The RealLife English Podcast (general)
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Words to Know

Shade- different tones of colours
Skeptical- to not like or believe in something before you try it
rooted/cheering- to support a team or a person
Spring out- appear suddenly
Spot light- light used for attracting attentions to someone
Stage- elevated floor where people perform
Wheeze- noise made when having breathing problems
Kinky- a person who likes strange styles of sex
Get along- to have a good relationship with someone

News

The Real Life Party was awesome, next one is probably the 25th of May
New skype class schedule: reallifebh.com/skype

Shout Outs

Rodrigo P. Honorato (A.K.A. Dawg)
Itunes China
Itunes Spain
Itunes Brazil

Questions

What’s the difference between “oh yeah!” and “awwwww yeah.”

Expressions

  • A fair weather friend
  • To steal someone’s thunder
  • Under the weather
  • Come rain or shine
  • Snowed under

Tip

Have fun and Learn English reading Marvel comics at any convenient time

Joke

Why did the parrot die?!?!
Check out more one-liner jokes with Mitch Hedburg

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If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast!

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

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podcast 16Words to Know

  • Grizzly bear - an extremely dangerous bear.
  • Plantation - a place where plants are grown to sell.
  • In a row - continuously.
  • Sock - what you put on your feet before your shoes. 
  • Picnic - an event that involves taking a pre-made food to be eaten outdoors.
  • Illustrative - a good example or explanation.
  • Mysticism - the belief that union with the Deity or the absolute, or the spiritual apprehension of knowledge inaccessible to the intellect, may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender.
  • Ambigram - a word that you can also read upside down. 
  • Piggyback ride - when you carry someone on your back.
  • Threat - a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, or damage in response to someone else's action or inaction.
  • Milder - not as strong.
  • Regift - when you give away something that was given to you.
  • Portal - an Internet site providing access or links to other sites.

News

Adir Ferreira from Transparent Languages is in the house! He came all the way from the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil to hang out with the Real Life Guys and go to the Real Life English Party XXV (click the link to check out the pictures).

We had an awesome time at the Real Life English Party on Saturday and the Real Life Yoga Picnic (click to join the yoga group) on Sunday. Thanks to everyone for attending!

Also Ethan is leaving Brazil in one week, he plans to move to Spain in the fall and start Real Life English there!

Shout Outs

Questions

What is the difference between "gone" and "been"?

Expressions

  • To have it coming
  • To reap what you sow
  • What goes around comes around
  • You get what you give
  • To bite off more than you can chew

Tip

Transparent.com

Joke

  • Hedgehog - An animal, like Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Hedge - a fence or boundary made from plants
  • Hog - someone who is selfish and doesn't want to share.

Adir

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If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you would visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast!

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

Song

Instant Karma by John Lennon

Direct download: RLEP_16_-_Expressions_Related_to_Karma.mp3
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Words to Know

Wheelie- When you ride a bike with the front tire off the groundpodcast luck
Unicycle- 
Bicycle with one wheel
Make sense of something- To understand something
Rain or shine- To do something no matter what happens
Stub my toe- To hit your toe on something
Leprechaun- Magical Irish man
Ginger- A person with red hair
4 leaf clover- Grassy plant with leaves that represent luck
Whine- To complain

News

  • The Real Life party is going to happen next weekend
  • Real Life yoga will also happen on the 28th of April

Shout Outs

Questions

How to use the words; Sore, pain, hurt and ache

Expressions

  • Just my luck
  • Beginners luck
  • A lucky streak
  • The luck of the Irish
  • Do’t push your luck

Tip

How to connect to people, learn about other cultures and practice your English with the Real Life English community

Joke

An Australian man in The U.S.A.

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If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast! If you know some ways we can make it better, please send us an email: trevor@reallifebh.com

Song

Boa Sorte / Good Luck by Vanessa da Mata featuring Ben Harper

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_15_-_Expressions_with_LUCK.mp3
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Words to Know

  • Laundry - cleaning your dirty clothes
  • Sin - an immoral act
  • Craving - a powerful desire for something
  • Gross - unattractive, disgusting, ugly
  • Plastered - very drunk
  • Posh - upperclass, elegant. (British English)
  • Mischief - harm or trouble caused by someon
  • Mayhem - violent or damaging disorder or chaos
  • Big deal - something important
  • Aight - a slang way to say "alright"
  • Daydream - a series of pleasant thoughts that distract's your attention.

