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 to Know

  • Laundry - cleaning your dirty clothes
  • Sin - an immoral act
  • Craving - a powerful desire for something
  • Gross - unattractive, disgusting, ugly
  • Plastered - very drunk
  • Posh - upperclass, elegant. (British English)
  • Mischief - harm or trouble caused by someon
  • Mayhem - violent or damaging disorder or chaos
  • Big deal - something important
  • Aight - a slang way to say "alright"
  • Daydream - a series of pleasant thoughts that distract's your attention.


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Shout Outs


  • The difference between "will" and "won't" by @AhlamAlfaify from Saudi Arabia


  • Looking over your shoulder

  • Up in arms

  • Get your knickers in a twist/get your panties in a bunch

  • To have a go at someone

  • Something on your mind


Pain in the ass - A small irriation


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Start Wearing Purple by Gogol Bordello

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