Real Life English Podcast #16 – Expressions Related to KARMA

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Words to Know

  • Grizzly bear – an extremely dangerous bear.
  • Plantation – a place where plants are grown to sell.
  • In a row – continuously.
  • Sock – what you put on your feet before your shoes.
  • Picnic – an event that involves taking a pre-made food to be eaten outdoors.
  • Illustrative – a good example or explanation.
  • Mysticism – the belief that union with the Deity or the absolute, or the spiritual apprehension of knowledge inaccessible to the intellect, may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender.
  • Ambigram – a word that you can also read upside down. (See a photo of Trevor’s ambigram tattoo—it says “risk” one way and “reap” the other way.)
  • Piggyback ride – when you carry someone on your back.
  • Threat – a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, or damage in response to someone else’s action or inaction.
  • Milder – not as strong.
  • Regift – when you give away something that was given to you.
  • Portal – an Internet site providing access or links to other sites.

News

Adir Ferreira from Transparent Languages is in the house! He came all the way from the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil to hang out with the Real Life Guys and go to the Real Life English Party XXV (click the link to check out the pictures).

We had an awesome time at the Real Life English Party on Saturday and the Real Life Yoga Picnic (click to join the yoga group) on Sunday. Thanks to everyone for attending!

Also Ethan is leaving Brazil in one week, he plans to move to Spain in the fall and start Real Life English there!

Shout Outs

  • Niphawan (Katie), Thailand
  • Yenny Gutierrez
  • Gabriel Vera, Medellín, Colombia
  • Alex Rivera, El Salvador
  • CashFlowsToo, Maryland, USA
  • Heather, USA

Questions

  • What is the difference between “gone” and “been”?

Expressions

  • To have it coming
  • To reap what you sow
  • What goes around comes around
  • You get what you give
  • To bite off more than you can chew

Tip

Joke

  • Hedgehog (see photo).
  • Hedge – a fence or boundary made from plants
  • Hog – someone who is selfish and doesn’t want to share.

Adir

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2 Comments

  1. Marcelo on May 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Awesome podcast, you guys have a very good sense of humor! Adir is also a cool guy and I usually laugh a lot with his witty remarks! Way to go guys!

    • Trevor on May 2, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Thanks a lot Marcelo! :^)

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