The RealLife English Podcast
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Words to Know

  • Weight off your shoulders - a big relief
  • Schedule- your personal time organizer
  • Updates - additional improvements
  • Peeps - friends, people in your social group
  • Hometown - the city where you were born
  • Background information - previous information about a story
  • Taking it to another level - making something better and more intense (in a god way)
  • Break up - to stop a relationship; when a band stops playing
  • Pretty much - basically
  • Damn straight - to show agreement (strong expression)
  • Reek - to smell really bad
  • Cut the crap - expression to tell someone to stop doing stupid things
  • Batman - Masked hero who brings criminals to justice while wearing a cape
  • Break down - explain piece by piece
  • The gist - the general concept
  • Hook up - to meet people somewhere
  • Shortcut - a quicker way to get somewhere
  • Dopey - someonw who doesn't sound intelligent by the way they talk and act

News

  • We have nearly finish the beta version of the Fluency+ course and are planning on making more podcasts with our extra time
  • The next RLE party is going to be on the 6th of July

Shout Outs

  •  Lua Alvarez  (new facebook administrator)
  • Max Ahumada (Facebook member of the week, thanks a lot Max)
  • Mira - Saint-Petersburg, Russia (5 star iTunes review)
  • Mistrzooo - Poland  (5 star iTunes review)
  • FeLanfranchi - Brazil (5 star iTunes review)

Questions

  •  There were no queations this week, WTF?!?! If you have a question coment below or send us an Email at theguys@reallifebh.com

Expressions

  •  Work it out
  • Get along
  • Get it together
  • End up
  • Do justice to something

Tip

  • Use this awesome resource the learn everything about the prepositions IN ON AT read here
  • Jurassic 5 article read here

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.

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

Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXD7P6oTvyc

Return from Expressions ------- to Real Life English ESL Podcasts

Direct download: podcast_24_final_cut.mp3
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Words to Know

  • Electrocuted - to be injured or killed by an electric shock
  • Earbuds - headphones
  • Stove - what you use to cook your food with fire
  • Chopped - cut through the base of something
  • Stick around - stay until the end
  • Viral - the rapid spread of something on the internet
  • Keep it up - continue doing a good job
  • Postman - someone who delivers mail
  • Poking - jabbing or prodding someone with something (usually your finger) (see photo)
  • Rambling - talking about something in an unorganized and confusing manner.
  • Shenanigans - mischief, playing around
  • Mess up - to make a mistake
  • Handlebars - what you use to steer/direct a bicycle/motorcycle
  • Cracked - to break something without the parts completely separating
  • Reinforce - strengthen or support

News

Shout Outs

Questions

  • What's the difference between "a little" and "a few"? 

Expressions

  • To walk on egg shells/walk on thin ice
  • Add fuel to the fire
  • Blow a fuse
  • Eat someone alive
  • Give someone a piece of your mind 

Tip

  •  How to best use this podcast to learn English

Joke

  •  Why is Santa so jolly (happy)?

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.

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

Song

Believe by the Dirty Heads

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_23_-_Expressions_related_to_ANNOYANCE.mp3
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Special guest-Josh Plotkin from Brazilian Gringo

Words to Know

Cholesterol – fatty substance you find in food from McDonalds

Vegemite – a bitter paste eaten by Australians

Acai – fruit sorbet found in Brazil

Fair-weather friend – a friend who only appears when things are good, see episode 1

Show up – arrive late or unexpectedly

Heaps of – a lot of (common in Australian English)

Open my eyes to something – realize something for the first time

B.H. – Belo Horizonte, the capital city of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Biarch – gangster way to say “bitch” but is also used to joke around

Fo shizzle – for sure, slang used commonly by Snoop Dogg

Captain Planet – superhero TV show

Profits – money made by a company

Keep your head above water – figurative expression meaning you are just surviving financially

Puppet – a small figure or animal that you put your hand in the play with, see here

Space out – to not be paying attention to anything around you

Meat head – guys who are so muscular that they don’t have a neck

Beat up – to punch and kick someone aggressively

Behind someone’s back – to say something about someone so they can’t hear you

Flatuate – to fart

Toot – to fart

Let one rip – to fart

Cut the cheese – to fart

One cheek sneak – to fart

Weirdo – a strange person

Skeptical – when you are doubtful before you try something

Parody – something that imitates a song for comic effect or ridicule

News

  • 162 people went to the RLE party in Belo Horizonte last Saturday, thanks to everyone who came!!
  • Chad went to yoga for the first time. Warning - don't do yoga under a tree full of birds

Shout Outs 

Members from Real Life English recorded live at the RLE party.

Questions

Whats the difference between "may" and "might"?

Expressions

  • On fire
  • Tread water
  • On earth
  • Pump Iron
  • Pass wind

Tip

  • How to make your trip to the USA better with CRAIGSLIST

Joke

Vote which joke is better in the comments below:

  1. Always remember that you are unique... just like everyone else. (Trevor)
  2. Why don't blind people go skydiving? Because it's not much fun for the dog. (Josh)

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 easier it is for other people to find us on iTunes.

  • 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 6,000+ teachers and learners from over 60 countries.

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

Song

Brailian gringo presents Gringo Style

Direct download: Podcast_22_Elements.mp3
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Click to download in iTunes

Words to Know

  • Pets - animals that live in your house
  • Feed - to give food to
  • Concrete - a building material; what sidewalks are made of
  • Asphalt - the black material that roads are made of
  • Stick around - stay
  • Wad up - what you do to a piece of paper to turn into a ball
  • Crumpled up - same as above
  • To iron - to remove wrinkles out of clothes (see photo)
  • Eighths - to cut something into eight pieces
  • Picnic - a meal outdoors
  • Chestnut - a type of nut (see photo)
  • Strict - following the rules exactly
  • Tough guy - a strong, intimidating person
  • Cave - a large underground chamber
  • Overwhelmed - too much to handle/withstand
  • Carpet - a floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric
  • Rug - a floor covering of shaggy or woven material, generally not covering the entire floor
  • Bin - trashcan
  • Sweep - to clean by brushing away dirt or trash
  • Broom - a long handled brush; what you use to sweep
  • Playground - an outdoor area provided for kids to play, usually at a park or school
  • Jungle gym - a structure of bars or other material for kids to play on
  • Slippery - difficult to hold on or stand on because it's smooth, wet, or slimy
  • Falling apart - breaking into little pieces

News

  • The Real Life English Party is on Saturday, June 8th at Devassa in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, starting at 5pm. Click here for pictures of the last party.
  • The Real Life Yoga Picnic is going to be on Sunday, June 9th, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Be sure to attend because...
  • Trevor is thinking about moving to Rio de Janeiro to start Real Life English parties and events there. If you have any advice for Trevor on where to stay, give him an email at Trevor @ reallifebh . com

Mentions

Shout Outs

Question

  •  What is the difference between bring and take?

Expressions

  •  To hold back
  • Quit while you're ahead
  • Cave in
  • Sweep it under the carpet/rug
  • Let it slide

Tip

  • Duolingo - a fun way to learn grammar. 

Joke

  • Politics

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.

  • 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 teachers and learners from all over the world.

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

Song

Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons 

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_21_-_Expressions_related_to_RESISTANCE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm -03

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