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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

Al Slagle: English Teacher, Pronunciation Coach, and Fluency Specialist

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What is the best way to learn English? How can I improve my English more quickly? If you are asking these questions, this Podcast is for you! ALsensei is an English Teaching Professional who has been helping people with how to improve English and Communication skills in Japan for over 18 years! He has worked with people from all backgrounds and levels including consulting at Global Fortune 500 companies and teaching at a prestigious university in Tokyo. However, on the English 2.0 Podcast yo ...
 
The InFluency podcast is your go-to resource for learning, speaking and teaching English. Hadar Shemesh is a pronunciation expert and fluency coach with thousands of students around the world, though she herself was an intermediate speaker of English once. In this podcast she will share her best strategies for learning English, speaking English with confidence and mastering the American accent. Discover how becoming fluent has everything to do with acquiring the right mindset, setting goals ...
 
You know how they always say 'live and learn' after a deeply personal and often surprisingly unpleasant experience? Well I aim to turn that idiom on its head, with more positive reinforcement through this Podcast. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to dig much deeper and take those life lessons forward to make the most of the tools, time and talent that we have. The folks I feature on my episodes have all taken that leap of faith to bring you the means to live a better life.Hi, I am Shivr ...
 
Want to master your English pronunciation? Join 3,000-lesson vocal coach Matt Pocock (MA in Voice) on a pronunciation challenge: can you pronounce the 1,000 most common words in the English language? Every language is made up of sounds, and Matt takes you through every single sound in the British Accent, using the phrases you'll use every day.
 
Year Two of short daily episodes to improve the quality of your speaking voice. Through these around-5-minute episodes, you can build your confidence and competence with advice on breathing and reading, inflection and projection, the roles played by better scripting and better sitting, mic techniques and voice care tips... with exercises and anecdotes from a career spent in TV and radio studios. If you're wondering about how to start a podcast, or have had one for a while - download every ep ...
 
Are you interested in living in different countries, learning new cultures and languages, and teaching English to be able to do that? Each week, Jesse will share stories, advice, and ideas that will help your move be as smooth and beneficial as possible. Welcome to the More Than English Podcast. More materials and resources at: https://eaglemethod.newzenler.com
 
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Many people ask how to improve their English pronunciation. The truth is, that's not the first question to ask. In this episode, Jesse talks about how and When To focus on your English pronunciation, PLUS, he shares 3 powerful steps to follow to sound natural in your pronunciation.
 
Download Free English Pronunciation Guide + audio practice here: https://hadarshemesh.com/english-for-arabic-speakers-pdf/ In this episode, I’m going to talk about the biggest English pronunciation challenges for speakers of Modern Standard Arabic – all broken down and explained. You’ll learn what those main challenges are, why they are difficult, …
 
2022.01.24 – S2024 – 0389 - How To Talk To Time A sense of timing can be developed in the same way as an experienced driver can tell the speed of a car as it passes, or while they’re in it, and with experience you will be able to slightly adjust your reading rate ‘speedometer’ (or a ‘read-ometer’!) to say, shave a second or two off a script: · Taki…
 
2022.01.23 – S2023 – 0388 - Talking To Time One of the skills of a broadcaster is being able to talk to just the required length of time to ‘hit a junction’ (for example, a news bulletin or commercial break), up to the vocals in a song introduction or before a ‘music bed’[1] runs out. Similarly, a commercial voice over artist must be able to talk t…
 
2022.01.22 – S2022 – 0387 - Rehearsing Your Read-Speed Rehearsing Your Read-Speed Ever seen the rehearsal rooms from the tv shows “Strictly Come Dancing” or “Dancing With The Stars”? You will have seen, or can imagine, how the pros show the celebs the steps: slow to start, then get fast. And it’s like that with learning a new instrument, a new song…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘months’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Months: muhnths [IPA: mʌnθs] or muhns [IPA: m…
 
2022.01.21 – S2021 – 0386 - Slow-Speed Speed Traps · By itself, reading slowly does not make you sound more authoritative or serious. You still have to understand the content, have intentional intonation, proper pronunciation, a sense of context and so on. · And neither does a slow read, by itself, make a script easier for a listener to understand.…
 
On the 21st episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post series: Why Aren't Japanese People Good at English? (Parts 1-5) Wait! Don't get mad a me! This is not a post that I wrote for fun. This is a very real question that my students in Japan asked me over and over. I thought about it for a long time and these blog posts are my resp…
 
