DanSenSei English Podcast

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By: DanSenSei

Welcome to the DanSenSei English Podcast where the goal is to make English fun. If you are learning English and you are sick of boring textbooks and teachers who just talk about grammar rules, then this is the podcast for you. DanSenSei is a professional, CELTA qualified English language teacher, who lives and works in Japan with over 8 years experience teaching people of all ages, levels and backgrounds. Each episode will give you all the information you need to master something new in English as well as giving you lots of listening practice. Every episode will be fun, interesting and...

5 Better Ways to Say Happy! || English Idioms with Examples!
Last Friday at 12:00 AM

If you are happy and you know it...

Try to express it in a more natural way! In this podcast we are talking about English idioms that you can use to say you are happy.

You will learn how to use:

Over the moonChuffedGet a kick out of ~Make my dayWalking on air

You can also check out the full lesson related to this podcast here: https://www.dansenseienglish.com/idioms/happy

If you want to learn more about this topic, or loads of other t...


Do vs Make - What's the Difference?
11/19/2021

Is it do homework or make homework?

Today the topic of the podcast is the verbs do and make. They are pretty simple verbs but they get confused a lot. Today you will learn:

How to use doHow to use makeCommon collocations for each word

You can also check out the full lesson related to this podcast here: https://www.dansenseienglish.com/vocabulary/do-make

If you want to learn more about this topic, or loads of other topics, check out https://www.dansenseienglish.com where you can f...


How to Talk About Places Using In, On and At.
11/12/2021

Prepositions of place are tricky... right?

Today we are talking about the prepositions of place, in on and at in English. They can be quite tricky to get right but in this episode we will talk about:

The basics of In, On and AtHow to talk about transportationHow to talk about the internet.

You can also check out the full lesson related to this podcast here: https://www.dansenseienglish.com/grammar/prepositions-of-place

If you want to learn more about this topic, or loads of other topics, check o...


Improve Your Speaking with the Shadowing Technique!
11/05/2021

Do you know how to use the shadowing technique?

Today we are talking about the shadowing technique to help you improve your speaking skills. We discuss:

What shadowing is.Why is it good?How to get started!Tips to get the most out of it!

You can also check out the full lesson related to this podcast here: https://www.dansenseienglish.com/study-tips/shadowing

If you want to learn more about this topic, or loads of other topics, check out https://www.dansenseienglish.com where you can f...


What is Your English Level and Why You Should Know It!
10/28/2021

Do you actually know your own English level?

Today we are talking all about English levels. You will learn:

What the levels areHow to find out your levelWhy it is important to know your levelWhat you need to study next to get to the next level.

You can also check out the full lesson related to this podcast here: https://www.dansenseienglish.com/study-tips/level

You can also check your level here: https://www.dansenseienglish.com/level-check

If you want to learn...


How to Agree With People and Make Friends!
10/22/2021

Have you ever got these phrases mixed up before?

Agreeing with people is great but the most common phrases can often get people confused. Today we will discuss so do I, me too, me neither and me either. You will learn:

What they meanHow to use themWhy you need to get them correct.

You can also check out the full lesson related to this podcast here: https://www.dansenseienglish.com/vocabulary/agree

If you want to learn more about this topic, or loads of other topics, check out...


Why Your English Has Stopped Improving and How to Fix It!
10/14/2021

Have you ever felt like this?

You don't seem to be improving anymore even though you study just as much as before. This is not good, but it is a normal part of language learning.

In today's episode you will learn:

Why this happensWhen it happensWhat you need to do to start improving again

You can also check out the full lesson related to this podcast here: https://www.dansenseienglish.com/study-tips/improve

If you want to learn more about this topic, or loads...


For vs Since - What's the difference?
10/08/2021

For and Since are pretty confusing... right?

These two words are really similar in terms of meaning, but the way they are used is pretty different.

In today's episode you will learn:

How we use each word correctlyWhat are the key differences between For and SinceWhy you need to get them correct

You can also check out the full lesson related to this podcast here: https://www.dansenseienglish.com/vocabulary/for-since

If you want to learn more about this topic, or loads of other topics...


