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Express Yourself Smoothly. Have Confidence. Speak English Naturally!

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Express Yourself Smoothly. Have Confidence. Speak English Naturally!

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By Echch - Feb 05 2017
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Very helpful tips for english learners. Plus very attractive voice.

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By Sato0214 - Feb 14 2015
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It is goof for all level student studying English.

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16 Ratings
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Recommend!

By Echch - Feb 05 2017
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Very helpful tips for english learners. Plus very attractive voice.

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By Sato0214 - Feb 14 2015
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It is goof for all level student studying English.
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English 2.0 Podcast: How to Improve English | ESL | Learn English

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Express Yourself Smoothly. Have Confidence. Speak English Naturally!

Rank #1: AB12 | 3 Keys to Maintain a Conversation

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Maintaining a conversation can be easy and fun if you remember the 3 keys!

On the 12th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Power Conversation: How to Maintain a Coversation

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 3 of the “Power Conversation” series where we answer the question: How can I maintain a conversation once I’ve started it? I will teach you 3 keys to success you can use in your next conversation with someone.

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Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast – I want to help!

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: al AT alsensei DOT com

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May 11 2016
10 mins
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Rank #2: Speaking Skills 2 | Making Requests

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On the 2nd episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Making Requests

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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

Follow me on Twitter for English advice everyday: @ALsensei

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May 21 2014
9 mins
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Rank #3: YQ17 | Which is better to improve SPEAKING? LISTENING or READING?

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Listening or Reading? Which is better to improve Speaking?

On the 17th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: Which is better to improve speaking? Listening or reading?

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

Of course both are important for developing knowledge and fluency in a foreign language. Both reading and listening have advantages and disadvantages. Since listening is related to speaking in terms of their aural qualities, listening can help you with pronunciation, intonation, and pacing. On the other hand, reading can help you build vocabulary and phrases that you can use. If I have to choose only one, which one would I choose? Watch this episode and find out!

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Mentioned on this episode:

Pronunciation Point 27 – Click here

ALsensei on Twitter – @ALsensei
English 2.0 Community on Facebook – Click Here
Email ALsensei – Contact Me Here

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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
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Please email me at: al AT alsensei.com

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Feb 21 2016
4 mins
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Rank #4: Pronunciation Point 24 | World Cup

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On the 24th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we practice this phrase:

“World Cup”

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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

Follow me on Twitter for English advice everyday: @ALsensei

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Jun 17 2014
7 mins
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Rank #5: E2P34 | How to Network with Success

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On the 34th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic:

How to Network with Success

One of the most important topics I cover with my business students is how to network and socialize in order to build great relationships. This is not only limited to the business world. Networking and building relationships can be extremely beneficial to everyone. In this episode I teach you very important tips to network with success online and offline.

English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Network with me on LinkedIn

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Apr 18 2016
17 mins
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Rank #6: AB11 | Conversation Confidence in 3 Easy Steps

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Follow these 3 steps and start a conversation with confidence!

On the 11th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Power Conversation: How to Start a Conversation with Confidence

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 2 of the “Power Conversation” series where we answer the question: How can I start a conversation with confidence? If you learn these three simple steps, I promise that you will become a great conversation starter!

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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: al AT alsensei DOT com

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Feb 05 2016
10 mins
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Rank #7: PP31 | Word Stress: Countries and Nationalities

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Can you pronounce countries and nationalities properly? Let’s look at some examples in this episode!

On the 31st episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic:

Word Stress in Countries and Nationalities

In some cases, when we pronounce the name of a country, the word stress is not the same when we pronounce that country’s nationality.

Al goes over a few examples of this in Pronunciation Point 31!

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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: al AT alsensei.com

Please subscribe in iTunes

Mar 09 2016
7 mins
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Rank #8: Best of Periscope 2 | How to Pronounce “Congratulations”, Grammar Question – “Still”, Star Wars Ep. 7 Chat

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On the 2nd episode of the Best of Periscope, we look at 3 different Periscope lessons and videos over the last few months:

1. Pronunciation: “Congratulations”
2. Grammar Question: “Still”
3. Star Wars Episode 7 Discussion

Periscope is an app for your smartphone or tablet which allows you to broadcast or watch live video! I’ve been using Periscope for many months now to do a daily English lesson. Please follow me on Periscope and you won’t miss the next lesson!

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Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast – I want to help!

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: al AT alsensei DOT com

Please subscribe in iTunes

Feb 13 2017
23 mins
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Rank #9: SS9 | Agreeing and Disagreeing

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On the 9th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Agreeing and Disagreeing

As we saw in Speaking Skills 8, learning how to give an opinion is a very valuable skill. But, if you hear someone else’s opinion, how should you respond? In this lesson, we learn how to agree and disagree so that you can continue a conversation with someone naturally.

Here are some basic expressions to AGREE with any opinion:

I agree.
I agree with you.
I totally/completely agree with you.

Here are some basic expressions to DISAGREE with any opinion:

I disagree/I don’t agree.
I disagree/I don’t agree with you.
I’m afraid I don’t agree with you.

We also look at some strategies to AGREE and DISAGREE:

AGREE: Use a similar word
DISAGREE: “Yes, but…”

Watch Speaking Skills 9 to see more examples.

