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

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

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

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

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

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

In this first episode of KA Voicecast for 2013, we explore the difference between to Raise and to Rise as well as listen to a passage from The Secret Garden.  This voicecast is for anyone who would like to improve their English listening skills, vocabulary and overall ability. 

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_for_January_1st_2013.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Today's episode offers the listener a variety of useful English learning tips and a classic Christmas favourite, A Christmas Carol, is read by Dan Blasor.  The line-up for today's voicecast include;

Line-up for today’s program

 

·      KA News

·      English Rules

·      “i before e except after c”

·      Aidan’s Chuckle

·      Presents or Presence?

·      WOW Word Preview

·      Story Time:  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

·      WOW Word Review

·      Let’s Get Quizzical!  

Direct download: KAVoicecast_for_Saturday_December_15.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 10:00am EST

KA Voicecast for Saturday, December 1st   2012

In today's episode, DJ Dan Blasor and Sumi discuss Christmas traditions, Winter Wonderland and C.S. Lewis.  Story Time features welsh narrator, Olwen, reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  Important dates to remember are announced on KA News. 

Direct download: KA_Voicecast_Dec_1_T4.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 4:41am EST

KA Voicecast for Thursday, November 15

In this first episode, we learn a little about the children's writer, Roald Dahl and Story Time features one of his most popular stories, James and the Giant Peach. Vocabulary words, such as "wistfully" and "mischief" are explained.  Eiken and Reading Competition winners are announced on KA News.  

Direct download: Podcast_KA_November_15_T3.mp3
Category:English Listening Comprehension -- posted at: 8:40am EST

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