Tag: phrases

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 73 – Developing Writing – A Formal Email of Complaint

Yes, I want to make sure I get all the specifics out of the way before heading into the upper-echelon levels that will be pretty difficult. The last develop writing podcast and blog scored big, so I decided to do another one. I’m first…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 70 – Grammar – The Passive – Verbs with Two Objects

Welcome back to another passive blog/podcast. To be honest, this one is going to be a pain in the ass. Lol…but it’s going to be worth it in the end for a lot of you. So, some verbs are followed by two objects, one…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Developing Vocabulary – Phrasal Verbs Connected with Money & Shopping

Welcome back to another ESL podcast! I’m here to bring you some Phrasal Verbs. Yes! We’re back with Phrasals! Look at the phrasal verbs used in these sentences and match them with the definitions. If you want to buy a tablet, you should set…

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…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 57 – Vocabulary Skill – Using Descriptive Adjectives

You can make what you say more interesting by not relying on the same adjectives all the time. Try to use more descriptive language. For example, instead of saying a room is very dirty, you could say it’s grimy or filthy. We have an…

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: 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: 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 – Part IV – Short Talks – Tactic Practice

Welcome back to another episode, everyone! This is the re-learning from the Facebook live I did a few days ago (Saturday mornings at 7am).  This is the first time I’ve done a Short talks episode, so I hope this provides as much value to…