2022.01.20 – S2020 – 0385 - Slowing Down To Highlight Importance Saying a single word or phrase slower, slightly elongating its pronunciation, highlights it within a sentence and so can be used as part of your arsenal to highlight its importance. These variable speeds contrast with the text around it, and therefore take on additional significance. …
 
2022.01.19 – S2019 – 0384 -The Message Given By ‘Slowing Your Talking’ · Slower speed may add tension, or suspense before a surprise, (and you can use the pause – which we discuss later - as a ‘drumroll’ before a punchline, or a release) · A slower speed is often required for a video voiceover, to give the viewer time to absorb any images or graphi…
 
What happens when you’re choosing not to speak? When you feel limited by a language? Maybe you’ve gotten used to avoiding speaking so much that you feel people don’t really know the REAL you. When you constantly feel like your voice is not heard – whether it’s because of others not listening to you or because you’re not speaking enough, especially …
 
2022.01.18 – S2018 – 0383 - The Message Given By ‘Slowing Your Talking’ · Slower speakers can be seen as ‘slow-witted’, overly-thoughtful and lacking in confidence… · Or as so super-confident they can go at their own speed, despite what others may think, they may be thoughtful and considering every nuanced word in what they say. Again the context a…
 
2022.01.17 – S2017 – 0382 - EXTREMES OF SPEED - The Slower Read EXTREMES OF SPEED - The Slower Read “Slow down, you move too fast, You got to make the morning last” The 59th Street Bridge Song (“Feelin’ Groovy”), Simon & Garfunkel 1966 If you want to communicate an important point well, naturally, you may need to fight the urge for urgency. See aca…
 
2022.01.16 – S2016 – 0381 - The Speed of T&Cs These ‘disclaimer statements’ are often heard at the end of an ad … so, after the enticing offer comes the ‘boring bit’ and information on the limitations. Let’s be honest, the client doesn’t want to highlight this detail and certainly doesn’t want to spend vital airtime having it read at the same speed…
 
2022.01.15 – S2015 – 0380 - Fast Talking Speed Traps 2 · A fast read can lead to reduction in intonation, leading to a machine-gun fire style as you rush to squeeze more script into fewer seconds · If you are reading quickly, you have less time for your eyes to ‘read ahead’; and your brain to process what’s coming up … which could lead to more tong…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘girl’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: girl – g’rl [IPA: ɡɜːrl] You can watch the vide…
 
On the 13th episode of Current Events, Al covers an important legal issue regarding COVID-19 vaccines at big businesses in the United States. Over the past few months President Biden has been trying to push through a mandate. This mandate would require American businesses with over 100 employees to force their workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 …
 
2022.01.14 – S2014 – 0379 - Fast Talking Speed Traps Some people speak fast naturally and can still be understandable and engaging. But: · If you read a script too fast, then for the listener it might be like watching the landscape from an express-train window: they get a general idea, but not a full understanding. To use another analogy: they will…
 
2022.01.13 – S2013 – 0378 - The Message Given By Talking Fast The Message Given By Talking Fast · Fast talkers are often seen as confident and clever. It’s almost as though they have so much great content to share that they can’t wait to get it all out…. · Or they can be perceived as nervous and excitable, unable to control themselves, “letting the…
 
2022.01.12 – S2012 – 0377 - Being Chased By The Music · You are being ‘chased by the music’ Many presenters like to talk with music running underneath them. Such a track is called a ‘bed’. It makes them feel safe and less exposed as they can pause for a moment and know that there’s no silence or ‘dead air’. But music beds can encourage someone to t…
 
Do this English pronunciation practice every day, and improve your clarity, intonation, pronunciation, and confidence. Ready to kick off the New Year with a healthy habit? This episode will help! You can do it in the morning, in the evening, before an important meeting, or whenever you feel it’s right. Set yourself up for success using these articu…
 
Have you ever set a New Year’s resolution that has been hard to keep? . Why don’t you replace your resolution with intention? In this episode I give you a mindfulness practice to Becoming Motivated. Set aside 5 minutes daily to do this and see results! Let me know how it goes, write to me shivraj@brevis.in Hi, I’m Shivraj Parshad, a Communication a…
 
2022.01.11 – S2011 – 0376 - The Script’s Too Long Or The Time’s Too Short In a commercial voice-over situation, the duration of the piece is of the essence. If the spot has to be a certain length (to fit with the pictures, or because that’s the duration that has been bought, or it’s the duration of all commercials on that network so all breaks are …
 
2022.01.10 – S2010 – 0375 - Why You May Talk Fast · Fast-talking may be from how you were brought up. Perhaps you had several siblings and in a busy home you had to take any gap in a conversation to blurt out your contribution as fast as possible, and then keep talking to keep attention and ‘hold the floor’ · It may be that you have developed a fas…
 
