Is it possible to get fluent in 3 months as many companies claim? Can you do it without leaving your home country? In today’s podcast, Ethan, Andrea and Ollie, define what fluency is and what effect a 3-month plan can have on your ability to speak English.

Words You’ll Learn:

  • Yearn
  • Become red-faced
  • Laugh it off
  • Maximize
  • Daunting
  • Hinder your progress

Quick Definitions:

  • Swayed: control or influence (a person or course of action)
  • Be taken advantage of: if someone takes advantage of you, they treat you unfairly for their own benefit, especially when you are trying to be kind or to help them.
  • Someone promises you the world: to promise one something that is not feasible or cannot be done.
  • Deliver (on a promise): do what you have promised to do.
  • Hold your own: to be as successful as other people or things in a situation.
  • Kiss-ass: Impressive. This is a very informal expression.
  • “I’m rubbish at accents” = I’m not good at imitating accents.
  • To make the best out of a bad situation: To deal with and create the best possible outcome of a bad, unfortunate, or unpleasant situation or set of circumstances.
  • “…when plans fall through = when a plan fails
  • Someone is living proof: someone that provides an example that proves that something can be done.
  • “Don’t be too harsh on yourself”: unpleasant, unkind, cruel, or more severe than is necessary.
  • Commute: to make the same journey regularly between work and home
  • “You’ll be able to empathize with each other because you’re in the same boat: if you empathize with someone or if you say you’re in the same boat with that person, you understand and share the feelings as that person.
  • Pick up (on mistakes): to notice (mistakes).
  • Come out of your shell: if you come out of your shell, you become more interested in other people and more willing to talk and take part in social activities.

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  • Alix says:

    Hello reallife team!
    I don’t know where to start 🙂 I have so much to say!
    So, first of all, thanks a million for all your mind blowing work!! Your podcasts, your videos, your courses, your advices…!! I can’t express how grateful I am with just some words, it’s not enough!!
    With your materials I have gained the confidence to speak and live my English in the real world and it is priceless…!! 🙂
    I live in France but I am surrounded by an English environment thanks to all your recommendations and I am better than ever before in English.
    I especially adore the introduction of the podcast. 🙂 “citizens of the world” is a brilliant idea!
    I am the best student in my class and in all honesty you are mainly responsible of this amazing situation
    Last week I attended the Cambridge B2 first exam and I am sure I even passed the C1 level.
    As a result how can I thank you enough for this? 🙂 uf you have an idea let me know! 🙂
    I have just one thing to say : keep on the great work guys, you rock!!!
    PS : I practise mediation now 😉 and it is a game changer

    • Justin says:

      Wow Alix, what an inspirational story. Thank you so much for sharing with us, and congratulations on your B2. You’ve earned it! And amazing to hear about your meditation and your identification with the Global Citizen vision! Aww yeahh!

  • Keresa says:

    Thank you ever so much for the awesome work you’ve been doing. I definately will be sharing this with my students. I would also like your opinion in vicabulary building apps like https://www.beebl.io I would love to pair it with your wonderful platform to enhance vocabulary.

    • Agnieszka Tkacz says:

      Hey Keresa! I don’t know the app 😉

  • Keresa says:

    Thank you for this awesome resource. You are an expert at this. What are your thoughts on Vocabulary building apps like https://beebl.io to boost the vocabulary of English learners?

  • Hazem says:

    I appreciate your attention and efforts to level up the learner’s language skills in an amazing way.
    Best wishes
    Waiting for more soon
    Hazem

  • João says:

    Congratulations for all the team! As you know you are doing a great and very important work. These podcasts have been helping me a lot, along with the Fluent with Friends course.
    All the best.

    • Agnieszka Tkacz says:

      Thank you for your support, Joao!