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
- Download & Listen on Your Mobile: iTunes for Apple | Stitcher for Android
- Direct Download: Right Click on this link & Select Save.
Learn more about the RealLife Radio Power Lesson course
(40+ podcast transcript lessons with Anki vocabulary file)
Words You’ll Learn:
- 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 –
- 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
Connect with us
- Follow us on Youtube: We have hundreds of fun, exciting RealLife lessons!
- Follow us on Twitter: receive daily tweets about phrasal verbs, slang, grammar exercises, quotes, jokes, and music videos with lyrics.
- Like our Facebook Page: receive the daily expressions and other great English tips.
- Join our Facebook Group: join the daily English discussions with tens of thousands of teachers and learners from all over the world.
Help us Spread the Movement
If you’ve found the podcast at all helpful or entertaining, we’d love if you could visit our iTunes page and give us a positive review (this makes it easier to find us)
This will help us to get more listeners and invest more in the podcast! If you know some ways we can make it better, please send us an email: [email protected]
How to Leave an iTunes Review
This will help our ranking and more people will see the podcast. Aww Yeah!