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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

元々日本の原発単語のリスト



Let's have a look back at the Japan Nuclear Power word list. The video of me explaining all the words is above, while the Nuclear Power word list has English and Japanese definitions of all the words. If you compare the list to the article linked at the top, they are in the same order in both. 

April's subjects are Cherry Blossoms, Who will look after Japan's elderly?, and Michelle Obama. If you want to try out one, two, or three of these subjects entirely free, have a look at our brand new website. It's all in 日本語 and it explains everything!!

If you take the free trial, this is what you'll get;

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (if you decide to continue after your absolutely free trial)

03・31の質問ー日本の原発のリスト




Above is your original Japanese Nuclear Power explanation video, while the Japanese Nuclear Power Word List. The article linked at the top of the word list PDF has the same words as the word list, in the same order. 
To the question:

「部門、活動分野」の意味で使われている文はどれですか?

a:The reactor was the section of the plant most at risk during the disaster.
b:The detector picked up signs of radiation in some parts of the Prefecture.
c:The nuclear power is a sector of the economy which has faced much opposition.
d:The nuclear authority dissected the operation to find where blame lay.

April's subjects are Cherry Blossoms, Who will look after Japan's elderly?, and Michelle Obama. If you want to try out one, two, or three of these subjects entirely free, give me an email at info@vocab-voyage.com or matt@vocab-voyage.com, or have a look at our brand new website to find out everything, in 日本語!


If you take the free trial, this is what you'll get;

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (if you decide to continue after your absolutely free trial)

Monday, 30 March 2015

Vocab Voyage Podcast: German Wings and Mental Health in Japan





Check out this episode!

A discussion on German Wings and mental health problems in pilots.
We kind of move across to mental health in general in Japan.

Here is my latest podcast. I am knew at this whole pod-casting thing, so any feedback would be welcome at matt@vocab-voyage.com

If you want to have a look at the Malaysian Airlines Word list and YouTube clip, I think you'll find a lot of the vocab crosses over. 


 If you want to know how to get on the Vocab Voyage full deal from April on, here's the deal:

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (have a go for free if you want)
Send an email to info@vocab-voyage.com and you can ask anything you like in English or Japanese.

What do you get for your 400 yen?

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

Sunday, 29 March 2015

The New Vocab Voyage plan, in video


 Like us on Facebook to follow our news there!!!

Here is the new way of Vocab Voyage. Explained by yours truly. Only ¥400 a month a subject, for English/日本語 vocab lists, a contextual test for you to check how much you learnt, transcripts to news articles, and access to THE FORUM. You don't have to speak in 140 characters any longer.
If you go to www.vocab-voyage.com today, you'll get the the original website. If you go on Monday, you may well get the new one. You can apply for a free month at either. 
Thank you

Matt
Vocab Voyage

Saturday, 28 March 2015

German Wings/MH370 -単語が同じぐらい


Tragic news in Germany. It seems that the pilot had mental health issues, and chose to make a very selfish decision which destroyed many lives.
That is one of the theories behind MH370. If you look through the Malaysian Airlines Word list, and watch the Malaysian Airlines YouTube clip above, I am sure you will find a lot of the vocab runs through both of them. 

 If you want to know how to get on the Vocab Voyage full deal from April on, here's the deal:

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (have a go for free if you want)
Send an email to info@vocab-voyage.com and you can ask anything you like in English or Japanese.

What do you get:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

Thursday, 26 March 2015

マクドナルド Original Word List




Above is the Chinese Meat Scandal vocab run through. All the words on this clip are from my Chinese Meat Scandal word list.  The word list also has the words and definitions in both 英語 and 日本語. The link at the top of the PDF takes you to a news story with all the words, found  in the same order as the list.

That's what we do at Vocab Voyage, every month. There is a whole bunch of older word lists like the Hong Kong Protest  that will be available to everyone forever.

In April we are studying vocab through stories on Cherry Blossoms; Japan's elderly, and who will look after them; and Michelle Obama.

Here's what you get for your trial, and only ¥400 (incl tax) after that per subject:

 If you want to know how to get on the Vocab Voyage full deal from April on, here's the deal:

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (have a go for free if you want)
Send an email to info@vocab-voyage.com and you can ask anything you like in English or Japanese.

What do you get for less than the price of a bottle of milk in New Zealand:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

VV News Podcast: McDonalds - '24 hrs of joy'; complaining millenials; and Japan to have complaining App



Check out this episode! or search out Vocab Voyage on iTunes. If you have an Android, I am finding out what you can do, so bear with me.

I hope you enjoy my talk about some news I found on McDonald's.
Here are links to 24 hours of joy, Millennial's complaining, and the complaint app to tell you more about it. 

