The RealLife English Podcast
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Have you ever had a run in with the law? Maybe you have unfortunately been a victim of a crime.

Either way, in this episode of RealLife Radio you are going to get a whole lot of great information related to the law, different crimes, and punishments.

See show notes here

Direct download: RLR_85-_Breaking_the_Law_soundbytes.mp3
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Get ready to start revolutionizing the way you study English! With this episode we are going to give you the RealLife Radio Power Lesson so you can start taking your English fluency to the next level.

Get amazing insight into English pronunciation while learning tons of new expressions, slang, and phrasal verbs in these innovative lessons.

Download Power Lesson Here

Direct download: How_to_Revolutionize_your_English_with_Podcasts.mp3
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Do you ever find yourself hunching over or sitting with your arms crossed?

These forms of body language can really affect your verbal communication as well. In this episode you are going to get a lot of useful new vocabulary, including phrasal verbs and slang, all related to improving your body language.

Also discover the difference between STUFF and THINGS and remember to participate in the weekly challenge. Aww Yeah!

See Shownotes

Direct download: Body_Language_SoundBytes.mp3
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Have you ever had to speak in public? Did you nearly pee your pants?

In this episode of RealLife Radio you’re going to get some great advice about preparing to speak in public, learn some really common aspects of connected speech, and improve your pronunciation and comprehension with Eminem!

See more info and get the show notes here

Direct download: public_speaking_Sound_Bytes.mp3
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The end of the year is near which means it’s time for a lot of parties, food, and family.

 

This is a great time to stop and smell the roses (take time to appreciate things) and be grateful for all you have. In this episode we explore all the different holidays that happen at the end of the year, teach you about some common native pronunciation that confuses most learners, and get some inspiration from basketball legend, Michael Jordan. Enjoy!

See Show Notes : http://www.reallifeglobal.com/happy_holidays

 

Direct download: Holidays_Podcast_Soundbytes.mp3
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Are you more of a city slicker, or a country hick? Either way I'm sure you can see the good side and bad side of both lifestyles.

In this episode we are going to explore all the aspects of living in a big city from traffic to work. Also, learn about one woman's 10 hour walk through New York city, and we explain the difference between the words city, town, and village. 

See shownotes here

Direct download: RLR_80_Edited_Audio_SoundBytes.mp3
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You have to be really tough if you want to learn a language and becoming truly fluent in it. Luckily for you this episode is going help you become as tough as nails (see meaning in shownotes).

In this episode you will greatly extend your English vocabulary, hear about a rugby fan who has balls of steal (hear meaning in episode) and learn all the different ways of using the word check. Aww yeah!!

Direct download: RLE79-_How_to_be_Tough_in_English.mp3
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Getting your hair cut in a second language can be a very difficult and even scary thing to do. You don’t want to mess up your style with a bad haircut.

 

In this episode you are going to:
learn lots of vocabulary related to getting your hair cut
learn the difference between appointment, commitment, meeting, and plans
learn why you should not ask someone to marry you in a boat.

Click to see all the vocabulary in the show notes

Direct download: Bad_hair_day_podcast_soundbytes.mp3
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Have you made any big moves in your life recently?

We are about to make some big moves with RealLife English and have based this episode of RealLife Radio all about that.

Also in this episode you are going to learn all about Apollos Hestor’s great speech for a local news station that went viral on YouTube. We’ve even made it into a FREE RealLife power lesson for all of you who haven’t joined the fluency circle yet.

 

Click here to see the sample power lesson

Direct download: The_Big_Move_soundbytes.mp3
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Have you ever offended somebody when speaking English purely because you were unfamiliar with their culture?

In this episode you are going to learn about being more politically correct when speaking English and how to avoid using the wrong words when talking about “touchy” subjects. Also, hear about an Australian pig that got drunk and started a fight with a cow.

Do you want to get MORE from RealLife Radio? Join the Fluency Circle and you will recieve the RealLife Radio Power Lessons EVERY WEEK! Learn more here

Direct download: politically_correct_soundbytes.mp3
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Describing sounds can be a very difficult thing to do, especially in another language.

In this episode of RealLife Radio you are going to learn the names of the most common, and sometimes most unpleasant, body noises and bodily functions. Also, you’ll hear the story of the creepy homeless pickup artist, and the difference between recommend and suggest.

Direct download: podcast_-_Bodily_functions_finished.mp3
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In this episode we are going to be focusing on all things Australia. You are going to get some insight about the history of the Australian accent, get some examples from some stereotypical Australian stars, and learn why it’s really important to know what the word “dunny” means if you happen to be travelling to the land down under (Australia).

Direct download: aussie_podcast_with_soundbytes.mp3
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Do you consider yourself a motivated English learner? Do you believe you are studying English for the right reasons?