How To Learn Vocabulary Faster with ANKI
#9
10/01/2021

Do you find it difficult to learn new words in English?

In this episode, I talk all about my favourite application for learning vocabulary in English. It is called ANKI and I feel it is the most powerful tool there is for learning and remembering new words. If you haven't heard about it, you need to check it out and start using it because it will help you to increase your vocabulary and confidence in 10 minutes a day!

In this episode, you will learn about:

What ANKI actually isWhy you...


Still, Yet, Just and Already - What's the Difference?
09/24/2021

DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STILL AND YET?

In this episode, You will learn all about still, yet already and just. I will introduce you to 4 very useful words in English when you want to talk about time and when something happened. Adverbs of time are really useful in English when you are trying to express when something happened in relation to now or another event in the past. Today we are going to take a look at still, yet, already and just. 

In this episode, you will learn...


What Are Indefinite Pronouns? Every, Any, Some and No
#7
09/17/2021

DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ANYTHING & EVERYTHING?

In this episode, I will show you how to master indefinite pronouns. This means learning all about everything, anything, something and nothing. Many language learners get these wrong and it can be very confusing. At the end of this lesson you will understand what these are and how to use them so you can speak like a boss!

In this episode, you will learn:

What indefinite pronouns are

What you can use them to talk about<...


How To Use Quantifiers - Much, Many, A lot of, A Few, A Little
#6
09/10/2021

In this episode, I will tell you all about quantifiers in English. What they are, why they are used and even how to use them correctly. Using these words will help you talk about "how much" or "how many" of something exists and help you express yourself like a native speaker!

In this episode, you will learn about:

How to talk about countable and uncountable nounsWhich words can only be used in negative sentences and questionsHow to avoid common mistakes

You can also check out the full lesson related...


What Are Countable and Uncountable Nouns Anyway?
#5
09/02/2021

In this episode, I will tell you everything you need to know about countable and uncountable nouns. Although this is quite easy to learn, it is difficult to master and getting this right will help you use more complex grammar and vocabulary such as quantifiers and determiners.

In this episode, you will learn about:

All About Nouns Countable and Uncountable Nouns Singular and Plural Nouns Irregular Plurals

You can also check out the full lesson related to this podcast here: https://www.dansenseienglish.com/grammar/countable-and-uncountable/

If you want to learn more about t...


Are you Bored or are you Boring?
#4
08/27/2021

In this episode, we will discuss adjectives that end in '~ing' or '~ed and the different meanings they express. I will also show you why it is SUPER important that you get them correct. I will show you loads of examples and situations as well as discussing some important points you need to know. If you are not 100% sure about adjective endings in English, you should listen to this show now.

In this episode, you will learn about:

Bored vs Boring Why are Adjective Endings Important? What's the Difference between Bored & Boring? What...


Why Are In, On and At So Confusing?
#3
08/23/2021

In this episode, we will be learning all about prepositions of time in English, specifically, in, on and at. These little words can cause big problems if you don't know how to use them correctly. Don't worry though, I will explain everything you need to know to become a master of these prepositions. There are loads of tips, examples and ideas to help you get this right.

In this episode, you I discuss:

What are prepositions of time? How to use in How to use on How to use at What About Exceptions?

You can...


What's The Difference Between Look, Watch and See?
#2
08/22/2021

In this episode, I will show you all about three verbs in English that are really similar and have been confusing language learners for years. I will show you the differences between all of these words and how they are used correctly in English. So if you are not 100% sure about look, watch and see, then this is the episode for you.

In this episode, you will learn about:

Not Bad - A Very British Phrase What are These Three Verbs? What Does Watch Mean? Let's Take a Look at Look How Do You Use See? ...


How To Use A, An and The || A guide to English Articles
#1
08/21/2021

In this episode, you will learn all about A, An and The and by the end of this episode you will be a master of English articles and you will know what they are, how we use them, and why they are super important.

Getting these things wrong will mean you sound like a student rather than fluent when speaking in English.

In this episode, you will learn about:

What are articles and why are they important? How to use A and An correctly. Let's talk about “The” You forgot about Zero Articles?!? What is t...