Episode 6 – Why Intelligent People are Single

Episode 5 – Love is in the Air
February 11, 2017
Episode 7 – Going to prison for some pasta
February 19, 2017
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Episode 6 – Why Intelligent People are Single

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

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After speaking about love in the last episode, Dan and I now talk about why intelligent people (like us) are single. We’re not inventing this, there are various studies that show it. Find out the reasons why and listen to stories about climbing trees, why injustice is bad and the following Rock n’ Roll vocabulary:

  • Keep your chin up
  • To make a mess of things
  • I wouldn’t want to put myself in the same bracket as you
  • Her boyfriend turned up
  • I have difficulty putting up with things
  • If it’s a half-hearted attempt

RnR Grammar

When I told Dan about the tree climbing story, he asked me:

“how long had you been going out with her?” 2 girlfriends in his life, I was quite surprised”

This is the Past Perfect Continuous. Similar to the past perfect, in the sense that it refers to 2 actions or time periods in the past (in this case the time period he was interested in was the amount of time BEFORE the tree incident).

We use the past perfect continuous, as we are interested in the amount of time / duration of time and NOT a quantity.

For example, a quantity would be something like “how many times had you played ping-pong before yesterday?”. In this example, the answer is a quantity and NOT a duration of time, so we use the normal past perfect.

 

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

Good luck!

Martman99
Martman99
I'm Martin. I'm an English Teacher. That's about as interesting as it gets.

2 Comments

  1. Marina says:

    I keep on listening these podcast and doing the quiz, because getting used to doing it every week will definitely improve my english skills.

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