Miyako’s Education – Part 24

[audio:miyako24.mp3] Download audio file (miyako24.mp3) at Skinny Epicurean Hiroko: Hey, John. It’s me, Hiroko. John: Oh, hi Hiroko. What’s happening? Hiroko: I’m cooking. Do you want to come over to my place for dinner? John: That sounds great. What are you making? Hiroko: Korean. Have you ever had Korean food? […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 9

[audio:miyako9.mp3] Download audio file (miyako9.mp3) at james spahr John: I am lonely. I feel lonely. I feel really lonely. I live in Japan but I don’t speak Japanese. I study at a Japanese university but I don’t understand anything. People are nice, but I am still lonely. Everybody is kind, […] Read more »

Japanese Animals

[audio:japaneseanimals.mp3] Download audio file (japaneseanimals.mp3) at eesti Mark and Eric talk about wild animals in Japan. Mark: When you go on these motorcycle trips, do you see much wildlife? Eric: Well often I ride on my off-road bike. I ride fire-roads or logging type roads…very small gravel….roads and on these […] Read more »

Plutonium is a Dangerous Substance

[audio:plutonium.mp3] Download audio file (plutonium.mp3) at maidrin_rua Mark and Aaron talked to an eighty-six year-old Japanese poet and political activist who had lived in India and China. Mark: Ok so you came back to Japan because it is an important time…like…the constitution… Naoto: Yeah…you know…the constitution…August next year there is […] Read more »

The Water Car – Interactive Story

Synopsis: The Water Car is an intermediate/lower intermediate level interactive story, which follows the journey of two young Japanese engineers on their quest to market the environmentally hydrogen (from water) powered car that they have developed. The story takes them to both North and South America. There are thirteen episodes. […] Read more »

Motorcycles and Mountains

[audio:motorcyle.mp3] Download audio file (motorcycle.mp3) at novon Mark asks Eric about motorcycling in Japan. Mark: Hey, Eric! You’ve got a motorcycle, haven’t you? Eric: Ahh, yes, I have two. Mark: What kind? Eric: I have a BMW big touring bike and I have a Suzuki off-road type. Mark: A BMW […] Read more »

Thai University Students talk to Japanese University Students

[audio:ksubasinterview.mp3] Download audio file (ksubasinterview.mp3) by Richard Stamper at apc33 The following questions and answers were carried out between October and December of 2005. The Japanese students are from Kyoto Sangyo University, while Thai students are in the British and American Studies program at Thammasat University. The Japanese students wrote […] Read more »

Japanese University Students talk to Thai University Students

[audio:basksuinterview.mp3] Download audio file (basksuinterview.mp3) by apc33 The following questions and answers were carried out between October and December of 2005. The Thai students are in the British and American Studies program at Thammasat University, while the Japanese students are from Kyoto Sangyo University. The Thai students wrote and sent […] Read more »

Hiromi’s Trip to Thailand – Episode 8: Meeting Another Person

[audio:HiroThai8.mp3] Download audio file (HiroThai8.mp3) by m-louis 8. Meeting Another Person Nick: Excuse me, I’m sorry to interrupt, but I heard your conversation. You’re going to Khaosan Road and you want to save money? Beth: That’s right. Nick: There’s a new bus and it goes direct to Khaosan Road. It […] Read more »

Hiromi's Trip to Thailand – Episode 6 :
At the Customs Counter

[audio:HiroThai6.mp3] Download audio file (HiroThai6.mp3) by ellecer 6. At the Customs Counter Customs Officer: Which flight were you on? Hiromi: The one from Osaka. I just arrived from Japan. Customs Officer: Are these your bags? Hiromi: Yes, they are. These are mine. Customs Officer: Did you pack them yourself? Hiromi: […] Read more »