RealLife Radio #91 – How to Think Like a Fluent English Speaker

Are you ready to start THINKING like a successful English learner?

In this episode you are going to learn all about how having the right mindset can immediately make you a more successful language learner, and also help you become a better learner in life.

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Words You’ll Learn

  • Leave me hanging – to leave someone in a state of suspenseSqueaky wheel – the most annoying person or thing that generally gets the attention
  • Staring contest – friendly competition of starting at someone and the loser is the first one that blinks
  • Moisten – to make wet
  • Pioneer – a person who helps create or develop new ideas, methods, etc
  • Engrained – to be rooted and have a strong base
  • Brittle – very weak and breaks easily
  • Adversity – a difficult situation or condition
  • Mindset – to way your perceive something
  • Setbacks – difficulties that block you from your goals
  • Flare up – a burst of activity
  • Struggles – difficulties in life
  • Push yourself – force yourself
  • Instill – to create and stabilize
  • Take into your own hands – take control of a situation
  • You are on to something – it’s a new discovery, you’re moving in the right direction
  • Kick in – to start taking effect
  • Recommendation – a letter from a friend or former boss guaranteeing you’re a good person
  • Goofy – uncoordinated and often silly
  • Ditzy – a stereotypical blonde girl who isn’t very smart

Shoutouts

  • Charelston from Brazil –I want to see a world that has no boundaries and it seems that your work is the pioneer to this idea”
  • Azma from Egypt – RealLife is really, really awesome.”

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Kickass Quote

  • “The moment that we believe success is determined by an engrained level of ability, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.”  – Josh Waitzkin
  • “whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right” – Henry Ford

Conversation Topic

  • Learn all about what a growth mindset is and how thinking this way can really help you become much more successful, not just with your language learning, but in your life. Aww Yeah!
  • Also, listen to previous podcast: Start with Why

Killer Clip

  • Practice your listening with this week’s clip taken from an episode of Friends. Joey has to write a recommendation for Chandler and Monica to adopt a baby. Joey is very worried so he uses a thesaurus and writes a very interesting letter.

Weekly Challenge

  • Watch the growth midset ted talk
  • Watch the first episode of Friends on Aurora TV

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Song: Nickleback “What are you waiting for”

Lyrics

What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?

Are you waiting on a lightening strike
Are you waiting for the perfect night
Are you waiting ’til the time is right?
What are you waiting for?
Don’t you wanna learn to deal with fear?
Don’t you wanna take the wheel and steer?
Don’t you wait another minute here?
What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

You gotta go and reach for the top
Believe in every dream that you got
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?
You know you gotta give it your all
And don’t you be afraid if you fall
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?

Are you waiting for the right excuse?
Are you waiting for a sign to choose
While you’re waiting it’s the time you lose
What are you waiting for?
Don’t you wanna spread your wings and fly?
Don’t you really wanna live your life?
Don’t you wanna love before you die?
What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

You gotta go and reach for the top
Believe in every dream that you got
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?
You know you gotta give it your all
And don’t you be afraid if you fall
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?

[2x]
Tell me what you’re waiting for?
Show me what you’re aiming for?
What you gonna save it for?
So what you really waiting for?

Everybody’s gonna make mistakes
But everybody’s got a choice to make
Everybody needs a leap of faith
When are you taking yours?

What are you waiting for?

You gotta go and reach for the top
Believe in every dream that you got
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?
You know you gotta give it your all
And don’t you be afraid if you fall
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?

You gotta go and reach for the top
What are you, what are you waiting for?
Believe in every dream that you got
What are you, what are you waiting for?
You know you gotta give it your all
What are you, what are you waiting for?
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?

What are you, what are you?
What are you, what are you waiting for?
What are you, what are you?
What are you, what are you waiting for?

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  • great lesson! Thank you very much.

    • Justin

      Thanks Alysson, buddy! You’re the man 🙂

  • Great work!

    But i have no idea where to findthe first episode of Friends on Aurora TV.
    could you post a link please?
    thank you

    keep pushing

  • That’s an awesome and most motivating song for all those who are in a mayhem.

  • Jan

    How aurera works? I didn’t get it. Great podcast. You have improved it a lot. Keep it up. I am looking forward to next episodes. Great job.

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