2022.01.09 – S2009 – 0374 - Extremes Of Speed: The Faster Read EXTREMES OF SPEED - The Faster Read Usually, your listeners won’t have a second chance to process what it is that you have said. There’s no easy ‘rewind’ button on live radio or video and certainly not in an auditorium presentation. When speaking face to face, we can change our pace in …
 
2022.01.08 – S2008 – 0373 - Changing speed within a story Changing speed within a story On occasion you may change the speed within a paragraph or a story: starting slowly because of the content which is new, important and serious: ‘Multiple fatalities this morning, as a bus carrying commuters into the city, left the road and mounted a pavement in …
 
2022.01.07 – S2007 – 0372 - When You May Change Your Reading Rate For example, a weather script on a sunny summer’s day may be quite rushed – listeners are expecting it to be blue sky and high temperatures. But tell them about a forthcoming storm and your speed will slow (and your tone will also change) to reflect the severity of the situation. A l…
 
On the 3rd edition of One Point Lesson, Al discusses how you can clarify your goals for the new year and set up a winning action plan! Today's topic: How to Get Your Best Results in 2022! Getting great results in 2022 really comes down to one key word: FOCUS! If you can clearly define what you want to accomplish this year for English, it'll greatly…
 
2022.01.06 – S2006 – 0371 - Changing Your Reading Rate Changing Your Reading Rate If you speak too slowly an audience may lose interest; if you speak too quickly, they may lose the thread of what you are saying. If you keep up the same pace throughout you may sound like a wall of sound – or a smartspeaker A.I device with a monotonous pace and style…
 
2022.01.05 – S2005 – 0370 - The Average Read Rate The Average Reading Rate This is one which is comfortable for the reader, clear to the listener, and which suits the style of the content. For example, on a radio station that could be anywhere between 140 and 220 words per minute, depending on whether it’s a music station or a news station. The sta…
 
In this episode, you will learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level starting with creating powerful introductions using a simple 3-step strategy. Get the notes from today's lesson: TanniaSuarez.com/blog/presentation-introductions --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/businessenglishwithtannia/message…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the minimal triplet, ‘cap’, ‘cop’, and ‘cup’. You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/cap-cup-cop/ Here’s a loose transcrip…
 
2022.01.04 – S2004 – 0369 - Your Natural ‘Read Rate’ YOUR NATURAL READ-RATE There is no ‘correct’ speed to read. It is likely to be determined by: · the amount you have to say · the time that you have got to say it in · the content of the script and · the energy that you are being asked to bring to it. Let’s take a look at each of those. With a com…
 
2022.01.03 – S2003 - 0368 – The Speed of the Read With voice skills I often think of one of the last scenes of the classic film “The Wizard of Oz,” when Toto pulls away the curtain to show the Wizard pulling various levers, spinning dials and cranking handles. Reading aloud or presenting, also involves changing (albeit with more finesse and care) s…
 
2022.01.02 - S2/002 - The Speed of the Read - Introduction A new year and a new topic to get your teeth in to. Today, an overview of the skills in reading fast and slow, and everything in between - including dead slow or stop: the pause! Audio recording script and show notes (c) 2021, 2022 Peter Stewart Through these around-5-minute episodes, you c…
 
2022.01.01 – S2001 – A Look Ahead To Season 2 Audio recording script and show notes (c) 2021, 2022 Peter Stewart Through these around-5-minute episodes, you can build your confidence and competence with advice on breathing and reading, inflection and projection, the roles played by better scripting and better sitting, mic techniques and voice care …
 
In which I look back at the voice topics covered in Season 1 of the unique, daily podcast series. Audio recording script and show notes (c) 2021 Peter Stewart Through these around-5-minute episodes, you can build your confidence and competence with advice on breathing and reading, inflection and projection, the roles played by better scripting and …
 
The last of three bonus episodes in which I’m joined by a fellow broadcaster and voice over artist ANTHONY DAVIS with his own insight and perspective on voice and presentation skills. Anthony is a British broadcaster, writer and voiceover artist, born in London and now based in LA, he’s worked on radio and TV shows, in news and presentation, and ha…
 
Download FREEBIE – A list of the 10 tips, PLUS links to videos and resources to go deeper: https://bit.ly/3Eysic2 Ready to make a change in 2022? 🔥🔥🔥 The end of the year is always a good time to set goals for the new year. And if improving your English is on that list, you’ll definitely need the right strategy for it! So I got you covered! In this …
 
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