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Funny English conversations slowed down for ESL students. Hi! We are English teachers with many years of experience in 英会話 schools, private classes, and online. BUT this podcast is about having fun! Similar to "GoGoエイブ会話" (Abe's original podcast) this program is for people who want some laughs with their English studies. We have natural conversations, but speak slowly so that ESL learners can keep up, and we will try to explain some of the advanced vocabulary, expressions, and idioms that we ...
 
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Otaku! 英会話

Weblishメディア英会話

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Otaku! 英会話 uses the interesting Japanese sub-culture from Akihabara to inspire interest in learning English. By using original Japanese words created in Otaku culture based on Patrick Galbraith's book The Otaku Encyclopedia, the show teaches Japanese how to explain these words in English. Also, on another level, we learn about Akihabara and the sub-culture in more details. It is a 3 dimensional way to learn! Most importantly, it's fun!
 
この番組はハロウィンをテーマにしたWeblishビデオ英会話レッスンです。私たちの友だちである「ドラキュラ」も時々顔を出すけれど、ホストはお馴染みJohn Daubです。ちょっと怖いかも・・・。気をつけて勉強してね〜 This show is a collection of the top Weblish themed HALLOWEEN / scary English lesson video podcasts from 2007. Hosted and produced by John Daub in his living room / studio, these lessons are a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit and learn English. Sometimes Dracula also appears as your teacher! Also, to learn more English, please watch out other shows [Vocabulary Generator 単語工場, ...
 
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On the 15th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Asking for Opinions We’ve already talked about GIVING opinions. But what if you’d like to ask someone for their opinion? How can we do that simply and naturally? Also, is it any different if you’re speaking to someone one on one or in a group? In this episode of Speaking Ski…
 
In today's episode we talk about Abe being quarantined after re-entering Japan, and an interesting job that existed in the Edo period in Japan. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel:FBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!): https://www.55freebird.com/blank-1 …
 
On the 12th episode of Current Events, Al covers an important political and cultural issue regarding COVID-19. Over the last few years, the American political landscape has been changing quite rapidly. But, it’s not just about politics. Cultural issues play an important part in how the direction of a country goes. In this case, we are talking about…
 
In todays episode we talk about Abe's trip to Canada, and Ben's trip to the Science Museum. We recorded remotely, so the sound quality is not as good as it usually is, but I think we did quite well! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel:FBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons…
 
Cheers to beers! We talk a little bit about Abe's plans for Canada, Ben tells the story about how he became a vegetarian, and we talk about cruelty in the meat industry. Do you think all children should visit an "abattoir"? ("slaughter house" sounds waaaayyy more rock and roll!) FBE Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6…
 
On the 9th episode of Real Chat, Al has a chat with his new friend Doe from the U.K.! She is perhaps the world’s number one Queen fan as well as a huge fan of the Beatles and many other bands. As you listen, keep these 3 points in mind: 1. Try to understand (comprehend) the main ideas of the discussion. 2. Learn and note down new vocabulary words a…
 
In this episode Ben finally chooses his new name! He also tells us about a bad day he had recently where he lost his temper. After that we talk about some Halloween memories. FBE Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!): htt…
 
On the 35th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: WHERE vs. WERE vs. WE’RE Today we take a look at three different but very similar sounds. Al explains the differences and gives a few example sentences in Pronunciation Point 35! Download Video (98MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Get ALsensei’s 25 HOT IDIOMS for 2021 (F…
 
Abe is trying a "new look", and Ben can't control his "hungry eyes". Lol In this episode we continue the search for Ben's new name. Big thanks to all the listeners who sent us suggestions! By the end of the episode, Ben has it narrowed down to just two names... The deadline is October 31st! FBE Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/…
 
On the 24th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: Will it help if I practice speaking English in front of a mirror? As I was going through various English related Facebook Groups, I came across a similar question posted on the main page. I hadn’t heard that before and so I thought it would be good to address in this episode…
 
On the 41st episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we cover this very critical topic: The 3 Most Destructive Things You’re Telling Yourself Out of my 18 years of teaching English and all of the e-mails and messages I’ve received over the years, I’ve heard so many of your challenges and frustrations. Although you may not notice it on a daily basis, the…
 
We talk about dealing with stress and meditation "gurus". Abe introduces a guided meditation recording and things get... Weird. After that the search for Ben's new name continues, and Ben tells us how he never forgets a face. We also talk about expressions for men's genitals... Surprise surprise. (Indian Music: www.bensound.com) FBE Teacher Talk Yo…
 
We continue to search for Ben's new name. We also talk about "procrastinating", and talk about a famous park in Miyagi. After that, we hear from a listener that had hiccups for over two years! Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday! Free Bird Goods: https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.yo…
 
