Real Life English Podcast #36 – Expressions Involving HOUSE

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Words You’ll Learn

  • On strike
  • To get your fix
  • Screen name
  • Kudos
  • Hiss
  • To live under a rock
  • Talking smack
  • Flimsy
  • Trippy

Words to Know

Note: the definitions given are based on the context that they’re used within the podcast.

  • Bargain – to try and get a better deal
  • Juvenile – young
  • It’s downhill – it just gets worse
  • Made up – invented,
  • Back in my day – when I was younger
  • Tamed – animals suitable to have as pets
  • Fired – what your company does to you when they no longer want you to work for them.
  • Deadline – the time that something is needed to be completed.
  • Clear up – remove any doubts
  • Up-to-date – aware of what’s currently happening
  • Rag – an old, small towel that’s used to clean
  • Breeze – a small amount of wind
  • Dr. Dre – a famous rapper/producer


  • Weekly English events in Rio. Yoga in a castle on the sand this Saturday, October 5th.
  • No podcast last week due to technical difficulties (we accidentally deleted it).
  • Trevor did the first Real Life party in Rio, Ethan did the first Real Life party in Barcelona, and Justin and Chad did the first Real Life party in São Paulo
  • Trevor started doing One Minute English Video Lessons

Shout Outs

  • Castilhoft from Brazi
  • ??  from China
  • Mvbpereira from Brazil


  •  How do you use and respond to “What’s up?” including how NOT to say “what’s up.”


  • Back to the wall
  • Hit the roof
  • Wipe the floor
  • To sit on the fence
  • House of cards



  • What’s rhymes with…. 

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  • Wallace says:

    I’m so thankful for being here listening to your postcats and i agree that listening to podcast is a pratical way to practice english and i just wanna congratulation you guys for this wonderful job that you’ve been doing here and i love your podcasts i hope these podcasts will not vanish as a dust in the air

    • Trevor says:

      Thanks Wallace! We do it to help people like you. :^)