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!

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

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.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.

  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com

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

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.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.

  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com

Song

Flight of the Concords - If you're in to

 

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

Direct download: Relationship_podcast_37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm -03

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.... 

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.

  • Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with our 12,000+ teachers and learners from over 50 countries.
  • Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.

  • Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.

If you know some ways we can make the podcast better, please send us an email: trevor @ reallifebh . com

Song

House of Cards by Radiohead

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

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