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PP32 | Fast vs. First

fast versus first

Can you pronounce these two words clearly? Practice with this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast!

On the 32nd episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic:

FAST vs. FIRST

These two words are sometimes hard to distinguish when pronouncing them. This is especially true for Japanese students.

Al explains the differences and gives a few examples in Pronunciation Point 32!

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PP31 | Word Stress: Countries and Nationalities

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Can you pronounce countries and nationalities properly? Let’s look at some examples in this episode!

On the 31st episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic:

Word Stress in Countries and Nationalities

In some cases, when we pronounce the name of a country, the word stress is not the same when we pronounce that country’s nationality.

Al goes over a few examples of this in Pronunciation Point 31!

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YQ17 | Which is better to improve SPEAKING? LISTENING or READING?

Listening or Reading? Which is better to improve Speaking?

Listening or Reading? Which is better to improve Speaking?

On the 17th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: Which is better to improve speaking? Listening or reading?

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

Of course both are important for developing knowledge and fluency in a foreign language. Both reading and listening have advantages and disadvantages. Since listening is related to speaking in terms of their aural qualities, listening can help you with pronunciation, intonation, and pacing. On the other hand, reading can help you build vocabulary and phrases that you can use. If I have to choose only one, which one would I choose? Watch this episode and find out!

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Best of Periscope 1 | “Th”-sound, Brain Freeze, Mt. Fuji

On the 1st episode of the Best of Periscope, we look at 3 different Periscope lessons and videos over the last few months:

1. Pronunciation: “Th”-sound
2. Brain Freeze: How to speak when your brain gets stuck
3. Sunset over Mt. Fuji

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E2P33 | The Green Pigeon

On the 33rd episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic:

Creating English Speaking Opportunities (The Story of the Green Pigeon)

One of my business English students recently told me about one of his hobbies — bird-watching. Because he wanted to share his enthusiasm for this hobby with others around the world, he reached out and connected to them and he achieved wonderful results. In this episode, find out how YOU can do what he did to create your own English speaking opportunities!

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PP30 | Eyes vs. Ice

On the 30th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at two words that are often confused:

Eyes vs. Ice

We know that these words have different meanings but how are they pronounced differently?
Al answers this and much more in Pronunciation Point 30!

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PP26 | Arrogant vs. Elegant

On the 26th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we practice these words:

Arrogant vs. Elegant

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Studying English with Movies: MAN OF STEEL

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A few months ago, I released Episode 27 of the English 2.0 Podcast titled, “How to Use Movies to Study English”. I received a lot of positive feedback on that episode so I wanted to go a little more in depth on how I approach using movies to study English. For the first lesson of Studying English with Movies, let’s take a look at a scene from the action movie, “Man of Steel”.

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Pronunciation Point 25 | “W” vs “V”

On the 25th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we practice these sounds:

“W” vs “V”

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Pronunciation Point 24 | World Cup

On the 24th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we practice this phrase:

“World Cup”

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