RealLife Radio #87- Fluency Interview and the Schwa Sound

With the help of our special guest, self-taught English learner Rob Dog from Sao Paulo Brazil, we have a theory packed episode that will blow your mind (impress you a lot).

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Words you’ll learn

  • Something to behold
  • Pick a lock
  • Pinky
  • Jolly
  • Pool of knowledge
  • Lingua Franca
  • Entrepreneur
  • Mockumentary
  • Omega 3

Words to know

  • Roommate – a person you share a house or apartment with
  • Step into the dark – expression referring to taking risks
  • I am fond of – an alternative to saying “I enjoy”
  • Peg leg – a wooden leg commonly used my pirates
  • Webbed feet – having the fingers or toes connected by a web or membrane
  • Gills – the respiratory organ of aquatic animals
  • Disservice – harmful and not accurate to a specific belief
  • Serengeti – a regions in Africa located in north Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya
  • Deprived of – to have something that is necessary
  • Dogmas – an official system of principles or tenets concerning faith, morals, behavior, etc., as of a church

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Kickass Quote

  • “If I’m able to see further it’s because I stand on the shoulder of giants” -Isaac Newton

Conversation Topic

  • With our special guest “Rob Dog” from Brazil, you are going to learn a bunch of interesting facts and theories while getting a bunch of great new vocabulary and expressions.

Question

  • Get some great insight into American pronunciation by learning some tips to using the SHWA sound.

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Song: Who Let the Dogs Out “Baha Men”

Lyrics

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out ?

Well, the party was nice, the party was pumpin’
Yippie yi yo
And everybody havin’ a ball
Yippie yi yo

I tell the fellas start the name callin’
Yippie yi yo
And the girls respond to the call
I heard a woman shout out

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

I see de dance people had a ball
‘Coz she really want to skip town
Get back, Gruffy, back, Scruffy
Get back you flea infested mongrel

Gonna tell myself, “Hey, man, no get angry”
Yippie yi yo
To any girls callin’ them canine
Yippie yi yo

But they tell me, “Hey, man, it’s part of the party?
Yippie yi yo
You put a woman in front and her man behind
I heard woman shout out

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

Say, a doggy is nuttin’ if he don’ have a bone
All doggy, hold ya’ bone, all doggy, hold it
A doggy is nuttin’ if he don’ have a bone
All doggy, hold ya’ bone, all doggy, hold it

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

I see de dance people had a ball
‘Coz she really want to skip town
Get back, Gruffy, back, Scruffy
Get back you flea infested mongrel

Well, if I am a dog, the party is on
I gotta get my groove ’cause my mind done gone
Do you see the rays comin’ from my eye
Walkin’ through the place that Digi-man is breakin’ it down?

Me and my white short shorts
And I can’t see color, any color will do
I’ll stick on you, that’s why they call me ‘Pit bull’
‘Cause I’m the man of the land
When they see me they say, ?Who??

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

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