RealLife English: Learn and Speak Confident, Natural English
Welcome to the RealLife English podcast! For over 10 years, RealLife English has helped millions of learners just like you from virtually every country to go beyond the classroom and live, speak and master English in the Real World. We’ve been able to do this through our unique method: The RealLife Way, which consists of three simple, but powerful components: Mindset: How to think like a successful English speaker Method: How to live, speak and master English in the Real World Mastery: How to become a confident Global Citizen In this podcast, you will listen to fun, relevant and dynamic English conversations with me and other experienced fluency coaches. These lessons are designed to help you become a confident, natural English speaker AND Global Citizen. You will learn: - The vocabulary, phrasal verbs, idioms, and slang that you ACTUALLY need to know - How to understand fast-spoken English from various native and advanced non-native fluency coaches - Native pronunciation and Connected Speech (How natives reduce, cut and connect the sounds) And so much more! By the way, to get the best experience with our podcast, we highly recommend you listen to it on the RealLife English App. With every episode you get a full, interactive transcript and vocabulary definitions. That way, you won’t miss a single thing! Just search for RealLife English in your favorite app store. Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss a single new episode. Aww yeah! Download the App: https://reallifeglobal.com/app/

Shannon Kennedy, from eurolinguiste.com, is an American entrepreneur, content creator, language learner and musician based in California. She's a language expert and writer on various language learning platforms, such as Fluent in 3 Months and Drops, where she shares tips and challenges to help learners apply the concepts of minimalism to maximize their efficiency. Shannon is also a professional jazz musician and started studying European languages, such as Spanish, Italian and German while taking her Master's Degree in Musicology.

I just am absolutely blown away by Shannon's ability to study 5+ languages simultaneously on top of working, running her own project, and spending time with family. That said, this interview will give you tons of ideas for how you can improve your skills in English or start learning another language, even if you are very busy and have hardly any time. Shannon told me about some of her favorite tools and systems that she uses to organize her learning in all of her different languages. There's a lot here that I want to try applying to my own learning, and I'm sure you will, too. She discusses why motivation is not important, and what actually is really essential. Shannon, like myself, is an introvert, and we discussed tips that can help you speak languages even if you are shy or introverted. She shared how you can get the most out of your course book and other resources. We also talked about what fluency is. I found her answer pretty surprising and fascinating. So there is a ton of useful information in this interview—you may want to grab a pen and paper! Now ladies and gents, let's get into episode 7 of Beyond Borders. 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.

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Eurolinguiste
Fluent in Three Months Challenge
Memrise
Notion
Drops
Women in Language Conference
Gretchen Rubin Quiz


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“I don't have time for English.” “I have so many things to do.” “Work is busy.” “I have lots of university assignments.” “In my free time, I want to relax, not be thinking about English.” Do you ever say these things to yourself? Do you not have time to learn English? We understand how you feel. We’ve felt the same way too learning other languages and we’ve combated that with a few tricks to never let a day pass without learning and practicing the languages we learn. In this podcast lesson, we are going to give you some tips and some strategies to help you make English a part of your everyday life. 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.

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Christina Lorimer, christinalorimer.com, is an English instructor, materials writer, academic consultant, and entrepreneur. She is a specialist in English as a second language and has worked with NGOs and immigrant refugees for many years. She dedicates her work to support language learners in overcoming internal and systemic barriers to become confident English speakers.

We talked about her experience helping immigrants in California to learn English and overcome strong emotional barriers, and her advice that could help you overcome your own limits to speak. We discussed her feeling depressed the first time that she lived outside of the United States, and the importance of having a support network. Also why going to an English speaking country will not be the magic pill to help you speak fluently. It was interesting hearing her perspectives on culture shock and reverse culture shock when returning to the USA. Christina also gave advice for English teachers to stay relevant in 2021 and beyond.

Her language journey started with Spanish, but Christina also speaks Brazilian Portuguese fluently. Through her Youtube Channel, she teaches English in Portuguese and helps learners just like you with their dream of learning English in a simple and fun way. 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.

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Today we have a very special podcast where we take a trip down memory lane (remember the past) and talk about expressions that we used to say as kids. These are funny playground expressions, some of which you've probably heard in kid shows or in family movies. As you’ll see the vocabulary and the language can be quite interesting, even philosophical, in some of these. Don’t miss out! 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.

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Direct download: RLEP_241_Funny_English_Expressions_we_Use_as_Kids.mp3
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Olly Richards, iwillteachyoualanguage.com and langpreneur.com, is a polyglot online teacher, author, and entrepreneur. After buying a one-way ticket to Paris at the age of 19, there was no turning back on the language learning journey for him. Since then, Olly has learned more than eight languages fluently and has developed his own method, StoryLearning, to help thousands of people speak a foreign language. He is originally from the UK, but Olly is a true global citizen. Over the last 15 years, he has lived, worked, or traveled to Japan, Portugal, France, Brazil, Egypt, Qatar, and many other countries. Through his I Will Teach You a Language Youtube Channel, podcast, and Publishing Company he helps people around the world improve their lives, relationships, and potential by learning new languages. In fact, early in my own language learning days, some 7 or 8 years ago, Olly was a big hero and inspiration of mine! And on the Langpreneur Podcast, he invites the biggest names of the language industry to share the ins and outs of turning their passion for languages into a profitable online business. 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.

