RealLife Radio #106 – Finding Your Passion Through English

Adir-Pic-PostIn this episode, our special guest, Adir ferreira, tells us about his awesome English learning journey from living in the one horse town (very little city) of bebedouro, to becoming one of the most well respected online teachers in Brazil.

He also teaches us the importance of taking action with your learning, and how by always pushing your limits, you can achieve anything.

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Words You Will Learn:

  • Screwing around – procrastinating and doing nothing productive
  • Putting off – to postpone
  • Beating around the bush – not being direct with your communication
  • Take the bull by the horns – to take control of the situation
  • Upping your game – to take your expertise to a higher level
  • Muddle through – to find your way through a difficult situation, preserver
  • Straight from the horse’s mouth – expressions used to say that the information is coming from a very reliable source
  • Fall on your lap – when something comes to you without you making any effort
  • Long play – an old style disc record
  • Back in the day – a memorable part of someone’s life, general in the distant past
  • Scholarship – financial support for talented students
  • It all boils down to – to shorten or summarize
  • Set out to do something – to make a well organized plan
  • Deal with it – expression to say “accept it”
  • Quantum leaps – a large increase
  • To Pay off – when your work brings you benefit and profit you can say “it really paid off”

Shoutouts:

  • Adir’s Ingles Autentico students: “you guys are kicking ASS!!”
  • 5 Star Stitcher Review: Roberto Franco “I would like to express how useful your podcasts are”

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Kick ass quote:

  • “Stop wishing and start doing” – unsure of origin

Conversation Topic:

  • Adir talks about his amazing journey in becoming a kickass English teacher, and gives us some great tips for improving your own English learning habits.

    Learn more about Adir:
  • Website 
  • YouTube 
  • Instagram 
  • Twitter 

Challenge:

  • Learn 5 new words everyday: that is 1095 words per year (remember to find them through doing things that interest you and provide the context)

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Song: Jon Bon Jovi – It’s my Life

Lyrics

This ain’t a song for the broken-hearted
Nor silent prayer for faith-departed
I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd
You’re gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud

It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I’m alive
It’s my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow’s getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain’t even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I’m alive
It’s my life

Better stand tall when they’re calling you out
Don’t bend, don’t break, baby, don’t back down

It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I’m alive
It’s my life

It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I’m alive
It’s my life

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3 Comments

  1. Patricia Ferreira on July 3, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Guys, great job, as always! Thanks for share and congrats about the plataform (so, I can listen or download all in my job =p )

  2. Bruno Dias on July 3, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Amazing!!! I enjoyed getting to know a little bit about him, as well as the words I learned while listening to the podcast.
    I’d like to thank you guys for this website, it’s been pretty useful for me.
    You guys are kicking ass!!

  3. Anisog Esog on July 5, 2015 at 10:33 am

    What an awesome INTERVIEW! Adir is absolutely inspirational and an amazing
    motivational speaker as well. I kind of feel stuck in my language learning, and
    that’s just what I needed for today. Actually, I feel like I’ve just finished a book from Dr. Wayne Dyer. 🙂 Here is my favorite quote from Dr. Joe Vitale “Dreams do come true. Yes, even yours. But you have to meet them part way. Get up and do something towards them. Now.”
    OK, time to take up the challenge and learn 5 new words today 🙂

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