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Practice Listening and More with Music

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet Hi! This is just a quick post. I’ve just started a new job, and I’m very busy. (I’ve promised you posts on Facebook and more. Those posts are coming, I promise!) Right now, I want to tell you about […] [...]

Contest Winners – Most Thoughtful

Tweet Here is the final contest winner, for “Most Thoughtful” writeup of a technique. I’d like to entry the contest! My way to study English is watching DVDs of ”Friends”. To begin with, I often watch it subtitled in Japanese to understand its outline, after that,I watch it subtitled in English, then without subtitle several times. […] [...]

Contest Winners – Most Fun Technique

Tweet The next-to-last category is “Most Fun Technique.” This sounds like fun to me! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share tools for learning English. I really want to know how everyone’s learning it. And CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th blog!! I like music and alway listen to the web radio during the work […] [...]

100 Posts and a Contest!

Tweet This is post #100! Time for the first Readable Blog contest! HOW TO PARTICIPATE The contest theme is “Sharing Our English Tools.” Think about one way that you practice or study English — something that works well for you. It can be anything. It should be something that you actually do. Think of a […] [...]

Spam

Tweet You probably know about Spam, the meat product. Do you know about the connection between Spam and the English verb/noun “spam”? The noncountable noun/verb “spam” means “e-mail and other internet messages that you don’t want.” Usually, these messages are advertising something (“BUY SOFTWARE CHEAP NOW”). People also use this word to mean “posting too […] [...]

WonderCon

Tweet On Saturday, my husband, my friend, and I went to San Francisco. We went to a convention called WonderCon. This convention is for fans of comic books, animation, movies, TV shows, and so on. Last year, about 32,000 people went to the convention–women, men, kids, older people, etc. It’s not the biggest convention like […] [...]

A joke from Eijiro

Tweet I just got back from vacation, and I still have a lot of work to do! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting. Anyway, here is a cute joke from Eijiro: One day, a mother mouse and her child were taking their daily stroll when, out of the blue, they were cornered by a cat. […] [...]

Watch Out! It’s April Fool’s Day Again

Tweet Last year I wrote about April Fool’s Day. A lot of countries around the world enjoy this holiday, even though there is usually no time off for it. Because it is already April 1 in Australia, Japan, etc., you can already read about this year’s April Fool’s Day Jokes at Wikipedia. Which one do […] [...]

Send Your Stuff

Tweet Remember the previous entry about PostCrossing? Well, how about sending more than just a postcard? That’s the idea behind Gimme Your Stuff. You put together a small package of interesting things from where you live, and trade it by mail with someone in a faraway country. For example, I might send a small box […] [...]

Postcrossing: Trade postcards across the world

Tweet Postcrossing is a free system for helping strangers exchange postcards. 1. You register with the site. 2. Then you request an address to send a postcard to. 3. The site gives you someone’s address and a postcard ID number. 4. You write and mail the postcard, with the ID number on it. 5. The […] [...]