News

  • 25,000 followers on Twitter.
  • Because of all the followers on Twitter, Trevor cannot respond to everyone's tweets. If you'd want to make sure your question is answered, please send an email to Trevor at RealLifeBh dot com.
  • Adir Ferriera from transparent.com and adirferriera.com.br  is coming to Belo Horizonte for the next Real Life English PARTY on April 27th.

Shout Outs

Questions

  • The difference between "will" and "won't" by @AhlamAlfaify from Saudi Arabia

Expressions

  • Looking over your shoulder

  • Up in arms

  • Get your knickers in a twist/get your panties in a bunch

  • To have a go at someone

  • Something on your mind

Joke

Pain in the ass - A small irriation

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  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 4,500+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast! If you know some ways we can make it better, please send us an email: trevor@reallifebh.com

Song

Start Wearing Purple by Gogol Bordello

Direct download: RLEP_-_Episode_14_-_Expressions_related_to_DISTRESS.mp3
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Words to know:

Crook- Sick in Australian English

under the weather-  Expression for being sick

Fasting- To spend a long time not eating

working out- Training at the guy, doing weights

buff- A strong persons with defined muscles

Spice up- Make something more interesting (figurative)

Give it a kick- Add something to make it stronger/better

Spokesman- A person who speaks to represent a company or country etc.

Moonwalk- To walk on the moon, famous Michael Jackson dance

Dirty Harry- Famous movie with Clint Eastwood
Coconut water-
The only thing Trevor needs to be satisfied

Stride- Walking with long steps to look cool

Fist pump-  Celebratory punch in the air  

On cloud nine- To be euphorically happy

Hold you down-  To be restricted to do something

Legit- Seems to be true or of good value (slang from the word legitimate)

Clunky- Awkwardly heavy or clumsy

News

Trevor apologizes for not responding to tweets in the last week, we've been working hard on the Real Life English Fluency+ Course .

Shout Outs

  • @englishrt
  • @aaali69
  • Aline (a comment from video #2 of the free RLE mini-course.)
  • Afifa Sayyida (a comment from video #2 of the free RLE mini-course.)

Expressions

  • Make someone's day
  • Jump for joy
  • Over the moon
  • Top of the world, walking on sunshine
  • Walking on air

Tip

Ted.com - How Body Language Changes Who You Are

Joke

Keep your mouth shut.

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If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast!

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

Song

Clint Eastwood by the Gorillaz

Direct download: RLEP_-_Episode_13_-_Expressions_about_Happiness.mp3
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podcast life picWords to Know

  • Tease - something to tempt you to stay until the end of the podcast
  • Shout outs - saying positive things to people who aren't with you
  • Mic - (pronounced mike) short for microphone
  • Such a shame - so unfortunate
  • Bottom of my heart - with sincerity
  • Step above - more advanced
  • Fluke - an accident
  • Dish - a dish with food. For example, what's your favorite dish?
  • Chili - a tomato-based dish that generally has beans, corn, meat, and cheese. (see pic)
  • Cut off - to separate completely with a knife.
  • Play on words - A joke that uses words that have two meanings.

News

Shout Outs

Questions

  • Shawty, what's that word mean? by Laura Ruslan, Indonesia ‏‪@Lau‬rafadilah

Expressions

  • Larger than life
  • Life's a bitch
  • The best things in life are free
  • That's the way the cookie crumbles
  • Living life in the fast lane.

