The RealLife English Podcast #51 – Slang Expressions (with transcript and pronunciation lesson)

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Some Connected Speech Examples:

  • Would you – “Woul-dja”
  • I don’t know  – “I-dunno”
  • What do you think? – “Wha-da-ya-think?”
  • We can – “we-kin”

Words to Know:

  • Sneak up on you – an unexpected, surprise event
  • Leap year- every 4 years when the year has 366 days instead of 365
  • Check out- pay attention to something
  • Highlight- the most important, exciting moment of a certain period of time or an event
  • The thing is- used to introduce an explanation or clarification


  • A special thanks to Max Ahumada – Max (our long-time podcast listener) made a special appearance on this week’s episode!!


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  • Roberto Franco says:

    Hey guys, I’ve really enjoyed your podcasts. There’s one thing I’d like to comment to you: it’s about when Justin says in the intro “English should not be a dry…”. I can’t hear the word “should” and I think that’s connect speach as well, am I right? It looks to me like he doesn’t say that word, he swallows it, if I can say that.