RealLife English Podcast #54: Embarrassing Moments (in Language Learning & Life)

 

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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.

Words/Expression You’ll Learn

  • Oven mits
  • Wimp
  • Piss
  • Go to town on
  • Foxy lady
  • Fox
  • Woo somebody
  • Wine and dine
  • Pissed Off (American English)
  • Pissed (British English)
  • Slip (your) mind
  • Blush
  • Smooth it over
  • Torrential
  • Pissing down rain (see this hilarious RealLife Video 5 Ways to Say it’s Raining)
  • Drenched
  • Soaking wet
  • Show off
  • Pounce
  • Sprinting
  • Bite it (bite the dust)
  • Lost it (“I lost it”)
  • Fall (flat) on your face
  • Make someone’s day
  • Give someone shit (Check out Chad’s article How to Really Use the Word Shit)
  • Fuck off (Check out Trevor’s article How to Use the Word “Fuck”)
  • Plenty of uses of the word “due”
  • Mountain Dew
  • Ears perk up

Words to Know

  • Bitching (bitchin’): adjective to describe something as good or awesome (learn more about the word bitch)
  • Cartwheels: an acrobatic accomplishment in which a person moves the body sideways by putting their hands on the ground and moving their feet up in the air repeatedly (rolling like a wheel)
  • One-handed Pushups: pushups are an exercise in which you lay on your stomach and push yourself up at arm’s length. A one-handed pushup is when you do it with only one hand.
  • Stick around: stay
  • Slut: derogatory term for a girl who sleeps with a lot of guys
  • Iron things out: to fix little problems, resolve and make more comfortable (synonym for smooth it over)
  • Bills: a statement of the money somebody owes for goods or services

Shoutout

  • Gustavo Abreu (Brazil)

Grammar  Question

  • What is the correct use of the word due?
  • All the different uses of due
  • American vs Australian Pronunciation of due

News/Viral Video (The Italian Man Who Went to Malta)

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Song & Lyrics: Live Like a Warrior (Spark Seeker)

Feel like the world don’t love you 
They only want to push you away 
Some days people don’t see you 
You feel like you’re in the way 
Today you feel, as if everyone hates 
Pointing their fingers, looking at your mistakes 
You do good, they want great 
No matter what you give they still want to take 
Give your love and they throw it back 
You give your heart they go on attack 
When there’s nothing left for you, 
Only thing that you can do, say

Today, today, live like you wanna, 
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire, 
Fight like a Warrior, 

Today, today, live like you wanna, 
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire, 
Live like a Warrior 

Some things you should let go, they’re only gonna pull you down,
Just like weight on your shoulder they are only gonna make you drown 
We all swing high, we all swing low, 
We all got secrets people don’t know 
We all got dreams we can’t let go, 
We want to brave, Don’t be afraid 
Ohh

Today, today, live like you wanna, 
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire, 
Fight like a Warrior, 

Today, today, live like you wanna, 
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire, 
Live like a Warrior 

Your heart is too heavy from things you carry a long time, 
You been up you been down, tired and you don’t know why, 
But you’re never gonna go back, you only live one life 
Let go, let go, let goooooo, Let go, let go, let goooooo, 

Today, today, live like you wanna, 
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire, 
Fight like a Warrior, 

Today, today, live like you wanna, 
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire, 
Live like a Warrior 

Today, today, live like you wanna, 
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire, 
Fight like a Warrior, 

Today, today, live like you wanna, 
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire, 
Live like a Warrior

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  • Nero

    LOL

  • Lucas

    Hi Guys! Congratulations for the great Poadcast!
    Your stories about embarassing moments are really fun!
    I can say for sure that you have the best Poadcasts for learning english in the world! Keep going with the great job!

    Just to let you know the lyrics above is actually from another Matisyahu’s song. Although they have similar names, they are differente songs ( “Warrior” and ” Live like a Warrior” ) =D

    • Real Life English

      Hey Lucas, Thanks for your nice words AND for letting us know about the mistake with the lyrics. That should all be fixed now! Thanks for listening and commenting, buddy!

  • Very nice guys! Thanks 🙂

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