Posts by Ethan

RealLife Radio #148 – You Can’t Run From English Fluency

In this week’s episode of the RealLife English Podcast, we talk about the mind blowing story of Kilian Jornet from Catalonia (in the northeast corner of Spain). Recently, he became the first person to RUN up the world’s highest peak, Everest! And in honor of Kilian, we will be talking all about English vocabulary for runners and expressions…

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RealLife Radio #147 – Confident Phone Conversations

Without a doubt, a frustrating part of communicating in a foreign language is making a phone call. You cannot see the other person’s face or rely on gestures, and you have to answer spontaneously. It can feel extremely embarrassing to admit that you don’t understand something seemingly simple the person on the other side said.…

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RealLife English #139 – Beautiful English Pronunciation

Lucy from the popular YouTube English channel, English with Lucy, is here to tell us all about how to speak English clearly and confidently. Lucy got her feet wet in ESL while teaching English in Seville, Spain. She is fluent in Andalusian Spanish and is currently learning Italian. Working with Spanish students, she knows how challenging…

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RealLife Radio #129 – The RealLife Christmas Special!!

Happy Holidays! We are all back in our motherlands and we wanted to record a special podcast to send our love and warm wishes to you RealLifers during this special time of year! In this week’s podcast, you will learn what Christmas is like in each of our homes (NOT like what you’ve seen on TV) and…

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RealLife Radio #128 – How to Do Anything Better

Do you want to be a better English learner? Or maybe you want to finally lose weight at the gym? Or perhaps become a world-class martial artist? There is a fundamental mindset that can help you do of these things–Really, anything you want! Today we discuss this topic with the one, the only Kevin Conwell from Feel…

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Quick Connected Speech Lesson with BANKS

Hey badass English learner! Do you love learning English with music? Music is wonderful for learning languages because of the natural use of native expressions and slang, as well as the ability to improve your pronunciation by singing along. I am excited to bring you a lesson with one of my favorite singers, BANKS. I…

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RealLife Radio #126 – Facebook and American Politics

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…

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What to do without a teacher (Video Lesson)

Good Morning, afternoon, or evening where ever you are kickass English learner! Let’s start this lesson with a quick exercise, shall we? It’s very easy, I just want you to shut your eyes and think of something (other than English) that you are good at or that you are currently learning. Let me give you some…

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Are native English teachers really better?

I am going to dispel common myth… A couple weeks ago we discussed whether learners really need to practice with native speakers to achieve fluency. The answer being, in short, that fluency is possible even without making native speaking friends. But another similar misconception I see constantly is that people (even those who are not…

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We’re going to Mars!

In this week’s post, I have some INCREDIBLE news: We’re going to Mars!! … No, this is not a joke. We are not turning our blog into a tabloid. The first humans will arrive on Mars in our lifetime. And really soon in our lifetime–in 2025! And this is not like 1969 when we went to…

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