Podcast #57 – Hero Cats, Digital Learning, and The World Cup in Brazil

A Brazilian protester in Sao Paulo wears a Guy Fawkes mask made famous by the film V for VendettaIn today’s Episode of RealLife radio Chad and Justin talk to Ludmila (the first female on the show) about her experience learning English from a young age with the help of technology, and her perspective of the World Cup in Brazil.

You’ll also discover the amazing story of a heroic cat who saved a baby, hear about Justin’s iguana’s cool spikey mohawk, and hear the first female Awww Yeah in history.

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Words You’ll Learn:

  • Pave the way for people
  • Go out on the town
  • Bloody ripper
  • Pitch
  • Southpaw
  • Toddler
  • Minor Leauge Baseball team
  • Budgerigar
  • Show and tell
  • A spike / spikey
  • Get with it
  • A digital native
  • Sounds off
  • Has a ring to it

Words to Know:

  • Arm wrestle – to test arm strength by pushing arms together
  • Crickey – Wow (Australian expression)
  • It’s a beauty – That’s great (Australian expression)
  • Crawl – to walk on your hands and feet like a baby
  • Tough cat – Meru (Justin’s cat)
  • Pet – a domesticated animal
  • Caipirinha – a Brazilian drink with lime and cachaca
  • Up bringing – the experience you had growing up/ the way your parents taught you
  • Atari – a very old video game console
  • Get into something – to start enjoying a new habit
  • Thai curry sauce – popular sauce used to make curry in Thailand
  • Batch of bread – collective name of bread
  • Reliant – dependent
  • Anal – very systematic
  • Boycott – to refuse to buy or use something as a way of protesting
  • Hit the streets – to join people locally for a specific reason
  • Bootstrap – to avoid spending money

Shoutouts:

  • BR Guy – Fricken Awesome

News Story:

Conversation Topic:

  • Digital Learning
  • Are we too reliant on google for answers?

Question: Expressions with the Word WING

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Song and Lyrics: Just a ride (Jem)

Life, it’s ever so strange
It’s so full of change
Think that you’ve worked it out
Then BANG
Right out of the blue
Something happens to you
To throw you off course
And then youBreakdown
Yeah you breakdown
Well don’t you breakdown
Listen to me
BecauseIt’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It’ll take you round and round
Sometimes you’re up
Sometimes you’re down
It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
Don’t be scared
Don’t hide your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don’t forget it’s just a rideTruth, we don’t wanna hear
It’s too much to take
Don’t like to feel out of control
So we make our plans
Ten times a day
And when they don’t go
Our way weBreakdown
Yeah we breakdown
Well don’t you breakdown
Listen to me
BecauseIt’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It’ll take you round and round
Sometimes you’re up
Sometimes you’re down
It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
Don’t be scared
Don’t hide your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don’t forget it’s just a rideSlowly, oh so very slowly
Accept that
There’s no getting off
So live it, just gotta go with it
Coz this ride’s, never gonna stop

Breakdown
Don’t you breakdown
No need to breakdown
No need at all
Because

It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It’ll take you all around
Sometimes you’re up
Sometimes you’re down
It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
Don’t be scared now
Dry your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don’t forget enjoy the ride

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