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YQ14 | How Can I Build Vocabulary and Learn Idioms with a Bad Memory?

On the 14th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: I want to build my vocabulary and learn idioms but my memory is not good. How can I do it? Here are my suggestions: 1. Learn by using mnemonics 2. Practice again and again and try to use in a meaningful way 3. Avoid trying to memorize lists of words with no context 4. Avoid learning rare idioms that aren’t used anymore Download Video (110MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunesThe post YQ14 | How Can I Build Vocabulary and Learn Idioms with a Bad Memory? first appeared on ALsensei.

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20 Apr 2015

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E2P32 | Are You Wasting Time and Money?

On the 32nd episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: Return on Investment (ROI) Are you using your time and money the most efficient way possible? Are you studying difficult grammar points for hours and hours to take a test and then never use them again? If you’re not asking yourself these questions, you should start thinking about it right now! Time and money are limited resources and we want to be maximizing them in our English learning. When you study English, you are investing time and money so how much are you getting back in return? Let’s discuss this deeper in this episode! English 2.0 Quick Tip:  3 Teachers you can follow on Periscope for great English lessons every day! 1. @coachshane 2. @phillipbnorris 3. @ajhoge Download Periscope – click here Download Video File (109MB) ***Right Click–>Save Link As English 2.0 Podcast – iTunes or Stitcher Please leave a Comment and 5-star Rating! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Submit Questions at: ask@alsensei.com Please Subscribe in iTunesThe post E2P32 | Are You Wasting Time and Money? first appeared on ALsensei.

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11 Sep 2015

Rank #2

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E2P29 | How to Respond More Quickly

On the 29th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points: How to Respond More Quickly: In the past few years, many students have been asking me how to respond more quickly in English conversation. If not asking me directly, other students seem to struggle with this aspect of English conversation. In this episode, I look at 3 aspects to think about and also 3 Action Steps to help you achieve faster response times. 3 Aspects to Consider: 1. Understanding the speaker’s comment or question 2. Learning common phrases and strategies for responding 3. Practicing this skill Action Steps: 1. Do Dictation Exercises 2. Study conversations from TV shows and movies 3. Practice by speaking out loud or finding a group to speak with English 2.0 Quick Tip:  This is a very useful and FREE app to help you organize your notes – Evernote Mentioned in this episode: Studying English with Movies: Man of Steel – Click here Studying English with Movies: Elektra – Coming Soon! Speaking Skills 1: Showing Interest – Click here Practice Responding by meeting people on Meetup.com – Click here Find Movie Scripts at imsdb.com – Click here Download Video File (172MB) ***Right Click–>Save Link As English 2.0 Podcast – iTunes Please leave a comment and 5-star rating! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Submit Questions at: ask@alsensei.com Follow me on Twitter for English advice everyday: @ALsensei Please subscribe in iTunesThe post E2P29 | How to Respond More Quickly first appeared on ALsensei.

21mins

4 Dec 2014

Rank #3

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E2P30 | 3 Steps to English Success!

On the 30th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: 3 Steps to English Success: Although I have talked about this quite frequently in my private lessons, I have not mentioned it on the podcast. The 3 steps are to help students organize their activities so that they are maximizing the limited time they have for English learning. 3 Steps to English Success: 1. Study 2. Practice 3. Perform Action Steps: 1. Choose one activity from the “Study” step (Listening or Reading) 2. Choose one activity from the “Practice” step (Writing or Speaking) 3. Schedule these activities everyday, perhaps alternating them English 2.0 Quick Tip:  This is a FREE service to help answer ALL of your GRAMMAR questions – Grammarly Answers Mentioned in this episode: English 2.0 Podcast Year in Review [BLOG POST] – click here 5 Ways to Practice Speaking on Your Own [VIDEO] – click here Your Question 9: Is there any benefit to practice speaking by yourself?  [PODCAST] – click here Download Video File (112MB) ***Right Click–>Save Link As English 2.0 Podcast – iTunes or Stitcher Please leave a Comment and 5-star Rating! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Submit Questions at: ask@alsensei.com Please Subscribe in iTunesThe post E2P30 | 3 Steps to English Success! first appeared on ALsensei.