On the 5th episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movie: “Jack Reacher” “Jack Reacher” is a 2012 action thriller starring Tom Cruise. This movie was adapted from a famous series of novels by author Lee Child. So, how does “Jack Reacher” come off on the big screen? Is this movie good for studying English? Al gives his…
 
We talk about about another dangerous animal in Canada that (apparently) likes to eat women. Ben agrees that women would taste better than men, but he doesn't like the taste of Canadian women. Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday! Free Bird Goods: https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.yo…
 
On the 11th episode of Current Events, Al explores the world of music and covers several articles about famous musicians. Recently, there has been a lot of news in the music world with one of the big events being the Global Citizen Festival. The event featured several artists performing from around the world in an effort to raise awareness and end …
 
We talk about Ben's new DJ name for #Spotify, and a (very) strange way to use coffee. Also we follow up on some topics and questions from past episodes, and Ben makes a new song to give special thanks to a country in Africa. Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday! Free Bird Goods: https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our…
 
On the 6th episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: The Shawshank Redemption Today, let’s take a look at this excellent drama from 1994. It stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two men in prison who become friends. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into 7 easy steps: 1. Choose t…
 
Today we talk about our speaking habits, for example, saying "umm" often. We also talk about some new names for Ben when his music goes on Spotify, and we answer a question about some Americans always using rising intonation that sounds like they are asking questions even when they are not. Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday…
 
I recently got an e-mail that was very convincing. However, after looking at it more closely, I concluded that it was a scam! Today we cover this important topic: A Scam Artist Convinced Me…Almost Scam artists often use English as their second language to try and trick people from native English speaking countries. Of course what they are doing is …
 
Have you ever faced an impossible task in English? That’s exactly what I faced shortly after moving to Japan with Japanese. I’m sure you’ve faced similar tasks in English. Today we cover this important topic: Mission Impossible? You Decide! In this lesson, Al talks about a challenge he faced while learning Japanese. It all came down to confidence a…
 
A "motto" is a short sentence or phrase to express your important beliefs. In this episode we rate the summer of 2021 on a scale of 1 to 10, and we talk about our "mottos" for life in general. Towards the end of the episode we do a "rapid fire" question segment where we answer multiple English questions about past episodes. Eg. What's the differenc…
 
We talk about Ben's baby's name, dangerous CANADIAN animals, and the difference between a "pocket" and a "pouch". Of course we couldn't use the Australian song for Canadian animals, so we changed the words and sang it live! Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday and NEW "Tea Time" Friday) Free Bird Goods: https://www.55freebird.…
 
On the 2nd edition of One Point Lesson, Al goes over two expressions that you need to stop using if you don’t want to offend people. Today’s topic: STOP Saying These 2 Things! Today’s expressions are very commonly used among my students and although their intentions are good, they may not be communicating exactly what they want to be saying. These …
 
Ben makes up a new intro song "on the spot" (with no preparation). We talk about Ben's bag (that he carries everywhere), and we tell each other about dingos in Australia, and coyotes in Canada. Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!) Free Bird Goods: https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.…
 
On the 10th episode of Current Events, Al goes an article about international students having a tough time getting visas to study in the United States. The global pandemic has certainly caused a decrease in the amount of students going to the U.S. to study this year but there are other factors involved. In this article, Al goes over the key reasons…
 
Ben has defeated "The Rona" and he is back with a victory song about his battle. We also talk about contact lenses, and answer an interesting "Would you rather...?" question from a listener in Taiwan. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE "cool summer mask" On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel…
 
On the 11th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Vanessa from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com. Vanessa has been teaching online for seven years and has grown her YouTube channel to over 3 million subscribers! She teaches with a very “comfortable” style and gives students hope and confidence that they can speak English well. In this interview, V…
 
We talk about our favorite YouTubers & Ben's new baby! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE "cool summer mask" On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g "The Kiffness" YouTube Channel KEXP radio YouTube Channel Twitter! Instagram! Follow and send us questions or topics tha…
 
On the 20th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Mission Critical! Do you feel that there just isn’t enough time to study English? With all of the other things going on in our lives, I feel the same about the things I want to do. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I take a look at an older blog post, but one that h…
 
Ben got the corona virus... He got vaccinated as soon as possible, and was always careful, but when you have kids in a kindergarten and/or daycare sometimes it is unavoidable. In this episode we talk about his experience with the virus and quarantine. His family are all OK so no worries, but it is a tough situation! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE "cool summer…
 
On the 23rd episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: When I speak English, I can’t think of ideas. There’s no problem in my native language. How can I fix this? That’s a very interesting question. This came from a student in a recent chat in Clubhouse. I answered the question decently but after thinking about it some more, her…
 
Ben talks about the most dangerous fish in the world, and we answer a "Would you rather...?" question from a listener about #figureskating vs #snowboarding. The full episode is on YouTube BEST DAY OF MY LIFE "cool summer mask" On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixK…
 
