Real Life English Podcasts #21 – Expressions related to RESISTANCE

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Words to Know

  • Pets – animals that live in your house
  • Feed – to give food to
  • Concrete – a building material; what sidewalks are made of
  • Asphalt – the black material that roads are made of
  • Stick around – stay
  • Wad up – what you do to a piece of paper to turn into a ball
  • Crumpled up – same as above
  • To iron – to remove wrinkles out of clothes
  • Eighths – to cut something into eight pieces
  • Picnic – a meal outdoors
  • Chestnut – a type of nut
  • Strict – following the rules exactly
  • Tough guy – a strong, intimidating person
  • Cave – a large underground chamber
  • Overwhelmed – too much to handle/withstand
  • Carpet – a floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric
  • Rug – a floor covering of shaggy or woven material, generally not covering the entire floor
  • Bin – trashcan
  • Sweep – to clean by brushing away dirt or trash
  • Broom – a long handled brush; what you use to sweep
  • Playground – an outdoor area provided for kids to play, usually at a park or school
  • Jungle gym – a structure of bars or other material for kids to play on
  • Slippery – difficult to hold on or stand on because it’s smooth, wet, or slimy
  • Falling apart – breaking into little pieces


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Shout Outs

  •  Thank you to Rodrigo Pena and Nurullah Bati, the new admins of the Real Life English Facebook Group


  •  What is the difference between bring and take?


  •  To hold back
  • Quit while you’re ahead
  • Cave in
  • Sweep it under the carpet/rug
  • Let it slide


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