In this this episode we are going to inspire you to think about your reasons for speaking English and discover how having a strong “why” will really excel your English fluency without you even noticing. Aww Yeah!!

Direct download: Start_with_Why_Soundbytes.mp3
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Are you ready to laugh, to cry, and more importantly learn a lot of new English words and expressions?

In this episode we are going to take you through an emotional learning experience describing and different emotional states, starting from the bottom of the barrel and finishing on top of the world! See show notes at: reallifeglobal.com/emotions

Direct download: Podcast_-_Negative_Emotions_special.mp3
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Proverbs are often defined as "short expressions of popular wisdom." How many do you know, and are they a part of your everyday vocabulary?

In this episode of RealLife TV you are going to learn lots of new proverbs that are commonly used in amongst native speakers, discover why Mickey Mouse and Sponge Bob have been bad cartoon characters, and discover the difference between strange, weird, and other similar words. Aww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_Proverbs_soundbyted.mp3
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Have you been kind to a random stranger today?

In this episode of RealLife Radio you are going to learn a whole lot of vocabulary related to being kind and generosity, learn about Leon Logothetis and his journey around the world totally reliant on other people's kindness, and listen to us answer a really good question from a RealLife Radio member, Rawda from Egypt.

Direct download: kindness-27_with_soundbytes.mp3
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Have you been having problems with speeding drivers in your neighborhood? Well, in this episode of RealLife radio you are going to discover how a clever granny [grandmother] managed to find an "appealing" solution.

Also, a ton of new vocabulary, including phrasal verbs, slang expressions, and colloquialisms. Aww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_54_-_Transportation_ready.mp3
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Would you consider yourself a trustworthy person? Or, are you a bit shady?

In this episode of RealLife Radio you are going really extend your vocabulary with tons of new expressions and general vocabualry all related to trust. Also, we talk about the ice bucket challenge craze, and answer a question which is a common mistake for many English learners.

 

Direct download: podcast_Trust_with_sound_bytes.mp3
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Accidents happen to everyone, but learning a crapload of English in this podcast is by no means an accident!

Expand your vocabulary, English comprehension, and even your pronunciation with this action packed episode of RealLife Radio. From knives falling from balconies to burning your leg with cup noodles, this is an episode you don't want to miss!

Direct download: podcast_accidents_-_With_sound_bytes.mp3
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Prepare yourself for an action packed episode of RealLife Radio that is going to teach you a large variety of vocabulary so commonly used in everyday life.

From name mix ups at hospital to taking the piss out of friends, this raunchy episode of RLR might gross you out a little but relax, we will finish you off with a happy ending. Aww Yeah!

Direct download: Podcast_Sickness_Hospitals_and_Getting_Pissed.mp3
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In this episode you are going to get a crap load of new vocabulary, including all the phrasal verbs that go with the word work. You are also going get some insight into how Justin gets his arms to be so big and muscular with gym and exercising vocabulary.

Direct download: RealLife_Radio_65_-_Work_it_out_added_audio.mp3
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Do you get pissed off quickly and for very insignificant things? Then you are going to love this episode of RealLife Radio.

You are going to discover new ways to express anger when someone, or something is irritating you, plus we teach you the difference between history and story, and find out about the angry redneck you gets instant karma.

Awww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_64_-_Pet_Peeves_added_audio.mp3
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Hey there ladies and gentlemen, have you ever wondered how many different ways you can connect your English learning to your life?

Well, in this episode of RealLife Radio we are going to give you some great alternatives to practice your English by surrounding yourself with the language more, by any means possible. Awww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_63.mp3
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In this episode of RealLife Radio you are going to discover the most EXPENSIVE place to use bad words in the world! Plus you're gonna get a whole lot of new vocabulary all related to going out with friends and having fun, and the confusing difference between the words house and home. Awww Yeah!!

Direct download: Out_on_the_town_podcast.mp3
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In this episode you are going to find out about a Miley Sirus's tragic loss, learn a lot of shopping terms and expressions, AND discover some cool alternatives to using swear words and bad language. Awww Yeah!

Direct download: Podcast_61-_Shopping_in_a_nutshell.mp3
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In this weeks episode of RealLife Radio Chad and Justin's conversation topic is all about music and the effect it can have on language learning, and cultural understanding. Also, learn about a man who nearly died chasing after a $20 bill, get a great resource for learning with music, and discover whole lot of new vocabulary. Awww Yeah!!!

Direct download: RLR-_Episode_60.mp3
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In this episode Chad, Justin, and Ethan talk about the new RealLife Global Social network, and how you can connect to the world through English. Also, learn a lot of new vocabulary related to the World Cup and find out about what things are like in Brazil right now.