14mins

18 Feb 2015

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SS8 | Giving Opinions

On the 8th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill: Giving Opinions Everyone has opinions but I feel that some people are sometimes afraid to share them or don’t know how to in English. In this lesson, I will show you how you can give an opinion and share your ideas with the world! Basically, there are 2 types of opinions: 1. Your Personal Preferences 2. Opinions that contain and affect Other People Here are a few phrases you can use to help give your opinion: I think… I don’t think… In my opinion,… Mentioned in this episode: Blog Post – How to Give Your Opinion in 3 Easy Steps Blog Post – How to Give Your Opinion 2.0 On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunesThe post SS8 | Giving Opinions first appeared on ALsensei.

7mins

27 Oct 2015

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Movie Study 3 | MAN OF STEEL

“Man of Steel” is a movie about Superman from 2013. Let’s take a look at one of the scenes and learn English from it! On the 3rd episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: Man Of Steel Today, let’s take a look at this very good action movie from 2013 starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into five easy steps: 1. Choose the Movie 2. Choose a Scene 3. Write Down the Script 4. Look Up any New Vocabulary 5. Find Common Sentence Patterns Download Audio (21MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Mentioned in this episode: Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: MAN OF STEEL Podcast Episode 27: How to use Movies to Study English Special Offer for Power English Course: Use this link for bonus Please support the English 2.0 Podcast: I want to Help Out On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question or comment? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes Please support the English 2.0 PodcastThe post Movie Study 3 | MAN OF STEEL first appeared on ALsensei.

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13 Nov 2015

Rank #6

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Movie Study 1 | FROZEN

Disney’s “Frozen” is one of the biggest movies around the world. How can you learn English from this movie? This podcast episode will teach you how! On the 1st episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: Disney’s Frozen Today, let’s take a look at one of the most popular movies of all time from around the world! On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into five easy steps: 1. Choose the Movie 2. Choose a Scene 3. Write Down the Script 4. Look Up any New Vocabulary 5. Find Common Sentence Patterns Download Audio (12MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Mentioned in this episode: Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: FROZEN Podcast Episode 27: How to Use Movies to Study English On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question or comment? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunesThe post Movie Study 1 | FROZEN first appeared on ALsensei.

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6 Apr 2015

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PP30 | Eyes vs. Ice

On the 30th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at two words that are often confused: Eyes vs. Ice We know that these words have different meanings but how are they pronounced differently? Al answers this and much more in Pronunciation Point 30! Download Video (54MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunesThe post PP30 | Eyes vs. Ice first appeared on ALsensei.

6mins

24 Nov 2015

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Speaking Skills 6 | Making Offers

On the 6th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill: Making Offers Basically, there are two types of offers. 1. Offering a thing Would you like…? Do you want…? 2. Offering with an action Would you like me to…? Do you want me to…? Mentioned on this episode: Speaking Skills 2: Making Requests – Link Download Video (87MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunesThe post Speaking Skills 6 | Making Offers first appeared on ALsensei.

9mins

25 Mar 2015

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PP26 | Arrogant vs. Elegant

On the 26th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we practice these words: Arrogant vs. Elegant Download Video (64MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunesThe post PP26 | Arrogant vs. Elegant first appeared on ALsensei.

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10 Nov 2014

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AB10 | Learn These 2 Points to Make a Great First Impression

Is she making a good first impression? I think so. How about you?vgstudio/Shutterstock On the 10th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Power Conversation: Making a Good First Impression Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 1 of the “Power Conversation” series where we answer the question: How can I make a good first impression? If you learn these two simple points, I guarantee that you will make a fantastic first impression! Link to Original Blog Post Download Audio (11MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Level up your Learning Level up your Life Do you have a question or comment? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunesThe post AB10 | Learn These 2 Points to Make a Great First Impression first appeared on ALsensei.