On the 4th episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movies: The “Back to the Future” Trilogy In 1985 “Back to the Future” was a major hit movie in America and around the world. Starring the likable Michael J. Fox as the main character, this film about time travel was innovative and caught the imagination of millions of…
 
The full episode is on YouTube Ben talks about his visit to the skin doctor (dermatologist), and Abe talks about his trip to Chiba. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE 冷感 マスク On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g Twitter! Instagram! Follow and send us questions or top…
 
On the 9th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the latest news regarding COVID-19. There is a new strain of the virus called the “Delta Variant.” Also, some places still require masks while others do not. On this episode of Current Events, Al discusses the latest news on COVID-19 covering two articles from different news sites. Here are the key…
 
The full 35min episode is on YouTube where we also talk about popular movies in Japan Australia and Canada. This was part 2 of our night recording session. We drank more, talked more, and answered a few listener questions from Russia! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE ウレタン マスク On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https:/…
 
Today we wrap up the “English Fluency Power” series! Today we cover the final topic: How to Learn New Vocabulary Words and Expressions and Never Forget Them In this lesson, Al teaches you a system to help you memorize new vocabulary and natural English phrases so that you will not forget them. To watch ALL of the English Fluency Power Tips, please …
 
Today we continue the countdown to ALsensei’s first book, “English Fluency Power”! Over the next several days and episodes of the podcast, Al will give a valuable tip to help with your English fluency directly from the book! Today: Is Your English Textbook Good Or Bad? In this lesson, Al tells you exactly how to determine if your English textbook i…
 
I was so excited for this episode! ...Maybe too excited. There was a technical problem and I lost about 15min of content from the middle, but we still had an awesome time!!! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE ウレタン マスク www.55freebird.com/shop Come to YouTube and subscribe to see the video for this episode. Also tell a friend about Teacher Talk! We will get tattoos…
 
Today we continue the countdown to ALsensei’s first book, “English Fluency Power”! Over the next several days and episodes of the podcast, Al will give a valuable tip to help with your English fluency directly from the book! Today: The #1 Thing that is KILLING your English Fluency If your goal is to achieve English fluency, you NEED to know this im…
 
We talk about the difference between Australian and Japanese parks, Abe hurting himself, and making sound effects with your mouth. Come to YouTube and subscribe to see videos for this episode. Also tell a friend about Teacher Talk! We will get tattoos if we reach 10million downloads! Haha (Seriously, we'll do it). https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC…
 
Today we continue the countdown to ALsensei’s first book, “English Fluency Power”! Over the next several days and episodes of the podcast, Al will give a valuable tip to help with your English fluency directly from the book! Today: The Success Tip that No Other Teacher is Telling You About I’ve taught English for 20 years. I’ve had the privilege of…
 
Today we kick off the countdown to ALsensei’s first book, “English Fluency Power”! Over the next several days and episodes of the podcast, Al will give a valuable tip to help with your English fluency directly from the book! Today’s tip: The Key to Achieving Your Fluency Goals Have you ever wondered why you are not speaking as fluently and as comfo…
 
Ben is about to have his third child, and he wants to make sure that this is the last one! Sorry we were late this week! Come to YouTube and subscribe to see videos for this episode (coming soon!). Also tell a friend about Teacher Talk! We will get tattoos if we reach 10million downloads! Haha (Seriously, we'll do it). https://www.youtube.com/chann…
 
On the 1st ever One Point Lesson, Al goes over a very important topic that will save you time and energy while studying English! Today’s topic: Saving Time and Energy with Idioms When learning new idioms, it’s important to know which of three categories they fall into. First, there are outdated idioms. Second, there are idioms to understand. And fi…
 
We have real live video of this DANGEROUS animal in the YouTube video for this episode! WE ARE ROLLING! Trucker Hats On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Twitter! Instagram! Follow and send us questions or topics that you would like to hear us talk about. Free Bird English Online Lessons, Goods, Events, & More! GoGoエイブ会話 on YouTube GoGoエイブ会…
 
On the 8th episode of Real Chat, Al has a chat with his new friends, Anthony and Hayato, about living in Hawaii, language learning, and more. What is it like living in Hawaii? Is it all fun and rainbows like you see on TV? How was it for a second generation Japanese youngster to grow up in Hawaii not knowing English at first? How did he eventually …
 
We talk about foods that make you grow taller, and discuss the differences between high school and university in Japan and Australia. Video of this episode! (YouTube) Please subscribe! WE ARE ROLLING! Trucker Hats On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Twitter! Instagram! Follow and send us questions or topics that you would like to hear us t…
 
On the 8th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the latest news from the world of sports! Since COVID-19 hit last year, many of the major sports leagues and tournaments are starting to take place again. The main event of the summer will be the Olympics starting next month in Tokyo. However, we have some huge events taking place right now! First,…
 
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