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Sign up for the RealLife Native Immersion Course here
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I Will Teach You a Language Website
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I Will Teach You a Language Instagram
Pareto Principle for Language Learning
Olly’s Video - How to develop TRUE spoken fluency in a foreign language
Olly's StoryLearning Method
Olly's Books to Learn English Through Stories


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Direct download: BB5_How_to_Learn_English_with_Stories__Olly_Richards.mp3
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In this week's podcast, we're talking all about whether or not you SHOULD TRY to sound like a native and how this correlates with accent reduction, intelligibility, identity and your DEEPER PURPOSE for learning English. Is this a particular goal you have as part of your English language journey? Have you ever faced any prejudice for the accent that you have? Whatever your thoughts are on the subject, it's a really interesting one and so you'll enjoy listening to our discussion about it. 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_240_Do_I_Need_to_Have_a_Native_Accent.mp3
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Anna Khoma, @HannahKhoma on Instagram, is an English learner and teacher, accent coach, and vlogger from Chernivtsi, Ukraine. On her YouTube channel, English Fluency Journey, she shares her own journey to get to a native level of English, and her continued journey learning English. Anna started studying English seriously shortly after her son was born, about four years ago. At that point, she had never spoken English. Through hard work, passion, and dedication, she has been able to achieve the incredible results that you will hear shortly. But, as she says, English fluency is not a destination, it is a journey, and so she sees it as something that she will be learning her entire life. 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.

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Anna's Channel: English Fluency Journey
Anna's Vlog Channel: The Story we Write
Hadar's community: Accent’s Way English with Hadar
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Facebook Group: English Fluency Journey

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Direct download: BB4_What_To_Do_If_You_Want_To_Quit_Your_English_Learning.mp3
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In this week’s podcast, Ethan and Ollie talk all about money. You will learn idioms and expressions related to money that you can start using today in your real-life conversations or on the RealLife App. Learning these idioms and expressions will make you sound more natural when you speak English. So, take out your pen and paper, and get ready to write some of these expressions down. 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_239_Money_Idioms_and_Slang_for_Everyday_Conversation.mp3
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Jack Askew, tofluency.com and teachingeslonline.com, is an online ESL/EFL teacher, a web designer, and blogger. In 2008 he was offered a promotion at the marketing company he was working in, but he decided to quit and pursue his dream of traveling to South America instead. Since then he has been teaching English online and he has also worked in schools in Spain and Ecuador. He is originally from Preston in the United Kingdom, but he currently lives in the USA with his wife and two children. On his To Fluency YouTube Channel he helps learners to break out of intermediate and finally take their English to the C1 level and beyond. And on Teaching ESL Online he helps teachers to start their own business teaching independently online. 

I will apologize ahead of time—I had some audio issues and so the quality is a little bit less than normal! But despite this, I highly urge you to listen to the whole episode because this was a dynamite conversation and there is great advice here for both English learners and teachers alike! 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.

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tofluency.com
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YouTube: To Fluency 
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Learnissimo Platform
The Michel Thomas  Method
Polyglot Club 
Anki
The Mimic Method
Comprehensible Input - Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition
Idahosa Ness Rapping in 8 different languages 
Jack's Video on Teaching Using Zoom 
Italki
Book Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney


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Direct download: RLEBB_3_Jack_Askew_To_Fluency.mp3
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In this week's podcast, Andrea and I are answering your questions. We asked you on Instagram, what you want to know about English or about us. And the great thing about your questions is they are rich in language and  vocabulary. So you are going to learn lots of new expressions in this 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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In this week's podcast, we're talking all about connected speech! You'll learn about how we often don’t pronounce some words, how we reduce others and how we change some sounds in order to flow more naturally with our speech. This is a really interesting topic that will not only allow you to understand native English better, but you can also use this in your everyday speech too. At the end, we put ourselves to the test with the classic “Betty Botter bought some butter“ tongue twister. So, stick till the end to check that out and give it a go yourself! 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.

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Direct download: RLEP_237_How_to_Understand_Natives__Connected_Speech.mp3
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In this episode of the show I had an amazing conversation with Hadar Shemesh, an incredibly skilled and insightful accent and fluency coach from Israel. She moved to NYC when she was 21 to pursue acting, where she worked as a bartender at a Jazz club to support herself. According to her, she used to get criticized because of her strong Israeli accent, but acting helped her become a "diligent speech student." We start off talking about how we can often feel uncomfortable speaking a foreign language because we can't express our identity, and her experience of this while living in New York. We discuss why it is less important than you think to speak like a native, and much more important to discover how to speak like yourself. We cover extensively about native-speakerism and discrimination towards English learners and non-native teachers, and how you can overcome imposter syndrome and share your passion with the world. No matter where you are on your language learning journey, whether you are a non-native teacher or a student, you will get a lot out of this interview. So, let's jump in! 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 the App Here
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Sign up for the RealLife Native Immersion Course here
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Theaccentsway.com
The InFluency Community
InFluency Podcast
YouTube Channel: Accent's Way English with Hadar
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Instagram
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In this week's podcasts, Ethan and Ollie get their competitive spirit out with the best online games that you can use to practice your English. Learning through games is an excellent way to make your learning experience a lot more fun and dynamic. So, if you like the idea of taking your English out of the classroom and having fun, don't miss out on this episode! 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_236_10_Free_Online_Games_To_Practice_Your_English.mp3
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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.