Mentioned in this episode:

Podcast Episode – Speaking Skills 8 – Giving Opinions
Blog Post – How to Give Your Opinion in 3 Easy Steps
Blog Post – How to Give Your Opinion 2.0

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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

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Jan 29 2016
9 mins
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Rank #10: TI8 | Erik Peterson – ESL Lecturer from the University of Wisconsin-Stout

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For our 8th Teacher Interview, we talk to ESL Lecturer Erik Peterson. 

On the 8th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Erik Peterson from the University of Wisconsin-Stout!

Erik is a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in the ESLI (English as a Second Language Institute) Department. He has a Masters Degree and several years of teaching experience in Japan as well as at the university. His insights will help you improve your English so please listen and enjoy!

In this interview, Erik shares his best tips and answers the following questions:

  • What kind of classes and students do you teach?
  • How do cultural differences affect how people learn English?
  • How can I improve my English?
  • What is your number one sightseeing tip for Menomonie, Wisconsin?
  • and more!

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Feb 28 2016
21 mins
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Rank #11: Best of Periscope 1 | “Th”-sound, Brain Freeze, Mt. Fuji

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On the 1st episode of the Best of Periscope, we look at 3 different Periscope lessons and videos over the last few months:

1. Pronunciation: “Th”-sound
2. Brain Freeze: How to speak when your brain gets stuck
3. Sunset over Mt. Fuji

Periscope is an app for your smartphone or tablet which allows you to broadcast or watch live video! I’ve been using Periscope for many months now to do a daily English lesson. Please follow me on Periscope and you won’t miss the next lesson!

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Watch all of ALsensei’s Periscope Videos – Click Here

Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast – I want to help!

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: al AT alsensei DOT com

Please subscribe in iTunes

Feb 12 2016
14 mins
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Rank #12: Special Message from ALsensei

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Hello everyone!

In 2010, I posted my first video to help my students here in Japan.

Over the past 5 years, that video has turned into
the English 2.0 Podcast which has been downloaded
over 480,000 times in 190 different countries!

The power of the internet is mighty strong!

But, there are costs.

For the past 5 years, I alone have been paying for server space, software, and various equipment. If you find this information valuable, please, please do what you can to help out.

Help out with $1/month and GET –> Access to Private Facebook Group–I will answer your questions and connect you with other awesome students from around the world!

Help out with $5/month and GET –> Access to a Group Video Lesson every month–I will give a unique lesson only to Patreon donators through Google Hangouts. (Plus Private Facebook Group)

Help out with $25/month and GET –> Access to the English 2.0 Member’s Area–Inside you will find Premium Podcasts, Pronunciation Courses, Global English Courses, and many more bonuses! (Plus Private Facebook Group and Group Video Lesson)

Help me spread the message of English 2.0 to those who need it the most. Together, we can help people across the globe from countries like Myanmar, Venezuela, and Cote D’Ivoire!

“I want to thank you for all your videos. It motivates me to improve speaking English.” -Meryem from Morocco

“Thank U for the awesome lessons! Keep on with your excellent job.” -Irma from El Salvador

“I am thankful that I am getting this kind of opportunity to improve my skill.” -Avijit from India

These are just a few of the messages I get to my inbox on a regular basis. With your help, we can bring the English 2.0 message to many more people around the world!

I can’t do it without you!
Thank you so much for helping out.
I appreciate each and every one of you!

Cheers!

Al

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Jan 26 2016
1 min
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Rank #13: YQ18 | How Can I Prepare For My Study Abroad?

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What should you do to prepare before you study abroad?

On the 18th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: How can I prepare for my study abroad?

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

Instead of focusing on English, focus more on culture and daily life experiences. Learn about customs and the school or program you will be attending. Learn about your local area and try to talk to people from that area before you go. Once you are there, your English will improve very quickly! Don’t worry! Your English is good enough!

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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 – Click 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 iTunes

Mar 03 2017
4 mins
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Rank #14: AudioBLOG 4 | Study 15 Minutes Everyday vs. 2 Hours on the Weekend

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On the 4th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Study 15 Minutes Everyday vs. 2 Hours on the Weekend: Which is better?

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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

Follow me on Twitter for English advice everyday: @ALsensei

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Jun 08 2014
8 mins
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Rank #15: YQ10 | How do you use Air Quotes?

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On the 10th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: What are Air Quotes and how are they used?

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Do you have a question?
Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

Follow me on Twitter for English advice everyday: @ALsensei

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Jun 01 2014
8 mins
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Rank #16: E2P33 | The Green Pigeon

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On the 33rd episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic:

Creating English Speaking Opportunities (The Story of the Green Pigeon)

One of my business English students recently told me about one of his hobbies — bird-watching. Because he wanted to share his enthusiasm for this hobby with others around the world, he reached out and connected to them and he achieved wonderful results. In this episode, find out how YOU can do what he did to create your own English speaking opportunities!

English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Improve your English pronunciation through this website

Rocket Languages – alsensei.com/free

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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.

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Jan 12 2016
9 mins
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Rank #17: YQ16 | Is it a Good Idea to Learn 2 Languages at the Same Time?

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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

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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 iTunes

Dec 27 2015
6 mins
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Rank #18: AB10 | Learn These 2 Points to Make a Great First Impression

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Is she making a good first impression? I think so. How about you?
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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!

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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

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Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

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Dec 18 2015
12 mins
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Rank #19: PP30 | Eyes vs. Ice

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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!

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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 iTunes

Nov 24 2015
6 mins
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Rank #20: Movie Study 3 | MAN OF STEEL

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“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

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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

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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

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Nov 13 2015
22 mins
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