The RealLife English Podcast
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What do you usually think of people from the United States? Do you think we're fat, arrogant, and love guns? Or maybe that we're usually tall, blonde, white, and drive big cars? 

In this episode we'll discuss some common American stereotypes, what is an "Ugly American," and which of these, if any, are actually true! This might just come in handy before you travel to the USA, or if you are just curious about American culture. Let's jump in!

Direct download: 164_American_Stereotypes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am -03

Did you know that William Shakespeare, one of the most famous English writers, hugely shaped how we speak English? In fact, he invented over 1700 new English words. So in this podcast we have hand picked 15 of the most useful expressions that you can start using to add a bit of sophistication to you English. And then maybe you can get a copy of one of Shakespeare's plays and really put your English to the test. Aww yeah! 

Direct download: 163_-_Shakespeare_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am -03

Everything starts with your mindset--the way that you intentionally (or unintentionally) cultivate your thought process and habits. When you put in the deliberate work to mold the right kind of mindset, you are guaranteed to be successful. It is actually quite simple, although it may not always be easy. That's why in this podcast we will give you recommendations to help you change the way you think, so that you can become a fluent, confident English speaker. What's more, you will be able to apply these tools to all other areas of your life. 

Direct download: 162_-_Think_and_Grow_Fluent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28am -03

Have you ever been frustrated because you heard other people laughing, but didn't understand the joke in English? And do you want to be able to use your English to make other people laugh?

If your answer is "yes," then we have the perfect podcast episode for you here. We brought on Luke, from Luke's English Podcast to give you some expert advice about humor--because Luke is not only a kickass British English teacher, he is also a comedian!

Learn more about Luke's life, how he became a teacher, how you can use comedy and be funnier in English and more, Aww Yeah!

Direct download: 161_-_How_to_Be_Funny_In_English.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 5:14pm -03

Do you ever feel alone in your learning, like you don't have anyone who helps and supports you? Who tells you to keep going and is rooting for you to be successful? 

If you have ever wished that you had friends, family, or a role model who would support you through the challenge of learning English, then this podcast episode is just for you! 

Download or listen now! And remember to visit the show notes at: http://reallifeglobal.com/support/

Direct download: 160_final_cut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57am -03

Have you ever jumped off a cliff? Or skied down a hill in a meter of snow? Or hopped out of a plane a kilometer above the ground? 

Ok, maybe we can't help you be the next world famous daredevil, but we can help you be an extreme English learner and teach you some extreme sports vocabulary! Which is exactly what we are going to do in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast.

Are you ready to add some adrenaline to your English learning? Let's jump in... Aww Yeah! 

Direct download: 159_final_cut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:43am -03

Something English learners always complain about is not having the words that they need to express themselves like they would in their mother tongue.

That is why in this episode we are taking a deep dive into some advanced techniques for learning, remembering, and using more vocabulary. Having a rich active vocabulary is a key aspect of fluent communication, so I guarantee that the recommendations in this episode will be invaluable to you. Let's dive in! 

Direct download: 158_final_cut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am -03

Ethan writing you from Barcelona where there were recently some terrorist attacks from the 16th - 18th of August, 2017. Fortunately, I was not personally affected, but these tragic events definitely got me thinking, and that's what we discuss in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast. 

The headlines all say some variation of "14 Dead in the Attacks in Barcelona." And although this is effective and impactful to see at the front of the newspaper, it is way too impersonal. 

Don't think of 14 dead. Think of the 14 individuals, each with a name, a face, a family--and perhaps more importantly--dreams that now they will never have the possibility to accomplish. Their potential was stolen from them, but you and I are still here. And you and I need to remember that our time, our potential, our dreams can be taken at any moment. We have to act NOW. By telling ourselves that we will have time tomorrow, or next week, or next year to achieve our dreams we avoid the reality that the victim yesterday could have been you or me. And it is a disrespect to those that did have their dreams stolen from them yesterday if you and I don't at least try to make ours a reality today. 

I truly send my heart out to any of you affected by the events here in Barcelona, or anywhere else. Here we might say, "Tots units fem força," -- united we are stronger! And it's never more than in times of tragedy that we see how real this is. Together we will not give up in the face of a few cruel individuals. Together we can make our dreams a reality. Together we can make a better tomorrow.

Let's continue the good fight together, you and I! Much love from Barcelona️ ❤️!

Direct download: 157_final_cut.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 6:16am -03

If you have been following the episodes since the RealLife English Podcast #150 then you will have been completely immersed in the RealLife Way, our methodology for success in English and in life (if not, you may want to first go back and listen from Episode 150). 

Today we give you TEN TIPS on how you can start following the RealLife Way and guarantee your fluency. Are you ready to kick ass? Listen or download now!

Direct download: RLW_Wrap_Up_final_cut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am -03

This episode of the RealLife English Podcast is at the TOP of the RealLife Way--so if you have made it this far, congratulations! You are already well on your way to not just learning it, but living it! And the ultimate expression of this is when you can use your English to actually change the world! 

I know it sounds like a big goal, but as Gandhi said, "Be the change that your wish to see in the world," and knowing how to communicate in English is going to exponentially aid you in doing this. 

Join us for a mind blowing discussion and also learn how you can get TWO new fluency presents, which will help you to start living a life beyond borders. 

Direct download: RealLife_Way-_Be_the_Change_Step_5_.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:15am -03