The RealLife English Podcast
Are you tired of boring, slow-speaking English lessons that don't teach you the way that natives really speak? Do you wanna learn how English is spoken in the real world? In this podcast, Ethan, Andrea, and Justin—your American and British Fluency Coaches will take you beyond the classroom and help you live, learn, and SPEAK English in the real world through fun, natural, conversational lessons that will rapidly teach you: - To understand fast-speaking natives - The vocabulary, phrasal verbs, idioms, and slang that you actually need to know - Native pronunciation and connected speech (how we natives cut and connect our words in a predictable way) - American and British English and their differences Above all, we'll help you develop the mindset, the method, and the mastery to live your English in the real world!

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.


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


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


  • 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



  • 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.



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Instant Karma by John Lennon

Direct download: RLEP_16_-_Expressions_Related_to_Karma.mp3
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