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. :)"

Words to Know

Ear buds- noise receptors in your ear
Virtual haircut - life like video, you must hear with headphones (click here to watch)
Every now and then - sometimes
Left over - the remains of something
Kink - problems in technology
Pop up - to appear unexpectedly
Rings a bell - sounds familiar
Brutal - a bad or awkward situation
Intertwined - to become joined together
Shaky - an unbalanced situation
Blended - crushed in a blender (see photo)
Dutch - a person/language from the Netherlands
Split the bill - divide the bill
Blindfold - a piece of fabric used to cover your eyes
Set up - organise somthing for someone else
Facestalk - to stalk someone on facebook
Fiends with benefits - friends who have sexual intercourse
Busted -broken

News

  • New introduction to the podcast
  • We have a present for all of our podcast listeners - see more at the podcast page
  • The next Real Life party is on the 8th of June - we will charge R$5 to cover costs and donate to KIVA

Shout Outs....

  • Itunes review - Al from Basque Country 
  • Itunes review - Sorasoroya Thailand

Questions

  • What's the difference between "advise" and "advice?"

Expressions

Tip

  • ANKI - flashcard program used to help remember new vocabulary!!

Joke

Connect

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Song

Jurassic 5 - The Thin LIne

Direct download: Podcast_20_Relationships.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am -03

To see all the links go to RealLifeBH.com

Words to Know

  • Young grasshopper - A common thing for a Martial Arts master to call a student.
  • Period - Menstrual cycle
  • Cramps - Painful contractions of muscles
  • Hypnosis - a state of consciousness where you are very open to suggestions (see photo)
  • Blood - the red liquid in your body that comes out when you are cut
  • Cologne - scented water to make men smell good (perfume is for women)
  • On top of the world - To feel absolutely amazing (this was an expression in Episode #13)
  • Warm and fuzzy - happy and comforted
  • Liquor - alcohol that is very strong: rum, whiskey, vodka, tequila, etc.
  • The more the merrier - the more people, the more fun it is
  • Handsome - good looking (used for men)
  • Inside joke - a joke that only people within a selected group would understand because it refers to a previous humorous situation
  • Intervals - a space between two things, a gap
  • Cleared it up - removed any confusion
  • Relevant - closely connected or appropriate
  • Make up - cosmetics that are generally used by women to make them "more attractive"
  • Lips - what you kiss with
  • Opposed - contrasting or conflicting with each other
  • Gazelle - a small, four legged animal with horns (see photo)
  • Mankind - human beings considered collectively; the human race
  • Saying - a short expression, generally containing wisdom
  • Jamming - to play/improvise with other musicians
  • Chunk - a thick, solid piece of something
  • Strap - a piece of flexible material used to carry or hold on to something
  • Swing dance - (watch a swing dance flash mob)
  • Bullshit - nonsense
  • Turn off - switch off
  • Foul mouths - people who swear/curse
  • Hatchet - a small ax
  • Ax - a tool typically used for chopping wood (see photo)

News

  • The RLE Party is confirmed for July 8th at Devassa in Savassi, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The party starts at 5pm.
  • The podcast will now be released by 12 noon on Tuesdays.
  • The Real Life English Podcast was downloaded 2,000 in one day.
  • We now have 30,000 followers on Twitter. Aww yeah! 

Shout Outs

Questions

  •  What is the difference between "avenue," "street," "boulevard," and "road"?

Expressions

  • Jump to conclusions
  • By leaps and bounds
  • Spread yourself to thin
  • Swing by
  • Breaking my balls

Tip

  • Immerse yourself in English by changing the language of your phone, computer, Facebook, Twitter, email, software, and everything you can into English.

Joke

  • Put down - to place on a surface, (I can't put it down - when a book is so good you can't stop reading)

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=sDxKp22hmBY

For full lyrics click here

Chorus:

crave you like a breath underwater
I'm someone's son and you'll be somebody's daughter
And we're both somebody, intertwined together we can be hotter

  • Crave - a powerful desire desire
  • Intertwined - twisted together; connected or linked closely.

For more info about the interview of how Kai saved some people's live's by smashing a guy in the back of the head with a hatchet click here.

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_19_-_Expressions_related_to_MOVEMENT.mp3
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Words to Know

Tan- darkened skin from the sun
Worm- an insect that lives in the ground and eats poop
Wealthy-
 to have lots of life’s riches
Party-goer- a person who goes to parties
Look forward to- to be excited about something that will happen in the future
Bore to tears- to be so bored that you feel loke crying
Role model- someone who sets a good example for children
My bad- another way to accept the blame for something
Party pooper- someone who ruins a party or has bad energy at a party
Hotwire- to start a car without using a key
Killing it- doing a really good job
Hushed- keep it quiet
Trickery- the name of acts that can trick you
Venue- 
a place where you have shows and parties

News

  • Ethan has left Brazil and in planning on going to Spain in the near future
  • The next party “should” be on the 8th of June

Shout Outs

Question

  • What’s the difference between ‘fault’ & ‘mistake’ ? From: Merina Marwah, Indonesia @meriiina

Expressions

  • Keep the ball rolling
  • Keep an eye out
  • Finders Keepers
  • Keep it on the download
  • Keep it up

Tip

The Macmillan verb wheel game play it here

Joke

Mitch Hedburg
I don’t have a girlfriend but…
I like escalators because…

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 easier it is for other people to find us on iTunes.

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

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_18_-_Expressions_related_to_KEEP.mp3
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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 know some ways we can make it better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com

Direct download: podcast_17.mp3
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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 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
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm -03

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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Song

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

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_15_-_Expressions_with_LUCK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm -03

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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Song

Start Wearing Purple by Gogol Bordello

Direct download: RLEP_-_Episode_14_-_Expressions_related_to_DISTRESS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm -03

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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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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Song

Day in The Life by the Beatles

Direct download: RLEP_Episode_12_-_Expressions_with_Life.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm -03

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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Song


Wiz Khalifa
 - No Sleep

 

Direct download: Expressions_related_to_sleep.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm -03