Episode 56 – ‘La Dolce Vita’ in Italy with John Peter Sloan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

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Episode 56 – ‘La Dolce Vita’ in Italy with John Peter Sloan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

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

‘La Dolce Vita’ (‘The Sweet Life’) in Italy isย ๐Ÿ‘Œ, but what would be STRANGE for English people living in Italy?ย ๐Ÿค” Find out in today’s show where I am joined by John Peter Sloan to discuss exactly that!ย ๐Ÿ˜ We discuss KETCHUP and PASTAย ๐Ÿ, BREAKING BALLSย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ, CRAZY driving ๐ŸŽ๏ธย and much more! Plus… some reall nice RnR vocabualry….

  • I want to know how you put up with these things in Italy
  • I don’t take public transport, you might think that sounds a bit snobbish but there is not public transport!
  • Women get hassled on the trains…
  • By men who want to strike up romantic conversations
  • I am crazy on the road too, I fight fire with fire
  • The queuing here is terrible
  • If you go to McDonald’s at 3pm you’re the only fucker in there!

…so just keep CALM and keep on ROCKIN’!ย ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š

RnR Grammar

We had some real RnR Grammar inside the RnR Vocabulary today… when John said:

“I don’t take public transport, you might think that sounds a bit snobbish but there is not public transport!”

As I mentioned in this show, we add this ‘ish’ to the end of ADJECTIVES to say ‘a little bit’.

For example, look at the following sentences:

  • I don’t think he’s fat, I might say he’s fattish but that’s it
  • I’m goodish at football
  • It’s hottish at the moment, not too bad

Please note that we only use this in SPOKEN English and it’s obviously NOT formal… BUT it is very common! We can say “I’ll see you at 5ish” (more or less 5).

Links to John Peter Sloan

If you just type his name into Google, you’ll find lots of stuff, but you can find his website HERE and his books HERE – enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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6 Comments

  1. Manuel says:

    A fantastic episode with John, it’s a pity Dan doesn’t live in Italy!

  2. Sabrina Coco says:

    Wow, great show today!!!!!!!

  3. Luca27 says:

    I don’t believe it! My two favourite English podcasters joined together… It’s a dream, I really hope that this event will happen again… Great idea, Martin ๐Ÿ˜‰

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