#143: Should I Learn English After Brexit?

In 2016 the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union in what was called Brexit.

As the dust still hasn’t really settled (it’s too soon to see any real effect) since this happened, people are still really unsure what this means for the global economy, and other side affects this could cause all over the world.

In this episode we have a special guest, Martin, from Essex in the United Kingdom, to share some of his views on the current situation. Martin is the creator of Rock N Roll English and is currently living and teaching English in Italy.

To learn more about Martin go and take a look at all of his great stuff on his website – see website

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  • Lazing around – the action of being lazy and doing nothing
  • Hammock – a swinging bed make from rope and commonly tied between two trees
  • Splendid – a more formal way to say really good
  • Make do with something – to do the best with what you have
  • Got the t-shirt – an expression used to say that you have participated on something, like you would have a band’s shirt if you had see their show
  • Pass away – a nicer way to say ‘to die’
  • Autobiography – a history of a person’s life written or told by that person
  • Cognate – a word that sounds the same in two languages as they are derived from the same senior language e.g Latin
  • Pull me back in – to persuade someone to not leave
  • Sign of endearment – something that shows love and affection to someone
  • Some has been living under a rock – if someone doesn’t know the current news when can say they have been living under a rock
  • Gutted – disappointed
  • Referendum – a vote in which all the people in a country or an area are asked to give their opinion about or decide an important political or social question
  • Remain – to stay, continue to happen
  • Far from the truth – something is not true
  • Point the finger – to give blame to someone else
  • Volatile – in risk of becoming violent and aggressive
  • Fingers crossed – an expression to say you are hoping for luck
  • Whinge – to complain
  • Pom – a term used for British people in Australia
  • Melting pot – a city which has a lot of mixed culture
  • Shortcut – an easier way of doing something

Links mentioned in this episode

  • Man that survived making a knife with his poo – Wade Davis talks about this in his amazing TED talk from 2007 – Watch here
  • Benny Lewis – Fluent in 3 Months
  • Russel Brand – Under the Skin Podcast, Trews, and his hilarious stand up shows can be found on his website

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Song: Oasis – Rock N Roll Star

  • Roberson Oliveira says:

    Great podcast.

  • Christina Rebuffet says:

    Of course, people should continue to learning English! There are lots of other countries that speak English, plus (whether you agree or not), English is the international language for lots of sectors in business and for tourism!

    Plus, it’s just a great language to learn (but I may be biased, as a fellow English teacher 😉

    • Hey Christina, Thanks for the your input on the topic. Yeah, it’s the global language, and no better language than English to connect the world!