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

  • Standing up - when all of your weight is on your feet, not sitting
  • Bimonthly - two times a month
  • Pissed off - angry
  • Legit - short for legitimate 
  • Upset - sad
  • Old chestnut - something you've heard many times before
  • Lipstick - makeup that you put on your mouth
  • Shovel - a tool used to dig into the ground
  • Boogie board - a small board used to catch waves
  • Swoop - to move rapidly down through the air
  • Mercy - showing someone compassion instead of punishing them
  • Chop - to cut through something


  •  Trevor is moving to Rio and will start the Real Life English Party and other events there. If you want to meet up with Trevor and have a coffee, beer, açaí, coconut water or whatever, send him an email at

Shout Outs

  • Marcelo Moreira from Belo Horizonte, Brazil—5 star iTunes review
  • Alex Rivera from El Salvador, @alexrivera210


  • Sometimes the verb "to come" can be used as the word "to go." For example, "I'm coming with you," not "I'm going with you." Why is this? 
  • See the article on How to Use the Word "Go" for more info.


  • Put two and two together
  • The whole nine yards
  • One fell swoop
  • Back to square one
  • 101



  •  The two rules for success


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