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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 the App Here
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https://speakenglishwithvanessa.com
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Direct download: BB1_Speak_English_with_Vanessa__How_to_Find_Time_to_Learn_and_More.mp3
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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.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

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Direct download: RLEP_235_16_Ways_to_Congratulate_Someone__English_Phrases__Expressions.mp3
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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.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

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Direct download: RLEP_234_English_for_Cafs__How_to_Order_Your_Favorite_Drink.mp3
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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.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

Join the App Wait list here
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Direct download: RLEP_233_12_Expressions__Phrasal_Verbs_with_SPEAK.mp3
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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.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

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Direct download: RLEP_232_Words_from_Other_Languages_in_English__How_We_Use_Them.mp3
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In this week’s episode, Ethan interviewed Rachel from Rachel’s English. Rachel is an American pronunciation expert from Philadelphia, and with her YouTube and course she has helped millions of learners to understand and speak English clearly and naturally. In this lesson, you will learn what to do if perfectionism makes you scared of making mistakes and gets in the way of fluency. You will get advice to start practicing speaking English and how to train your pronunciation at home, alone. And so much more! Show notes here.


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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

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Previous Podcast with Rachel: #130 – Revolutionize Your Pronunciation
Rachel’s English YouTube Channel
Rachel’s English Instagram


In today’s podcast, Andrea and Ollie teach you lots of expressions and phrasal verbs with the word look, which is an extremely useful word that you can use in a variety of different everyday situations. When it comes to phrasal verbs, we know that they tend to be difficult to learn, that’s why we’re teaching them to you with their context and funny stories of when we have used them. So, you’ll learn the phrasal verbs for some standard verbs like inspect, reflect, search, investigate. This will make your English much more diverse and natural sounding! Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

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This week's podcast is all about idioms! Part of being fluent in the language is being able to speak with idiomatic expressions when they're appropriate. For example, when someone asks you "How are you?", don't always fall back to the old "I'm fine, and you?" Think of ways you can add variety to your language. For example, you could say "as right as rain". Today, Andrea and Olli teach you weather related idioms, and in doing so they touch on a cultural aspect that has to do with British people and the weather. Can you guess what it is? Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

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Direct download: RLEP_229_15_Useful_Idioms_Weather_Idioms_to_Use_in_Daily_Conversation.mp3
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In today's podcast we talk all about Easter traditions and how this festival is celebrated in the US, the UK, and Australia. Easter is originally a religious tradition, but nowadays a lot of people see it as a family celebration where you get to share delicious Easter chocolate eggs with your loved ones. So, we talk a little bit about both these sides of Easter tradition. Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

Join the App Wait list here
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Direct download: RLEP_228_How_Is_Easter_Celebrated_UK_US__Australian_Traditions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am -03

In today’s podcast, we’re talking all things Slang! Ollie teaches us some funny Australian slang expressions. You’ll also learn the American and British alternatives to these words, so no matter what your favorite version of English is, you’ll learn tons of vocabulary today with us. They also talk about how slang changes based on region and generation. Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

Join the App Wait list here
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Instagram: reallife.english
Facebook: RealLife English

Direct download: RLEP_227_How_Do_Americans_and_Brits_Say_this_Aussie_slang.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am -03

In this week's podcast, we're talking all about how you can use dating apps to practice your English. We discuss why these apps are useful to learn English and how you can start today. We'll also tell you how you can start a conversation and reply as well as some safety issues to be aware of. Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

Join the App Wait list 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_226_How_to_Use_Dating_Apps_to_Learn_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am -03

Is it possible to get fluent in 3 months as many companies claim? Can you do it without leaving your home country? In today's podcast, Ethan, Andrea and Ollie, define what fluency is and what effect a 3-month plan can have on your ability to speak English. Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

Join the App Wait list 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_225_Fluent_English_in_3_Months_Is_it_Possible.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am -03

In today's podcast, we're talking all about how to complain in English. As you're probably aware we have a culture of not really complaining, so when we do, we do it in an extremely polite way. So, we'll teach you lots of phrases and tips on how to complain politely whether you're at work, traveling, in restaurants, or hotels and in many more places. Show notes here.

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We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and are getting ready to release the 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.

Join the App Wait list 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: RLE-Podcast-224.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm -03

Over the past year, we've been spending a lot more time at home, but this doesn't mean that you have to stop learning English or making progress in your language learning. We have some great tips for you that are going to help you get some structure in your language learning as well as some ideas on how you can continue learning and practicing at home.

Direct download: RLEP_223_How_to_learn_and_practice_English_at_home_alone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm -03

Platforms like Zoom, Skype of Google Meet are used more now than ever before. Some of our students have brought up some of the challenges that come with speaking in English while using these platforms. What do we say when the audio isn't working? Or when the other person's screen freezes? Or when we accidentally interrupt ourselves? Ethan, Andrea and Ollie share some strategies, tips, and vocabulary to use in video conferences, no matter if it's a business meeting, a team meeting, meeting with your friends or even having an interview. 

