The RealLife English Podcast
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Like any other language, English is filled with so many slang expressions and rude terms, most revolving around human genitalia.

Humans tend to find lots of interesting ways to use sexual organs to describe how they are feeling, from anger to extreme joy and delight. Although this is not always the most appropriate language to use around certain people, knowing these expressions can give you great insight into the English language and expose you to the more creative side of common colloquialisms. 

In this episode of the podcast we are going to explore testicles. All the different ways we refer to these man parts, and how we can use them in everyday speech to reference courage, commitment, excitement and much more. 

 

Direct download: 145_-_Do_You_Have_The_Balls_To_Learn_English.mp3
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Have you ever heard of, or even experienced reverse culture shock?

Many people who have lived away from their place of birth, or culture they grew up in, experience this when returning to their mother land. It is the experience of returning home but everything feels foreign.

In this lesson me and Justin discuss what reverse cultural shock is, and some of our personal experiences readapting to our own countries of origin.  

Direct download: 144_-_Reverse_Culture_Shock_.mp3
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In 2016 the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union in what was called Brexit.

As the dust still hasn't really settled (it's too soon to see any real effect) since this happened, people are still really unsure what this means for the global economy, and other side effects this could happen all over the world. 

In this episode we have a special guest, Martin, from Essex in the United Kingdom, to share some of his views on the current situation. Martin is the creator of Rock N Roll English and is currently living and teaching English in Italy.

Direct download: RealLife_with_Martin.mp3
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Independent of what language you speak, where you were born, or if you are religious or not, love is something that affects us all. 

In this episodes of the podcast we talk all about getting married and how weddings are celebrated in western culture. This will be a great lesson to help fill your vocabulary with lots of cool new wedding terms and expressions, and culturally prepare you for all the funny, crazy, and romantic aspects of a typical marriage ceremony. 

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Direct download: 141_-_Find_Love_and_Get_Married_in_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32am -03

Are you really taking advantage of all the opportunities you have to learn when traveling and experiencing new cultures?

In this episode Ethan talks about all the mistakes he make while staying in Thailand the last couple of months. Ethan didn't learn the language, didn't meet any locals, didn't understand the culture, and didn't make the most of this amazing opportunity.

We are going to give you some great tips on how to maximize your learning when traveling to new countries, and help you be a more active global citizen. Aww Yeah!

Direct download: 141_-_Bad_Global_Citizen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35am -03

Attention all movie buffs!

If you are looking for a cool way to meet with new people, make new friends, or even take someone out on a date, movies are a great way to create an instant connection and give you something to talk about. 

Learn some cool ways to ask people about movies, and discover more about that person through movie conversation. 

 

Direct download: 140_-_Asking_people_to_the_movies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55am -03

Lucy from the popular YouTube English channel, English with Lucy, is here to tell us all about how to speak English clearly and confidently.

Lucy got her feet wet in ESL while teaching English in Seville, Spain. She is fluent in Andalusian Spanish and is currently learning Italian. Working with Spanish students, she knows how challenging learning a non-phonetic language like English can be, and has many tips to share with us.

This episode will be especially helpful if you speak a latin language like Spanish or Portuguese.  

We had a lot of fun and laughs with this episode, and we hope you will, too! 

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Direct download: lucy_podcast_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm -03

Eating at restaurants in English can be tricky, and raise a lot of questions for all non-native speakers.

Am I being rude with the waiter? Should I leave a tip? What's the right way to order?

In this episode of the podcast you are going to learn all aspects of eating out at restaurants for politeness, booking a table, and free refills.

 

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Direct download: 138_-_restaurants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13am -03

Have you ever need to go to a doctor in an English speaking country, but felt worried about communicating your health problems in English.

In this episode we are going to help your feel more confident when visiting the doctor, preparing you with all the necessary vocabulary needed to explain common symptoms, aches, pains, and strange rashes.

 

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Direct download: 137_-_Going_to_the_Doctor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56am -03

Have you ever been homesick? Or found a nice little home away from home?

In this podcast lesson we are going to be breaking down (explaining) more than 23 expressions related to home, teaching some connected speech pronunciation, and helping you are feel much more at home when speaking English.

Also, check out the video from YouTube where you can activate auto-generated subtitles. They are not perfect but pretty good.


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Direct download: 136_-_English_at_Home.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am -03