Tag: idioms

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 – Episode 17 – Listening – Career Success – IELTS (Fill In The Gap) Exercise

Welcome back to another listening and today will be featuring a close listening technique for IELTS learners around the globe. Here’s the “fill in the blank” technique! In note completion activities, look at the notes before you listen. There will be a word or…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 105 – Study Skills – Overcoming Writer’s Block

Writer’s block. Luckily, I’ve never been through a situation (even in school) where I was completely stuck. However, most writers have this happen all the time. Entrepreneur Tim Ferriss says “write just one bad page a day.” If that’s not a good enough technique…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 102 – Reading/Listening – Understanding The Global Economy

Welcome back to another episode on globalization. I have an article for your viewing, as well as my thoughts and three people who are talking about how globalization affects their workplace. Your shirt was made in China and your mobile phone comes from Japan….

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 94 – Vocabulary Development – Describing Graphs (Two-Part Patreon)

Welcome back, everyone! Here’s some more IELTS language for you study-goers out there, as well as some sentences and an exercise at the bottom. I’ve gone over this in context about a month ago, but I have much more to cover. We use a…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker – Camka of Switzerland

Finally, after a second try (and failing the first time), both Camka and I rocked the house with this one! Straight out of Switzerland, Camka’s mother and society taught her to just “read between the lines” rather than chasing her uniqueness. It wasn’t until…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 92 – Speaking Task – The Present Unreal Conditional

Welcome back to another speaking task, everyone! Today I’ll be talking about the unreal conditional in a story-type way! I’ve done this before in grammar form, but now let’s get into it with the speaking version. You can use this to talk about something…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEFL Idioms VIII

We’re back with some more TOEFL idioms! Last episode was fire and had lots of plays, so I’m back with some more! Drop out – stop going to school / a class / a club. In general, the rate at which US high school…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 78 – Grammar – Advanced Future Forms

Advanced grammar for the future?! Oh, yes! You guys will be happy about this. This is the upper-intermediate version, so check out the rules, tune in and do some of these exercises down below! Present continuous for future We use the present continuous to…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Speaking Task – Presenting a Global City – Thampirak of Thailand

So excited to bring on a student from a popular school here in Bangkok, Thailand (no, not the Mater Dei high school in California). Today we’re going to be doing the speaking task in terms of presenting a global city! Prepare yourselves! Here’s the…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 64 – Developing Vocabulary – Prepositional Phrases

Welcome back to another developing vocabulary episode! Today we’re breaking down prepositional phrases. As always, I love doing these, so prepare yourself! Complete the sentences with these words. Account // addition // aid // behalf // means // process // strength // touch In…