Direct download: RLEP_222_English_for_Zoom_Skype_Teams_Meet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm -03

In this week's episode of the RealLife English podcast, your new fluency coach Ollie guides you through a whole range of different Australian TV series that you can start watching now, from movies, series, reality shows to soup operas! He also shares some fun Aussie idioms you'll love hearing about.

Direct download: RLEP_221_Best_Australian_Series_to_Learn_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm -03

We're thrilled (excited) to introduce you to Ollie, our newest Fluency Coach at RealLife English! Can you guess where he's from? (Hint: He doesn't have a US or a British accent) This episode is your chance to get to know Ollie as we put him in the hot seat and ask him about his language learning, travel adventures, inspirations, and much more! As you'll see, we ask him some interesting questions that you'll find useful next time you meet someone new!


In this podcast, Ethan and Andrea talk all about their favorite songs from 2020 that can help you to learn English in 2021. Not only do they talk about their favorite songs, but they talk about some favorite vocabulary and phrases from them and they break them down for you.

Direct download: 219_Best_Songs_to_Learn_English_with_in_2021.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm -03

In this podcast, Ethan and Andrea discuss how you can improve your listening comprehension. Did you know that 60% of our time spent communicating is by listening? And that we only retain 25% of that information? This could even be less when English isn't your native language. Be all ears in this fantastic episode and find out how you can become a better listener and improve your comprehension.

Direct download: RealLife_English_Podcast_218_-_How_to_Improve_your_Listening_Skills.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm -03

Last year we did "10 Best Netflix Series to Learn English with in 2020" on our YouTube channel and you loved it! Well, it's 2021 now and we're sharing with you our picks for the best shows that you can use to keep it rocking with your English learning this year!

Direct download: 217_-_Best_Series_to_watch_in_2021.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm -03

In today's wicked (UK) podcast, Ethan and Andrea talk all about slang words that you need to know. The reason why slang is so important is because it helps you understand what people are talking about, whether in TV, songs, or when you converse with a native. Ethan also shares some tips on how you can incorporate slang into your vocabulary and actually also start using it. So, don't miss out on this AWESOME opportunity to get your slag game on point! 

Direct download: 216_-_12_Slang_Words_that_Natives_Use_All_the_Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am -03

It's 2021 and many people are thinking about their resolutions. Maybe one of your goals for this year is to improve your English. In this podcast, Ethan and Justin talk about some scientifically validated ways that you can implement to actually be successful in achieving your goals this year.

Direct download: 215_-_Actually_Achieve_Your_2021_Goals_with_this_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am -03

Aww yeah! 2020 is a wrap! In this podcast, Ethan and Andre talk all about New Year's Eve and New Year's day traditions from the US, the UK as well as other from other countries. Andrea even shares her fun experience celebrating New Year's in Times Square in New York. Don't miss out on this fantastic podcast to end the year and start 2021 with a bang!

Direct download: 214_-_New_Years_Traditions_Vocabulary_and_More.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm -03

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas is right around the corner, and it's only fitting that Ethan and Andrea talk about everybody's (or most people's, right?) favorite holiday of the year. Curious to know if your name is on Santa's nice list? Or is it on his naughty list? Ethan and Andrea explain what this whole "naughty or nice" thing is as well as many other words and expressions that we use around Christmastime.

Direct download: 213_-_How_to_Talk_about_Christmas__26_Vocabulary__Expressions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm -03

In this episode, Ethan is joined by Max and Izzy. Both exceptional English speakers. They discuss the teachings of one of the most influential self-development books: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This book provides a set of simple but really powerful principles that you can use to be successful in life and also as an English learner.

Direct download: RLE_112_Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am -03

"I'm just bad at languages," "I'm too embarrassed to speak," "I'm too old to learn." These are some of the things people learning English tell themselves.
In this episode, Ethan, Andrea and Justin discuss these and a few other common excuses and attitudes that prevent people from learning English. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner, this is a great opportunity to check in with yourself to make sure you're not disempowering yourself with these common excuses.

Direct download: Podcast_RLE_211.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm -03

What is keeping you from watching a movie or TV show in English without subtitles? In this episode, Ethan, Andrea and Justin discuss 3 key things that are going to help you to finally break free from subtitles!

Direct download: 210_-_How_to_Understand_TV_series__Movies_without_Subtitles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am -03

If you have a soft spot for idioms, this podcast will take your breath away! Ethan and Andrea teach you 12 beautiful idioms so that you can understand their meaning and start using them in conversation. Plus, they answer the question we so often get asked: what's the difference between an idiom and an expression?

Direct download: 209_-_12_Beautiful_English_Idioms_to_Help_you_Understand_Natives.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am -03

Do native English speakers really make better teachers? There's a lot of controversy surrounding this topic called native-speakerism and so we discuss the advantages of having a non-native English teacher as well as the advantages of having a native English teacher. It really goes beyond just having English as a first language and we hope that this podcast would help you to make an informed decision when choosing your teacher.

