Kikokushijo Academy Voicecast

SPECIAL EPISODE::

Episode hightlights include In the News with Dan Blasor and a special Christmas story.  

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Sunday_December_15th.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

This week's episode highlights include In the News with Dan Blasor, KA News, a listening comprehension exercise, WOW words, and Little Women.  

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Sunday_December_1st.mp3
Category:Life in the UK, In the News -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

In today's KA Voicecast, we explore the history of Thanksgiving and how feelings of gratitude and appreciation can make you go a long way.  Our Story Time story is What the Moon Saw by Hans Christian Andersen.  Lots of WoW words!

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Friday_November_15th.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 10:50am EST

In today's episode, we take a little history lesson and learn about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.  The Story Time story is a Phillip Pullman classic, The Firework Maker's Daughter.  WoW words, KA News, and so much more.  

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Friday_November_1st.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 10:17am EST

Episode highlights include the difference between HORRIFY and MORTIFY, some key vocabulary words, and a spooky ghost tale from Australian born folklorist, Joseph Jacobs.  

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Tuesday_October_15.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 4:31pm EST

PRODUCTIVE ways to keep busy while recovering from the flu or cold.  Story Time story is Michael Morpurgo's The Wreck of the Zanzibar.  

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Tuesday_October_1.mp3
Category:Life in the UK, In the News -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

In this episode of KA Voicecast, Charles Knudsen answers some frequently asked questions about instilling good reading practices in children, age appropriateness, and ways to improve listening and pronunciation skills.  Dan Blasor reads Clockwork or All Wound Up by Philip Pullman, and we look at nine key words from the Story Time passage.  

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Sunday_September_16.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

Episode highlights include In the News featuring 8-year-old Aidan who will talk us through the Premier League summer transfers, a look at WOW words from Loser by Jerry Spinelli, and a trivia question related to Ichiro Suzuki.  

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Sunday_September_1.mp3
Category:Life in the UK, In the News -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

Why is good writing important?  How will the ability to write well make a difference in your future?  What is WORDCAST?  What did scientists use to make rudimentary teeth?  All these questions answered in the latest episode of KA VOICECAST.  Our Story Time story is SCAT by Carl Hiaasen.  

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Thursday_August_15.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 9:30am EST

In today's episode, Dan Blasor takes a look at the life and accomplishments of former South African president, Nelson Mandela.  We celebrate the birth of the His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, and the Story Time story is a Xhosa tale titled The Clever Little Man.  Lots happening on KA Voicecast this week so be sure to check it out!

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Thursday_August_1st.mp3
Category:Life in the UK, In the News -- posted at: 11:09am EST

Today's episode highlights include puns, play on words, The Phantom Tollbooth, and the answer to the previous Let's Get Quizzical question. 

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Monday_July_15th.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

This week, Dan Blasor explores adverse weather and natural disasters in In the News.  The Story Time story is The Wonderful Wizard of OZ and we look at different ways to describe WIND, HOT, and COLD.  

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Monday_July_1st.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19am EST

In today's episode of KA VOICECAST, we look at all things William Shakespeare.  Highlights include A Midsummer Night's Eve, read by Olwen Bartlett, and everyday phrases and expressions coined by the Bard himself. 

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Saturday_June_15th.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 4:27am EST

Today's nine words come from four passages taken from a novel called If I Stay.  To listen to a recording of these passages, tune into the kavoicecast.com website.  This lesson include nine useful vocabulary words, 41 uses, and 100 sample sentences.  

Direct download: KA_WORDCAST_Taskmaster_Lesson_14.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 6:46am EST

Today's episode highlights include In the News with Dan Blasor.  Dan explores the world of marathons and other charitable fund-raising events.  Featured story:  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  WOW words, KA News, Let's Get Quizzical and more! 

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Saturday_June_1.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 5:37am EST

Today's episode highlights include The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, UK Teachers Top 100 Books, and playground interviews.

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Wednesday_May_15th.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03am EST

Episode highlights include In the News with Dan Blasor, The Star by H.G. Wells, and the answers to the previous epidode's Let's Get Quizzical.  Some very challenging WOW words explained. 

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Wednesday_May_1st_.pdf
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 6:30am EST

In this week's episode, we look at WOW words from Where the Red Fern Grows, take a challenge with a Very Tricky Poem, and look at the difference between DESERT and DESSERT.

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Monday_April_15th.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

Tune in for the most infomative English learning podcast available on the net.  Host Sumi Watters along with Dan Blasor and Natalie Hunt bring you news, WOW words, Story Time and all the latest Star Trek inspired technology. 

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Monday_April_1.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 12:30am EST

In this episode of Voicecast, we explore the benefits of being bilingual as well as discuss the advantages of having English as one of your first or second languages.  The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling features in today's Story Time story.  

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Friday_March_15.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 5:29am EST

Today's highlights include a closer look at King Richard the III and his recently discovered skeleton, Charlotte's Web and the Royals. 

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_Friday_March_1_.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 5:45am EST

Highlights from this episode include a song and dance performance by 3 lovely KA students,  Leo  on the piano and a speech by 12 year-old Eiraku about his experience at KA.

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_Special_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am EST

KA Voicecast's first transcontinental podcast as S. Watters travels from London Heathrow to Tokyo's Haneda International Airport.  How to make a GROUCH happy on Do A Grouch A Favor Day, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the nominees for Best Picture in this year's Academy Awards.  

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Friday_February_15.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 1:19am EST

Regional differences in speech. Does SNOW "stick" or "settle"?  An immensely challenging set of WOW words from The Snow Queen and more!

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Friday_February_1.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 5:21am EST

In the January 15, 2013 episode of KA Voicecast, we will be discussing the various usages for the word SHADOW and listening to Peter Pan and Wendy, by J.M. Barrie. 

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_January_15.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 4:58am EST

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