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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 60 – Pronunciation – Linking of Same Consonants

Welcome back to Part IV of linking same consonants! I’ve done this before a while back, but practice makes perfection and here’s another lesson! When the same consonant sound appears at the end of one word and at the beginning of another word, it…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 55 – Pronunciation – Emphatic Stress

We, Americans, LOVEEEEEE using Emphatic Stress (did you see it?). Guys, sometimes when you speak, you can draw attention to certain words by giving them extra emphasis. These could be adjectives (huge, crazy, tiny) and adverbs (extremely, totally, slowly). Notice the change in emphasis…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 51 – Pronunciation/Speaking Skills – Content Words

“Content” words carry the most meaning in a sentence so receive more stress. They include questions words, nouns, most verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and negative auxiliary verbs (don’t, won’t, hasn’t, etc). “Function” words give a sentence its grammatically correct form. They carry little meaning so…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 47 – Pronunciation: Rhythm

Welcome back, everyone! We’re entering a more difficult phase of pronunciation, and I’m happy to bring to you today the basis of rhythm in phrases and sentences. Basic rhythm patterns in phrases and sentences. The kinds of words that are generally stressed. The kinds…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 31 – Pronunciation – Stressed/Unstressed Schwa

Welcome back to another pronunciation episode! I love bringing these to you guys to start off the week strong, and so here I am today! Today we’re going to go over stressed/unstressed schwa sounds.   Able                 ability…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 21 – Pronunciation – Two-Syllable Stressing

Happy Monday and welcome back! It’s time for some more pronunciation! English word stress is variable.  Sometimes it is hard to know which syllable to stress.  Fortunately, there are general rules that can help. About 90% of two-syllable nouns have first-syllable stress: problem, freedom,…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3: Episode 17 – Pronunciation – Word Stress in Nouns, Verbs, & Numbers

Welcome back to another week and the first pronunciation exercise of November! Today is another activity in terms of repeating what I say. It’s time to learn about common stress patterns in words with more than one syllable. Here are some words that I…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 9 – Vocabulary – Do & Make

Welcome back to another blog, everyone!  Very grateful and also fascinated that many of my students have problems with these two particular verbs.  Do & Make, two verbs that are often confused, will be broken down in today’s podcast and blog. Use DO for actions, obligations,…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 6 – Pronunciation – Ignoring The Consonant in Speech

Yes! A lot of my students have asked this question, so here it is, along with some sentences for you to repeat out loud.  This exercise will enable you to take out the unnecessary, second-to-last consonant, which is impossible to say. Let’s go over…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Pronunciation #1 – Plural Endings

For the PDF, please scroll down to the bottom of the page, print, and follow the page with me on the podcast so you can practice enunciating. FB: Arsenio’s TOEIC-TOEFL-IELTS Add s to most nouns. Add es to nouns ending in s, sh, ss,…

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