RealLife Radio #101 – Can drinking Alcohol Be GOOD For Your English?

keg_stand_by_cheshireproductions-d5xr5xrHave you ever noticed that you when you drink alcohol you suddenly become more confident?

From our experience with our English speaking parties, we have noticed that after a little bit of alcohol, people’s English tends to get a little better, and flow a lot more.

In this episode we explore the idea that drinking alcohol could help your English speaking ability. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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Words You Should Know Before Listening

  • Suck the life out of – leave something with no energy
  • Too hot to handle – another way to say that someone is sexy
  • Tipsy – the sensation of starting to feel drunk
  • Tanked – really drunk
  • Boozing up – drinking alcohol
  • Polish off – to finish a bottle of something
  • Bad boy – a substitute name for something cool
  • Underway – happening, going on
  • Throw back a few drink some beers
  • Wet your whistle – the drink something (whistle means your mouth)
  • Drunchies – to get really hungry after drinking beer
  • Pot heads – people who smoke a lot of marijuana
  • Pass out –  to lose consciousness (sometimes from drinking)
  • Cork – object used to seal a bottle of wine
  • Sloppy – messy, showing little care or attention
  • Beer Bong – apparatus used to drink beer very quickly
  • Out of your cocoon – to become more outgoing
  • Hard liquor – very strong alcohol
  • Hammered – very drunk
  • Shit-faced – vey drunk
  • Sloshed – very drunk
  • Trashed – very drunk
  • Chug / Skull / Pound a beer – to drink the whole cup in one go
  • Keg stand – to drink beer from the keg (barrel) while upside down in a handstand position

Shoutouts

  • Fabio from Curitiba, Brazil – “the last party in Chile was amazing, I’ve never talked English so much in one day…”
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Kickass Quote

  • “I drink wine because I don’t like to keep things bottled up” Anonymous  

Conversation Topic

  • Learn a ton of new expressions and vocabulary related to drinking alcohol, and some of the culture that goes with that in the USA.

Killer Clip

  • Test your comprehension while listening to this hilarious clip from popular drinking movie Old School. Frank (the tank) is pressured into drinking a beer bong at a college party and he ends up liking it.

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Song: Sia – Chandelier

Lyrics

Party girls don’t get hurt
Can’t feel anything, when will I learn
I push it down, push it down

I’m the one “for a good time call”
Phone’s blowin’ up, they’re ringin’ my doorbell
I feel the love, feel the love

1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 drink
1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 drink
1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 drink

Throw ’em back, till I lose count

I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier
I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn’t exist
Like it doesn’t exist
I’m gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry
I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier

But I’m holding on for dear life, won’t look down won’t open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light, ’cause I’m just holding on for tonight
Help me, I’m holding on for dear life, won’t look down won’t open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light, ’cause I’m just holding on for tonight
On for tonight

Sun is up, I’m a mess
Gotta get out now, gotta run from this
Here comes the shame, here comes the shame

1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 drink
1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 drink
1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 drink

Throw ’em back till I lose count

I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier
I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn’t exist
Like it doesn’t exist
I’m gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry
I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier

But I’m holding on for dear life, won’t look down, won’t open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light, ’cause I’m just holding on for tonight
Help me, I’m holding on for dear life, won’t look down, won’t open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light, ’cause I’m just holding on for tonight
On for tonight

On for tonight
‘Cause I’m just holding on for tonight
Oh, I’m just holding on for tonight
On for tonight
On for tonight
‘Cause I’m just holding on for tonight
‘Cause I’m just holding on for tonight
Oh, I’m just holding on for tonight
On for tonight
On for tonight

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7 Comments

  1. Alex on April 26, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Well, perhaps that is it. But, what can I do if I don’t drink alcohol in any quantity?!)

  2. Alex Martinez on May 27, 2016 at 1:53 am

    I thought I was the only one who notice that, and by the way mine is the only comment here.

    • Ethan on August 24, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Haha Alex it is a well known fact or rumor :p

  3. Dete Amaral on August 21, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I ve been missing you when suddenly you showed up in my mailbox again!!
    It was like a present from heaven!
    I love everything you do, you have helped me a lot with my learning.
    Im very grateful!!! Please, come more often.
    All the best !

    • Ethan on August 24, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Hi Dete, I’m so sorry to hear you weren’t receiving our emails. I hope you are again now 🙂 Thanks for your support

  4. Ester Diniz on November 23, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Hey guys! I was reading this article when it made me laugh because I just have to agree with you Lol That`s so true. I love going to parties because I know I`ll be having a couple drinks and being more confident Lol I can speak ok when I`m not drinking but nothing better than when I have a bit of alcohol in my blood. Anyway, just wanted to share with you that I do agree with that! 😀

    • Justin Murray on November 25, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Aww yeah Ester, Thanks for listening and commenting :0) Yeah alcohol is a great tool for learning. Just like playing pool, it works well up until a few beers (that buzz where it still works as a performance enhancer). After that it’s all downhill :0) Thanks for listening and sharing your thoughts!

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