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!

Ready to dive into one of the most frequent questions lately? Can you guess what it is?

"What the hell is happening in the United States??"

As Americans living in Brazil, we have been getting asked A LOT about the recent elections in the United States. Although we are not going to be talking too much about our political preferences, in this RLR episode we will discuss why the elections may have resulted how they did.

More importantly, we will use this as an example of why Global Communication and being a diplomatic communicator is SO crucial nowadays! And we have a special guest, Teacher Vanessa from the United States, to help us.

Ready to improve your English (with over 50 new words and phrases!--See below) and learn about some really cool topics? Then jump into today's episode!

Shownotes (with all the new vocabulary and references): http://reallifeglobal.com/facebook-politics/

Direct download: RLR_126-_Facebook_and_American_Politics.mp3
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Are you ready to really test your English comprehension with an Aussie (Australian), a Yank (American), and a Brit (British) all in one podcast? Today you can with our special guest, Jack Askew!

SEE SHOW NOTES

Direct download: Frazzle_Dazzle.mp3
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Do you consider yourself a master chef? Would you know how to name all the equipment in a kitchen?

Unfortunately we are not going to help you become a better cook, but we will at least help you with some new cooking vocabulary, teach you some very important aspects of native pronunciation, and hopefully help you have a fun time learning kitchen English.

SEE SHOWNOTES

Direct download: Cooking_with_the_RealLife_Guys.mp3
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Have you ever wanted to quit your job? Start your own business? Find your inner entrepreneur?

We love talking about new business ideas, and trying to find creative new ideas which could help us with RealLife. In this episode we have decided to do exactly that, and hopefully inspire someone out there to start their own entrepreneurial journey.

We talk about our startup, give you some cool resources you can use to learn more about entrepreneurism, and teach you some really cool new vocabulary to help you understand more about all these ideas.

 

See show notes here!

Direct download: 123_-_Build_a_Business_in_English.mp3
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In this episode we have a chat with Shanthi Cumaraswamy from English with a Twist. Shanthi has been teaching business English to professionals for over 6 years now, and has a long history of working in the business and finance world.

Get some great tips and discover more about the interesting things she is doing with her teaching. 

Direct download: Shanti_Podcast_Finished.mp3
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Are you looking to have less anxiety? Improve your general well-being? Who knows, maybe even improve your learning potential?

In this episode we talk about some of the benefits one can get from a simple meditation practice, how meditation has had an effect on our lives, and more importantly we break some preconception people typically have about meditation in general. 

Ohmmmmm Yeahhhh!!!!!

 

See Show Notes: www.reallifeglobal.com/meditating

Direct download: Meditation_Podcast.mp3
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In this episode or RealLife Radio we have another special guest, the founder of English Anyone, Drew Badger!

In this interesting conversation you are going to learn all about Drew's adventures with Japanese culture and his unique teaching style, which he uses to teach Japanese babies!!

To discover more about Drew you MUST watch all his youtube videos, and also take a look at his website.

See shownotes

Song: The Cat Empire - Midnight

Direct download: 120_-_English_in_Japan_with_Drew_Badger.mp3
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Do you agree with the expressions beauty is in the eye of the beholder? 

In this episode of RealLife Radio we will take you though 16 different ways to say 'beautiful' and teach you all the little differences between each word. Using the wrong word in a situation can lead to a very embarrassing moment, as you will discover with some of Justin's stories about false cognates.

We hope you enjoy and would love to get some feedback and suggestions about future podcasts ;)

 

See Show Notes

Direct download: Beautiful_podcast.mp3
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Have you ever had a fantastic teacher? One that made you LOVE whatever subject they were teaching? A teacher who made you excited to go to class every day?

We all know what a big difference a good teacher can make. But what makes the best teachers special? How do they motivate us to be curious and love learning?

We brought back Fluency MC, master teacher, trainer and knowledge entertainer, to help us discuss how the best teachers motivate their students.

Whether you are a learner looking to add passion to your own routine, or a teacher wanting to spice up your classroom, you are going to get a TON of value out of this episode of RealLife Radio... 

Direct download: How_the_Best_Teachers_Motivate_Students.mp3
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Are you learning English incorrectly? Did you know that 90% of English learners never achieve English fluency?

In this episode of RealLife Radio we are going to teach you some of the common habits that the 10% of successful learners possess. 

Awww Yeah!!!! See show notes here

Direct download: Self_Directed_Learning.mp3
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Are you learning English for the wrong reasons?

One of the main reasons why so many people fail to become a fluent English speakers is actually because of the wrong motivations for learning. 

Are you one of these people? Find out in this episode of RealLife Radio. Aww Yeah!

 

See Show Notes Here

Direct download: 116_-_The_Reasons_90_Of_English_Learners_Fail.mp3
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Every thought the education system was 'F'-ed up?

We always have and in this podcast cast we talk a little bit about what we think is wrong with the way the education system works.

See full shownotes

Direct download: Education_Podcat.mp3
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See Show notes

Direct download: 114_-_Are_You_Ready_For_Global_English.mp3
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Are you CLUMSY? In this episode learn a ton of new vocabulary related to accidents, accident prone people, and how to avoid accidents in the future. Awww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_114.mp3
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The RealLife English Podcast is finally back! And now it's unedited.

Learn, laugh, cry, and most importantly have a lot of fun with your English learning. In this episode we talk about what has been going on at RealLife English, and teach you a bunch of business terms based on this very funny youtube video.

Learn more about RealLife English: 

★ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/RealLifeEnglishBH
★ WEBSITE: http://www.RealLifeGlobal.com
★ PLATFORM: http://reallifeglobal.com/coming-soon/
★ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/GetRealLifeEnglish/
★ TWITTER: @reallifeglobal
★ INSTAGRAM: @reallife_english

☯For Business Inquiries contact: fluencyteam@reallifeglobal.com

 

 

 

Direct download: The_RealLife_English_Podcast_112.mp3
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In this great episode you are going to get some first hand English learning tips with our good friend, and podcast listener, Geanderson Esteves. Get some great advice from this model English learner who has really connected his life to his learning.

Want to practice your speaking, and make friends from all over the world? Join RealLife Global

How to maximize your learning with this podcast:

  1. Revise the show notes below to check all the new words, and podcast content.
  2. Download or listen online to the episode.
  3. Ask any questions in the comments below.

Click here to go to site and see more

Direct download: All-Star_Tips_From_a_Model_English_Learner.mp3
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Become a super English speaker in this action packed episode of the RealLife Poodcast. Check out all the new words and notes below to help you follow along and learn as much as possible. Aww Yeah!!

Words You Should Know:

  • Kickball – kid’s version of soccer
  • A lot of catching up to do – to give someone a lot of lost information due to their absence
  • Tuned in to – to be on the same frequency (common for radio stations)
  • Spread the word - to share information amongst peers
  • Stepping up – take responsibility for something
  • Booklist – a list of books which you want to read
  • Villain laugh – a scary laugh made by a bad person
  • a ……… or two – a rough estimate of quantity
  • Invisibility – to ability to be invisible
  • Morph – to transform your body into another form or shape
  • Chillin’ like a villain – expression used to say you are relaxing and doing nothing
  • Chill out – to relax
  • Take a chill pill – funny way to tell someone to relax
  • Up to date with something – to have all the latest news about something

Click here to see the rest of the show notes

Direct download: 111_-_Its_a_bird_its_a_plane_its..._English_Fluency.mp3
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Gabby tells us about her story in becoming a world class English teacher, and how Go Natural English was born. Get some great tips and insights for Gabby and her amazing work. 

Speak English with people from all over the world with our new platform RealLife Global

Direct download: RealLife_Radio110_Becoming_A_More_Natural_English_Speaker.mp3
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In this episode we are going to teach you how to practice your English speaking, and make a lot of cool new, share your culture, and discover the world, with the NEW RealLife Global platform. 

Click here to go to platform

Direct download: Practice_Your_Speaking_AND_Make_Friends_Around_the_World.mp3
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In this episode we talk, and teach you about some of the most popular English slogans, what they mean, and even explain why some of them are grammatically incorrect.

Direct download: RLE_SLOGANS.mp3
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Are you thinking of taking the IELTS test? Or any academic English test in the future, like TOEFL or one of the Cambridge English Exams?

In this episode of RealLife Radio or special guest, Jessica Beck, will debunk (show the falsness) 4 myths people have about the most nerve racking part of all these test... the speaking section!

SEE SHOW NOTES

Direct download: 4_Mthys_about_the_IELTS_Speaking_Exam.mp3
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In this episode, our special guest, Adir ferreira, tells us about his awesome English learning journey from living in the one horse town (very little city) of bebedouro, to becoming one of the most well respected online teachers in Brazil.

He also teaches us the importance of taking action with your learning, and how by always pushing your limits, you can achieve anything.

SEE SHOWNOTES

Direct download: RLR_106_Adir_Ferreira.mp3
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Aww Yeah!! In this episode of RealLife Radio we are going to get some great learning advice from a self-taught fluent English speaker.

Ludmila, from Brazil, is a great example of how someone with the right motivation, and enough will power, can quickly outgrow traditional language learning methods, and achieve true lifelong fluency.

See Shownotes

Direct download: Fluency_Tips_from_a_Self_Taught_Learner.mp3
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Have you ever tried learning English with music? What about Hip Hop music?

In this episode of RealLife Radio we are chatting with the virally famous online English educator Jason R Levine, Fluency Mc. Learn all about his innovative approach to learning languages through rap music, and more importantly having fun with the language. Aww Yeah!

See Show Notes

Direct download: 104_-_Rap_Your_Way_to_Fluency.mp3
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In this long lost (we totally forgot about this one) episode of RealLife Radio, we talk about how some silly conservative groups have problems using the word gay, different kinds of fashion, and we also give our best description of what we know about women's clothing (which is not a lot).

We hope you enjoy!

Direct download: Homosexuality_Fashion_Womens_Clothing.mp3
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We have a very special episode this week for you TV lovers out there. We talk about catchphrases from many of our favorite shows, like Friends, the Simpsons, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, and more!
This is an episode you can't miss! Get a little insight into American culture, jokes, and of course English.

 

See ShowNotes

Direct download: RLR__102_-_The_Most_Popular_TV_Phrases.mp3
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Have you ever noticed that you when you drink alcohol you suddenly become more confident?

From our experience with our English speaking parties, we have noticed that after a little bit of alcohol, people’s English tends to get a little better, and flow a lot more.

In this episode we explore the idea that drinking alcohol could help your English speaking ability. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

See Show Notes!

Direct download: RLR_101.mp3
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Let’s celebrate 100 episodes of RealLife Radio. Aww Yeah!!!

For such a special occasion we are going to focus this podcast on telling the story of RealLife English, and how this whole movement started. From 2 roommates, to a community of over 120,000 English learners and speakers from all over the world, and plenty more exciting stuff coming in the very near future.

We also wanted to give big thanks to everyone who has supported us and given us great feedback from the very begining.

- See Shownotes

Direct download: RealLife_English_100.mp3
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Do you feel like your English is a little dull and boring?

Well, in this awesome episode of RealLife Radio we are going to help you start changing that. You are going to learn some cheesy (see below) jokes that work really well for ice-breakers when speaking English.

Also, we are going to give you some great pronunciation tips, lots of new vocabulary and expressions, and help you understand a scene from the Simpsons, featuring family Guy characters.

See Show Notes

Direct download: RLR_99_Puns_and_Humor.mp3
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You reckon you could throw another shrimp on the Barbie for me?

Have you ever spoken to an Australian? (Chad doesn’t count)

The Australian accent is considered one of the hardest to understand by many people, and today we are going to put your listening comprehension to the test.

With our special guest Matt Newton from Australia in the studio, you are going to learn a lot about Australia, the accent, food, stereotypes, and much more. Aww Yeah!

SEE SHOWNOTES

Direct download: 98_-_How_to_Understand_an_Aussie.mp3
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Are you ready to raise the bar (definition below) with your English?

Today you are going to do that by learning all about sports expressions and references that are commonly used in English. Although these expressions are related to sports, they are figurative expressions and can be used in all situations.

