Sun, 30 May 2021
In this debut episode of the show, you are going to learn a ton and get a lot of inspiration from Vanessa. She's an American English teacher who has over 3 million subscribers on her Speak English with Vanessa YouTube channel. In this episode of Beyond Borders with Ethan she talks about her time living in France, where working as a nanny she taught English to the two children she was babysitting. She also tells us about why she deleted all the social media apps off of her phone, how her perspective changed moving abroad and how she prevents losing her French skills while living in the USA, her opinions and strategies on raising her two children, how resourcefulness, passion and small wins have made her successful, her opinions on whether you need to speak English with a native. Vanessa is an avid reader, so you will learn the books that she recommends most to English learners. And so much more… so listen now! Show notes here.
Direct download: BB1_Speak_English_with_Vanessa__How_to_Find_Time_to_Learn_and_More.mp3
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Wed, 26 May 2021
This week we have a reason to celebrate. We’re now a 4 million people community on YouTube! And because a lot of people are congratulating us on YouTube, we decided it’d be fitting to record a podcast on different ways to say congratulations. This is a word that learners often misuse, so we detail the different situations when it is okay to say “congratulations” (hint: not on someone’s birthday!). Show notes here.
Direct download: RLEP_235_16_Ways_to_Congratulate_Someone__English_Phrases__Expressions.mp3
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Wed, 19 May 2021
At RealLife English we're coffee lovers! That's why we're bringing you this podcast in which you'll learn vocabulary on how to order your favorite coffee, whether you're traveling abroad or ordering in a café at your local chain. We also talk about details about the specific coffee culture from The US, UK and Australia. Show notes here.
Direct download: RLEP_234_English_for_Cafs__How_to_Order_Your_Favorite_Drink.mp3
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Wed, 12 May 2021
Have you ever heard someone say that something speaks volumes? Or ever wondered about the difference between “speak up” and “speak out”? In today’s podcast Ethan, Andrea and Ollie talk all about different expressions with the word “speak.” Not only will you learn what these actually mean, but you'll learn how to use them in everyday conversation as well. Show notes here.
Direct download: RLEP_233_12_Expressions__Phrasal_Verbs_with_SPEAK.mp3
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Wed, 5 May 2021
Ethan, Andrea and Ollie are back together in the virtual studio to discuss words used in English that come from other languages in English. These are called loanwords and are very common in everyday (and not so everyday) speech. You’re also probably using some of these loanwords in your native language too. An important aspect of using these words is knowing how to pronounce them, as a few of them have special sounds. Also get ready to have some laughs as Ollie impresses Andrea and Ethan with his French accent! Show notes here.
Direct download: RLEP_232_Words_from_Other_Languages_in_English__How_We_Use_Them.mp3
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