Direct download: 208_-_Are_Natives_Really_Better_Teachers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am -03

Which of these is NOT the same?:

A) Slow-Witted
B) Bonehead
C) Klutz

In fact, all of them are alternatives that you can use instead of “stupid”! While we don’t encourage that you start insulting people, in this episode, we look at vocabulary that will help you understand TV series, the news, and even presidential debates!

Direct download: 207_-_20_Native_Ways_to_Say_Stupid_in_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am -03

In this week's podcast we're talking about some weird and interesting facts about British Culture. Ethan and Andrea discuss this, as well as similarities and differences between American and British culture. 

Direct download: 206_-_British_vs_American_Culture_-_Do_you_Know_These_Differences.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am -03

With the US elections right around the corner, we get deep into the American political situation in this episode. You’ll learn some vocabulary related to the elections that’s will be useful if you would like to keep updated with what’s happening in the political scene in the US. Also, we discuss other social issues such as the Coronavirus, climate change and how social media influences and manipulates you.

Direct download: 205_-_American_Elections_Politics_and_the_Danger_of_Social_Media.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am -03

Do you want to make a great first impression? The easiest way to do this is by creating your unique, personal perfect self-introduction in English! In this special podcast, Ethan will teach you everything you need to know to create your script for your perfect introduction!

Direct download: How_to_Have_a_Perfect_Introduction_in_English_FREE_TRAINING.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm -03

In today's podcast lesson, Ethan and Andrea teach you 12 English idioms and expressions with nationalities or countries. Let us know in the comments if any of these exist in your country!

Direct download: 203_-_12_Idioms_with_Nationalities__Countries_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am -03

In this episode of the RealLife English Podcast, Andrea is joined by our very own Agnieszka. She talks all about giving presentations in English. From how to develop your confidence, starting a presentation the right way and what to do when things don't go as planned.

Direct download: 202_-_Learn_How_to_Present_Confidently_in_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21am -03

In this episode of the RealLife English Podcast, Ethan and Andrea talk about a topic that often doesn't get the attention that it deserves: cultural fluency. They offer their perspective on the culture of politeness in English, which might be different in your language.

Direct download: 201_-_These_7_Phrases_will_Make_any_English_Conversation_Easier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am -03

We're celebrating the 200th episode of the RealLife English Podcast! If that wasn't enough of a celebratory occasion, we've reached 3 Million subscribers on Learn English with TV series, and 100,000 on the RealLife English YouTube channel. This is all thanks to you! In this episode, Justin and Ethan look back at the origins of RealLife English in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Don't miss out on the adventure!

Direct download: 200_-_The_Epic_Adventure_of_RealLife_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am -03

Ethan and Andrea go over a list of rather strange-sounding idioms. Have you ever heard "Bob's your uncle!" or "My neck of the woods"? Learn about those and a few more in today's podcast. 

Direct download: 199_-_English_Expressions_that_Confuse_Everyone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am -03

In today’s podcast Andrea is joined by Ksenia and Agniezka, who are both part of the RealLife English team. They share different tips for teaching English to kids and they also talk about their own experience teaching it to their kids.

Direct download: 198-_How_to_Teach_your_Child_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am -03

In today’s podcast Ethan and Andrea talk about British English words that when you use in the United States (and vice versa), they can get you into trouble or get you some laughs.

Direct download: Podcast_197_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32am -03

In this podcast Justin and Ethan talk about some great things about the American culture that you might not know about!

Direct download: Podcast_196_-_2nd_draft.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am -03

Do you want to improve your English pronunciation but you are not sure about how to do this? In this lesson Justin and Andrea give you some practical tips that you can apply today and start improving in this area!

Direct download: Podcast_195.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am -03

Do you ever get that feeling where you freeze up in conversation because you can't think of how to say something in English? In this lesson Ethan and Andrea will give you several recommendations that you can apply today in order to improve your English fluency!

Direct download: PODCAST_194.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am -03

In this podcast Ethan, Andrea and Justin talk about five great things that you can practice every day in order to improve your English communication skills.

Direct download: Podcast_193.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am -03

In today's podcast Ethan and Andrea talk about hilarious everyday American words that you shouldn't use if you visit the UK!

Direct download: Podcast_192.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am -03

In today's podcast Andrea, Justin and Ethan talk about common myths about English fluency and give great advice on how to improve your learning process.

Direct download: Podcast_191.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am -03

Do you think that your introversion is a barrier for you when it comes to practicing your English? In this podcast Ethan and Andrea talk about this topic and share great ways to don't let your fears stop you!

 

Direct download: Podcast_190.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am -03

Have you ever wondered about how can natives speak so fast? In today's podcast Ethan, Andrea and Justin will teach you some useful ways to increase your English fluency and comprehension.

Direct download: Podcast_189.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am -03

Do you ever wish that you could speak more like a native? In today’s podcast Ethan and Andrea will teach you 15 advanced English expressions that natives use all the time!

Direct download: Podcast_188_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am -03

In this free audio lesson we will be talking about how podcasts can transform your English and your life. You will have a lot of fun listening to Ethan, Justin and Andrea talk about this interesting subject and improve your English vocabulary with great new words!

Direct download: Podcast_187.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am -03

You have probably heard many things about the things that you should do when speaking English, but have you ever wondered what things you should NOT do? In this free audio lesson you will get some great advice from Ethan and Andrea regarding the things that you should avoid while having an English conversation.

