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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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AB9 | What?! Politics are OK to Discuss?

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Is it OK to Discuss Politics?

Are Politics really OK to Discuss?

On the 9th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Is it OK to Talk About Politics?

Most of us have been taught NOT to discuss politics with others because it is too sensitive and personal. But is this really true? Probably, if it’s the first time we’re meeting someone, we wouldn’t want to bring up a personal topic like politics but how about with people that we know pretty well? In this episode, I talk about whether it’s ok to discuss politics and other personal topics with others.

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YQ10 | How do you use Air Quotes?

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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Your Question 8 | What do you think about Christmas in Japan?

On the 8th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: What do you (ALsensei) think about Christmas in Japan?

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Your Question 6 | How do you Exchange Business Cards in English?

On the 6th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: How do you exchange business cards in English?

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Obamacare: Is it right?

On June 28th, 2012, the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare” was judged by the United States Supreme Court to be Constitutional and will become a law starting in 2014.

However, many people (including ME), have some problems with the new law. What are they?
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How do Americans Spend New Year’s?

 

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SEINFELD Review 「となりのサインフェルド」


Students always ask me what movies or TV shows they should use to study English. I usually suggest a comedy or drama that is about a family or that deals with everyday life situations because there are not so many technical or specialist words and expressions.

So which TV program do I always highly recommend? Find out–>
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What is “Black Friday?”

Are you familiar with “Black Friday?”

It is a term used to describe the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States.

So why is it called “Black Friday?” Find out here–>
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Episode 7 | How to Use Twitter to Learn English

On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:

Q: “Summer Time” vs “Daylight Savings Time”

Tips: How to Use Twitter to Learn English

Pronunciation Point: “cloudy” vs “crowded”

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