IELTS | Writing Task II | Essay Evaluation | How Cohesion Works

I’m bringing you a special I haven’t necessarily done in almost a year. I was really big on IELTS last year, but because TOEFL iBT became huge, I just steered clear of it. Well, it’s back! And in today’s episode, I go over the cohesion!

Early Access Badge Relaunch is HERE!

Finally! It’s been months since I had this badge (originally on Patreon), but it has officially debuted to the public! I’m absolutely ecstatic to get this back out there. So what is this?

The Early Access Badge!

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TOEFL iBT | Speaking | Full Coaching Session

Hello, all! Today is a PHENOMENAL coaching session. By showing the value through social media, I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries. In today’s episode, we have a phenomenal student who has gotten a 26 in speaking one time, but is struggling to get it this time around. So, in saying that, today’s a power session of 6 questions and different ways to answer them, followed by a revelation at the end. Will keep you updated on her score, too!

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | International Guest Speaker | Toniann on Herbs, Healthy Eating, & Meditation

This podcast HAS IT ALL! Finally, after about a month, I’ve brought on the amazing Toniann Astuto! I haven’t had another fellow American on my podcast in more than a year, so today marks a special day filled with so much unbelievable insight that you guys are going to LOVE! From healthy eating such as putting vegetables into your diet, reducing inflammatory foods, to the beauty of meditation and chakras.  You know how I love to inject personal development into this podcast, and here is the glory! Be sure to follow Toniann in the links down below!

IELTS | Speaking | People & Relationships + Webinar Preview

Hello, all! I’m back with a wonderful webinar preview! So, in today’s session, we’re going to dive into adjectives and meanings, as well as relationship phrases and audios that support them. This is going to be an excellent lesson and the follow-up will be this upcoming weekend (Webinar!). So, let’s dive into some language development, introduce story-telling, grade three speaking part twos and go from there!

Language Development

Match the definitions with their adjectives

  1. ambitious
  2. nosy
  3. judgemental
  4. hard-working
  5. open-minded
  6. over-sensitive
  7. reliable
  8. self-assured
  9. stingy
  10. clever
  11. creative
  12. good fun
  13. outgoing
  • charismatic
  • benevolent
  • free-spirited
  • driven
  • energetic
  • intelligent and able to understand things easily or plan things well
  • willing to listen to and consider other people’s ideas and suggestions
  • putting a lot of effort into your work
  • saying exactly what you think without trying to be polite
  • an be trusted to work well or to behave in the way that someone wants you to
  • unwilling to spend money
  • too quick to criticize people
  • having confidence in your own abilities
  • with a strong desire to be successful, rich, or powerful
  • very friendly and likes meeting and talking to people
  • too easily offended
  • interested in things that do not concern you
  • with the ability to invent and develop original ideas, especially in the arts
  • easily irritated by things
  • enjoyable to be with because you say and do interesting or amusing things

Vocabulary: Relationship Phrases

  1. get on with somebody/get along with somebody
  2. look up to somebody
  3. be in touch with somebody
  4. fall out with somebody
  5. grow apart from somebody
  6. take after somebody
  7. grow up together/with somebody
  8. be close to somebody

a. argue and stop being friendly with somebody

b. have a good relationship

c. gradually have a less close relationship with somebody

d. be in communincation with

e. know somebody well and see or talk to them often

f. have many childhood and adolescent experiences in common with somebody

g. respect somebody

h. resemble somebody in your family (in appearance or personality)

Speaking Question 2 Evaluations

Number 1


got on and hardly ever fall out

really outgoing, always going out with friends and colleagues

good fun

look up to her because she’s so hard-working and never sits still

works long hours

could be a bit impatient

not efficient as her, take after her in that

over-sensitive, getting offended for no reason

Number 2


so creative

new games they can play

make stories to make her laugh

amazed by open-mindedness

I wish…

unfortunately grew apart

by the time they went to uni, not in touch

sad, blame it on reliability

Example, won’t respond

Number 3


don’t get on with inlaws



always wanting to know everything


upsets her


Ex, go out for meal

never offers to pay

much better off than them

she’s clever

set up own business

gone from strength-strength

What to Expect on Webinar?

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Webinar

  • Introduction
  • Connecting words
  • Practice Speaking (Impromptu Style)
  • Listening to your audio and critiquing it
  • Task Cards
  • Story-telling style

IELTS Speaking Webinar (June 26th at 6 pm GMT +7) | Part 2

Have you been having difficulties in improving your Speaking Part II? Not exactly sure how to answer the question? Are you lacking story-telling?

Well, it’s time to present you with this webinar!

Last year, lots of my Filipina students had always gotten the infamous 6.5 speaking band. They were never able to get a 7.0, which is required to get their license and head to America to practice nursing. After giving them structure, implementing story-telling, and practicing their reasoning….they were able to achieve these bands.

So, on June the 26th, I will host a Speaking Part II webinar at 6 pm Bangkok, Thailand time (GMT +7) and the first 3-5 attendees will have a coaching session with me!

You’ll be tested right off the back in the beginning, and then the coaching session will begin with a variety of ways of answering the question.

Sounds good, Arsenio…but how much?


That’s right. $5 gets you not only in but also access to the webinar for a lifetime.

Not able to make it? NO PROBLEM!

You can purchase the webinar later for the same price!

In saying that, message me and inquire today! Also, follow me on IG for more information!



250,000 Plays! Big Thanks to All of My Supporters!

It has been a long time coming, and a feat, unlike any other I’ve ever had, is here! 250k downloads! 21k coming in just the last month! It’s because of ALL OF YOU! I understood my four cores before making this podcast and it ultimately changed my life FOREVER!

Pronunciation Course Phase III | Relaunch!

ABSOLUTELY THRILLED to be debuting this again! The third phase of my pronunciation course is here and ready! It will debut on my birthday (May 15th), and right now you could not only get it for 50% off (just 8$), but you can upsell the pronunciation course II at a discounted rate ($8 too), and the first pronunciation course is FREE! So, for right now and for just $16, you will get three courses with  5 hours of content, homework, exercises, evaluations, the community, and homework graded by me! IT’S TIME!

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IELTS | Listening | Diagram | IELTS Trainer: Old Water-mill

We’re back with another super special! Today I’ll be describing to you, in words, what I’m seeing. Then, you’ll be able to see how I’m able to follow the conversation because of it. This is going to be very useful for those of you who have difficulty with diagrams. So let’s get into it!

{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 36 | Success & Change: Macro Achievement

Have you ever started something that you didn’t know would be very beneficial to humanity? I have — and it’s this podcast. When I started it just over 3 years ago, I had no idea that it would be the number 1 TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS podcast across all big platforms. I found a niche market, provided a service, and now I have an amazingly growing community.

In today’s podcast, we’ll be discussing just that, and big achievements throughout our lives.