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!

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Words to Know

  • Pets - animals that live in your house
  • Feed - to give food to
  • Concrete - a building material; what sidewalks are made of
  • Asphalt - the black material that roads are made of
  • Stick around - stay
  • Wad up - what you do to a piece of paper to turn into a ball
  • Crumpled up - same as above
  • To iron - to remove wrinkles out of clothes (see photo)
  • Eighths - to cut something into eight pieces
  • Picnic - a meal outdoors
  • Chestnut - a type of nut (see photo)
  • Strict - following the rules exactly
  • Tough guy - a strong, intimidating person
  • Cave - a large underground chamber
  • Overwhelmed - too much to handle/withstand
  • Carpet - a floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric
  • Rug - a floor covering of shaggy or woven material, generally not covering the entire floor
  • Bin - trashcan
  • Sweep - to clean by brushing away dirt or trash
  • Broom - a long handled brush; what you use to sweep
  • Playground - an outdoor area provided for kids to play, usually at a park or school
  • Jungle gym - a structure of bars or other material for kids to play on
  • Slippery - difficult to hold on or stand on because it's smooth, wet, or slimy
  • Falling apart - breaking into little pieces


  • The Real Life English Party is on Saturday, June 8th at Devassa in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, starting at 5pm. Click here for pictures of the last party.
  • The Real Life Yoga Picnic is going to be on Sunday, June 9th, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Be sure to attend because...
  • Trevor is thinking about moving to Rio de Janeiro to start Real Life English parties and events there. If you have any advice for Trevor on where to stay, give him an email at Trevor @ reallifebh . com


Shout Outs


  •  What is the difference between bring and take?


  •  To hold back
  • Quit while you're ahead
  • Cave in
  • Sweep it under the carpet/rug
  • Let it slide


  • Duolingo - a fun way to learn grammar. 


  • Politics


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