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E138 – Raising Hell in Uganda 🇺🇬

LISTEN to the podcast. READ the RnR Grammar. LEARN the vocab and…. ROCK ON!

BOOM! 💣 The mystery (ex)transcript writer of RnR English is FINALLY revealed! He is ALWAYS causing trouble and he’s here to tell us about the trouble he’s causing in Uganda, we talk about racist POTATOES 🥔, driving with GIRAFFES 🦒, strange ways to say HELLO 👋 and MUCH more! Lots of RnR vocab (even words with MORE than 2 syllables) so just keeeeep on ROCKin’! 👊

The RnR vocab that you will learn in today’s show:

  • There’s something we need to clear up straightaway (name)
  • The Hellraiser
  • Before I was fired
  • It’s a dog eat dog world
  • My review wasn’t read out, once again, kicked to the curb
  • I am ecstatic about what’s going to happen
  • Or your breath?
  • Even tame animals you’re scared of
  • My friends are ambivalent about trees
  • It went over my head!
  • I’ll put my axe away
  • Now I’m not (rich) I’m destitute
  • Like a hobo / tramp
  • I was robbed at a festival
  • He got so drunk that he passed out
  • After 2 days he would be stranded on a motorway as the car would break down
  • Well they were only 50 pounds, cheap as chips!
  • We fell in a ditch
  • I’m sure you enjoyed coming close to death, you probably got off on that

RnR Grammar

In today’s show, the Hellraiser said:

“I’ve been listening to the show a lot”

Some SEXY Present Perfect Continuous (PPC) there! But WHY NOT the present perfect simple (PPS)? Could he have said “I have listened to the show a lot”..?

The answer is NO!

Why? Because when we use the PPC, we are emphasising that the action is NOT finished!

Whilst with the PPS we generally emphasise the fact that the action IS finished!

For example “I have been to London 5 times”, the action is finished here, but the TIME is not!

There are many SMALL differences between these two tenses, the best way to understand is to read more often and when you see the two different tenses, ask yourself WHY that specific tense has been used and then after a bit of time… BOOM! 👊

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