12mins

18 Dec 2015

Rank #11

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Special | ALsensei on Live with Katie Adler

On this special episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, Al is interviewed by Katie on Live with Katie Adler! In this interview, Al answers the following questions: How do you choose the topics for the English 2.0 Podcast? What are the 5 ways students can practice speaking on their own? Do you have any advice on how to better pronounce “World”? What is English 2.0 all about? and more! Download MP3 (31MB) Right Click->Save Link As Link: Live with Katie Adler Katie on Twitter: @KAdlerEnglish Mentioned in this episode: Video: 5 Ways to Practice Speaking On Your Own Video: Grammar Mistake – 3rd Person Conjugation Tool: Evernote English 2.0 Podcast: Pronunciation Point – World Cup English 2.0 Podcast: Episode 28 – The Power of Like Minds On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com For your FREE Pronunciation Course, please go to: alsensei.com/english Please subscribe in iTunesThe post Special | ALsensei on Live with Katie Adler first appeared on ALsensei.

34mins

15 Dec 2014

Rank #12

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TI7 | Jason Smith from Tweet Speak English

English teacher Jason Smith from Tweet Speak English On the 7th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Jason Smith from Tweet Speak English! Jason is an English teacher currently living in Kochi, Japan. He is originally from Seattle, Washington in the U.S. and has several years of English teaching experience. Listen and find out his greatest tips for learning English! In this interview, Jason shares his best tips and answers the following questions: How does Jason study Japanese? Question from Facebook: How many hours do you study per day? What movies, TV shows, or podcasts can help students learn English? How can I improve my English? What is your number one sightseeing tip for Kochi and Seattle? and more! Download MP3 (31MB) Right Click->Save Link As Download TRANSCRIPT Jason’s Website – Tweet Speak English Tweet Speak English Blog – TSE Blog Tweet Speak English’s Twitter Page – @TweetSpeakEng On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunesThe post TI7 | Jason Smith from Tweet Speak English first appeared on ALsensei.

34mins

15 Jun 2015

Rank #13

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E2P31 | 3 Ways to Make a BAD Impression!

On the 31st episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: 3 Ways to Make a BAD Impression: When we meet someone for the first time, they will immediately form an impression of us in their mind. As you know, this first impression is VERY important! However, when I talk to students, many tend to make a bad impression often without realizing it. This episode is to help you understand the actions you should avoid if you want to make a GOOD first impression. 3 Rules 1. Don’t be boring or talk about boring things 2. Don’t use overly complex words or technical terms 3. Don’t speak negatively of yourself English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Use YouTube to help you find INTERVIEWS with your favorite actors, actresses, musicians, and athletes – YouTube Other talk shows and hosts you can search for: Oprah (Winfrey) David Letterman (Late Night with David Letterman) Jay Leno (The Tonight Show) Conan O’Brien Jimmy Kimmel Larry King Piers Morgan Barbara Walters The View Mentioned in this episode: The Ellen Show – click here The Tonight Show – click here Download Video File (144MB) ***Right Click–>Save Link As English 2.0 Podcast – iTunes or Stitcher Please leave a Comment and 5-star Rating! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Submit Questions at: ask@alsensei.com Please Subscribe in iTunesThe post E2P31 | 3 Ways to Make a BAD Impression! first appeared on ALsensei.

19mins

27 May 2015

Rank #14

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YQ16 | Is it a Good Idea to Learn 2 Languages at the Same Time?

On the 16th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: What do you think about learning two languages at the same time? Here are my thoughts and suggestions: Learning two languages at the same time requires not only a lot of time and effort, but also natural talent and ability to learn foreign languages. There are four main things to consider if you are thinking about studying two languages at one time. 1. Your ability as a language learner 2. The two languages 3. Your basic knowledge 4. FOCUS Download Video (54MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Mentioned on this episode: ALsensei on Twitter – @ALsensei English 2.0 Community on Facebook – Click Here Email ALsensei – Contact Me Here Other links: ALsensei on Periscope – Download Here Free Pronunciation Course – Click Here Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast – Help Out On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Level up your Learning Level up your Life Do you have a question? Please email me at: al AT alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunesThe post YQ16 | Is it a Good Idea to Learn 2 Languages at the Same Time? first appeared on ALsensei.

6mins

27 Dec 2015

Rank #15