welcome back to another ESL podcast! And today is a TOEFL iTP special! I know many of you have been waiting, but also be sure to tune into my Patreon! I do lots of exclusive TOEFL iTP material over there, as well as you get two coaching hours per month to learn with me (and a discount for additional hours you may need). Nonetheless, let’s get into the listening Part C!

Note: This is not the TOEFL iTP badge, only the early access badge. So this episode will be available to the public. TOEFL iTP audios/videos are exclusive to the badge. 😉

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 193 | Listening | Successful Teams & Conflict

I never looked at it from this perspective, but conflicts are actually sometimes good. You have to choose the right grounds though. You have five different types: compromise, collaboration, avoidance, competing and accommodating. In this podcast, you’re going to learn a lot about the stages of a conflict, as well as the different ways of compromising.

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 192 | Critical Thinking | Making Counter Arguments and Concessions

Welcome back to another ESL podcast! In today’s podcast, we’re going to look into ways that are effective in terms of strengthening your own argument.

By including and dealing with opposing views in the form of counter-arguments, you anticipate objections, demonstrate you have considered the issues in-depth, and provide strong support for your own conclusions.

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Exam Success | Episode 1 | Ann Succeeding In IELTS

Such an amazing talk with someone who I had just met a day before the exam. After reaching out to people in the group to try and be of service, I ended up coming across Ann, who was preparing to take her IELTS test in just a day’s time. She got her results within five days times, and to her astonishment, she achieved the band in her speaking. Well, to kick off this new series, I’m going to bring on people who have achieved success in different test preparation courses. Welcome to a new series!

Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/165390/5294193

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 191 | Presentation Skills | How to Cope with Different Presentation/Lecture Styles

Many people, like me, enjoy different presentation styles — based on tonality, energy, story-telling, etc.  I have my favorites, and then there are presenters that put me to sleep. So, if you’re someone who not only has to listen to a presentation but also engage in meetings with foreigners who speak monotone….how can you cope? Well, that’s today’s discussion. Tune in!

  1. Think of two lecturers you have had during your academic/professional career. Describe the style and approach of each one in the comment section on this blog.
  • organization of material
  • speed of delivery
  • style of lecture
  • visuals and support material provided

If you regularly have the same lecturer, you will become familiar with the speed of delivery, the amount of support provided, and the organization of material. When the lecturer is new to you, be prepared with your notebook and audio recorded. Access all available support material, and listen for clues to the organization of the lecture in the opening to the lecture.

Listen to two parts of a lecture in the podcast down below. Identify which lecturer does each thing, Speaker A (Brett Wilson) or Speaker B (Sofia Lang).

  1. Provides pre-reading
  2. Starts with examples and then moves to general statements
  3. Encourages interaction
  4. Gives clear verbal signposts for the organization
  5. Speaks faster
  6. Relies on visuals for showing organization

IELTS Writing | Patreon | S1: E1 | Stating Opinions | Personal/Impersonal

Welcome to my Patreon! If you’re unaware, I have a wide-range of benefits to this specific badge that’s available for IELTS Learners.

For students who are wanting to learn IELTS around the world, this tier is for serious learners who want exclusive IELTS content. 

– Listening techniques

– Speaking techniques

– Reading skills

– Academic writing

In addition, there will be a range of videos, Q & A’s, and even live coaching (and 1:2:1 coaching twice a month for two hours total). 

There will also be free-writing and free speaking prompts, as well as videos and audio casts (three times a week) for students to study.  Lots of writing samples and you will also have the ability to get 2 writing tasks 1’s and 2 writing tasks 2’s graded.  Any additional writing tasks can be purchased in a bundle. 

Topic requests and videos based on the questions will also be made, so be sure to communicate within the group with me and the other Patrons!

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In saying that, here’s what this episode will feature.

  • Adding and understanding the meaning between personal opinions and impersonal ideas.
  • Reported speech phrases and matching.
  • How to give supporting details and examples to further strengthen your argument.
  • Agreeing and disagreeing (speaking segment) and phrases for fill-ins.
  • Writing Task 2 for you to submit and a sample answer.

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IELTS | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Speaking Part 3 – Celebrations At Restaurants

Welcome back to the final installment with my wonderful student, and in this episode, you’re going to hear me implement structure in her talk. See, the problem with a lot of students is if they fail to use any kind of structure, they end up giving a baseless thesis with sporadic examples that don’t contribute or flow. That’s surely detrimental to your score.