The RealLife English Podcast
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Words to Know

  • Standing up - when all of your weight is on your feet, not sitting
  • Bimonthly - two times a month
  • Pissed off - angry
  • Legit - short for legitimate 
  • Upset - sad
  • Old chestnut - something you've heard many times before
  • Lipstick - makeup that you put on your mouth
  • Shovel - a tool used to dig into the ground
  • Boogie board - a small board used to catch waves
  • Swoop - to move rapidly down through the air
  • Mercy - showing someone compassion instead of punishing them
  • Chop - to cut through something

News

  •  Trevor is moving to Rio and will start the Real Life English Party and other events there. If you want to meet up with Trevor and have a coffee, beer, açaí, coconut water or whatever, send him an email at Trevor@RealLifeBH.com

Shout Outs

  • Marcelo Moreira from Belo Horizonte, Brazil—5 star iTunes review
  • Alex Rivera from El Salvador, @alexrivera210

Question

  • Sometimes the verb "to come" can be used as the word "to go." For example, "I'm coming with you," not "I'm going with you." Why is this? 
  • See the article on How to Use the Word "Go" for more info.

Expressions

  • Put two and two together
  • The whole nine yards
  • One fell swoop
  • Back to square one
  • 101

Tip

Joke

  •  The two rules for success

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 10,000+ 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

Can I Kick It? by a Tribe Called Quest

 

Return from Expressions related to NUMBERS to Real Life English ESL Podcasts

Direct download: RLEP_29_-_Expressions_related_to_NUMBERS.mp3
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Words to Know

  • Silky- Something made from silk, typical with lingerie
  • Undergarments- Underwear
  • Dope - Cool
  • A bunch -  A lot
  • Reckless- To do something without caring about others safety
  • Hatchet- A small ax used to cut down small trees
  • Bury- Put something in a hole in the ground and cover with dirt
  • Bearer of bad news- The person who holds bad news
  • Blame- To accuse someone of something
  • Drug money- Money made from selling drugs
  • Break into- Enter somewhere using force of breaking doors
  • On the bench- In sports, when a player is not on the field
  • Wrap up- To finish
  • In the flesh- In person
  • Scottish- Someone from Scotland
  • Pull a muscle- Hurt your musscle when doing physical activity

News

Shout Outs

  • RLE is MEGA DOPE! -- 5 star iTunes review (myonlinenglishteacher16 from the Philippines)

Question

  •  Why do I see YET used as BUT?

Expressions

  • Dodge a bullet
  • Bury the Hatchet
  • Don’t Shoot the messenger
  • Pull out the big guns
  • Cross swords

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.

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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=HXEJjtBouRA - Original Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6PEboTpcfI - Obama Version

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Words to Know

  • Rays - Short for "sun rays"
  • Porch - the front of a house or building
  • Chillin' out - slang for not doing much
  • Gang - a group of people
  • Insightful - smart
  • Picnic - a meal eaten outdoors, usually at a park
  • Guru - a spiritual teacher
  • Açaí - a delicious Brazilian fruit
  • Hatch - an opening allowing passage from one side to another
  • Pour - to cause a liquid to flow out from a container
  • Sorbet - a dessert containing frozen fruit, similar to ice cream
  • Grammys - awards for music
  • Emmys - awards for movies
  • Sock - what you put on your feet before before your shoes
  • Sleeves - the part of your shirt that touches your arm
  • Expose - to make visible
  • Speech - a discourse given to an audience
  • Mess - something that is dirty or disorganized
  • Fair weather friend - mentioned in Episode #17 - Expressions related to Weather
  • All ears - paying complete attention
  • Fire at - shoot at

News

Shout Outs

  • Taeko Araki, Blog comment
  • Kumiko Kunii from Japan, 5 star iTunes revie
  • Gustavo Rocha, admin of the polyglot group, Language Learners 
  • Max Ahumada, comment from the Hangout 

Question

  • What's the difference between "fast" "quick" and "rapid"? by Bob, @roledi, from Mexico City.

Expressions

  • Dressed to the nines
  • To fit like a glove
  • Caught with your pants down
  • At the drop of a hat
  • Under your belt

Tip

  •  Puns

Joke

  •  Do what to William??

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 10,000+ 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

 Hip Hop Saved My Life by Lupe Fiasco

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_27_-_Expressions_related_to_CLOTHES.mp3
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Words to Know

  • Burp- to expel gas from the stomach from mouth
  • Push up- movement used to workout your chest and arms
  • Full house- the place was very crowded
  • Head over- go to 
  • Figure out- to solve a problem
  • Pound down- to drink a lot very quickly
  • Brainwash- make someone believe what you want them to believe
  • From the bottom of my heart- with total sincerity
  • Bullet- metal that you shoot out of a gun
  • Tie down- use rope to hold something still
  • Drug addict- someone addicted to drugs
  • Free solo rock climbing- rock climbing with no ropes; check out Alex Honnald
  • Fairy- small mythical woman who flies
  • Splatter- to splash with small blobs
  • My old man- my dad, father

News

  • Real Life Twitter has over 40,000 followers
  • The RLE party was a huge success
  • The RLE party will be in Rio in the near future 
  • The second last yoga picnic

Shout Outs

  • Natalia - Russia 
  • Monettchi - USA
  • Vinicius Arcanjo - Brazil

Question

  •  What's the difference between "earn" and "win?"

Expressions

  •  A loose cannon
  • Are you out of your mind?
  • Have a bone to pick with someone
  • Away with the fairies
  • The shit hits the fan

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.

  • 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 10,000+ 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=JUXsWcwjwvw

Direct download: podcast_25_edited.mp3
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Words to Know

  • Stick around - stay 
  • Slackline - a balancing game (see picture)
  • Face to face meetup - meeting in person
  • Deduction - to have arrived at a fact by logic
  • Descendant - a blood relative of an older person
  • Get back on track - get back on the correct path
  • Get it on - have sex
  • Wallet - where people keep their money when walking around
  • Run over - when a vehicle drives over something
  • Keep it real - be real, be true, be cool

News

Shout Outs

Question

Expressions

  • To see through someone
  • Lead astray
  • Lead someone on
  • See it to believe it
  • Light at the end of the tunnel

Tip

Joke

  •  Confucius say...

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 10,000+ teachers and learners from over 60 countries.

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

Song

Zebra by John Butler

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_25_-_Expressions_related_to_Chads_Fired.mp3
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