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!

Special guest-Josh Plotkin from Brazilian Gringo

Words to Know

Cholesterol – fatty substance you find in food from McDonalds

Vegemite – a bitter paste eaten by Australians

Acai – fruit sorbet found in Brazil

Fair-weather friend – a friend who only appears when things are good, see episode 1

Show up – arrive late or unexpectedly

Heaps of – a lot of (common in Australian English)

Open my eyes to something – realize something for the first time

B.H. – Belo Horizonte, the capital city of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Biarch – gangster way to say “bitch” but is also used to joke around

Fo shizzle – for sure, slang used commonly by Snoop Dogg

Captain Planet – superhero TV show

Profits – money made by a company

Keep your head above water – figurative expression meaning you are just surviving financially

Puppet – a small figure or animal that you put your hand in the play with, see here

Space out – to not be paying attention to anything around you

Meat head – guys who are so muscular that they don’t have a neck

Beat up – to punch and kick someone aggressively

Behind someone’s back – to say something about someone so they can’t hear you

Flatuate – to fart

Toot – to fart

Let one rip – to fart

Cut the cheese – to fart

One cheek sneak – to fart

Weirdo – a strange person

Skeptical – when you are doubtful before you try something

Parody – something that imitates a song for comic effect or ridicule


  • 162 people went to the RLE party in Belo Horizonte last Saturday, thanks to everyone who came!!
  • Chad went to yoga for the first time. Warning - don't do yoga under a tree full of birds

Shout Outs 

Members from Real Life English recorded live at the RLE party.


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Brailian gringo presents Gringo Style

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