Kikokushijo Academy Wordcast

KA Wordcast - The official Podcast for KIKOKUSHIJO ACADEMY

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Description
KA Wordcast - The official Podcast for KIKOKUSHIJO ACADEMY
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-04-11 16:46
last episode published
2016-07-12 10:31
publication frequency
7.17 days
Contributors
Sumi Watters author  
KIKOKUSHIJO ACADEMY owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
100
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
12.07.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON THIRTY-THREE

In today’s passage, entitled “The Age of Humans,” you will hear about the huge impact we humans, in our relatively short history, have had on our planet and every living thing on it. Listen carefully to the passage and answer the questions that follow....
3.07.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON THIRTY-TWO

In today’s passage, entitled “The Rise of Megacities,” you will hear about what makes a “megacity” and why more and more cities around the world will soon enter the “Megacity Club.” You will also learn about some of the problems cities encounter when t...
7.06.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON THIRTY-ONE

In today’s passage, entitled “Saving the Rhinos,” you will hear about a baby rhinoceros named Lofo that barely escaped death. You will also learn about why protecting large herbivores (animals that live on plant life) like the African rhino is vital to...
20.05.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON THIRTY

In today’s passage, entitled “Nurturing the Arts,” you will hear about why many schools across America no longer offer arts classes. You will also learn about what the Los Angeles school district is doing to ensure that its students receive a well-roun...
14.05.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON TWENTY-NINE

In today’s passage, entitled “A Letter for Change,” you will hear about a socially conscious Massachusetts schoolgirl who had an idea for a much-needed change and decided to let the U.S. President know what was on her mind. You will also learn a little...
6.05.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON TWENTY-EIGHT

In today’s passage, entitled “Totally Awesome,” you will hear about why experiencing the sensation known as “awe” can make you a better person. You will also learn about some of the experiments researchers have conducted to study the impact “awe” has o...
27.04.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON TWENTY-SEVEN

In today’s passage, entitled “A Hobbit Mystery,” you will hear about the discovery of a previously unknown species of early humans. You will also learn about some of the different methods forensic scientists and researchers use to date prehistoric arti...
18.04.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON FIFTY

In today’s lesson, entitled Virtual History, you will learn a bit about the Great Fire of London of 1666. You will also hear about a fascinating new mobile phone app that can transport you back in time to key historical moments. That’s right. Time trav...
12.04.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn! Lesson Forty-Nine

In today’s lesson, entitled The Curious Case of the Walking Encyclopedia, you will listen to a passage about Kim Peek, an American savant who had a remarkable ability to memorize all sorts of things. You will also learn a little about autism and how ou...
28.03.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn! LESSON FORTY-EIGHT

In today’s lesson, entitled The Choshu Five, you will listen to a passage about five young Japanese men who, during Japan’s Edo period, risked everything to come to London and learn about Western ways.  Listen carefully to the passage and then answer t...
22.03.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn! LESSON FORTY-SEVEN

In today’s lesson, entitled Where Are the Women?, you will learn a bit about the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. You will also hear why the Statue of Liberty and all that she stands for are not equally represented in parks and public squares in A...
14.03.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON FORTY-SIX

In today’s lesson, entitled Robotic Critters, you will listen to a passage about a handy new robot that is fact, not science fiction. And you will learn how researchers have used, of all things, the cockroach as a model for the new robot’s design and h...
7.03.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON TWENTY-SIX

In today’s passage, entitled “Killer Diseases” you will hear about how, in the 14th century, an epidemic wiped out nearly half of Europe’s population and also about how some diseases are transmitted from person to person. Answers to the Listening Compr...
27.02.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON FORTY-FIVE

In today’s lesson, entitled The Ship of Dreams, you will listen to a passage about the events leading up to and following the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. Listen carefully to the passage and then answer the questions that follow.Answers to Comprehens...
17.02.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON FORTY-FOUR

In today’s lesson, entitled Going Bananas, you will listen to a passage about why bananas are often called “Nature’s Perfect Power Snack.” You will also learn about a disease that could wipe out banana crops all over the world. Listen carefully to the ...
11.02.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn! LESSON FORTY-THREE

