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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 ...
 
Otaku! ??? 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! ?
 
?????????????????Weblish?????????????????????????????????????????????????John Daub??????????????????????????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 ????, I ...
 
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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,…
 
Ben sings about humidity, and Abe talks about when the tables turn on English speaking scammers that are trying to trick old people on the phone. Video of this episode! (YouTube) Please subscribe! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE Tシャツ Limited Stock Available! https://www.55freebird.com/shop The audio clips of scammers in this episode come from videos on Kitboga…
 
On the 10th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Luke Thompson, the host of the popular show “Luke’s English Podcast.” Luke taught English in Kanagawa, Japan and has been podcasting since 2009! Luke’s English Podcast focuses on in-depth conversations giving listeners a chance to explore various topics, learn about British English and cultur…
 
We talk about being a "natural" dancer, and Ben tells another rock star story about losing his key, damaging his building, hurting his neck, and having a crazy dream. Video of this episode! (YouTube) Please subscribe! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE Tシャツ Limited Stock Available! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Twitter! Instagram! Follow and send us questions o…
 
On the 40th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of the English 2.0 Podcast! Today’s topic: The Top Lessons From 10 Years of Podcasting First of all, I’d like to say “Thank You” to everyone who has been a part of this journey that started 10 years ago. Actually, it started about 12 years ago as I tell the full st…
 
The results are very surprising! After 6 months of podcasting we take another look at our podcast statistics to see how Teacher Talk is catching on around the world. Also we talk about personality types that "grow on you" or you "get sick of". Video of this episode! (YouTube) Please subscribe! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE Tシャツ Limited Stock Available! https…
 
On the 7th episode of Real Chat, Al has a chat with his friend Asif about investing. Are you currently investing or have you invested before? In these uncertain times, it is important to protect your savings and even grow it if possible. What are the ways in which you can invest? What are the differences? What are the risks? These questions and mor…
 
Video of this episode! (YouTube) BEST DAY OF MY LIFE Tシャツ もう少しで販売終了! 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エイブ会話Podcast (Apple) GoGo Project Send us your questions! Email: …
 
On the 19th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Upgrade Your English OS: English 1.0 -> English 2.0 It’s almost been 10 years since the beginning of the English 2.0 Podcast! Since we have quite a few new listeners and subscribers, it was time that we reviewed and explained the concept of English 2.0 once more. To help us d…
 
Ben corrects Abe's pronunciation of "homogeneous", we talk about fashion, and answer a question about love hotels abroad. International Love Videos on YouTube Twitter! Instagram! Follow and send us questions or topics that you would like to hear us talk about. Teacher Talk Transcripts! Read and listen at the same time! Free Bird English Online Less…
 
On the 22nd episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: How can I improve my speaking to prepare for the IELTS exam? When I’m taking the exam I have no idea what to talk about and that’s a problem. The words just don’t come out fluently. Please help! Here are my top 3 tips for the IELTS Speaking Exam: 1. Understand the format of …
 
Our first episode from the new studio! We talk about using online flea markets to get rid of things, and Ben tells us about his new bike! "BEST DAY OF MY LIFE" T-Shirt & Long Sleeve! (3,000yen〜 World-wide free shipping) International Love Videos on YouTube Twitter! Instagram! Follow and send us questions or topics that you would like to hear us tal…
 
On the 7th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the winners and news from the 93rd Academy Awards. Also known as the “Oscar Awards” this event is held annually to recognize the best movies from the previous year. So which movie won the biggest prize, the Best Picture Award? Who won the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress? We’ll take a look at…
 
In today's episode Abe exchanges a special present to find out Ben's secret about how to sneeze. We also introduce a dangerous animal submitted to us by a listener in Australia. "BEST DAY OF MY LIFE" T-Shirt & Long Sleeve! (3,000yen〜 World-wide free shipping) International Love Videos on YouTube Twitter! Instagram! Follow and send us questions or t…
 
On the 5th episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: Ocean’s Eleven Today, let’s take a look at this comedic crime thriller from 2001. It stars plenty of famous actors including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, and many more. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies in…
 
This episode is dirty and immature. We hope you like it anyway. Lol We answer a very strange "would you rather...?" question, and Ben tells us all about his dog's penis. In today's episode Ben talks about his university degree, Abe spills a beer all over the table and floor, and Ben asks Abe about a crazy cleaning story. "BEST DAY OF MY LIFE" T-Shi…
 
On the 18th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Does Knowing Equal Doing? Everyone KNOWS correct grammar, right? But can most English learners SPEAK with correct grammar? In this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, Al goes over why this occurs and a powerful reminder on how to fix it! Link to Original Blog Post Download Au…
 
In today's episode Ben talks about his university degree, Abe spills a beer all over the table and floor, and Ben asks Abe about a crazy cleaning story. "BEST DAY OF MY LIFE" T-Shirt & Long Sleeve! (3,000yen〜 World-wide free shipping) International Love Videos on YouTube! Please subscribe! Twitter! Instagram! Please follow and send us questions or …
 
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