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Helping a suicidal student

I wrote this on my 101 goals list about 5 years ago: “help someone NOT commit suicide and get them out of a dark place.” I don’t know why it felt good at the time, but the opportunity had presented itself. Years ago I…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 61 – Grammar – Modal Verbs of Speculation & Deduction (Present)

Oh! Back into the modal verbs! Love these like no tomorrow and of course, so happy to be back at them. Let’s dive into it. This must be a conspiracy theory. It might explain the words in his most famous speech ‘I have a…

Business English: Episode 002 – How NOT To Be a Conversation Killer

Oh, this had to be the most glorious thing I’ve come across in any book in an extremely long time. There were those times that I cringed at every little thing I would hear someone say to someone else because either them not being…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: IELTS Speaking Part I – Television

Where do you usually watch TV programmes/shows? Why or why not? What’s your favorite TV programme/show? Why? Are there any programmes/shows you don’t like watching? Why/why not? Do you think you will watch more TV or fewer TV programmes/shows in the future? Why/why not?…

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: Weekend Special – IELTS – Speaking Part I

We’ve got IELTS speaking back! Since these were some great podcasts/blogs, I decided to bring them back on weekends that I don’t have a special. Super excited about going over some of these questions and giving you a couple sentences that follow, but it’s…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: IELTS – T/F/NG Questions (Reading)

Oh, we’re finally at the reading portion of the IELTS! This is the big one and the biggest one of them all. I do hope that you guys tune into this so you understand.  Today is just a glimpse of what’s to come.  I…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 37 – Grammar – Future Continuous & Future Perfect

Welcome back to another grammar episode! Let’s break this down in even further detail for everyone out there! By 2050, 3D printers will have become a part of everyday life. That’s what we‘ll be eating by 2050. We’ll be using robots at home in…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEIC – Reading Comprehension – Graphs + Podcast/YouTube

Welcome back, everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a TOEIC video.  Excuse behind it? None.  It takes a lot of time and preparation.  However, I’ve got a special treat. Since I’m checking out what the market likes, my reading comprehension video…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 54 – Grammar – Expressing & Asking about Ability

Since I’ve gone over reported questions and you now understand how can/could is used, it’s time to us them.  We can express and ask about ability by using these, in addition to be able to. Form                   …

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