Don't forget to take your free trial in April. You can choose between Cherry Blossoms, Japan's Elderly people, and Michelle Obama. 
Have a  look at www.vocab-voyage.com to apply. The site will be updated shortly to give you the choice of one subject. Either that, or email me straight at matt@vocab-voyage.com, and I can set it up for you. 

Thank you.

Matt

Foraging Restaurants の単語リスト


Above is the Foraging Restaurants vocab run through. All the words on this clip are from my Foraging Restaurants Word list.  The word list also has the words and definitions in both 英語 and 日本語. The link  at the top of the word list is the story I got all the words from, in the same order as the list. 

That's what we do at Vocab Voyage, every month. There is a whole bunch of older word lists like the Foraging Restaurants word list that will be available to everyone forever.

In April we are studying vocab through stories on Cherry Blossoms; Japan's elderly, and who will look after them; and Michelle Obama.

Here's what you get for your trial, and only ¥400 (incl tax) after that per subject:

 If you want to know how to get on the Vocab Voyage full deal from April on, here's the deal:

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (have a go for free if you want)
Send an email to info@vocab-voyage.com and you can ask anything you like in English or Japanese.

What do you get for the about three litres of petrol :

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

VV Podcast News - Climate Change

Check out this episode!

Climate change, people refuse to put it above making money.
Have a look at my Climate Change word list, and YouTube Vocab clip to get some more vocab going on.
Have a look at http://vocabvoyage.blogspot.jp/

Go to these links for some reading practice, finding out more about what I talk about:
Sydney Morning Herald , Japan Times, and Bloomberg

I have been approved by iTunes, so you can search for my Podcast already. Or just head here and subscribe.

Hong Kong Protests 元々単語のリスト


Above is the Hong Kong Protests vocab run through. All the words on this clip are from my Hong Kong Protests word list.  The word list also has the words and definitions in both 英語 and 日本語.

That's what we do at Vocab Voyage, every month. There is a whole bunch of older word lists like the Hong Kong Protest  that will be available to everyone forever.

In April we are studying vocab through stories on Cherry Blossoms; Japan's elderly, and who will look after them; and Michelle Obama.

Here's what you get for your trial, and only ¥400 (incl tax) after that per subject:

 If you want to know how to get on the Vocab Voyage full deal from April on, here's the deal:

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (have a go for free if you want)
Send an email to info@vocab-voyage.com and you can ask anything you like in English or Japanese.

What do you get for the price of a baguette at the bakery in Daimaru:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

VV News: Robots - the next generation; Rethink Robotics new invention; What robots can you buy now?




Today we are talking about robots. The next generation, Rethink Robotics new gizmo, and what kinds of robots are either here or on the horizon. The news clip is above, and the Robot Word list and YouTube clip are here for you

If you want to explore some vocab around Home Robots, do have a look at my Home Robot Word list and original YouTube vocab clip.

 If you want to know how to get on the Vocab Voyage full deal from April on, here's the deal:

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (have a go for free if you want)
Send an email to info@vocab-voyage.com and you can ask anything you like in English or Japanese.

What do you get for the price of a beer at happy hour at TK6 visit:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

The articles I reference in the YouTube clip are:

The Next Generation Of Home Robots Will Be So Much More Than Vacuums, techcrunch.com, , http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/19/the-next-generation-of-home-robots-will-be-so-much-more-than-vacuums/


Rethink Robotics, Home Of Baxter, Brings A New Robot Arm To The Party, techcrunch.com, http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/19/rethink-robotics-home-of-baxter-brings-a-new-robot-arm-to-the-party/#S4xqXF:CXF8


Is It Time to Buy a Robot?, U.S. News, http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2015/03/19/is-it-time-to-buy-a-robot?page=2

Japanese Nobel Prize の元々単語リスト


Above is the Japanese Nobel Prize vocab run through. All the words on this clip are from my Japanese Nobel Prize word list.  The word list also has the words and definitions in both 英語 and 日本語.

That's what we do at Vocab Voyage, every month. There is a whole bunch of older word lists like the Japanese Nobel Prize that will be available to everyone forever.

In April we are studying vocab through stories on Cherry Blossoms, Japan's elderly, and who will look after them, and Michelle Obama.

Here's what you get for your trial, and only ¥400 (incl tax) after that per subject:

 If you want to know how to get on the Vocab Voyage full deal from April on, here's the deal:

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (have a go for free if you want)
Send an email to info@vocab-voyage.com and you can ask anything you like in English or Japanese.

What do you get for the price of 2 1/2 onigiri at the コンビに:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

Monday, 23 March 2015

The First Ever Vocab Voyage Podcast


I am testing to see how this works.


