Kikokushijo Academy Voicecast (english listening comprehension)

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 EST

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 EST

In this week's KA Voicecast, we discuss how you can submit your own stories to the next issue of KA Voices, Kikokushijo Academy's student literary magazine.  Our story time story is a legend from Greek Mythology.  

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Sunday_June_1_2014.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 11:20am EST

This week's episode highlights include a lesson on how to write a limerick, a brief history of the leprechaun, and a traditional Irish folktale.  Tune in for a 25 minute English lesson! 

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_Saturday_March_15_2014.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

Episode highlights include a sneak peak at the all new KA Wordcast:  Idioms and Phrasal Verbs!

Story Time story:  Why the Dove Is On Our Valentines  

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Saturday_February_15th_2014.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 9:23am EST

Episode highlights include KA News, "Happy" idioms, and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  

Direct download: KA_VOICECAST_for_Wednesday_January_15_2014.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 3:05pm 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

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