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!

All the time our students tell us that their biggest frustration is that they understand English well, but that they don't have any opportunities to speak. That is exactly why we launched the RealLife English app this year to give you an opportunity to practice both your speaking and listening in a fun and meaningful way. If you ever worry about not knowing what to talk about while using the app, listen to this episode because we will give you ideas on which topics to talk about when using the app. So by the end of this podcast episode, you'll have plenty of conversation starters!

Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have publicly launched much anticipated RealLife English Podcast and Speaking App, which will give dedicated learners, just like you, the opportunity to listen to podcasts, not only with audio and transcripts, but also to speak English with other learners from around the world, at the touch of a button, for free. Download here
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Direct download: RLEP_253_22_Conversation_Starters_That_ALWAYS_Work.mp3
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For those of you in Brazil, you will be no stranger to today's guest, but if you don't know him, you are in for a treat! Gavin Roy is from Ohio in the USA. He learned Portuguese to go to Brazil for the FIFA Soccer World Cup. On his YouTube channels: SmallAdvantages (with 2.7 million subscribers) and TadyGavin he teaches English through his own journey of learning Portuguese and Czech respectively.

I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. I'm absolutely amazed by Gavin's motivation to accomplish so much, on top of running a business and raising children. I feel seriously inspired from this conversation. We discussed how he has gained mastery in Portuguese without ever living in Brazil. He explained how he creates a Brazilian life in Colorado, and even speaks exclusively to his son in Portuguese (both he and his wife are American). How visualization is a powerful tool for him to speak three different foreign languages. Why "I don't have time" is not a real excuse, and what you can do if you are someone who feels like they are always too busy. Gavin told me about the role of passion, dedication, and goals in being successful learning languages and guitar. Gavin considers himself a huge perfectionist, he explained how he has become comfortable with making mistakes when he learns a language. If you feel scared to start a conversation, you will get some great advice on how to reprogram your brain to get started speaking English or another language you want to learn. And tons and tons more insights! So get ready for a super fun and inspiring conversation with Gavin Roy on episode 14 of Beyond Borders!

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SmallAdvantages
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Isn't it awesome that English allows you to discover the world and meet people from different countries and learn about other cultures? That's exactly what we mean when we encourage you to go beyond the classroom and become a global citizen! In fact, our company vision is to create a world beyond borders. So in today's episode, we're excited to join you on your English learning journey, and help you to unleash your English's highest potential. Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have publicly launched much anticipated RealLife English Podcast and Speaking App, which will give dedicated learners, just like you, the opportunity to listen to podcasts, not only with audio and transcripts, but also to speak English with other learners from around the world, at the touch of a button, for free. Download here
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Sign up for the RealLife Native Immersion Course here
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Learn English with TV Series (YouTube)


Instagram: reallife.english
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Direct download: RLEP_252_How_to_be_a_Global_Citizen.mp3
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My guest today is Veronika Mark, a language learner and YouTuber from Russia. On her YouTube channel, English with Veronika Mark, she shares the tips she applied on her own journey learning English for the past 6 years. Veronika speaks English and Chinese fluently, and also some French. She approaches a variety of topics, such as how you can keep motivated to learn English, where to find resources to enhance your learning experiences, and what to learn to go from intermediate to advanced.

 

I'm excited to bring you another story of success from an English learner. A crucial resource for Veronika to overcome her self-consciousness speaking English and communicate confidently was an English Speaking Club in Moscow, where she lives. She shared why this is so effective and how you can find one in your city. We discussed some of her essential routines, including bullet journaling, doing Yoga videos in English, and listening to podcasts and why it is so important that you create a language learning environment for yourself. She shared how to avoid getting stuck and continue expanding your knowledge of English once you are at an advanced level. She tells me about how it is different teaching her native language and teaching English. Her top piece of advice for learners is to have clear goals for your learning. She explains why. And so much more coming up in episode 13 of Beyond Borders!

