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!

Today we'll be talking about the topic you’ve voted for: how to give compliments in English. If you compliment a person, you praise them or say good things about them. It's not just the words that you say that are important, but also the tone. We'll also explore a variety of sentence structures that you can use to give compliments.

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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_257_How_to_Give_Compliments_in_English.mp3
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Natasha Broodie is an American communication specialist and founder of Life with the big E. She's a diplomat who previously worked with the United Nations. She is also a travel and language enthusiast and has lived in Russia and France where she taught Business English and noticed how non-native speakers interacted in multicultural business contexts. This experience led her to write her new book "Give Me Tea, Please" to help students politely navigate formal and informal conversations in English-speaking business environments. I loved how different this interview is from any of the Beyond Borders shows so far. Natasha brings a great energy.

She shares what she learned from studying a masters in International Relations and doing humanitarian work in western Africa. And why negotiation is such an important skill, even in learning English. We dive into what you need to do to really stand out in a job interview in English and how you can prepare, even if it is tomorrow! Natasha shares how she has learned to tolerate and become comfortable with rejection, which will definitely help any of you listening. We get into why you might be at risk of being left behind in this globalizing world. You are probably using the simple words YOU, WHAT, and WANT. Natasha tells you how to avoid making a big mistake with these words. Her advice for starting to learn a new language. So let's not waste anymore time getting into episode 18 of Beyond Borders!

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In today's podcast episode, you'll get some more practice with your English idiomatic vocabulary by learning some animal idioms. Idioms are a type of figurative language which can be very confusing for English language learners. Now, there are tons of expressions that use animals and we use them all the time. If you stick around until the end, you won't be so confused when English speaking friends use them, or when you hear them when watching TV and movies. Plus, you'll have a fun new way of expressing yourself in English.

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_256_15_English_Animal_Idioms__How_to_Use_Them.mp3
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Luke Thompson is an ESL Teacher, Podcaster, and Stand-up Comedian. He's originally from England and currently lives in Paris. Luke has been helping learners practice their listening skills for over 10 years through his podcast. His webpage and podcast were voted #1 in the Best Blog category for the Macmillan Dictionaries Awards four times in a row. His goals are to engage the learners with authentic conversations that explore all different aspects of everyday life and bits of British culture.

 

Luke is quite the polymath, meaning he has a broad knowledge and many different skills and passions, and he is an absolute delight to speak with. He explains to me what it's like living in Paris, what a perfect day there might look like, and how he has overcome culture shock. We talk about what stand-up comedy, rock climbing, surfing, and swimming all have in common with learning English or another language. Why "I'm too old" is a bad excuse for not learning a language. How he finds time for all of his different work, hobbies, family, and passions, and how you can make more time for your own learning. What do do if you feel overwhelmed by not understanding something you are listening to. And so much more in Episode 17 of Beyond Borders, so let's dive right in.

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Do you often find yourself shying away from new experiences or opportunities because you lack confidence? Have you had that feeling of your heart racing, your palms sweating just thinking about the new challenge that faced you such as speaking English? We're here today to help you do better in those moments of self-doubt and we are with you six tips and hacks to boost your confidence, especially when speaking English.

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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Direct download: RLEP_255_6_Practical_Tips_to_be_less_shy__build_you_self-confidence.mp3
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Jennifer Kumar is an English conversation and cross-cultural coach. She lived in India for more than 10 years and even studied her masters degree there. Through her business Authentic Journeys, she helps Americans and Indians strengthen their business relationships through the development of mutual understanding of cultural and linguistic aspects.

Get ready for a really unique episode of Beyond Borders. You know, learning English is only partly about the actual language. The other huge part is learning about the culture. Of course, it can be beneficial to learn about American and British culture. However, English is the global language, so you need to be confident in your abilities to communicate with people from any cultural background. Today's interview with Jennifer will give you a ton of valuable tips to help you to be a diplomatic communicator, whether in business settings, or more friendly ones. We talk about some beautiful places in the USA that you have probably never heard of. We discuss why the questions you ask in English are probably not the same ones you would ask in your native country. Jennifer shares how to have good body language, so you can avoid uncomfortable situations whether in person or over a video call on zoom. She also tells you how you can feel more confident speaking on the phone, and what to do if you work receiving calls and someone tells you they want to speak with a native. And so, so much more in episode 16 of Beyond Borders!

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If you're like most English learners, you've probably heard the word 'ass' used very frequently in English speaking in songs, movies, and TV series. But did you know that this word has a multitude of uses that mean completely different things? Although you should definitely be very careful with all uses of this word, often the use can in fact, be neutral or even positive. While it's important to emphasize that we do need to be careful with this word, this does not mean we should ignore it. If you close your mind to this important word, and all of its meanings, and never learn how native speakers use it, you will miss so much. Now, ladies and gents, episode #254 of the RealLife English Podcast…


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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Direct download: RLEP_254_Surprising_Ways_Natives_Use_the_Word_ASS.mp3
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Ladies and gentlemen. English learners, teachers, and world changers. My next guest is Tiffani. Tiffani, from speakenglishwithtiffani.com, is a teacher and artist from Maryland, US. One day, she left her job as a web designer at NASA to embark on an adventure to South Korea. She lived there for almost 10 years and fell in love with teaching English as a Second Language. Since founding the Speak English with Tiffani Academy, she's dedicated her time and energy to help learners from all around the world develop the confidence they need to speak and communicate in English. Through her Youtube Channel, podcast and app, she helps people to learn English in a simple and playful way.

 

This conversation was so much fun—I don't think I have ever laughed this much during an interview. Tiffani has such amazing energy and is really an incredible teacher. We cover lessons Tiffani learned growing up and from her parents: Where her diligence, creativity, discipline, and entrepreneurial spirit come from. She shared with me how she got up the courage to leave a comfortable job at NASA by getting in touch with her purpose to help more people.

Tiffani told me how she broke out of the intermediate level of Korean by stopping to learn grammar and start playing with the language. She told you how you can do the same, and most importantly, how you can gain confidence. We also touched on the lack of diversity on YouTube when it comes to English teachers, and why if you have ever thought of teaching English online, you should give it a go. And so, so much more. So let's not wait any longer to get into this inspiring and hilarious conversation with Tiffani, on episode 15 of Beyond Borders!

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