The RealLife English Podcast #52 – Learning with TV Shows (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:

  • rock up (to somewhere): to arrive in a place.
  • hell of a: it means awesome, spectacular, amazing. Ex, “this is a hell of a song.”
  • kickass: really cool. Learn more about using the word “ass” in 34 Ways to Use the Word Ass
  • willpower: the determination with which you carry out your decisions.
  • insight: deep understanding


  • Fred MLS – Venezuela: “This podcast is excellent. It allows you to learn English the natural way. I’m tired of English courses with the boring grammar, and when you see that after some years studying English, you can’t understand TV series and movies, you realize it’s something that’s happening. With this podcast, and now with the connected speech pronunciation lesson, I’ve seen a great improvement in my pronunciation and listening skills, just a little bit of willpower and that’s it. Aww yeah!”


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  • Guy B. NDOUTINGAI says:

    First of all, i would like to thank you for all efforts you’re doing to help us being fluent at English. I really appreciate it. As far as i’m concerned, pronunciation is not the issue. What really cause me problem right away is linking words that sometimes change the normal way to pronounce word such as “she told you to get it”. The “to” is pronouce as ”
    “d?” sometimes as “t?”. My question is how we can know if we have to pronounce like the first one or the second. Any course on this subject is really welcomed. Also, we need course on phrasal verbs, and slang. All those are important for better understanding native american. Please, do have a good time.
    Take care!


  • Thank you so much and please keep up your wonderful job 🙂

  • Thank you so much and please keep up your wonderful job 🙂