The RealLife English Podcast
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Words You'll Learn

  • A stand up guy
  • Good old times
  • Christmas tree
  • Chimney 
  • Fire place
  • Stocking
  • Mantle
  • Christmas eve
  • Egg nog
  • Apple Cider
  • Give it a kick
  • National Lampoon's Christmas vacation (see here)
  • Sucks
  • Stuffing
  • Lava lamp (see here)
  • Brainwash

Words to Know

  • Ayahuasca/yagé - Indigenous plant taken during spiritual rituals
  • Tri boarder - Where three countries meet
  • To make the most of the fact - take advantage of the situation
  • Consumer holiday - a holiday that is based on people buying things they don't need
  • Role Modal - a person who sets a good example for kids
  • Frosty the snowman - a man made from snow who speaks 
  • Fuzz - thin body hair, often that of a man's beard
  • Lap - the top part of your legs that can be used as a seat for other people
  • White Christmas - a Christmas filled with snow
  • Extended family - aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, in-laws etc...
  • Immediate family -  brother, sister, mum, dad
  • Macho - to be very chauvinistic towards woman
  • You're missing out - you're not experiencing something that's really good
  • Ego trip - when you falsely  think that you are the king of the worl

News

  • A big thank you to everyone who came to the RealLife Christmas with Soul party
  • RealLife English event in Rio - Learn More here

Shout Outs

  • Eduardo from Belo Horizonte! Thanks for hanging out with us :)

Connect

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, please help other people find our podcast by visiting our iTunes page and giving us a positive review. The more 5 star reviews we get the higher we rank in iTunes and the easier it is for other people to find us.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.

  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: chad@reallifebh . com

Direct download: Christmas_podcast_2.mp3
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Words You'll Learn

  • Rocking an afro
  • Jagermeister
  • Have something down
  • Guts
  • Balls
  • Nuts
  • Sack
  • A bunch of

Words to Know

  • Raining cats and dogs -  to be raining a lot
  • Dilly dally - spend time on irrelevant things
  • Drilling exercise a repetitive to help memorize things
  • Sum up courage - to collect all of your courage when you need it
  • Take something to a new level - to become better or more professional at something
  • J-man - what Chad calls Justin sometimes

News

  • The RealLife Chrismas with Soul Party in BELO HORIZONTE - See invitation
  • The RealLife Christmas party in BARCELONA - See invitation
  • The RealLife English Manifesto will be available soon

Shout Outs

  • Joana Romano - 5 star iTunes review
  • Calliger - 5 star iTunes review

Learn how to leave a 5 star iTunes review here - This will help our ranking and more people will see the podcast. Aww Yeah!

Question

  • Leticica Senna - What is the freaking difference between bEd and bAd - Minimal pairs

Expressions

  • Go for it
  • Step up your game
  • To have guts
  • Put on a brave face - Fake it until you make it
  • Grow a pair - Nut up - sack up

Tip

  •  Get some help with your pronunciation minimal pairs  with Sheep or Sheep

Joke

  •  What do you call a deer with no eyes??

Connect

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, please help other people find our podcast by visiting our iTunes page and giving us a positive review. The more 5 star reviews we get the higher we rank in iTunes and the easier it is for other people to find us.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.

  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com 

Song

Rasta Courage - SOJA

Direct download: Podcast_Courage.mp3
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Words You'll Learn

  • Right off the bat
  • Tom boy 
  • Pull something off
  • Double or nothing
  • Bust ass
  • Pampered
  • Spoiled 

Words to Know

  • To swear - to say bad words e.g. f@#k / sh#t
  • Artistic license - to be able to break the rules because of your artistic abilities
  • Juggling - to keep two or more objects in the air at one time by alternately throwing and catching them
  • Skydiving - the activity of jumping out of an airplane
  • Hustle (negative use) - to trick some in order to take advantage of them
  • Pool - game of billiards where the objective is the sink all the balls
  • Shit - in some cases "shit" can mean your things or your activities
  • World class - the best in the world at something

News

  • RealLife English Christmas with Soul Party in Belo Horizonte - 14/12/13
  • RealLife Tripppin party in São Paulo - 07/12/13
  • New RealLife party meetup facebook groups:
    Argentina
    Indonesia
    Brasilia
    Madrid

Shout Outs

  • Bu (Brazil, Florianopolis) - 5 star iTunes Review
  • Danny (Italy) - 5 star iTunes Review

Question

  • Rawda asked: Can we use the word DUDE for women?
  • Nana asked:  How do you use the word AIN'T?

Watch our friend Rodrigo "Dawg" explain how to use the word AIN'T

Expressions

  • Go all out / Give it your all
  • Hit the ground running
  • Hustle
  • Get your shit together
  • Bust your ass 

Tip

Joke

  •  What do you get from a pampered cow???

Connect

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, please help other people find our podcast by visiting our iTunes page and giving us a positive review. The more 5 star reviews we get the higher we rank in iTunes and the easier it is for other people to find us.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.

  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com 

Song

Green Day - Working Class Citizen

Direct download: Podcast_Hard_Work.mp3
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Words You'll Learn

  • Pop in
  • Eager
  • In shape
  • Low blow
  • Put something out

Words to Know

  • Face-to-face - To be talking to someone in person
  • Yell - To make your voice really loud and sometimes aggressive
  • Hit below the belt - To punch someone in the lower region of their body (generally the balls)
  • Rumors - Stories told about people that aren't necessarily true
  • Gotcha - Abbreviation for "I have got you" - I understand
  • Ladies man - A man who is good at attracting women's attention
  • Be in labor - The stage before a women gives birth, has a baby

News

Shout Outs

  •  Amanda Oliveira
  • Anjin - 5 star iTunes review

Question

Expressions

  • Fire in the belly
  • Fire someone up
  • Fight fire with fire
  • There's no smoke without fire
  • Where's the fire?

Tip

  •  Meetup with people and speak English in your city with Meetup.com

Joke

  •  Two fish in a tank...

Connect

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, please help other people find our podcast by visiting our iTunes page and giving us a positive review. The more 5 star reviews we get the higher we rank in iTunes and the easier it is for other people to find us.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.

  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com

Song

Michael Franti - Yell fire 

Direct download: Nov_26_Podcast_Fire.mp3
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To find the links to the resources, go to http://reallifebh.com/trevor-says-goodbye/

Words You'll Learn

  • M.I.A.
  • The Maharishi Effect
  • For old times' sake
  • The DMV
  • Split
  • Beet

Words to Know

  • Transcontinental airplane - a plane that flies between continents
  • Break up - end a relationship (usually a romantic one)
  • Synchronized - doing something at the same time (often in different locations)
  • Two-timing - someone who cheats on their husband or wife
  • Infidelity - same as above
  • Blow you away - impress you
  • Twinge - a brief experience of an emotion (often unpleasant)
  • Wandering (mind) - when you have difficulty focusing on one thing
  • Ramblings - lengthy, confusing, irrelevant talks

Expressions

  • Peace (out)
  • Catch ya later / catch ya on the flip side
  • Take it easy 
  • Hit the road
  • Let's split

Connect with Trevor and His New Project

To find more about the meditation revolution, check out Trevor's website, The Universal Beat.

There, you can:

Resources

The Maharishi Effect - proof that group meditation reduces crime.

The Science of World Peace 

How Meditation Can Improve Your English

Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xQaAj52K2g

Direct download: 40_-_Trevors_Last_Podcast_-_Goodbyes.mp3
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In this special edition of the RealLife Podcast, Justin and Ethan talk about how learning English can make you a global citizen.

World citizenship is a collection of processes, skills, character traits, and attitudes that together form an identity that transcends geographic and political borders to include all of humanity. 

Read the Article 

Join the RealLife International Community

Join over 16,000 members from 60+ Countries

The Video That Inspired This: Overview Effect http://vimeo.com/55073825

Song: Where Is The Love? (Blackeyed Peas) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc

Take 2 Minutes to Leave an iTunes Review (It Helps Us A LOT)!

As a THANK YOU for your review, we'll give you 10 FREE & EXCLUSIVE RLE Podcasts w/ TRANSCRIPTS!

Direct download: World_Citizenship_Podcast_-_Final.mp3
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Words You’ll Learn

  • Take into your own hands
  • Tracks
  • Skeleton
  • Carcass
  • Toilet paper someone's house

Words to Know

  • Ghostbusters- Guys that kill ghosts (see the RealLife Ghostbusters here)
  • Pegan Holiday- A christian holiday
  • Wardrobe / closet- place where you put your clothes in
  • Costume- fantasy clothes you wear at a halloween party
  • Fond memories- memories from your past which make you happy
  • Tin man- Character from the Wizard of Oz who is made from tin (see here)
  • Your little one- your child
  • Phonetics- the different sounds of a language
  • Boogie- mucus that has dried up in your nose

News 

  • Don't miss the RealLife Halloween party for anyone that's in Belo Horizonte
  • Don't forget to check out our blog to read some of our content

Shout Outs

  • 5 Star review - Paulo Henrique Rabelo

Expressions

  •  Stop dead in your tracks
  • A witch hunt
  • Scared shitless / scare the shit out of someone
  • A skeleton in the closet
  • Trick or treat

Tip

Joke

  •  Which ghost is the best dancer...?

Connect

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, please help other people find our podcast by visiting our iTunes page and giving us a positive review. The more 5 star reviews we get the higher we rank in iTunes and the easier it is for other people to find us.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.

  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com

Song - 

I put a spell on you - Screaming Jay Hawkin

Direct download: Halloween_Podcast.mp3
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Words You'll Learn

  • Blind date
  • Potent
  • Testing the waters
  • a player
  • Talk yourself up
  • Drown out

Words to Know

  • Yours truly - expression to reference yourself
  • Apply - to candidate yourself
  • Grant - money given to organizations to accelerate their work
  • The shit - something that is really good (shit - something bad)
  • Flirt - To make playfully romantic or sexual comments to someone
  • Criteria - the requirements
  • Brag - to say good things about yourself
  • To take the floor - take control in explaining something
  • Disclaimer - denial of responsibility or connection 
  • New Zealand - Country close to Australia where people have a funny accent

News

Shout Outs

  • The podcast fans Justin met at the RealLife Tripppin party in São Paulo - Fabiano Gomes,  Valdomir Batista da Rocha, Gui Gênova and  Adonis

Question

  •  What's the difference between dating and seeing someone?

Expressions

  •  Play the field
  • Chat up
  • Hook up
  • Get turned down
  • Wingman

Tip

  • Learn with RealLife 1 minute videos. See here 

Joke

  •  I always keep a picture of my wife and kids in my wallet because...

Connect

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, please help other people find our podcast by visiting our iTunes page and giving us a positive review. The more 5 star reviews we get the higher we rank in iTunes and the easier it is for other people to find us.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.

  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com

Song

Flight of the Concords - If you're in to

 

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Direct download: Relationship_podcast_37.mp3
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Words You'll Learn

  • On strike 
  • To get your fix
  • Screen name 
  • Kudos
  • Hiss
  • To live under a rock
  • Talking smack
  • Flimsy
  • Trippy

Words to Know

Note: the definitions given are based on the context that they're used within the podcast.

  • Bargain - to try and get a better deal
  • Juvenile - young
  • It's downhill - it just gets worse 
  • Made up - invented, 
  • Back in my day - when I was younger
  • Tamed - animals suitable to have as pets
  • Fired - what your company does to you when they no longer want you to work for them.
  • Deadline - the time that something is needed to be completed.
  • Clear up - remove any doubts
  • Up-to-date - aware of what's currently happening
  • Rag - an old, small towel that's used to clean
  • Breeze - a small amount of wind
  • Dr. Dre - a famous rapper/producer

News

Shout Outs

  • Castilhoft from Brazi
  • 天天  from China
  • Mvbpereira from Brazil

Question

  •  How do you use and respond to "What's up?" including how NOT to say "what's up."

Expressions

  • Back to the wall
  • Hit the roof
  • Wipe the floor
  • To sit on the fence
  • House of cards

Tip

Joke

  • What's rhymes with.... 

Connect

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, please help other people find our podcast by visiting our iTunes page and giving us a positive review. The more 5 star reviews we get the higher we rank in iTunes and the easier it is for other people to find us.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.

  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com

Song

House of Cards by Radiohead

Direct download: RLEP_36_-_House.mp3
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Words to Know

Braid- to tie hair together to make a thicker piece of hair
Pick up line- phrase used to attract a person you are interested in
Wuss/wimp- coward
Let someone down- to not fill expectations, disappoint
To kill something- to do a perfect job
Follow through with something- to do a job or task until you have finished without quitting
Deadline- to final time you have to finish something
Ask around- to ask many people the same question to get many opinions
Bumpy- turbulent, and unstable situation
All you can eat buffet- a buffet when you can eat as much as you want repetitive times
Staple- a small piece of metal used to hold pieces of paper together
Hardcore fan- fans who are really dedicated and don’t miss an episode

News

  • RLE party in Belo Horizonte was awesome as normal
  • The first RLE parties in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona on the 19th of September

Shout Outs

  • Eduardo – Special shout out from RLE Podcast listener from Belo Horizonte 

Question

  • What’s the difference between luggage, baggage, suitcase and duffle bag 

Expressions

  • Put the pedal to the metal
  • Whatever floats your boat
  • Jump ship
  • A rocky road
  •  Slippery slope
  • To go to town (on something)

Tip

Joke

Connect

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, please help other people find our podcast by visiting our iTunes page and giving us a positive review. The more 5 star reviews we get the higher we rank in iTunes and the easier it is for other people to find us.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.
  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com

Song

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Road Tripping

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Direct download: Podcast_number_35.mp3
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