Direct download: Podcast_186.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am -03

In this free audio lesson you will be learning lots of British and American English words and expressions. You will have a lot of fun hearing how different Ethan and Andrea's accents are and by the time you finish listening to it you will know which words you should use in each country avoid misunderstandings!

Direct download: Podcast_184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am -03

How should a global citizen react to racism? Right now, this is a controversial, but extremely relevant question. In this episode, we reflect on this question and hope to give you a dose of inspiration, as well as important words and expressions related to this important issue.

Direct download: Podcast_185_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am -03

In this podcast you will learn English with a beautiful poem by Gavin Aung Than how to overcome your fears. You will not only get a lot of inspiration to achieve your goals and master your fears but you will also learn many expressions and useful vocabulary.

Direct download: Podcast_183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am -03

In this podcast you will have tons of fun seeing Ethan trying to guess some British expressions. If you want to laugh a lot while learning English and improving your vocabulary, then this podcast is perfect for you!

Direct download: Podcast_182.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am -03

In this podcast Andrea, Justin and Ethan will talk about the ingredients for success, inspired by Simon Sinek's TED talk: Start with Why. You will learn a lot of interesting words and expressions and most importantly, you will learn an innovative way of thinking that will guarantee your success in English learning.

Direct download: Podcast_181.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am -03

Aww yeah! In this podcast Ethan and Andrea will be having lots of fun while talking about one of their favorites topics: food. You will learn lots of common words and expressions related to cooking that will greatly improve your English vocabulary and comprehension.

Direct download: Podcast_180.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am -03

Have you ever wondered 'what does a great teacher do'? What's the difference between a good teacher, and a great teacher? And what is the difference between a teacher and a coach? In today’s podcast we will answer all of these questions, and also talk about teaching methods and discussing how a great teacher or coach can have a tremendous influence on your learning process. So if you’re an avid learner like us, this podcast is perfect for you!

Direct download: Podcast_179.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am -03

Aww yeah, in today's podcast Ethan and Andrea will be having a lot of fun describing British and American stereotypes. You will learn about these countries' culture and traditions and will be able to discover which of these stereotypes are actually true!

Direct download: Podcast_178.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am -03

In today's podcast, Ethan, Justin, and Andrea talk about how to make the best out of the current Coronavirus situation, which we’re all going through. We also discuss what it means to be a global citizen- how what unites us as human beings is far more powerful than what divides us- why it’s so important in these hard times, and how English connects you to the world!

Direct download: RealLife_Podcast_177.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm -03

We have huge, exciting news in this podcast for you!
In addition to that, in this episode you will learn some of the best TV series to learn British English!

Direct download: RealLife_Podcast_176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am -03

Aww yeah! The RealLife English podcast is back after a 2 year absence.

In this episode, Ethan and Justin give an update on RealLife English, and cover some of the principles of learning English in the real world, including: 

- Beginners vs Advanced Learners
- Immersion vs Learning at Home
- Tipping Points/ Critical Mass for your listening, reading, and speaking

We also have a few exciting big announcements about what's to come. 

Direct download: RealLife_Radio_175_-_Classroom_English_vs._Real_World_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm -03

Join us as we republish one of our classic, most popular episodes, from 2014, a HUMOROUS conversation teaching vocabulary related to hospitals, sickness, and "getting pissed".

Prepare yourself for an action packed episode of the RealLife English podcast that is going to teach you a large variety of vocabulary.

From name mix ups at hospital to taking the piss out of friends, this raunchy episode of RLR might gross you out a little but relax, we will finish you off with a happy ending. Aww Yeah!

Direct download: 174-_Hospitals_Sickness_and_Getting_Pissed_.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 7:21pm -03

In this episode you will hear Justin's fun and adventurous story, and we will give you some recommendations for travel and how it can even be more effective learning English in your own city instead of traveling to an English speaking country!

All this and more in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast... Aww Yeah!

Direct download: 173_-_Travel_backpacking_and_learning_English_in_hostels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am -03

Have you had a pretty good 2017, but want to do even better in 2018? Do you ever wonder how to make your dreams a reality? 

In this episode we talk about how you can take action NOW to have the best year (and decade) ever! Aww yeah!

Direct download: 172_-_How_to_Have_Your_Best_Year_Ever.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am -03

One of the best ways to learn about Christmas is to watch one of the many popular Christmas Movies, which will show you what the holiday is like and the sorts of values that it represents for Americans. But there are so many to choose from--so we wanted to make a list of our favorites, which are ideal for learning English and getting a taste of what celebrating it is like!

Direct download: 171_-_8_Perfect_Christmas_Movies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09am -03

Have you ever asked whether you need to reduce or "terminate" your accent when speaking English? Or do you think that fluency is speaking without an accent? Or have you ever wondered how celebrities like Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henry Kissinger or Arianna Huffington got so famous in the United States despite being English learners? 

Well we will give you the answers to all of these questions and show you the surprising truth about your accent in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast

Direct download: 170_-_Do_I_Need_to_Speak_Without_an_Accent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am -03

Have you ever had someone tell you that you should learn another language like a child? Does this actually work? And if so, how do you do this? 