You are also going to learn and get inspired with today's Killer Quote, and get some comical insight into American humor with the Killer Clip. Aww yeah!

See Shownotes

Direct download: RLR_97_Sports_Idioms_for_Your_Life.mp3
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In this episode you RealLife radio you are going to discover how important is to have a strong purpose for your English learning journey, and how to get motivated to do that.


We are joined with our special guest Jack Askew who will motivate us with today’s killer quote, open our eyes to his teaching and learning methodology, and help us with our pronunciation.

Direct download: RLR_96_-_Kickass_Habits_and_British_Accents.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am -03

Do you want to learn English with a NINJA?

Well, today you are going to do just that. We have Kevin Conwell (a.k.a the Ninja English teacher) to help you guys with you journey to English fluency.

Learn about all the lessons Kevin learned from his language learning adventures, and discover the power of finding purpose to why you are learning English in the first place.

Direct download: RealLife_Radio_95_-_Speak_English_Like_a_Ninja.mp3
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Today our plan for you is to give you an opportunity to hit your English out of the park [definition in episode].

In this episode of RealLife radio you are going to learn all about baseball, pick up tons of new expressions, get inspired by another kick ass quote, and you might even get to third base [listen to episode to understand joke].

See Show Notes

Direct download: RealLife_Radio_94.American_Sports_Idioms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am -03

It would be a good idea to go to “the John” before listening to this podcast.

Did you know that “the John” is another name for bathroom? In the English language there are many expressions based around people’s names, and today you are going to learn a lot of them!

You will also get a great vocabulary lesson from the TV series The Big Bang Theory, and an awesome quote to get you really motivated.

Direct download: RealLife_Radio_93_-_Wordplay_with_Names_and_The_Big_Bang_Theory.mp3
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Do you think you are lazy when it comes to studying English?


Well, let us introduce you to Olly Richards, an English polyglot who has taught himself 7 languages. In this episode you are going to discover how Olly managed to learn all of these language despite his busy schedule, and being a lazy language learning student.

Direct download: How_to_Learn_English_without_Classes.mp3
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Are you ready to start THINKING like a successful English learner?

In this episode you are going to learn all about how having the right mindset can immediately make you a more successful language learner, and also help you become a better learner in life.

Direct download: Growth_Mindset.mp3
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Start making your English more powerful by using figurative expressions!

In this episode Max  explains how using idioms in spoken English can really help you connect more to people and sound a lot more fluent. Also, we will be testing our newest section, Killer Quotes! Learn popular expressions and get improve your pronunciation with clips from movies and TV series.

Direct download: Power_Idioms_for_max_Soundbite.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am -03

Listen to the story of our good friend, Max from Argentina, and how he became a fluency English speaker despite all of the challenges he faced.

You will also learn about the power of having someone holding you accountable for your learning and how the pronunciation of words can change when using the possessive S. Check the noted below before listening to MAXimize your comprehension. Aww Yeah! - CLICK HERE t see shownotes

 

Direct download: 89_-_Maxs_Journey_of_Determination.mp3
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One of the amazing things about the English language is the fact that it gives people the opportunity to share their culture with people from all over the world.

In today’s episode we have a very special guest, Richard from Ghana to teach us all a little about his country and culture.  Learn a lot of new words and expressions, practice your listening comprehension with his West African accent, and learn how to dance Azonto!

Show notes: http://www.reallifeglobal.com/ghana

Direct download: RealLife_Radio_88_-_The_English_of_West_Africa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am -03

With the help of our special guest, self-taught English learner Rob Dog from Sao Paulo Brazil, we have a theory packed episode that will blow your mind (impress you a lot).

Make sure you read through all the show notes below to fully prepare for the episode and if you want to take your English to the next level, join the fluency circle and get access to the RealLife Radio power lessons!

 CLICK HERE TO GET A FREE POWER LESSON

Direct download: Aquatic_Ape.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am -03

Do you consider yourself a NASTY English learner?

No, I don’t mean nasty meaning someone who is mean to others. I mean nasty like a boss, a baller, someone who’s English is off the hook.

If you don’t know what I am talking about then you have to check out this episode of RealLife radio with our special guest, Bilal from New Jersey. Aww yeah!

See show notes here

Direct download: RLR_86-_New_York_English__The_Quran.mp3
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Have you ever had a run in with the law? Maybe you have unfortunately been a victim of a crime.

Either way, in this episode of RealLife Radio you are going to get a whole lot of great information related to the law, different crimes, and punishments.

See show notes here

Direct download: RLR_85-_Breaking_the_Law_soundbytes.mp3
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Get ready to start revolutionizing the way you study English! With this episode we are going to give you the RealLife Radio Power Lesson 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.

Download Power Lesson Here

Direct download: How_to_Revolutionize_your_English_with_Podcasts.mp3
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Do you ever find yourself hunching over or sitting with your arms crossed?

These forms of body language can really affect your verbal communication as well. In this episode you are going to get a lot of useful new vocabulary, including phrasal verbs and slang, all related to improving your body language.

Also discover the difference between STUFF and THINGS and remember to participate in the weekly challenge. Aww Yeah!

See Shownotes

Direct download: Body_Language_SoundBytes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am -03

Have you ever had to speak in public? Did you nearly pee your pants?

In this episode of RealLife Radio you’re going to get some great advice about preparing to speak in public, learn some really common aspects of connected speech, and improve your pronunciation and comprehension with Eminem!

See more info and get the show notes here

Direct download: public_speaking_Sound_Bytes.mp3
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The end of the year is near which means it’s time for a lot of parties, food, and family.

 

This is a great time to stop and smell the roses (take time to appreciate things) and be grateful for all you have. In this episode we explore all the different holidays that happen at the end of the year, teach you about some common native pronunciation that confuses most learners, and get some inspiration from basketball legend, Michael Jordan. Enjoy!

See Show Notes : http://www.reallifeglobal.com/happy_holidays

 

Direct download: Holidays_Podcast_Soundbytes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am -03

Are you more of a city slicker, or a country hick? Either way I'm sure you can see the good side and bad side of both lifestyles.

In this episode we are going to explore all the aspects of living in a big city from traffic to work. Also, learn about one woman's 10 hour walk through New York city, and we explain the difference between the words city, town, and village. 

