Kikokushijo Academy Voicecast

In today's episode of KA Voicecast, Olwen will be talking about Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel, The Secret Garden.  

We will also be listening to a short passage entitled "Hello! Hello!"  about how the word "hello" became a common telephone greeting.  Listening comprhension quiz to follow! 

Welcome to a new season of KA Voicecast!

In today's episode, we will look at the new theatrical release of "Annie" as well as listen to a story about a poor, orphaned boy, made famous by Charles Dickens--Oliver Twist.  Tune in to practice your listening comprehension skills an brush up on some vocabulary words.  

Tune in to listen to two favorite Christmas stories told by KA Voicecast's very own Olwen Bartlett and Dan Blasor. 


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at KA Voicecast!





Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Monday_December_15_2014.mp3
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In this week's episode of KA Voicecast, Sumi picks her Top Ten Christmas movies!

Learn some fantastic new vocabulary words and check your understanding of some key words. 

Pre-Christmas special! 

In today's two-year anniversary special, Olwen Bartlett looks at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay the movie in KA Top Picks!  The Story Time Story is The Switch by Anthony Horowitz with some challenging listening comprehension questions to follow.  Tune in and get the most out of your KA experience!

Olwen returns this week with KA Top Picks!  Today, she will be talking about A Fault in Our Stars by John Green. 

The Story Time story is A Series of Unfortunate Events.  We will do a listening comprehension exercise based on your knowledge of some of the vocabulary words you will be hearing today. 

In this episode of KA Voicecast, we look at Roald Dahl's classic tale, The Witches.  We will examine several new vocabulary words, do a listening comprehension test, and check your knowledge of words in the passage.  There's a lot crammed into this 30 minute podcast--so much to learn. 

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Wednesday_October_1_2014.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 8:01am EDT

In this week's KA Voicecast, we get back into "school mode" by offering helpful suggestions to create an optimum environment for learning.  Our Story Time story is The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.  

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Monday_September_1_2014.mp3
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In this week's KA Voicecast, Olwen Bartlett recommends How to Train Your Dragon 2 in KA Top Picks!  Story Time story followed by listening comprehension practice to get  you ready for the new school year! 

In this week's episode of KA Voicecast, we feature two listening passages for you to keep your listening comprehension in check.  Check out the bonus tracks on the KA Voicecast website! 

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Friday_August_1_2014.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 7:03am EDT