#190: The Secret to Speaking English As An Introvert

Do you think that your introversion is a barrier for you when it comes to practicing your English? In this podcast Ethan and Andrea talk about this topic and share great ways to don’t let your fears stop you!


  • Are you shy or introverted?
  • Is it better to be extroverted?
  • Your strengths as an introvert
  • Use the protective barrier of a screen (to start)
  • One-on-One conversations vs. Groups
  • Become an exceptional listener
  • We have another exclusive tip for you over on Instagram @RealLife.English

Words You’ll Learn:

  • Sneak in: to enter somewhere secretly, without being seen.
  • Stuffy/clammy/muggy: humid, suffocating weather.
  • Frizzy hair: very curly and not smooth or shiny.
  • Poofs up (hair): hair with great volume.
  • Braid: a hairdo formed by twisting the hair.
  • Thanks a jillion: another way of saying thank you very much.
  • Gibberish: spoken or written words that have no meaning.
  • Courageous: brave.
  • Muster up the courage: gather the courage.
  • Convictions: your really strong beliefs.
  • Speak up: to express one’s opinions.
  • Stage fright: nervousness or anxiety felt at appearing before an audience. 
  • Paralyzing: when someone is unable to think or act normally, especially through panic or fear.
  • Daunting: overwhelming.
  • Curl up: to lie in a comfortable curved position.
  • Small talk: a conversation about things that are not important, often between people who do not know each other well.
  • Endeavour: an attempt to achieve a goal.
  • A handful of something: a small amount of something.
  • To take baby steps:a very small step or advance in progress.
  • A barrier to entry: something that prevents you from doing something.
  • To scale something back: to reduce something in size or amount.
  • Public spotlight:to get a great deal of public attention.
  • Buckle under fear: to collapse or give in due to fear or anxiety.
  • Disastrous: extremely bad or unsuccessful.
  • Overdo it: to do something in an excessive way. 
  • To make an ass of yourself: to behave stupidly and look silly.
  • Ass [AmE] /Arse [BrE]: the part of the body that you sit on.
  • Bond: a close connection between two or more people.
  • To zone out: to stop paying attention for a short period of time.
  • Dip in: to do something in a careful way because you are not confident about it.


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  • Enes says:

    That is really beneficial blog site for people who suffering having tried to speak English well.

  • Mohammed Fadul says:

    Appreciate your help so much… Thanks to you I feel that I’m now able to pronounce and to teach many words, phrases and sentences correctly.

    • Justin says:

      Aww yeah, Mohammed, great to hear that it was useful! Keep up the great work.

  • Dan TM says:

    Awesome! Thanks

  • Remon says:

    I am still having problem in listening.that’s why I request #reallifeenglish would you upload pdf for those podcasts ?

  • Zainab says:

    I’m a very introvert person and I’ve really suffered from that extremely,because I always feel uncomfortable while speaking to people and I’m going to trip over ,thanks for taking the time for making this beautiful conversation .thanks again Ethan and Andrea. 🙏💙