See shownotes here

Direct download: RLR_80_Edited_Audio_SoundBytes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am -03

You have to be really tough if you want to learn a language and becoming truly fluent in it. Luckily for you this episode is going help you become as tough as nails (see meaning in shownotes).

In this episode you will greatly extend your English vocabulary, hear about a rugby fan who has balls of steal (hear meaning in episode) and learn all the different ways of using the word check. Aww yeah!!

Direct download: RLE79-_How_to_be_Tough_in_English.mp3
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Getting your hair cut in a second language can be a very difficult and even scary thing to do. You don’t want to mess up your style with a bad haircut.

 

In this episode you are going to:
learn lots of vocabulary related to getting your hair cut
learn the difference between appointment, commitment, meeting, and plans
learn why you should not ask someone to marry you in a boat.

Click to see all the vocabulary in the show notes

Direct download: Bad_hair_day_podcast_soundbytes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm -03

Have you made any big moves in your life recently?

We are about to make some big moves with RealLife English and have based this episode of RealLife Radio all about that.

Also in this episode you are going to learn all about Apollos Hestor’s great speech for a local news station that went viral on YouTube. We’ve even made it into a FREE RealLife power lesson for all of you who haven’t joined the fluency circle yet.

 

Click here to see the sample power lesson

Direct download: The_Big_Move_soundbytes.mp3
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Have you ever offended somebody when speaking English purely because you were unfamiliar with their culture?

In this episode you are going to learn about being more politically correct when speaking English and how to avoid using the wrong words when talking about “touchy” subjects. Also, hear about an Australian pig that got drunk and started a fight with a cow.

Do you want to get MORE from RealLife Radio? Join the Fluency Circle and you will recieve the RealLife Radio Power Lessons EVERY WEEK! Learn more here

Direct download: politically_correct_soundbytes.mp3
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Describing sounds can be a very difficult thing to do, especially in another language.

In this episode of RealLife Radio you are going to learn the names of the most common, and sometimes most unpleasant, body noises and bodily functions. Also, you’ll hear the story of the creepy homeless pickup artist, and the difference between recommend and suggest.

Direct download: podcast_-_Bodily_functions_finished.mp3
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In this episode we are going to be focusing on all things Australia. You are going to get some insight about the history of the Australian accent, get some examples from some stereotypical Australian stars, and learn why it’s really important to know what the word “dunny” means if you happen to be travelling to the land down under (Australia).

Direct download: aussie_podcast_with_soundbytes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm -03

Do you consider yourself a motivated English learner? Do you believe you are studying English for the right reasons?

In this this episode we are going to inspire you to think about your reasons for speaking English and discover how having a strong “why” will really excel your English fluency without you even noticing. Aww Yeah!!

Direct download: Start_with_Why_Soundbytes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm -03

Are you ready to laugh, to cry, and more importantly learn a lot of new English words and expressions?

In this episode we are going to take you through an emotional learning experience describing and different emotional states, starting from the bottom of the barrel and finishing on top of the world! See show notes at: reallifeglobal.com/emotions

Direct download: Podcast_-_Negative_Emotions_special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm -03

Proverbs are often defined as "short expressions of popular wisdom." How many do you know, and are they a part of your everyday vocabulary?

In this episode of RealLife TV you are going to learn lots of new proverbs that are commonly used in amongst native speakers, discover why Mickey Mouse and Sponge Bob have been bad cartoon characters, and discover the difference between strange, weird, and other similar words. Aww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_Proverbs_soundbyted.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm -03

Have you been kind to a random stranger today?

In this episode of RealLife Radio you are going to learn a whole lot of vocabulary related to being kind and generosity, learn about Leon Logothetis and his journey around the world totally reliant on other people's kindness, and listen to us answer a really good question from a RealLife Radio member, Rawda from Egypt.

Direct download: kindness-27_with_soundbytes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am -03

Have you been having problems with speeding drivers in your neighborhood? Well, in this episode of RealLife radio you are going to discover how a clever granny [grandmother] managed to find an "appealing" solution.

Also, a ton of new vocabulary, including phrasal verbs, slang expressions, and colloquialisms. Aww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_54_-_Transportation_ready.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm -03

Would you consider yourself a trustworthy person? Or, are you a bit shady?

In this episode of RealLife Radio you are going really extend your vocabulary with tons of new expressions and general vocabualry all related to trust. Also, we talk about the ice bucket challenge craze, and answer a question which is a common mistake for many English learners.

 

Direct download: podcast_Trust_with_sound_bytes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm -03

Accidents happen to everyone, but learning a crapload of English in this podcast is by no means an accident!

Expand your vocabulary, English comprehension, and even your pronunciation with this action packed episode of RealLife Radio. From knives falling from balconies to burning your leg with cup noodles, this is an episode you don't want to miss!

Direct download: podcast_accidents_-_With_sound_bytes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm -03

Prepare yourself for an action packed episode of RealLife Radio that is going to teach you a large variety of vocabulary so commonly used in everyday life.

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: Podcast_Sickness_Hospitals_and_Getting_Pissed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am -03

In this episode you are going to get a crap load of new vocabulary, including all the phrasal verbs that go with the word work. You are also going get some insight into how Justin gets his arms to be so big and muscular with gym and exercising vocabulary.

Direct download: RealLife_Radio_65_-_Work_it_out_added_audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm -03

Do you get pissed off quickly and for very insignificant things? Then you are going to love this episode of RealLife Radio.

You are going to discover new ways to express anger when someone, or something is irritating you, plus we teach you the difference between history and story, and find out about the angry redneck you gets instant karma.

Awww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_64_-_Pet_Peeves_added_audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am -03

Hey there ladies and gentlemen, have you ever wondered how many different ways you can connect your English learning to your life?

Well, in this episode of RealLife Radio we are going to give you some great alternatives to practice your English by surrounding yourself with the language more, by any means possible. Awww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_63.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm -03

In this episode of RealLife Radio you are going to discover the most EXPENSIVE place to use bad words in the world! Plus you're gonna get a whole lot of new vocabulary all related to going out with friends and having fun, and the confusing difference between the words house and home. Awww Yeah!!

