Episode 52 – What do PENCILS and SPEECHES have in common? ?

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Episode 52 – What do PENCILS and SPEECHES have in common? ?

LISTEN to the podcast. READ the RnR Grammar. DO the quiz and…. ROCK ON!

Hmmmm… it’s a good question ✏️?️ Find out the answer in today’s show and also HOW to give a great s SPEECH! PLUS… talk of SEX during podcasts ?,  HOLY water ✝️ and Dan the Man has some news! ?‍♂️ Some sexy idioms and some SERIOUS RnR vocabulary…

  • You are on fire today with your correct answers
  • People will just fast forward to the end
  • If I had a LECTERN it wouldn’t be a problem
  • Give a speech
  • A item of clothing
  • Smiling is something I struggle with
  • It takes 42 muscles to FROWN
  • One of sheer disappointment
  • You’re a natural
  • You said to me “don’t look into it too much”
  • It goes without saying
  • I knocked over the holy water
  • Change the tone and the pace of your voice
  • I don’t want to blow my own trumpet
  • You didn’t give time for the compliment to sink in
  • I fell over the LEADS


RnR Grammar

In today’s show, I told Dan the Man that I gave a speech at school and there was 1 – 2 minutes of silence and he responded:

“it couldn’t have been 2 minutes”


He said it in the typical quick British way and said

“it coudn’t’ve bin 2 minutes”

Obviously this is NOT correct to write like this, but I’m just doing it so you understand the sound!

Remember, it’s NOT important to talk like this, if you say “it could not have been”, then that’s fine. It’s just important to UNDERSTAND as it’s VERY common!

When you have listened to the podcast and read the above, then you’re ready for the quiz below!

Good luck!

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  1. Terry says:

    Hahahahhahahah I must say the bald man in that picture is really unlucky to be randomly picked as an example of ‘having a face like a smacked arse’!

    • Martman99 says:

      Hahahaha! He is what appeared when I typed in the expression into Google – so it’s Google’s fault not mine! 😉

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