Check out this episode!

VV News: アベノミクスー首相が求めた通りに給与上昇の局面、IMFは全員に給与上昇が必要と発言、観光はアベノミクスのおかげで順調



Today we have Abenomics, and myself getting a little frustrated with it all (I apologize in advance). People are getting pay rises, but not everyone, and tourism is booming
It's all good, for some, while others are still waiting for their boat to come in.


The Abenomics Word List has a list of vocab surrounding the subject, with English and Japanese definitions, while the Abenomics YouTube clip has me explaining the words in English in varying depth. All the words are from the article linked at the top of the word list. They are in the same order in all three places.

So enjoy, and learn vocab in context. It's the best way.

 If you want to know how to get on the Vocab Voyage full deal from April on, here's the deal:

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (have a go for free if you want)
Send an email to info@vocab-voyage.com and you can ask anything you like in English or Japanese.

What do you get for the price of one onsen visit:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

The original Scottish Referendum 単語のリスト


Above is the Scottish Referendum YouTube vocab run through. All the words on this clip are from my Scottish Referendum word list. All the words on the list are in turn found in the article that is linked at the top of the list. The 30 words are in the same order in all three. The word list also has the words and definitions in both 英語 and 日本語.

That's what we do at Vocab Voyage, every month. There is a whole bunch of older word lists like the Scottish Referendum that will be available to everyone forever.

In April we are studying vocab through stories on Cherry Blossoms, Japan's elderly, and who will look after them, and Michelle Obama.

Here's what you get for your trial, and only ¥400 (incl tax) after that per subject:

 If you want to know how to get on the Vocab Voyage full deal from April on, here's the deal:

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (have a go for free if you want)
Send an email to info@vocab-voyage.com and you can ask anything you like in English or Japanese.

What do you get for the price of two big cans of happoshu:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions


03・23の質問ーScottish Referendum のリストの


I hope you had a good weekend. I had a great time. I went to yoga,and had lunch with my mate Rochelle who was visiting from the States.

Today's question is from the Scottish Referendum Word List. It's an older word list which is still up for everyone, so feel free to have a wee peep at it. The article I got the words from (in the same order as the list) is linked at the top of the PDF, and the YouTube clip above has the same words (again in the same order))

To the question:

「複製する、模写する」の意味で使われている文はどれですか?

a:The man's energy was replenished after dinner, and he could keep on walking.
b:After years of repression, the small country decided to fight for its independence.
c:I often wish to replicate the efforts of wealthy business people.
d:After the laws were changed, it was the police's responsibility to reeducate the public.

April's subjects are Cherry Blossoms, Who will look after Japan's elderly?, and Michelle Obama. If you want to try out one, two, or three of these subjects entirely free, give me an email at info@vocab-voyage.com or matt@vocab-voyage.com

If you take the free trial, this is what you'll get;

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (if you decide to continue after your absolutely free trial)

Friday, 20 March 2015

VV News: ウクライナー英国が金がなく腐敗したウクライナ軍を訓練、ウクライナの億万長者たちが金を(しかも大量に)失う、金でできたパン一斤?



There you have above. Today's Vocab Voyage News which is on Ukraine.
It's having a look at the U.K training Ukraine troops, Ukraine's richest becoming not quite as rich (sorry, it says you have to register, but I got to look at it once for free so maybe you will top), and the story of a loaf of bread which is made out of gold

Read the articles to practice reading. Listen to me to practice listening.

Feel free to look at the original Ukraine Word List. There isn't a single article where I got all the words from as this was one of my first lists. The original Ukraine YouTube clip is also there for you to listen to.

 If you want to know how to get on the Vocab Voyage full deal from April on, here's the deal:

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (have a go for free if you want)
Send an email to info@vocab-voyage.com and you can ask anything you like in English or Japanese.

What do you get for the price of a train ride from Asari to Sapporo Station:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

元々 Hello Kitty Word List


While word lists from March on are for members, any word lists prior to that are free to everyone, and always will be. 

Here is the Hello Kitty word list. I got the words from an article (which is linked at the top of the list) about a Hello Kitty exhibition in Los Angeles. If you want to practice listening, the Hello Kitty YouTube clip is there for you too. (and at the top of this post)

Each month we put out new subjects. An article, 30 words, and a test on 10 of the words (but you don't know which 10). This is followed up with your test result, and 30 more English/日本語 definitions.

The subjects for April are: Cherry Blossoms, Who is going to look after Japan's elderly?, and Caroline Kennedy.

Send us an email at info@vocab-voyage.com to find out how you can try one, two, or all three of these subjects in your free trial month.

Thank you

Matt