Tag: phrase

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 58 – Grammar – Present and Modal Passives

Boy! We’re getting to the end of this season, and it’s been such a LONGGGGGG series. Honestly, I don’t like stopping for long because then I would lose my listeners. Consistency is everything….and constantly pumping out content is even more important. So, let’s get…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Nathan on IELTS Writing Tasks, Mistakes, Solutions

This is the beginning of a new series! I love bringing teachers, consultants and students on to do live coaching, or teachers who can give tips about test preparation courses or anything English in general. Today we’re talking about IELTS and Nathan, who’s living…

IELTS Reading: Locating and Matching Information Questions

IELTS Reading – Locating and matching informationDownload Welcome back to another episode of my IELTS, everyone! So, I was going to make a blog, but it wouldn’t have made sense to put discombobulated graph on here so you guys can read through a lot…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – IELTS – Understanding Writing Task 2 Questions

Welcome back to another episode, everyone! This is going to be great for you guys to do some freewriting, but more importantly, understand the question. Learn to analyze task 2 questions.  They contain a subject and often include a general noun or nouns to…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEIC – Be Aware of Comparative & Superlative Forms

We’re back again with the Facebook live!  For those of you who have tuned in last weekend, here’s the podcast and video form of what I’ve talked about.  Also, I now have the transcription available, so for those of you who want rough shownotes…

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 20 – Speaking Skill – Speak About A Journey

So, this will sound a bit similar to IELTS speaking task 2, but it’s not going to be academic, just a very laid back story-telling time.  This is great for non-NES speakers in order to tell a story about where they have traveled with…

Arsenio’s ESL FB Live Lesson 001: Pronunciation – Glided Vowel Sounds

Four vowel sounds — e as in feet, a as in late, u as in boot, and o as in boat — require you to glide or move your tongue toward a/w/ or y sound. These are the words that I did recently on…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker – Eliza of India!

So grateful for having a wonderful friend from India on!  Full of energy and laughs, Eliza came on to talk about different locations around India and living in China! Tune in!   Things we discussed: Introduction. Where Eliza is from. What the differences are…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – IELTS – Speaking Test Basics

Hello, everyone! Free IELTS Coaching on Facebook live was this past Sunday, but now I decided to do a YouTube video and a podcast on what I covered on there! This normally debuts every Sunday at 7am Bangkok, Thailand time — unless something happens. …