#153: Do YOU Want to Speak English Like a Native?

Are you ready to be empowered with the strategies, skills and courage you need to step outside of the classroom, and not just learn English, but to live it? Are you ready for this next big step in our new methodology, the RealLife Way?

Aww yeah! Today, in Step 3, we are both breaking a big myth related to native English speakers AND helping you with your goal of having native-like English… It sounds a bit contradictory, but you will soon find out why in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast!

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Words You’ll Learn:

  • Juggling – throwing balls into the air and catching them (watch)
  • Your future is so bright (you’ve got to wear shades) – a way to say that someone’s future has a lot of promise and that they will be successful in their endeavours
  • Pale – having light skin (opposite of tan)
  • Pasty – very pale in an unhealthy, unattractive way
  • Strive – to work continuously to achieve something
  • In a Nutshell – in summary
  • Pay it forward – to pass on a generous action or teaching that someone  has bestowed upon you
  • Shoot off – to list
  • Omnipotent – all powerful, god-like
  • Hunger – appetite
  • Rainforest – place with lots of rains and plentiful in flora and fauna (e.g. the Amazon)
  • Boobs – slang for a woman’s breasts
  • What About You? – question used after providing a piece of information to elicit the same piece of information from the other person (for example, “I’m from France, what about you?”)
  • A wish – a desire or hope for something to happen
  • Little Joey – “little” + “[name]” is either a way for a man to refer to his genitals (using his own name) or a diminutive or cute way to refer to a child (don’t confuse these two!)
  • Shocking – very surprising
  • Take the Bull by the horns – to take action instead of waiting for a result, to be proactive


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  • Graciela says:

    Awwww yeah!!! You are awesome guys!!!! Being a non-native, let me tell you that I utterly agree with you in the sense that we must first understand the way native-English speakers use the language and make ourselves clear when trying to convey our meanings. In a nutshell, this is a step-by-step process. It´s also true that we are more likely to interact with non-natives and in order to keep the communication flowing mainly use these patterns with natives! At the end of the day the goal is to be able to communicate fluently. Obviously if we can achieve a native-like fluency…. mission accomplished, and in my case: a dream come true!! hahahah

  • Gaby Ortegon says:

    Woooow!! This podcast is a capsule of your philosophy and goals. You are thinking “out of the box” and innovating completely pedagogy to teach English… What do I have to do to be part of the fluency circle?

    • Agnieszka from RealLife English says:

      Gaby, all our students of premium courses join Fluency Circle. Please check our courses here https://reallifeglobal.com/learn-with-us/ Maybe you will find one that fits you 🙂 We’d be happy to have you among our students!