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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