In today’s lesson, entitled A Broader View of Beauty, you will listen to a passage about where the Barbie doll’s creator got her inspiration, and why, after nearly 60 years, Barbie is undergoing a big transformation.Answers to the Listening Comprehensi...
5.02.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON TWENTY-FIVE

In today’s passage, entitled “Man Up!” you will learn why one paleoanthropologist believes that mankind (and men in particular) has “let himself go,” so to speak, because of all this convenience and comfort. You will also hear about some of the amazing...
28.01.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON FORTY-TWO

In today’s lesson, entitled Seeds for Humanity, you will hear a passage about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway where a group of scientists have been planning ahead against a possible “doomsday” future.Answers can be found on the KA Voicecast we...
19.01.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON FORTY-ONE

In today’s lesson, entitled Sustainable Living, you will hear a passage about the “ecological” and “carbon” footprints we all leave on the planet just by going about the business of daily living. You will also learn why pet dogs … well, you’ll see in a...
13.01.2016

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON FORTY

In today’s lesson, entitled Drone Worry, you will listen to a passage about why remote-controlled drones and airplanes have the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration worried. You will also learn about some of the practical ways in which drones are being...
31.12.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn! LESSON THIRTY-NINE

In today’s lesson, entitled The Right to Sing, you will listen to a passage about how a simple little song became a household word, so to speak. You will also learn a what a copyright is and what laws protect music and other original work. Listen caref...
28.12.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn! LESSON THIRTY-EIGHT

In today’s lesson, entitled Oh No! Another El Niño!, you will listen to a passage about how the unusual warming of surface waters in the South Pacific affects the weather all across the globe. Listen carefully to the passage and then answer the questio...
19.12.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn! LESSON THIRTY-SEVEN

In today’s lesson, entitled O Christmas Tree! you will listen to a passage about how the Christmas tree tradition got started and about the real-vs.-artificial Christmas tree debate. Listen carefully to the passage and then answer the questions that fo...
15.12.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON THIRTY-SIX

In today’s lesson, entitled From Dynamite to Peace, you will listen to a passage about how Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel developed a safe and effective explosive for industrial use. You will also learn why he established the Nobel Prizes to honor thos...
8.12.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON THIRTY-FIVE

In today’s lesson, entitled A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, you will listen to a passage about how Star Wars influenced the Hollywood film industry and why some collectors are willing to pay thousands of dollars for vintage Star Wars action...
30.11.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON THIRTY-FOUR

In today’s lesson, entitled It’s Elementary, you will be listening to a passage about how literature’s most famous detective helped pave the way for modern-day detectives’ crime-solving methods. Listen carefully to the passage and then answer the quest...
26.11.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON TWENTY-FOUR

In today’s passage, entitled “Fear Itself,” you will learn about various types of phobias and how fear can drive people to do things that are not always logical.Answers to Listening Comprehension Questions can be downloaded on the KA Voicecast website....
16.11.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON THIRTY-THREE

In today’s lesson, entitled Earth Impact, you will be listening to a passage about the Chelyabinsk Meteor incident. You will also learn why astronomers are keeping a close eye on some space objects that may be on a future collision course with our plan...
12.11.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON THIRTY-TWO

In today’s lesson, entitled Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, you will be listening to a passage about Cleopatra, one of the most powerful and most famous women in history. Listen carefully to the passage and then answer the questions that follow.  Answer...
2.11.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON TWENTY-THREE

In today’s passage, entitled “Waste Not, Want Not,” you will learn about how much food is being wasted globally every year—this, in spite of the fact that millions of people around the world go to bed hungry every day. Listen carefully to the passage a...
24.10.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON THIRTY-ONE

In today’s lesson, entitled One Team, One Nation, you will be listening to a passage about how one of history’s most influential leaders used rugby to unite a divided nation. Listen carefully to the passage and then answer the questions that follow. It...
23.10.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON THIRTY

In today’s lesson, entitled The Power of Social Media, you will be listening to a passage about how Facebook and other social-media networking sites got their start and about how dramatically “being connected” has changed the way we communicate today. ...
21.10.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON TWENTY-NINE