Direct download: Out_on_the_town_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm -03

In this episode you are going to find out about a Miley Sirus's tragic loss, learn a lot of shopping terms and expressions, AND discover some cool alternatives to using swear words and bad language. Awww Yeah!

Direct download: Podcast_61-_Shopping_in_a_nutshell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm -03

In this weeks episode of RealLife Radio Chad and Justin's conversation topic is all about music and the effect it can have on language learning, and cultural understanding. Also, learn about a man who nearly died chasing after a $20 bill, get a great resource for learning with music, and discover whole lot of new vocabulary. Awww Yeah!!!

Direct download: RLR-_Episode_60.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm -03

In this episode Chad, Justin, and Ethan talk about the new RealLife Global Social network, and how you can connect to the world through English. Also, learn a lot of new vocabulary related to the World Cup and find out about what things are like in Brazil right now.

Direct download: Podcast_-_Woorld_Cup_Fever.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm -03

In this episode your are going hear some interesting ways other listeners listen to the podcast, get some marriage advice from Bill Murray, expand your vocabulary in relation to travel accommodation, AND learn how to use the expression, "Just Saying." Enjoy

Direct download: Bill_Muray_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm -03

In today’s Episode of RealLife radio Chad and Justin talk to Ludimilla (the first female on the show) about her experience learning English from a young age with the help of technology, and her perspective of the World Cup in Brazil. You'll also discover the amazing story of a heroic cat who saved a baby, hear about Justin's iguana's cool spikey mohawk, and hear the first female Awww Yeah in history.

Direct download: Podcast__57_-_Hero_cats.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm -03

Chad and Justin talk about all the trouble and problems they caused their mother's as children,  fond memories of their mom's growing up, and introduce you to offensive "yo mama" jokes. SPECIAL GUEST: Noah Haas

Direct download: Mamas_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm -03

Do you have a soft spot (sensative sid) for romance? In this episode Chad and Justin's main conversation is all about romance and their opinions about the  subject. Also learn about a creepy Chinese photographer and how to use a lot, a few, and a little correctly. Awww Yeah!!

Direct download: Podcast_Romantic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm -03

In this episode, Chad and Justin talk about embarrassing moments in language learning and life.

We also talk about the world famous viral youtube video for English learners, "The Italian Man Who Went to Malta,"  we teach all the uses (and different pronunciations) of the word, and we teach you more than 30 new words and expressions. 

Direct download: RealLife_Podcast_-_Embarrassing_Moments.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm -03

Chad and Justin talk about humorous expressions related to Easter and Spring Break. 

Direct download: RLE_Podcast-_Easter_Final_MP3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm -03

Get the full transcript and conected speech pronunciation lesson from our site right now, Aww yeah!!! reallifebh.com/podcast-52

Direct download: podcast_52_-_Learning_with_TV_Shows.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm -03

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Direct download: Podcast_51_-_Slang_Expressions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm -03

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Direct download: podcast_50_-Things_not_to_do_when_speaking.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm -03

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Direct download: Podcast_49_-_Sports_Finished.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm -03

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Direct download: podcast_48_-_Heros_journey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm -03

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Direct download: Podcast_47_-_travel_tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm -03

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Direct download: Podcast_46_-_Habits.mp3
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Some Connected Speech Examples

  • Would you – “Woul-dja”
  • I don’t know  - “I-dunno”
  • What do you think? – “Wha-da-ya-think?”
  • We can – “we-kin”

Words to Know

  • Go out with a bang – to finish something with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm.
  • Soul searching – spending time alone and contemplating about life.
  • Freak of nature – a person who can do something that any normal cannot.
  • Keep it up – continue to do a good job
  • Get to know a person/place – to learn a lot about a location or place

Shoutouts

  • Anotonella (Antz) -“I absolutely love your podcast cast, I always learn a new word or expression and I just have so much fun listening to you guys, keep it up.”

  • Polo“Thanks for helping me improve my listening skills and the good time I spend listening to your podcast, I really enjoy it a lot. Keep up the great job, greetings.”

News

  • The RealLife Podcast just got better with our new transcript pronunciation lesson
  • Slim mum of four breaks steak-eating world record by devouring 72oz hunk of meat in under three minutes (see article)

Connect

If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, please help other people find our podcast by visiting our iTunes page and giving us a positive review. The more 5 star reviews we get the higher we rank in iTunes and the easier it is for other people to find us.

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 Song
Aloe Blac - Wake me up 

Direct download: Real_Life_Podcast_45.mp3
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Words You'll Learn

  • A stand up guy
  • Good old times
  • Christmas tree
  • Chimney 
  • Fire place
  • Stocking
  • Mantle
  • Christmas eve
  • Egg nog
  • Apple Cider
  • Give it a kick
  • National Lampoon's Christmas vacation (see here)
  • Sucks
  • Stuffing
  • Lava lamp (see here)
  • Brainwash

Words to Know

  • Ayahuasca/yagé - Indigenous plant taken during spiritual rituals
  • Tri boarder - Where three countries meet
  • To make the most of the fact - take advantage of the situation
  • Consumer holiday - a holiday that is based on people buying things they don't need
  • Role Modal - a person who sets a good example for kids
  • Frosty the snowman - a man made from snow who speaks 
  • Fuzz - thin body hair, often that of a man's beard
  • Lap - the top part of your legs that can be used as a seat for other people
  • White Christmas - a Christmas filled with snow
  • Extended family - aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, in-laws etc...
  • Immediate family -  brother, sister, mum, dad
  • Macho - to be very chauvinistic towards woman
  • You're missing out - you're not experiencing something that's really good
  • Ego trip - when you falsely  think that you are the king of the worl

News

  • A big thank you to everyone who came to the RealLife Christmas with Soul party
  • RealLife English event in Rio - Learn More here

Shout Outs

  • Eduardo from Belo Horizonte! Thanks for hanging out with us :)

Connect

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Direct download: Christmas_podcast_2.mp3
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Words You'll Learn

  • Rocking an afro
  • Jagermeister
  • Have something down
  • Guts
  • Balls
  • Nuts
  • Sack
  • A bunch of

Words to Know

  • Raining cats and dogs -  to be raining a lot
  • Dilly dally - spend time on irrelevant things
  • Drilling exercise a repetitive to help memorize things
  • Sum up courage - to collect all of your courage when you need it
  • Take something to a new level - to become better or more professional at something
  • J-man - what Chad calls Justin sometimes

News

  • The RealLife Chrismas with Soul Party in BELO HORIZONTE - See invitation
  • The RealLife Christmas party in BARCELONA - See invitation
  • The RealLife English Manifesto will be available soon

Shout Outs

  • Joana Romano - 5 star iTunes review
  • Calliger - 5 star iTunes review

Learn how to leave a 5 star iTunes review here - This will help our ranking and more people will see the podcast. Aww Yeah!