Tip

Practice your listening skills and learn English with Music LyricsTraining.com 

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  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 4,500+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast! If you know some ways we can make it better, please send us an email: trevor@reallifebh.com 

Song

Day in The Life by the Beatles

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_12_-_Expressions_with_Life.mp3
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Words to Know

Awesome- another way to say cool
Stick around- to stay in the same place
Morphing- to cut words and mix them, ex. want to/ wanna
With ease- to do something with no difficulty
Sack- a bag generally  used for potatoes
Hay- dried grass usually eaten by farm animals
Nap- a very quick sleep
Snooze- 
another word for sleep
Impulsive
to so something without thinking about it very much
Jab- to punch, can be used to express an insult
Gut- your stomach or belly
Couch- sofa
Misdiagnose- 
to diagnose incorrectly
Misapply-
 to use or apply incorectly
Remedies- 
relieves pain, cures disease, or corrects a disorder

News

The Real Life English PARTY is back. We have started our English speaking parties again and we all had an awesome time.

The Real Life English methodology videos are being enjoyed by many of our community members, to watch them sign up here

Shout Outs

Questions

What should I do to learn pronunciation with easy ? Listening music or what? Watching film? Or what? @IGotSooYoung

Expressions

  • To hit the sack
  • Asleep at the wheel
  • Cat nap
  • Sleep on it
  • You snooze you lose

Tip

We tell you how you can meet new people, practice your English and find a place to stay when travelling through COUCH SURFING

Joke

Trevor tells us a funny joke about politics

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If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast! If you know some ways we can make it better, please send us an email: trevor@reallifebh.com

Song


Wiz Khalifa
 - No Sleep

 

Direct download: Expressions_related_to_sleep.mp3
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See full notes with links at realifebh.com/podcasts Episode #10

Words to Know

expressions with time

Well done - another way to say "good job"
Nourish -  to provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition
Punctuality - arriving on time
Meet up - to go to the same location as someone
Tend - regularly or frequently do something
Outcome -  the way things happen
Google hangouts - A way to video chat with 10 people.
Arrow - A weapon that looks like this "—>"
Knights - A soldier from the Middle Ages who often rides on horseback (see photo).
Armor - Metal protection worn by knights to protect their body
Fruit flies - Insects that eat fruit.

News

Real Life English hopes to announce to have another Real Life English Party on Saturday the 23rd in Belo Horizonte.

Also the three part video series of the Real Life English Learning Methodology has begun to release. This is only available for our subscribers. Click here to join.

Shout Outs

Questions

  • “I’ve always wanted to know the difference between into and onto. Could you guys please explain? ;)” by Arne Saknvessemm @saknvssemm
  • “How do we use the word "ain't" ? I still don't understand. Thx for your help :D.” by Riyan @apriyannto

Expressions

  • Time flies when you're having fun
  • Better late than never
  • Long time no see
  • Behind the times
  • Time will tell

Tip

Find a partner to do an English exchange for free on verbling.com

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If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review. This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast! If you know some ways we can make it better, please send us an email: trevor@reallifebh.com

Song

Time Will Tell by Bob Marley 

Direct download: Expressions_with_time.mp3
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Chad and Trevor teach you all about 5 new expressions you're going to to love! Plus some cool tips and joke.

Words to know

Drop- when something fall, in this case the weather
Stay tuned- continue listening
Bite size- A small size to make it easy
Rocks- When something is cool and of good quality
Bloke/Sheila- Australian slang for man/woman
Move on- To continue
Bad breath- When your mouth doesn't smell good, often from eating garlic
Awkward- Uncomfortable with a person or situation
Forro- Brazilian partner dance
Ease your way in- Enter in a slow and gradual speed
Dope- Slang word for really cool, can be used to speak about marajuana
Mischief- Bad things, usually done by kids
Get away with something- To escape a situation without being punished

Expressions

  • Like a fish out of water
  • Blow something out of the water
  • Water under the bridge
  • To be in deep water
  • To dive into something

News

Justin tells about the new Real Life English T.V. 

Tip
Learn English with the Fluency MC

Joke
We talk about Rodney Dangerfield and give you some of his classic jokes

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Learn 5 new expressions with Chad and Trevor. Also, a new tip about how to practice if you don't live in an Englihs speaking country, the diference between "get up" and "wake up" and all the RLE news.

Expressions:

Get the hang of something
Have something hanging over your head
Leave someone hanging
Hang in there
Hang out 

Direct download: Expressions_with_HANG.mp3
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