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English Teacher John Show

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English Teacher John Show No. 70: Multicultures, Cyprus

A look at multicultural places and people, featuring an interview with Sean. Facts and trivia about Cyprus. Music by Martin Chenhall and Will Springmeyer. More at englishteacherjohn.com.

34mins

8 Jun 2009

Rank #1

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English Teacher John Show No. 66: Advertising slogans, idiom, quotations

Let's look at some well-known advertising slogans. Also, an idiom - I don't buy it, and quotations, too. More at englishteacherjohn.com.

17mins

22 Feb 2009

Rank #2

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English Teacher John Show No. 65: Tibetan struggle, idioms, quotations, Offcue Show

Long time no hear! Our India trip; the Tibetan struggle and Nagano torch relay; rainy idioms and quotations from the Dalai Lama and Osho. More at englishteacherjohn.com.

26mins

27 Jul 2008

Rank #3

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English Teacher John Show No. 64: Language (though, although), idioms (heart), Tatsuto Interview

Happy New Year!! Machine voice from vozme.com; Using 'though', 'although', 'even though'; Idioms with 'heart': heart of gold, from the heart, broke my heart, heart set on something. More at englishteacherjohn.com.

34mins

5 Jan 2008

Rank #4

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English Teacher John Show No. 63: Music man Martin, Idioms, Quotations

Autumn is a good eating season! ETJ music man Martin talks about his music. Saying: Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it. Idioms: sit tight, doesn't sit well (with someone). More at englishteacherjohn.com.

44mins

15 Dec 2007

Rank #5

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English Teacher John Show No. 56

Charlie is nearly finished his one-year cycling tour of Japan. We talk to him from the road about his work with the peace movement. More at englishteacherjohn.com.

44mins

4 Mar 2007

Rank #6

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English Teacher John Show No. 53

First winter snowflakes in Matsumoto and winter break is almost here! Today, I'll read a great English pronunciation poem, and then we'll learn about an idiom: LIVE UP TO (expectations). Also, you'll hear part 1 of a group discussion about HOMEOPATHY, a method of holistic and natural healing. More at englishteacherjohn.com.

45mins

19 Dec 2006

Rank #7

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English Teacher John Show No. 45

An extended interview with Hiromi and her unique Japanese perspective. Our discussion includes many different topics. Listen to her advanced level of English, and I think you'll be motivated to improve your speaking skills. The video of this show is coming soon. More at englishteacherjohn.com.

1hr 21mins

30 Jul 2006

Rank #8

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ETJ's Expressionist Live Show 2

A live skypecast conversation with English learners and teachers from Brazil, Italy, India, Germany, Greece, Japan, the U.S., Korea, England, Australia and Malaysia. We talk about World Cup Soccer, ourselves and our lives. More live shows coming so get ready to practice your English, online and live with other English learners.

1hr 1min

29 Jun 2006

Rank #9

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ETJ's Expressionist Live Show 1 (part 2)

Part 2 of our very first EXPRESSIONIST LIVE show! A live skypecast conversation with English learners from Japan, Spain, Italy, Ecuador, the U.S., Germany, China and Tibet. We talk about our hobbies and hometowns, our use of the internet, our lives and more. More live shows coming so get ready to practice your English, online and live with other English learners.

48mins

6 Jun 2006

Rank #10

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ETJ's AdventurePod Charlie Update No. 1

Charlie updates us from the road: We spoke with Charlie by phone and he told us about the first leg of his journey - Mt. Fuji, in the tent, meeting his mother. (Don't forget to see our "Charlie Interviews" on our video page.)

26mins

27 May 2006

Rank #11

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ETJ's What's Up? Podcast No. 6

A discussion of the 'new web' or WEB 2.0. Hey, we all can be publishers! A talk about websites and a new thinking where we can all CONTRIBUTE and share our comments, opinions, photos, videos, ideas and more. (Transcripts on our blog at: englishteacherjohn.com/myenglishblog/)

16mins

9 May 2006

Rank #12

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ETJ's AdventurePod English No. 3

Che interview - Part 1: Che has traveled the globe for 10 years and talks to us about the time he spent in Tokyo, Japan. This is the AUDIO file (mp3) of that interview. TRANSCRIPT and VIDEO are available on our website.

22mins

16 Apr 2006

Rank #13

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ETJ's AdventurePod English No. 1

Our very first AdventurePod English podcast! Charlie's going on a cycling adventure and so we interviewed him for our very first video podcast. This is the AUDIO file (mp3) of that interview. TRANSCRIPT and VIDEO are available on our website.

13mins

28 Feb 2006

Rank #14

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ETJ's What's Up? Podcast No. 3

Wow, has email changed our world???!!! A quick comment about email, and then we'll hear an email exchange between Matt and Maria. (transcripts on the blog at: englishteacherjohn.com/myenglishblog/)

9mins

16 Feb 2006

Rank #15

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ETJ's What's Up? Podcast No. 2

Inspiration and creativity. Talking about the wonderful documentary film, 'March of the Penguins.' Isn't it great that these kinds of projects can inspire us and create positive feelings and change in the world? Create and inspire! (transcripts on the blog at: englishteacherjohn.com/myenglishblog/)

7mins

9 Feb 2006

Rank #16

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ETJ's What's Up? Podcast No. 1

Our new 'What's Up?' Podcast for English learners!! John talks briefly about a topic of interest (we hope!) The English is at a natural pace, and will include idioms and slang. Transcripts are available on the MY ENGLISH BLOG at englishteacherjohn.com. Enjoy!

8mins

1 Feb 2006

Rank #17

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English Teacher John Show No. 30

Greetings, email and our 'frappr' map;'Slopecasting' from the slopes and chairlift in Hakuba, Japan; Using the 'past -ing' tense ('Yesterday afternoon I was reading a book in the park.)

21mins

23 Jan 2006

Rank #18

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English Teacher John Show No. 29

We have some strange weather here in Matsumoto. It's TOO WARM for our annual ICE SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, one of my favorites! There are more New Year's resolutions on the show today, and an interesting interview with two English learners. You're going to like this one!

24mins

15 Jan 2006

Rank #19

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English Teacher John Show No. 75: hiking gear, accepting apology

What things do you need or NOT need when you go hiking? Also, a language lesson: accepting an apology and forgiving. Music by Martin Chenhall. More at englishteacherjohn.com.

13mins

15 May 2010

Rank #20