RealLife Radio #79 -How to Be Tough in English

You have to be really tough if you want to learn a language and becoming truly fluent in it. Luckily for you this episode is going help you become as tough as nails (see meaning below).

In this episode you will greatly extend your English vocabulary, hear about a rugby fan who has balls of steal (hear meaning in episode) and learn all the different ways of using the word check. Aww yeah!!

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Word’s you’ll learn:
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  • Skimpy
  • Manly
  • Plow through
  • Streaker
  • Brawl
  • Harmless
  • Madman
  • Tackle
  • Sparking
  • Slithered
  • Leather
  • Tender
  • Wimp
  • Pansy
  • Chauvinistic pigs
  • Push over
  • Pussy whipped

Words to know:

  • Pumping iron – working out, lifting weights
  • Grooming – brushing and maintaining your body hair
  • Bare foot – to not be wearing shoes
  • Tough as Nails – someone who is really strong and can handle a lot
  • A tough break – expression used when you are unlucky
  • Tough it out – manage to endure difficulty to finish or complete something
  • One tough cookie – a person who is very tough
  • Spineless – someone who has no morality

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  • Elis from Taiwan (Fluency Circle Member) – 5 Star Review on iTunes
  • Ludmilla from Russia (Fluency Circle Member) – Comment on previous episode Start With Why

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Conversation Topic:

  • Learn about all the different ways to use the word tough and many new expressions related to showing toughness and being a coward.

Question: What are the different uses of the word CHECK

  • To check someone’s work
  • Write someone a check
  • To check up on someone
  • To get a check up
  • To check in to a hotel
  • Playing checkers
  • Double check something

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Song: The Village People “Macho Man”

Lyrics

Body…wanna feel my body?
Body…such a thrill my body
Body…wanna touch my body?
Body…it’s too much my body
Check it out my body, body.
Don’t you doubt my body, body.
talkin’ bout my body, body,
check it out my body

Every man wants to be a macho macho man
to have the kind of body, always in demand
Jogging in the mornings, go man go
works out in the health spa, muscles glow
You can best believe that, he’s a macho man
ready to get down with, anyone he can

Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Macho, macho man (macho man)
I’ve got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I’ve got to be a macho! Ow….

Macho, macho man
I’ve got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man (yeah, yeah)
I’ve got to be a macho!

Body, its so hot, my body,
Body, love to pop my body,
Body, love to please my body,
Body, don’t you tease my body,
Body, you’ll adore my body,
Body, come explore my body,
Body, made by God, my body,
Body, it’s so good, my body

You can tell a macho, he has a funky walk
his western shirts and leather, always look so boss
Funky with his body, he’s a king
call him Mister Eagle, dig his chains
You can best believe that, he’s a macho man
likes to be the leader, he never dresses grand .

Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Macho, macho man
I’ve got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I’ve got to be a macho! (all right)

Macho, macho man (yeah, yeah)
I’ve got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I’ve got to be a macho! All Right!

Ugh! Macho..baby!
Body, body, body wanna feel my body,
Body, body, body gonna thrill my body,
Body, body, body don’tcha stop my body,
Body, body, body it’s so hot my body,

Every man ought to be a macho macho man,
To live a life of freedom, machos make a stand,
Have their own life style and ideals,
Possess the strength and confidence, life’s a steal,
You can best believe that he’s a macho man
He’s a special person in anybody’s land.

Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Macho, macho man (macho man)
I’ve got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I’ve got to be a macho! (dig the hair on my chest)

Macho, macho man (see my big thick mustache)
I’ve got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I’ve got to be a macho! (Dig broad shoulders)

Macho, macho man (dig my muscles!)
I’ve got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I’ve got to be a macho!

Macho, macho man
I’ve got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I’ve got to be a macho! HEY!

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