In this episode, we will share with you some surprising truths about how children learn languages and techniques that you need to be applying to your own English learning right now... let's jump in!

Direct download: 169_-_how_to_learn_like_a_child.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am -03

Get ready to start revolutionizing the way you study English! With this episode we are going to give you the RealLife Native Immersion Course so you can start taking your English fluency to the next level.

Get amazing insight into English pronunciation while learning tons of new expressions, slang, and phrasal verbs in these innovative lessons.

To get your present go to: https://reallifeglobal.com/thanksgiving/

Direct download: 168_-_How_to_Revolutionize_Your_English_with_Podcasts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm -03

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I'll never be fluent in English--I'm too old!"? Or maybe you just think that now you are an adult and you can only become fluent when you are a kid. 

Whether you are lost and confused or are making excuses for your learning, you will find this episode extremely useful to answer these question and more. 

Remember to go to https://reallifeglobal.com/age to learn even more!

Direct download: 167_-_Am_I_Too_Old_to_Learn_English.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 8:49am -03

It's always hard to find the right words to say when someone dies--and especially when it is not your first language.

You don't want to be perceived as insensitive or rude, so knowing the correct word or expression to talk about death is crucial. We will show you exactly this today to help prevent you from embarrassing yourself!

Direct download: 167_-_Death_Expressions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm -03

Do you know how to express your thanks in English when someone does something nice for you? Or how to respond when someone shows their appreciate to you? It is not enough to just say, "Thank you" or "You're welcome." If you want to be a fluent English speaker, you need to know what is the right word to use and when, so we will show you in this episode, talk about why appreciation is so important, AND share a native gratitude resource for you. 

Direct download: 165_-_How_to_Express__Respond_to_Appreciation_in_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32am -03

What do you usually think of people from the United States? Do you think we're fat, arrogant, and love guns? Or maybe that we're usually tall, blonde, white, and drive big cars? 

In this episode we'll discuss some common American stereotypes, what is an "Ugly American," and which of these, if any, are actually true! This might just come in handy before you travel to the USA, or if you are just curious about American culture. Let's jump in!

Direct download: 164_American_Stereotypes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am -03

Did you know that William Shakespeare, one of the most famous English writers, hugely shaped how we speak English? In fact, he invented over 1700 new English words. So in this podcast we have hand picked 15 of the most useful expressions that you can start using to add a bit of sophistication to you English. And then maybe you can get a copy of one of Shakespeare's plays and really put your English to the test. Aww yeah! 

Direct download: 163_-_Shakespeare_English.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am -03

Everything starts with your mindset--the way that you intentionally (or unintentionally) cultivate your thought process and habits. When you put in the deliberate work to mold the right kind of mindset, you are guaranteed to be successful. It is actually quite simple, although it may not always be easy. That's why in this podcast we will give you recommendations to help you change the way you think, so that you can become a fluent, confident English speaker. What's more, you will be able to apply these tools to all other areas of your life. 

Direct download: 162_-_Think_and_Grow_Fluent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28am -03

Have you ever been frustrated because you heard other people laughing, but didn't understand the joke in English? And do you want to be able to use your English to make other people laugh?

If your answer is "yes," then we have the perfect podcast episode for you here. We brought on Luke, from Luke's English Podcast to give you some expert advice about humor--because Luke is not only a kickass British English teacher, he is also a comedian!

Learn more about Luke's life, how he became a teacher, how you can use comedy and be funnier in English and more, Aww Yeah!

Direct download: 161_-_How_to_Be_Funny_In_English.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 5:14pm -03

Do you ever feel alone in your learning, like you don't have anyone who helps and supports you? Who tells you to keep going and is rooting for you to be successful? 

If you have ever wished that you had friends, family, or a role model who would support you through the challenge of learning English, then this podcast episode is just for you! 

Download or listen now! And remember to visit the show notes at: http://reallifeglobal.com/support/

Direct download: 160_final_cut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57am -03

Have you ever jumped off a cliff? Or skied down a hill in a meter of snow? Or hopped out of a plane a kilometer above the ground? 

Ok, maybe we can't help you be the next world famous daredevil, but we can help you be an extreme English learner and teach you some extreme sports vocabulary! Which is exactly what we are going to do in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast.

Are you ready to add some adrenaline to your English learning? Let's jump in... Aww Yeah! 

Direct download: 159_final_cut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:43am -03

Something English learners always complain about is not having the words that they need to express themselves like they would in their mother tongue.

That is why in this episode we are taking a deep dive into some advanced techniques for learning, remembering, and using more vocabulary. Having a rich active vocabulary is a key aspect of fluent communication, so I guarantee that the recommendations in this episode will be invaluable to you. Let's dive in! 

Direct download: 158_final_cut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am -03

Ethan writing you from Barcelona where there were recently some terrorist attacks from the 16th - 18th of August, 2017. Fortunately, I was not personally affected, but these tragic events definitely got me thinking, and that's what we discuss in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast. 

The headlines all say some variation of "14 Dead in the Attacks in Barcelona." And although this is effective and impactful to see at the front of the newspaper, it is way too impersonal. 