Question

  • Leticica Senna - What is the freaking difference between bEd and bAd - Minimal pairs

Expressions

  • Go for it
  • Step up your game
  • To have guts
  • Put on a brave face - Fake it until you make it
  • Grow a pair - Nut up - sack up

Tip

  •  Get some help with your pronunciation minimal pairs  with Sheep or Sheep

Joke

  •  What do you call a deer with no eyes??

Connect

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Song

Rasta Courage - SOJA

Direct download: Podcast_Courage.mp3
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Words You'll Learn

  • Right off the bat
  • Tom boy 
  • Pull something off
  • Double or nothing
  • Bust ass
  • Pampered
  • Spoiled 

Words to Know

  • To swear - to say bad words e.g. f@#k / sh#t
  • Artistic license - to be able to break the rules because of your artistic abilities
  • Juggling - to keep two or more objects in the air at one time by alternately throwing and catching them
  • Skydiving - the activity of jumping out of an airplane
  • Hustle (negative use) - to trick some in order to take advantage of them
  • Pool - game of billiards where the objective is the sink all the balls
  • Shit - in some cases "shit" can mean your things or your activities
  • World class - the best in the world at something

News

  • RealLife English Christmas with Soul Party in Belo Horizonte - 14/12/13
  • RealLife Tripppin party in São Paulo - 07/12/13
  • New RealLife party meetup facebook groups:
    Argentina
    Indonesia
    Brasilia
    Madrid

Shout Outs

  • Bu (Brazil, Florianopolis) - 5 star iTunes Review
  • Danny (Italy) - 5 star iTunes Review

Question

  • Rawda asked: Can we use the word DUDE for women?
  • Nana asked:  How do you use the word AIN'T?

Watch our friend Rodrigo "Dawg" explain how to use the word AIN'T

Expressions

  • Go all out / Give it your all
  • Hit the ground running
  • Hustle
  • Get your shit together
  • Bust your ass 

Tip

Joke

  •  What do you get from a pampered cow???

Connect

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Song

Green Day - Working Class Citizen

Direct download: Podcast_Hard_Work.mp3
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Words You'll Learn

  • Pop in
  • Eager
  • In shape
  • Low blow
  • Put something out

Words to Know

  • Face-to-face - To be talking to someone in person
  • Yell - To make your voice really loud and sometimes aggressive
  • Hit below the belt - To punch someone in the lower region of their body (generally the balls)
  • Rumors - Stories told about people that aren't necessarily true
  • Gotcha - Abbreviation for "I have got you" - I understand
  • Ladies man - A man who is good at attracting women's attention
  • Be in labor - The stage before a women gives birth, has a baby

News

Shout Outs

  •  Amanda Oliveira
  • Anjin - 5 star iTunes review

Question

Expressions

  • Fire in the belly
  • Fire someone up
  • Fight fire with fire
  • There's no smoke without fire
  • Where's the fire?

Tip

  •  Meetup with people and speak English in your city with Meetup.com

Joke

  •  Two fish in a tank...

Connect

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Song

Michael Franti - Yell fire 

Direct download: Nov_26_Podcast_Fire.mp3
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To find the links to the resources, go to http://reallifebh.com/trevor-says-goodbye/

Words You'll Learn

  • M.I.A.
  • The Maharishi Effect
  • For old times' sake
  • The DMV
  • Split
  • Beet

Words to Know

  • Transcontinental airplane - a plane that flies between continents
  • Break up - end a relationship (usually a romantic one)
  • Synchronized - doing something at the same time (often in different locations)
  • Two-timing - someone who cheats on their husband or wife
  • Infidelity - same as above
  • Blow you away - impress you
  • Twinge - a brief experience of an emotion (often unpleasant)
  • Wandering (mind) - when you have difficulty focusing on one thing
  • Ramblings - lengthy, confusing, irrelevant talks

Expressions

  • Peace (out)
  • Catch ya later / catch ya on the flip side
  • Take it easy 
  • Hit the road
  • Let's split

Connect with Trevor and His New Project

To find more about the meditation revolution, check out Trevor's website, The Universal Beat.

There, you can:

Resources

The Maharishi Effect - proof that group meditation reduces crime.

The Science of World Peace 

How Meditation Can Improve Your English

Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xQaAj52K2g

Direct download: 40_-_Trevors_Last_Podcast_-_Goodbyes.mp3
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In this special edition of the RealLife Podcast, Justin and Ethan talk about how learning English can make you a global citizen.

World citizenship is a collection of processes, skills, character traits, and attitudes that together form an identity that transcends geographic and political borders to include all of humanity. 

Read the Article 

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Song: Where Is The Love? (Blackeyed Peas) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc

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Direct download: World_Citizenship_Podcast_-_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25pm -03

Words You’ll Learn

  • Take into your own hands
  • Tracks
  • Skeleton
  • Carcass
  • Toilet paper someone's house

Words to Know

  • Ghostbusters- Guys that kill ghosts (see the RealLife Ghostbusters here)
  • Pegan Holiday- A christian holiday
  • Wardrobe / closet- place where you put your clothes in
  • Costume- fantasy clothes you wear at a halloween party
  • Fond memories- memories from your past which make you happy
  • Tin man- Character from the Wizard of Oz who is made from tin (see here)
  • Your little one- your child
  • Phonetics- the different sounds of a language
  • Boogie- mucus that has dried up in your nose

News 

  • Don't miss the RealLife Halloween party for anyone that's in Belo Horizonte
  • Don't forget to check out our blog to read some of our content

Shout Outs

  • 5 Star review - Paulo Henrique Rabelo

Expressions

  •  Stop dead in your tracks
  • A witch hunt
  • Scared shitless / scare the shit out of someone
  • A skeleton in the closet
  • Trick or treat

Tip

Joke

  •  Which ghost is the best dancer...?

