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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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Ben brought his guitar! We talk about words like "sick" that usually have a negative meaning, but can also be used to express delight. Then Ben sings a short song about them. We also answer a question about doing foreign accents, and talk about which are our favorites. T-Shirts available until 5/25 12:00! Order now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop …
 
In this episode we talk about our "fidgeting" habits, and answer a question about spelling Japanese words using the alphabet. T-Shirts available now! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Free Bird Event: Eat, Drink, Study & Play 大阪 https://www.55freebird.com/events SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si…
 
In this episode Ben tells us about his wedding ceremony job, and Abe has a game prepared where Ben has to guess what a story is about after only hearing one word (over and over again) T-Shirts available now! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Free Bird Event: Eat, Drink, Study & Play 大阪 https://www.55freebird.com/events SPACE DRAGON on Spotify:…
 
In this episode we talk about some "bad boy stuff" that we did when we were young and stupid, and Ben asks Abe for some advice about a cat problem at his new house. Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/5wk_DBFpGjo New! Raglan T-Shirts available now! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Free Bird Event: Eat, Drink, Study & Play 大阪 https://www.…
 
We talk about teaching kids vs teaching adults, and we introduce various expressions to use when you are surprised. New T-Shirts! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/o6TKbLluzGE SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cjfFnAz0RL-1s7_8PVOKCg Teacher Talk YouTube C…
 
Abe has a game prepared for Ben... See if you can guess the sounds better than Ben! New T-Shirts! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/w3zDrNx4waI SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cjfFnAz0RL-1s7_8PVOKCg Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/…
 
There is a lot to celebrate! First of all, Ben's music will finally be available on Spotify and Apple Music later this week! Keep an eye out for "SPACE DRAGON"! New T-Shirts! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/w3zDrNx4waI SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=…
 
There is a lot to celebrate in this episode! First of all, Ben's music will finally be available on Spotify and Apple Music later this week! Keep an eye out for "SPACE DRAGON"! Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/H076tLW_Cqg Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird Engl…
 
"Don't know sh*t" means "don't know anything". We talk about our experiences during the big earthquake that happened in our area of Japan recently. Our pets didn't warn us at all! Lol. We also talk about Ben going through the final stages of buying a house. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_c…
 
Abe is back from Okinawa, and has become "a new man"! ...Kind of ...Not really. We talk about the highlights of the trip, and answer a question about eating kangaroos in Australia. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!): h…
 
We talk about the different seating arrangements for students in classrooms in Japan, Canada, and Australia. Ben has an uncomfortable experience with a dead dog, and we also talk about our experiences holding and touching koalas in Australia. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Fr…
 
We talk about Ben's new house, his mortgage, and the renovations they plan to do. Ben is excited because he will have a "man cave", but with three kids, Abe doesn't think he will be able to keep it for very long! We also talk about a cute Australian animal called a "quokka". Unfortunately they are very bad mothers... Teacher Talk YouTube Channel ht…
 
We talk about milestones in life, and a big milestone that is coming up for FBE Teacher Talk. Also, someone sends us a message to support Ben's hometown of Melbourne, and we answer a question about "goosebumps". Teacher Talk YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Part…
 
Bennifer and Abragina host "Girl Talk" (WARNING: EXTREMELY STUPID). We also talk about difficulties women face and how much we respect them. We then answer a listener question about the Winter Olympics and talk about some Olympic "sports" that we think are kind of dumb. ww Video for this episode (28min) https://youtu.be/gIhTCkIoHiw Teacher Talk You…
 
In today's episode Abe shows Ben some "sound bytes" that he collected from the previous episode, Ben shares some big news, and we talk about training dogs and what language Ben's dog understands better. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons…
 
Abe sings Ben a birthday song live, and gives him a "present", there are some listener messages for Ben, and we finish with a great "would you rather...?" question. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!): https://www.55free…
 
With the help of some listeners, Abe has prepared a special present for Ben's birthday. We also talk about "sting rays" which is the animal that killed a famous celebrity in Australia. We end the episode discussing the good things and bad things about Ben's hometown, Melbourne. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4i…
 
Abe puts on a wig and becomes a pretty girl name "Abragina". In this episode we talk about transitioning genders, day drinking, and talking to your children about "the birds and the bees" (which means sex and having babies etc) Video of this episode: (English subtitles) https://youtu.be/uzD4AjNna9I Instagram (Ben): https://www.instagram.com/fbeteac…
 
In this episode we talk about how all men have a soft side, Ben hunting for a house, and "pet peeves". A pet peeve is a small thing that really annoys you. What's your pet peeve? ...If someone asks you this, you can answer starting with "I really hate it when..." or "Don't you hate it when..." or "I can't stand it when..." Video of this episode: (E…
 
In this episode Ben shows up with an interesting new hairstyle... We then talk about his son becoming a star, and go over some comments and questions left on our last YouTube video, where someone asked what language we use at home. Video of this episode: (英語の字幕有り) https://youtu.be/-Aw1zu0-Nqw Instagram (Ben): https://www.instagram.com/fbeteachertal…
 
At the beginning of today's episode we are joined by a special guest who tells us all about how Ben ruined Christmas. After that Abe talks about how he ruined Christmas as well. In the end, we did the best we could! We hope you are having a nice year end holiday and staying warm. Thank you for 2021 and see you in 2022! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel …
 
Time flies! 2021 is already almost over... We talk about highlights from this year, and Abe shares some big news. We will be back for a final episode next, and there will be some special content! Thank you for your support in 2021, and we hope you continue on with us in 2022. Cheers! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel (英語の字幕付き) https://www.youtube.com/ch…
 
We make up a silly song to start the episode, and then Ben tells us about a dangerous Australian animal... He did research and prepared a story this time! I think it is the best dangerous animal segment yet. If you like our program, please take a minute to give us a 5-star review on Apple podcasts, or tell a friend! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel (英語…
 
We are back together again! We record "in-person" for the first time in more than one month, so in this episode we spent most of the time catching up and talking about silly stuff. Ben has been reading science books, and has finally figured out some farm animal "mysteries"... For example, "where are all the giant watermelon trees?" and "why do cows…
 
In today's episode we talk about what Abe missed about Japan while he was away, Ben's experience getting a Japanese driver's license, and we answer some silly listener questions. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel (英語の字幕付き) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturd…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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/…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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:/…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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