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Sign up for the RealLife Native Immersion Course here
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English with Veronika Mark
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Direct download: BB_13_From_No_English_to_Native-level_Veronika_Shares_her_Top_Secrets.mp3
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There are various types of jokes in English that you may have heard of, such as traditional knock-knock jokes, one-liners and more. Some can be quite difficult to understand because they contain more than one meaning. These are the jokes we'll be looking at today. So we'll be sharing some jokes with you and explaining their meaning and what makes them funny or a little embarrassing. Try using these jokes with your friends to put a smile on their face. Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have publicly launched much anticipated RealLife English Podcast and Speaking App, which will give dedicated learners, just like you, the opportunity to listen to podcasts, not only with audio and transcripts, but also to speak English with other learners from around the world, at the touch of a button, for free.

Download here
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Sign up for the RealLife Native Immersion Course here
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Follow us on:
RealLife English (YouTube)
Learn English with TV Series (YouTube)


Instagram: reallife.english
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Direct download: RLEP_251_Can_you_Understand_These_Jokes_in_English.mp3
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Idahosa Ness is a polyglot, musician, and founder of The Mimic Method for learning languages. After traveling to Mexico at the age of 17 without knowing a word of Spanish, and struggling to connect with locals, he worked hard to perfect his accent by understanding the sonority of the language. He created The Mimic Method and used this approach to learn five other languages. He is oftentimes mistaken as a native speaker of the languages he has learned. Since then, he has helped lots of students to use principles of music to perfect their pronunciation in order to help them overcome the language barriers while building meaningful relationships in a foreign language.

 

Idahosa has created a truly revolutionary method for learning languages. It is probably the exact opposite of how you have been told to learn English your entire life. I truly recommend you listen to this episode until the end, If you can take some notes, and try at least one of his recommendations. Idahosa explains how he reactivates a language when he needs to start using it again. We talked about his unique approach for learning vocabulary, which is completely personalized to the learner's needs and goals. As well as why you don't need to worry about learning grammar. Idahosa says that awareness is foundational. It can help you to overcome fear, awkwardness, and frustration when speaking. He explains how. He discussed how the international phonetic alphabet can be a useful tool to use to create a map of what accurate speaking and listening look like. And he explained why it is never too late to start using this method. No matter where you are on your learning journey, you can use his Mimic Method and the tips you are about to hear to improve your English listening and speaking. That and so much more on Episode 12 of Beyond Borders!

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The Mimic Method

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We are very excited to celebrate our 250th podcast episode with you today! For this reason, we've selected a few questions that you, our listeners, have submitted to answer for you. You'll learn a bit of grammar, a bit of vocabulary and some curiosities, like some 43-letter word that holds the record for the longest English word. That, and more, of course! Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have publicly launched much anticipated RealLife English Podcast and Speaking App, which will give dedicated learners, just like you, the opportunity to listen to podcasts, not only with audio and transcripts, but also to speak English with other learners from around the world, at the touch of a button, for free.

Download here
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Sign up for the RealLife Native Immersion Course here
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Follow us on:
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Learn English with TV Series (YouTube)


Instagram: reallife.english
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If you can't focus, you're not alone. Let me share a secret with you. So it has taken me more than five years to learn what I need to do to focus on getting my work done. And I must say, until this day, I sometimes find myself getting distracted and switching between tasks on a busy work day. Does this happen to you? It's so easy to get trapped in distraction when facing a difficult or daunting task. And I'm sure that you have those moments while studying English. So today, we're going to look at the self-development side of English, exploring the different ways in which the practice of meditation can help you to improve your English, and even more importantly, your life.

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Direct download: BB_Special_How_Meditation_Can_Transform_your_English_and_Your_Life.mp3
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You asked for it and we listened. In today’s podcast we’re bringing you a topic that you have requested us to cover. Many of you are currently studying for or have completed the IELTS exam. So, in this episode of the podcast we’re giving you 10 tips to help you pass the exam or improve your score. Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have publicly launched much anticipated RealLife English Podcast and Speaking App, which will give dedicated learners, just like you, the opportunity to listen to podcasts, not only with audio and transcripts, but also to speak English with other learners from around the world, at the touch of a button, for free.

Download here
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Sign up for the RealLife Native Immersion Course here
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Follow us on:
RealLife English (YouTube)
Learn English with TV Series (YouTube)


Instagram: reallife.english
Facebook: RealLife English

Direct download: RLEP_249_10_Tips_to_Pass_the_IELTS_exam.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am -03

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