Don't think of 14 dead. Think of the 14 individuals, each with a name, a face, a family--and perhaps more importantly--dreams that now they will never have the possibility to accomplish. Their potential was stolen from them, but you and I are still here. And you and I need to remember that our time, our potential, our dreams can be taken at any moment. We have to act NOW. By telling ourselves that we will have time tomorrow, or next week, or next year to achieve our dreams we avoid the reality that the victim yesterday could have been you or me. And it is a disrespect to those that did have their dreams stolen from them yesterday if you and I don't at least try to make ours a reality today. 

I truly send my heart out to any of you affected by the events here in Barcelona, or anywhere else. Here we might say, "Tots units fem força," -- united we are stronger! And it's never more than in times of tragedy that we see how real this is. Together we will not give up in the face of a few cruel individuals. Together we can make our dreams a reality. Together we can make a better tomorrow.

Let's continue the good fight together, you and I! Much love from Barcelona️ ❤️!

Direct download: 157_final_cut.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 6:16am -03

If you have been following the episodes since the RealLife English Podcast #150 then you will have been completely immersed in the RealLife Way, our methodology for success in English and in life (if not, you may want to first go back and listen from Episode 150). 

Today we give you TEN TIPS on how you can start following the RealLife Way and guarantee your fluency. Are you ready to kick ass? Listen or download now!

Direct download: RLW_Wrap_Up_final_cut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am -03

This episode of the RealLife English Podcast is at the TOP of the RealLife Way--so if you have made it this far, congratulations! You are already well on your way to not just learning it, but living it! And the ultimate expression of this is when you can use your English to actually change the world! 

I know it sounds like a big goal, but as Gandhi said, "Be the change that your wish to see in the world," and knowing how to communicate in English is going to exponentially aid you in doing this. 

Join us for a mind blowing discussion and also learn how you can get TWO new fluency presents, which will help you to start living a life beyond borders. 

Direct download: RealLife_Way-_Be_the_Change_Step_5_.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:15am -03

Hey you there--yes you! Are you ready to communicate in English like an expert?

It's not just enough to wish for it. And no, it's not enough to go to class two or three times per week or study grammar. The secret lies in just one skill--in a willingness to open your heart, to be vulnerable, to face your shame, and to be COURAGEOUS! If you master the skill that we will talk about in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast, you will be perceived as fluent. But do you have the guts [bravery] to do it? Let's see--download or listen now!

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Category:Education -- posted at: 6:00am -03

Are you ready to be empowered with the strategies, skills and courage you need to step outside of the classroom, and not just learn English, but to live it? Are you ready for this next big step in our new methodology, the RealLife Way?

Aww yeah! Today, in Step 3, we are both breaking a big myth related to native English speakers AND helping you with your goal of having native-like English... It sounds a bit contradictory, but you will soon find out why in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast!

Direct download: RealLife_Way-_Discover_Native_English_Step_3__.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29am -03

Aww yeah! Are you ready to go BEYOND the boring traditional methods and learn English like the natives do--by USING it?!? 

Without a doubt, the most successful English learners I have met completely surround themselves with the language. They create an environment and lifestyle that mimics the experience one might have if she were living in an English speaking country. And without a doubt, this is a HUGE key to success with learning. It is moving past the ways you were told to learn the language, and making it a part of your everyday life that you don't even really have to think about. 

It is simple, it is fun, and although it is not always easy, it is extremely fulfilling. But in this episode, Justin and Ethan will make it more effortless with tons of new tips and resources. Are you ready? Then press play! 

Direct download: RealLife_Way-_Dont_Just_Learn_it_Live_it_Step_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am -03

Where there is a will, there is a way!

Nowhere is this truer than when learning a foreign languages. This expression explains that if one's desire and determination are enough, she can find a way to do anything.

So, if you bring your want of English fluency, and you are willing to work hard for it, then we will show you the way! 

In this podcast, you will learn the 3 pillars of determination: 

  1. Desire,
  2. Vision, and
  3. Discipline

If you start your journey by concretizing these three qualities into your mindset, you will be unstoppable. Let's do exactly that in this episode of the RealLife English podcast, aww yeah! 

Direct download: RealLife_Way-_Determination_Step_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am -03

In this episode, we are thrilled to present an outline of our new comprehensive 5-Step methodology that we have developed over the last four years with RealLife English. The next FIVE episodes will go in depth about each step of the RealLife Way and how YOU can start applying this to your English and your life: 

  • PART I - Where There's a Will, There's a Way
  • PART II - Don't Just Learn it, Live it
  • PART III - Discover the Truth About "Native" English
  • PART IV - Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and SPEAK English
  • PART V - Be the Change Your Wish to See in the World

If you listen to every episode in the next few weeks and apply the principles, then we have the following promise:

We will Inspire you to awaken the determination you need to realize your true potential, not only as an English learner, but as a human being.

We will Empower you build the strategies, skills, and courage you need to step outside the classroom into the real world, and not just learn English, but to live it.

We will Connect you to a world beyond beyond borders, a global consciousness, community, and realization of the fact that no matter what divides us, that what unites us is far greater.

We are super excited to present you with this dynamic, new methodology for English learning, so without further ado, let's jump into the lesson! 

 

Direct download: RealLife_Way-_Introduction_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am -03