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!

Words to Know

  • Weight off your shoulders - a big relief
  • Schedule- your personal time organizer
  • Updates - additional improvements
  • Peeps - friends, people in your social group
  • Hometown - the city where you were born
  • Background information - previous information about a story
  • Taking it to another level - making something better and more intense (in a god way)
  • Break up - to stop a relationship; when a band stops playing
  • Pretty much - basically
  • Damn straight - to show agreement (strong expression)
  • Reek - to smell really bad
  • Cut the crap - expression to tell someone to stop doing stupid things
  • Batman - Masked hero who brings criminals to justice while wearing a cape
  • Break down - explain piece by piece
  • The gist - the general concept
  • Hook up - to meet people somewhere
  • Shortcut - a quicker way to get somewhere
  • Dopey - someonw who doesn't sound intelligent by the way they talk and act


  • We have nearly finish the beta version of the Fluency+ course and are planning on making more podcasts with our extra time
  • The next RLE party is going to be on the 6th of July

Shout Outs

  •  Lua Alvarez  (new facebook administrator)
  • Max Ahumada (Facebook member of the week, thanks a lot Max)
  • Mira - Saint-Petersburg, Russia (5 star iTunes review)
  • Mistrzooo - Poland  (5 star iTunes review)
  • FeLanfranchi - Brazil (5 star iTunes review)


  •  There were no queations this week, WTF?!?! If you have a question coment below or send us an Email at


  •  Work it out
  • Get along
  • Get it together
  • End up
  • Do justice to something


  • Use this awesome resource the learn everything about the prepositions IN ON AT read here
  • Jurassic 5 article read here



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