The RealLife English Podcast
Here's what other people have to say about the Real Life English Podcasts: "I religiously listen to you guys on the way to work. When I have to stop at the traffic lights, people look at me thinking, "what's she up to?" Because they see me laughing and I'm by myself. Anyway, it's the best way to learn real everyday English." ... "I'm glad you guys don't follow the other podcasts which are mostly boring and too formal. I want to learn real daily English, not from books. You are head and shoulders above the rest. Oh yeahhhh." ... "The most effective way to boost your English. Fun and loaded with content. Learn English with the Real Life Guys the way it's actually used. No boring exercises." ... "RLE is the best way to learn English." ... "I'm majoring in English and admire your podcasts. I can say that this is the best way to improve your English, you must listen this!! real conversation and fun. :)"

We had the great pleasure of interviewing one of our favorite online teachers, the pronunciation master herself, Rachel from Rachel's English. If you don't know Rachel, she's been a huge inspiration to how we teach pronunciation here at RealLife.

In this conversation, we talk about a lot of awesome stuff, but here are a few of the highlights:

  • Rachel's story as an opera singer and how she started teaching pronunciation
  • The importance of learning to listen and imitate the rhythmic patterns of native speakers
  • Is it okay to practice your English with other non-native speakers and learners?
  • Using media and repetition of native speech samples to improve your pronunciation
Direct download: Rachel_Podcast.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 5:07pm -03

Happy Holidays! 

We are all back in our motherlands and we wanted to record a special podcast to send our love and warm wishes to you RealLifers during this special time of year! 

In this week's podcast, you will learn what Christmas is like in each of our homes (NOT like what you've seen on TV) and we will teach you a bunch of useful holiday vocabulary! 

Are you ready for a jolly old English learning time? Then let's jump in... press play or download below! 

 

Direct download: RealLife_Christmas_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm -03

Do you want to be a better English learner? Or maybe you want to finally lose weight at the gym? Or perhaps become a world-class martial artist?

There is a fundamental mindset that can help you do of these things--Really, anything you want!

Today we discuss this topic with the one, the only Kevin Conwell from Feel Good English, who is not only an expert English teacher, but also has a background in psychology, which means he is a master of the mindset required to learn a language.

Excited to learn more? Just press play or download the episode! 

http://reallifeglobal.com/do-anything-better/ 

 

Direct download: How_to_Do_Anything_Better.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am -03

Are you taking yourself too seriously when it comes to speaking English?

It's time to step out of your comfort zone, stop getting too stressed out about what other people think of you, and become a much more outgoing English speaker.

SEE SHOW NOTES

Direct download: Outgoing_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm -03

Ready to dive into one of the most frequent questions lately? Can you guess what it is?

"What the hell is happening in the United States??"

As Americans living in Brazil, we have been getting asked A LOT about the recent elections in the United States. Although we are not going to be talking too much about our political preferences, in this RLR episode we will discuss why the elections may have resulted how they did.

More importantly, we will use this as an example of why Global Communication and being a diplomatic communicator is SO crucial nowadays! And we have a special guest, Teacher Vanessa from the United States, to help us.

Ready to improve your English (with over 50 new words and phrases!--See below) and learn about some really cool topics? Then jump into today's episode!

Shownotes (with all the new vocabulary and references): http://reallifeglobal.com/facebook-politics/

Direct download: RLR_126-_Facebook_and_American_Politics.mp3
Category:American Culture -- posted at: 8:52am -03

Are you ready to really test your English comprehension with an Aussie (Australian), a Yank (American), and a Brit (British) all in one podcast? Today you can with our special guest, Jack Askew!

SEE SHOW NOTES

Direct download: Frazzle_Dazzle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm -03

Do you consider yourself a master chef? Would you know how to name all the equipment in a kitchen?

Unfortunately we are not going to help you become a better cook, but we will at least help you with some new cooking vocabulary, teach you some very important aspects of native pronunciation, and hopefully help you have a fun time learning kitchen English.

SEE SHOWNOTES

Direct download: Cooking_with_the_RealLife_Guys.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm -03

Have you ever wanted to quit your job? Start your own business? Find your inner entrepreneur?

We love talking about new business ideas, and trying to find creative new ideas which could help us with RealLife. In this episode we have decided to do exactly that, and hopefully inspire someone out there to start their own entrepreneurial journey.

We talk about our startup, give you some cool resources you can use to learn more about entrepreneurism, and teach you some really cool new vocabulary to help you understand more about all these ideas.

 

See show notes here!

Direct download: 123_-_Build_a_Business_in_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm -03

In this episode we have a chat with Shanthi Cumaraswamy from English with a Twist. Shanthi has been teaching business English to professionals for over 6 years now, and has a long history of working in the business and finance world.

Get some great tips and discover more about the interesting things she is doing with her teaching. 

Direct download: Shanti_Podcast_Finished.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm -03

Are you looking to have less anxiety? Improve your general well-being? Who knows, maybe even improve your learning potential?

In this episode we talk about some of the benefits one can get from a simple meditation practice, how meditation has had an effect on our lives, and more importantly we break some preconception people typically have about meditation in general. 

Ohmmmmm Yeahhhh!!!!!

 

See Show Notes: www.reallifeglobal.com/meditating

Direct download: Meditation_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm -03