Tag: vocabulary

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 28 – Pronunciation – Stress in Words with Suffixes

Welcome back to another ESL Podcast, everyone! It’s a beautiful Monday and I’m bringing to you a wonderful chapter with a set of objectives to achieve! How to stress words with common suffixes. The pronunciation of longer, multisyllable words, especially academic, scientific, and technical…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 1 – First Conversation: Thai & French Accents!

This was a podcast I did at the very beginning stages of my podcast.  I’m finally getting around to developing podcast art and making shownotes for this particular podcast, so I hope you guys enjoy this one! International Guest Speakers on French and Thai…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 27 – Vocabulary – Cities & Houses

Welcome back to another episode, everyone!  You know, teaching British English, as an American teacher, is unbelievably confusing.  Blocks of flats would mean “projects” in America.  Cottages are regular homes but they come from fairy tales (the ones we see in the books).  It’s…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – IELTS – Part III – Talking About Abstract Topics & Agree/Disagree

Welcome back to another Facebook Live Coaching for IELTS!  Thank you so much for tuning in today, and we’re going to have to further discuss Part III — a topic we haven’t spoken about yet. Here are some of the things we will go…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 26 – Grammar – Present Perfect Continuous

Welcome back to one of my favorite grammar lessons — the present perfect continuous! I usually use this compared to the present perfect.  Example, I’ve been living in Thailand for five years.  I don’t like saying “I’ve lived in Thailand for five years.”  That…

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…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 24 – Speaking – Encouraging Communication

There are several ways to encourage communication using questions.  As a teacher, I love asking the follow-up question technique.  If my student constantly gives me 1-7 word responses (with no open-ended answers), I would either create an easy task or have them read out…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 23 – Vocabulary – Prefixes with Negative Meanings – Part II

Welcome back, everyone! I’ve finally made a debut of this after a long time (last episode was Season 2, Episode 8) and I’m bringing to you more negative prefixes to enhance your vocabulary! I was recently teaching prefixes in one of my classes here…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 22 – Grammar – Tag Questions

This is officially the first time I’ve gone over tag questions.  Although I don’t use them often, it’s still a useful technique to not only keep the conversation going, but to also get a response. Tag questions are added to the end of a…

Arsenio’s ESL Task: Developing Critical Thinking- Community Service

Welcome back to another ESL task! I love these and I don’t want to stop on developing critical thinking lessons, so I’m back with another one. Here’s your task. What are the benefits and drawbacks of doing community service? Benefits and drawbacks: college applications,…