RealLife Radio # 77 – The Big Move

movinHave you made any big moves in your life recently?

We are about to make some big moves with RealLife English and have based this episode of RealLife Radio all about that.

Also in this episode you are going to learn all about Apollos Hestor’s great speech for a local news station that went viral on YouTube. We’ve even made it into a FREE RealLife power lesson for all of you who haven’t joined the fluency circle yet.

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Words You’ll Learn

  • Cranking
  • Rocking the beard
  • Stop and smell the roses
  • Compare apples to oranges
  • Anchorman/woman
  • Stunned
  • Remarkable comeback
  • Hall of fame
  • Sassy
  • Turn over a new leaf
  • Bittersweet
  • Set roots
  • Springboard
  • Packing up shop
  • Clutter
  • Gypsy
  • Caravan/Trailer
  • Back in the day
  • Crash on our couch
  • Off the grid
  • Safe and sound

Words to Know

  • Scoop up – pick something up with a shovel or spoon
  • Blew me away – really impressed me
  • Regardless – independent of other issues or occurrences
  • Get someone’s back – to be willing to help or protect someone
  • Pumped up – to be very excited about something
  • Smart ass – a person who makes fun of people by being very sarcastic
  • More than I can count – so many times you can’t remember
  • Furnished – a house that comes with furniture
  • Give it a different spin – do something in a different way or with a different approach


  • Marta Sala (Member of  Fluency Circle)


  • High School Football Player Leaves Anchors Stunned After His Postgame Speech –See article

Conversation Topic: Moving to Chile

Question: Different ways to use the word TRIP

  • Tip over
  • Trip out
  • Tripping
  • Take a trip
  • Make a trip

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Song: Scoreboard “Apollos Hester”

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  • very interesting !!!

  • rex says:

    where can i get this transcript?

  • Vishnu Dutt says:

    old but still worth as gold.

    • Agnieszka from RealLife English says:

      Thank you! Hugs!