In today’s lesson, entitled Pay It Forward, you will be listening to a passage about the philosophy of “forward giving” and how it may have gotten its start in a play written more than 2,300 years ago. Listen carefully to the passage and then answer th...
5.10.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON TWENTY EIGHT

In today’s lesson, entitled What’s In A Name? you will learn how some of America’s cities and natural landmarks got their names. You will also learn about the controversy surrounding the name of the tallest mountain peak in North America. Listen carefu...
30.09.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON TWENTY SEVEN

In today’s lesson, entitled The Magical World of Reading, you will learn about all the positive effects reading has on your brain, imagination, and even character. Listen carefully to the passage and then answer the questions that follow. It’s always a...
22.09.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON TWENTY-SIX

In today's lesson, entitled Music to Our Ears, you will learn about what "buskers," or street performers, have to go through to earn the privilege to perform in some of London and New York's prime locations.  Listen carefully to the passage and then an...
14.09.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON TWENTY-FIVE

In today’s lesson, entitled Mission to Mars, you will be listening to an informational passage about the planet Mars.  You will also learn about the many challenges scientists and engineers must overcome in order to establish a future settlement on th...
9.09.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON TWENTY FOUR

In today’s lesson, entitled Finders, Keepers, you will learn about how, during the 16th to 18th centuries, gold and silver and other precious commodities were transported from the New World (the Americas) to Europe. You will also learn about why moder...
29.08.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn! LESSON TWENTY-THREE

In today’s lesson, entitled An Aviation Mystery, you will learn about American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and the events that led up to her disappearance nearly eighty years ago.  Listen carefully to the passage and then answer the questions that...
26.08.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON TWENTY-TWO

In today’s lesson, entitled Speaking of Swagger, you will be listening to a passage about the words and phrases William Shakespeare “invented” and contributed to the English language.  You will also learn about why some language experts believe that t...
20.08.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON TWENTY-TWO

In the 2014 award-winning movie The Imitation Game, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed Alan Turing, the inventor of a code-breaking machine that was used during World War II at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, England, to help the British ...
13.08.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON TWENTY-ONE

In today’s lesson, entitled The Lion King Debate, you will be listening to a passage about Cecil, the African lion that was recently shot and killed by an American hunter.  You will also learn why so many conservationists are using Cecil’s death as a r...
11.08.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON TWENTY-ONE

The basic practices of “teaching” and “learning” probably haven’t changed much in the last twenty or thirty years.  But that’s not quite true, because, as you know, teachers and students these days have access to more resources than ever before.  In t...
2.08.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! LESSON TWENTY

In today’s passage, entitled “Burning Man,” you will learn about a festival held in the Nevada desert every year that offers its attendees an experience that can only be described as unique.  Listen carefully to the passage and then answer the questio...
26.07.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON TWENTY

On the evening of October 11, 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was patrolling the deck of his ship Santa Maria when he saw a “light glimmering at a great distance.” He later claimed that it vanished and reappeared several times during the ni...
19.07.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON NINETEEN

In today’s lesson, entitled“The Winton Children,”you will listen to a passage about a remarkable Englishman named Nicholas Winton who is often called “Britain’s Schindler.” When the Second World War broke out, Winton masterminded an operation that res...
12.07.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON EIGHTEEN

In today’s lesson, entitled A Mammoth Effort, you will be listening to a passage about the possibility of resurrecting animals that have long been extinct using modern advanced science and technology. Listen carefully to the passage and then answer th...
4.07.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn Lesson Seventeen

In today’s lesson, entitled A Trip of a Lifetime, you will be listening to a passage about some of the exciting, but costly school trips many pupils and students are going on these days.    Listen carefully to the passage and then answer the questions...
21.06.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen and Learn LESSON SIXTEEN

In today’s lesson, entitled Melting Away, you will be listening to a passage about how global warming is affecting weather patterns all over the world.  You will also learn about how some archeologists are benefiting from the melting polar and glacial...
20.06.2015

KA WORDCAST: Listen Up! Lesson Nineteen

In today’s listening passage, entitled “When I Grow Up,” you will learn why some skilled occupations are being phased out and also learn about some of the specialized courses that many universities and colleges are offering these days.  Listen careful...