Connect

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Song - 

I put a spell on you - Screaming Jay Hawkin

Direct download: Halloween_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26am -03

Words You'll Learn

  • Blind date
  • Potent
  • Testing the waters
  • a player
  • Talk yourself up
  • Drown out

Words to Know

  • Yours truly - expression to reference yourself
  • Apply - to candidate yourself
  • Grant - money given to organizations to accelerate their work
  • The shit - something that is really good (shit - something bad)
  • Flirt - To make playfully romantic or sexual comments to someone
  • Criteria - the requirements
  • Brag - to say good things about yourself
  • To take the floor - take control in explaining something
  • Disclaimer - denial of responsibility or connection 
  • New Zealand - Country close to Australia where people have a funny accent

News

Shout Outs

  • The podcast fans Justin met at the RealLife Tripppin party in São Paulo - Fabiano Gomes,  Valdomir Batista da Rocha, Gui Gênova and  Adonis

Question

  •  What's the difference between dating and seeing someone?

Expressions

  •  Play the field
  • Chat up
  • Hook up
  • Get turned down
  • Wingman

Tip

  • Learn with RealLife 1 minute videos. See here 

Joke

  •  I always keep a picture of my wife and kids in my wallet because...

Connect

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Song

Flight of the Concords - If you're in to

 

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Direct download: Relationship_podcast_37.mp3
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Words You'll Learn

  • On strike 
  • To get your fix
  • Screen name 
  • Kudos
  • Hiss
  • To live under a rock
  • Talking smack
  • Flimsy
  • Trippy

Words to Know

Note: the definitions given are based on the context that they're used within the podcast.

  • Bargain - to try and get a better deal
  • Juvenile - young
  • It's downhill - it just gets worse 
  • Made up - invented, 
  • Back in my day - when I was younger
  • Tamed - animals suitable to have as pets
  • Fired - what your company does to you when they no longer want you to work for them.
  • Deadline - the time that something is needed to be completed.
  • Clear up - remove any doubts
  • Up-to-date - aware of what's currently happening
  • Rag - an old, small towel that's used to clean
  • Breeze - a small amount of wind
  • Dr. Dre - a famous rapper/producer

News

Shout Outs

  • Castilhoft from Brazi
  • 天天  from China
  • Mvbpereira from Brazil

Question

  •  How do you use and respond to "What's up?" including how NOT to say "what's up."

Expressions

  • Back to the wall
  • Hit the roof
  • Wipe the floor
  • To sit on the fence
  • House of cards

Tip

Joke

  • What's rhymes with.... 

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Song

House of Cards by Radiohead

Direct download: RLEP_36_-_House.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm -03

Words to Know

Braid- to tie hair together to make a thicker piece of hair
Pick up line- phrase used to attract a person you are interested in
Wuss/wimp- coward
Let someone down- to not fill expectations, disappoint
To kill something- to do a perfect job
Follow through with something- to do a job or task until you have finished without quitting
Deadline- to final time you have to finish something
Ask around- to ask many people the same question to get many opinions
Bumpy- turbulent, and unstable situation
All you can eat buffet- a buffet when you can eat as much as you want repetitive times
Staple- a small piece of metal used to hold pieces of paper together
Hardcore fan- fans who are really dedicated and don’t miss an episode

News

  • RLE party in Belo Horizonte was awesome as normal
  • The first RLE parties in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona on the 19th of September

Shout Outs

  • Eduardo – Special shout out from RLE Podcast listener from Belo Horizonte 

Question

  • What’s the difference between luggage, baggage, suitcase and duffle bag 

Expressions

  • Put the pedal to the metal
  • Whatever floats your boat
  • Jump ship
  • A rocky road
  •  Slippery slope
  • To go to town (on something)

Tip

Joke

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Song

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Road Tripping

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Words You'll Learn

  • Saudades
  • Missing in Action (M.I.A)
  • Every cloud has a silver lining 
  • C.E.O.
  • Shrink
  • Short and sweet
  • A'ight
  • Grillz
  • To rock something 
  • Let's make like a banana and split
  • Banana split
  • Earmuffs (literal and figurative)

Words to Know

  • Yakuza - organized crime group in Japan
  • Russian roulette - a game where you put a gun with one bullet in it to your head and take turns pulling the trigger
  • Revolver - a type of gun similar to a pistol
  • (When something is) behind you - you're not worry about it anymore, it's in the past
  • Abundance - a large quantity of good things 
  • Maxing out - the most something can do/get
  • Bribed - to persuade someone with often illegal offers
  • (To do something) rain or shine - You're going to do it no matter what the weather is like
  • Aww yeah - not ohh yeah
  • Cali - short for California
  • Kidnapped - when someone is taken by force, generally to get a ransom [money]
  • Sprinkle - to drop/pour/scatter small drops of a substance over something

News

  • The 30th RLE Party in Belo Horizonte on Saturday the 14th. <LINK>
  • The first RLE party in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday the 19th.
  • The first RLE party in Barcelona on Thursday the 19th.

Shout Outs

  • Quel123
  • Castilhoft
  • Manoel Lopes

Question

  •  How do you use the word EVEN? <LINK>

Expressions

  • Fo shizzle
  • That's whack
  • Bling
  • Let's bounce
  • To scope it out/scope something

Tip

Joke

  •  What is your greatest weakness?