Direct download: Podcast_-_Woorld_Cup_Fever.mp3
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In this episode your are going hear some interesting ways other listeners listen to the podcast, get some marriage advice from Bill Murray, expand your vocabulary in relation to travel accommodation, AND learn how to use the expression, "Just Saying." Enjoy

Direct download: Bill_Muray_Podcast.mp3
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In today’s Episode of RealLife radio Chad and Justin talk to Ludimilla (the first female on the show) about her experience learning English from a young age with the help of technology, and her perspective of the World Cup in Brazil. You'll also discover the amazing story of a heroic cat who saved a baby, hear about Justin's iguana's cool spikey mohawk, and hear the first female Awww Yeah in history.

Direct download: Podcast__57_-_Hero_cats.mp3
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Chad and Justin talk about all the trouble and problems they caused their mother's as children,  fond memories of their mom's growing up, and introduce you to offensive "yo mama" jokes. SPECIAL GUEST: Noah Haas

Direct download: Mamas_Day.mp3
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Do you have a soft spot (sensative sid) for romance? In this episode Chad and Justin's main conversation is all about romance and their opinions about the  subject. Also learn about a creepy Chinese photographer and how to use a lot, a few, and a little correctly. Awww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_Romantic.mp3
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In this episode, Chad and Justin talk about embarrassing moments in language learning and life.

We also talk about the world famous viral youtube video for English learners, "The Italian Man Who Went to Malta,"  we teach all the uses (and different pronunciations) of the word, and we teach you more than 30 new words and expressions. 

Direct download: RealLife_Podcast_-_Embarrassing_Moments.mp3
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Chad and Justin talk about humorous expressions related to Easter and Spring Break. 

Direct download: RLE_Podcast-_Easter_Final_MP3.mp3
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Get the full transcript and conected speech pronunciation lesson from our site right now, Aww yeah!!! reallifebh.com/podcast-52

Direct download: podcast_52_-_Learning_with_TV_Shows.mp3
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See all the show notes and get the full transcript lesson at reallifebh.com/podcast-51

Direct download: Podcast_51_-_Slang_Expressions.mp3
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We believe that listening to podcasts is a fun, effective, and natural way to learn English! Download this podcast now and get a full transcript with an included pronunciation lesson based on connected speech, lots of new words and expressions, plus some grammar tips! Aww yeah!!

See blog - www.reallifebh/podcast-50

Direct download: podcast_50_-Things_not_to_do_when_speaking.mp3
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We believe that listening to podcasts is a fun, effective, and natural way to learn English! Download this podcast now and get a full transcript with an included pronunciation lesson based on connected speech, lots of new words and expressions, plus some grammar tips! Aww yeah!! See blog - www.reallifebh/podcast-49

Direct download: Podcast_49_-_Sports_Finished.mp3
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We believe that listening to podcasts is a fun, effective, and natural way to learn English! Download this podcast now and get a full transcript with an included pronunciation lesson based on connected speech! Aww yeah!! Get the lesson at: http://reallifebh.com/podcast-48

Direct download: podcast_48_-_Heros_journey.mp3
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We believe that listening to podcasts is a fun, effective, and natural way to learn Engslih! Download this podcast new and get a full transcript with an included pronunciation lesson based on connected speech! Aww yeah!!

Get the lesson at: http://reallifebh.com/podcast-47-travel-tips

Direct download: Podcast_47_-_travel_tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm -03

We believe that listening to podcasts is a fun, effective, and natural way to learn Engslih! Download this podcast new and get a full transcript with an included pronunciation lesson based on connected speech! Aww yeah!!

 

Get the full transcript at: reallifebh.com/podcast-46

Direct download: Podcast_46_-_Habits.mp3
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Click here to recieve Pronunciation Transcript Lesson

Some Connected Speech Examples

  • Would you – “Woul-dja”
  • I don’t know  - “I-dunno”
  • What do you think? – “Wha-da-ya-think?”
  • We can – “we-kin”

Words to Know

  • Go out with a bang – to finish something with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm.
  • Soul searching – spending time alone and contemplating about life.
  • Freak of nature – a person who can do something that any normal cannot.
  • Keep it up – continue to do a good job
  • Get to know a person/place – to learn a lot about a location or place

Shoutouts

  • Anotonella (Antz) -“I absolutely love your podcast cast, I always learn a new word or expression and I just have so much fun listening to you guys, keep it up.”

  • Polo“Thanks for helping me improve my listening skills and the good time I spend listening to your podcast, I really enjoy it a lot. Keep up the great job, greetings.”

News

  • The RealLife Podcast just got better with our new transcript pronunciation lesson
  • Slim mum of four breaks steak-eating world record by devouring 72oz hunk of meat in under three minutes (see article)

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 Song
Aloe Blac - Wake me up 

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