The RealLife English Podcast
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podcast 16Words to Know

  • Grizzly bear - an extremely dangerous bear.
  • Plantation - a place where plants are grown to sell.
  • In a row - continuously.
  • Sock - what you put on your feet before your shoes. 
  • Picnic - an event that involves taking a pre-made food to be eaten outdoors.
  • Illustrative - a good example or explanation.
  • Mysticism - the belief that union with the Deity or the absolute, or the spiritual apprehension of knowledge inaccessible to the intellect, may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender.
  • Ambigram - a word that you can also read upside down. 
  • Piggyback ride - when you carry someone on your back.
  • Threat - a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, or damage in response to someone else's action or inaction.
  • Milder - not as strong.
  • Regift - when you give away something that was given to you.
  • Portal - an Internet site providing access or links to other sites.

News

Adir Ferreira from Transparent Languages is in the house! He came all the way from the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil to hang out with the Real Life Guys and go to the Real Life English Party XXV (click the link to check out the pictures).

We had an awesome time at the Real Life English Party on Saturday and the Real Life Yoga Picnic (click to join the yoga group) on Sunday. Thanks to everyone for attending!

Also Ethan is leaving Brazil in one week, he plans to move to Spain in the fall and start Real Life English there!

Shout Outs

Questions

What is the difference between "gone" and "been"?

Expressions

  • To have it coming
  • To reap what you sow
  • What goes around comes around
  • You get what you give
  • To bite off more than you can chew

Tip

Transparent.com

Joke

  • Hedgehog - An animal, like Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Hedge - a fence or boundary made from plants
  • Hog - someone who is selfish and doesn't want to share.

Adir

Connect

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

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If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you would visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast!

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

Song

Instant Karma by John Lennon

Direct download: RLEP_16_-_Expressions_Related_to_Karma.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm -03

Words to Know

Wheelie- When you ride a bike with the front tire off the groundpodcast luck
Unicycle- 
Bicycle with one wheel
Make sense of something- To understand something
Rain or shine- To do something no matter what happens
Stub my toe- To hit your toe on something
Leprechaun- Magical Irish man
Ginger- A person with red hair
4 leaf clover- Grassy plant with leaves that represent luck
Whine- To complain

News

  • The Real Life party is going to happen next weekend
  • Real Life yoga will also happen on the 28th of April

Shout Outs

Questions

How to use the words; Sore, pain, hurt and ache

Expressions

  • Just my luck
  • Beginners luck
  • A lucky streak
  • The luck of the Irish
  • Do’t push your luck

Tip

How to connect to people, learn about other cultures and practice your English with the Real Life English community

Joke

An Australian man in The U.S.A.

Connect

  • 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.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 4,500+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast! If you know some ways we can make it better, please send us an email: trevor@reallifebh.com

Song

Boa Sorte / Good Luck by Vanessa da Mata featuring Ben Harper

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_15_-_Expressions_with_LUCK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm -03

Words to Know

  • Laundry - cleaning your dirty clothes
  • Sin - an immoral act
  • Craving - a powerful desire for something
  • Gross - unattractive, disgusting, ugly
  • Plastered - very drunk
  • Posh - upperclass, elegant. (British English)
  • Mischief - harm or trouble caused by someon
  • Mayhem - violent or damaging disorder or chaos
  • Big deal - something important
  • Aight - a slang way to say "alright"
  • Daydream - a series of pleasant thoughts that distract's your attention.

News

  • 25,000 followers on Twitter.
  • Because of all the followers on Twitter, Trevor cannot respond to everyone's tweets. If you'd want to make sure your question is answered, please send an email to Trevor at RealLifeBh dot com.
  • Adir Ferriera from transparent.com and adirferriera.com.br  is coming to Belo Horizonte for the next Real Life English PARTY on April 27th.

Shout Outs

Questions

  • The difference between "will" and "won't" by @AhlamAlfaify from Saudi Arabia

Expressions

  • Looking over your shoulder

  • Up in arms

  • Get your knickers in a twist/get your panties in a bunch

  • To have a go at someone

  • Something on your mind

Joke

Pain in the ass - A small irriation

Connect

  • 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.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 4,500+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast! If you know some ways we can make it better, please send us an email: trevor@reallifebh.com

Song

Start Wearing Purple by Gogol Bordello

Direct download: RLEP_-_Episode_14_-_Expressions_related_to_DISTRESS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm -03

Words to know:

Crook- Sick in Australian English

under the weather-  Expression for being sick

Fasting- To spend a long time not eating

working out- Training at the guy, doing weights

buff- A strong persons with defined muscles

Spice up- Make something more interesting (figurative)

Give it a kick- Add something to make it stronger/better

Spokesman- A person who speaks to represent a company or country etc.

Moonwalk- To walk on the moon, famous Michael Jackson dance

Dirty Harry- Famous movie with Clint Eastwood
Coconut water-
The only thing Trevor needs to be satisfied

Stride- Walking with long steps to look cool

Fist pump-  Celebratory punch in the air  

On cloud nine- To be euphorically happy

Hold you down-  To be restricted to do something

Legit- Seems to be true or of good value (slang from the word legitimate)

Clunky- Awkwardly heavy or clumsy

News

Trevor apologizes for not responding to tweets in the last week, we've been working hard on the Real Life English Fluency+ Course .

Shout Outs

  • @englishrt
  • @aaali69
  • Aline (a comment from video #2 of the free RLE mini-course.)
  • Afifa Sayyida (a comment from video #2 of the free RLE mini-course.)

Expressions

  • Make someone's day
  • Jump for joy
  • Over the moon
  • Top of the world, walking on sunshine
  • Walking on air

Tip

Ted.com - How Body Language Changes Who You Are

Joke

Keep your mouth shut.

Connect

  • 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.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 4,500+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast!

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

Song

Clint Eastwood by the Gorillaz

Direct download: RLEP_-_Episode_13_-_Expressions_about_Happiness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm -03

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