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Song

Rite Where U Stand by Gang Starr 

 

Return from Ganster Expressions to Real Life English ESL Podcasts

Direct download: RLEP_34-_Gangster_Expressions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm -03

Words to Know

Kidnap – to steal a person
Ransom – money asked for when someone is kidnapped
Fleas – little bugs found on animals
Kick it off – to start with excitement
Blend – to mix and combine
Strict policy – rules that are taken very seriously
Map (Verb) – give structure to something and help you understand
Mediocre – something or someone very average or plain
Luxurious – things that represent wealth and are of high quality
Slack off – to be lazy and not work when you are supposed to
Dump someone – to end a relationship in a bad way
Suitable – appropriate and/or accurate 
Cheesy – something of bad taste and/or out of style
The Boogeyman – a mythical character that lives in children’s closets
Stare down – look at someone in an intimidating way

News

  • People are starting to help us organise the party
  • New quotes competition - participate here
  • Max is an administrator, Awww Yeahhh!!

Shout Outs

  •  5 star podcast review

Question

Expressions

  • Average Joe
  • Class act
  • Good-for-nothing
  • Cold as ice
  • A cry baby 

Tip

Joke

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Song

As Cold As Ice - Foreigner

Return from Expressions ------- to Real Life English ESL Podcasts

Direct download: podcast_char.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm -03

Words to Know

Numb- when you can't feel your body because it's really cold
Brain freeze- a sudden headache caused by cold drinks
Street cred- a good reputation on the streets
Dilly dallying- wasting time on silly things
Adam's apple- round part of a man's throat  
Tuned / Untuned- when a iinstrument sounds really good or bad
Humble- Someone who is very modest
Struggle- To progress with difficulty
Multifaceted- to have many different aspects
Boost- a push to help you get better or higher
Internship- a training period for business professionals 
Go over- to cover or talk about a particular topic
Stoked- excited and enthusiastic
Chill- very relaxed 

News

  •  The RLE party has become fomous in B.H. 

Shout Outs

  •  5 star review from Иринуся from Russia (Irene)

Question

  •  What's the difference between the two ""TH"  sounds in English. Watch the video

Expressions

  • Have a blast
  • Hit it off
  • Variety is the spice of life
  • Hold your own
  • A shot in the arm

Tip

Quote

  •  "The people who are crazy enough to change the world are the ones who actually do"  -Steve Jobs

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Song

Talking Blues - Bob Marley 

Direct download: podcast_33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am -03

Words to Know

  • Disrupting - something that takes your attention away
  • Vipassana - a technique of meditation taught by the Buddha. There are 10 day courses held in centers all over the world where you can learn the technique. More details.
  • Pots and pans - used for cooking food on a stove [fire].
  • Ecovillage - communities with the goal of becoming more socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.
  • Da bomb - awesome, great, cool, amazing
  • Polar bear - a bear with white fur that lives in very cold climates
  • Parenthesis - (this is surrounded by parenthesis)
  • Mellow - calm, tranquil
  • Signature - when you write your name to verify that you agree with a document

Mentions

News

  • Trevor is now in Rio, we plan on starting the Real Life English Party there in October.
  • The Real Life English Party XXVII in Belo Horizonte was a great success, we'll see you next time on September 7th.

Shout Outs

  •  Sony Vietnam

Question

  •  What is the difference between "that" and "which"?

Expressions

  • Happy as Larry
  • John Hancock
  • Any Tom, Dick, and Harry
  • Jack of all trades
  • Pandora's box 

Tip

Trick

  • How the Buddha can help you learn English 

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Song

Dramatic Song by Toby Turner

Direct download: RLEP_31_-_Expressions_related_to_PEOPLES_NAMES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm -03

Words to Know

Kitty litter – a toilet for cats
The masses – large groups of people
On the ball – someone who is very smart and doesn’t miss anything
Branch out – to extend to new places
Country side – the interior regions of a country
Guarana – a Brazilian fruit used to make a popular type of soda
Vegan – Someone who doesn’t eat anything that comes from an animal
Chalk – pen used to write on blackboard made from a dry powder
Meru – Justin’s cat
Bring up – to raise a child, be a parent
Icing – the covering layer of a cake that is very sweet
Brain power – the capacity of your brain
Broth – a hot dish similar to soup
Boo Hoo – noise to imitate someone crying

News

  • The Next RLE party is going to be on the 10th of August at Devassa bar
  • Don’t forget to watch all the videos from the movie marathon 

Shout Outs

  • Lorena Lopez Ramirez (Archidona Spain)
  • Wagner Sodre (Goias)

Question

  • How to use, Either or / Neither nor 

Expressions

·         Chalk and Cheese

·         Cut the mustard

·         Icing on the cake

·         Food for thought

·         Too many cooks spoil the broth

·         You can’t have your cake and eat it too

Tip

  •  Use Ted Ed to practice daily with questions to practice your comprehension. http://ed.ted.com/

Joke

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Song

Pearl Jam - Breath 

Direct download: Podcast_30_Finished.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am -03

Words to Know

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

News

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

Shout Outs

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

Question

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

Expressions

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

Tip

Joke

  •  The two rules for success

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Song

Can I Kick It? by a Tribe Called Quest

 

Return from Expressions related to NUMBERS to Real Life English ESL Podcasts

Direct download: RLEP_29_-_Expressions_related_to_NUMBERS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm -03

Words to Know

  • Silky- Something made from silk, typical with lingerie
  • Undergarments- Underwear
  • Dope - Cool
  • A bunch -  A lot
  • Reckless- To do something without caring about others safety
  • Hatchet- A small ax used to cut down small trees
  • Bury- Put something in a hole in the ground and cover with dirt
  • Bearer of bad news- The person who holds bad news
  • Blame- To accuse someone of something
  • Drug money- Money made from selling drugs
  • Break into- Enter somewhere using force of breaking doors
  • On the bench- In sports, when a player is not on the field
  • Wrap up- To finish
  • In the flesh- In person
  • Scottish- Someone from Scotland
  • Pull a muscle- Hurt your musscle when doing physical activity

News

Shout Outs

  • RLE is MEGA DOPE! -- 5 star iTunes review (myonlinenglishteacher16 from the Philippines)

Question

  •  Why do I see YET used as BUT?

Expressions

  • Dodge a bullet
  • Bury the Hatchet
  • Don’t Shoot the messenger
  • Pull out the big guns
  • Cross swords

Tip

Joke

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Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXEJjtBouRA - Original Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6PEboTpcfI - Obama Version

Direct download: Podcast_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm -03