Episode 11 – Why reading makes you live longer

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Episode 11 – Why reading makes you live longer

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

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Reading makes you live longer and also more SEXY, find out how in today’s episode! PLUS – why Dan is less of a b*stard now, some serious RnR grammar and looks of RnR vocab like:

  • People that read up to 3.5 hours
  • Next time I’m in a night club
  • To be fair, I have learnt something today
  • To pull some women
  • That lasted for 3 days
  • I read it, but I’m pissed off
  • I see it through
  • Some bloke from America

Here is the link to the article that we spoke about in the article, just in case you thought I was making it up! If you don’t know the phrasal verb “make it up” listen to this episode!

RnR Grammar

We had some serious RnR Grammar today with the future perfect (in the show I said it was the future perfect continuous, but that was wrong – I am quite stupid sometimes!).

It came from this quote by Umberto Eco:

“At the age of 70, those who don’t read will have lived only one life: their own! Those who read will have lived 5000 lives”

We use this to talk about COMPLETED actions by a SPECIFIC time in the FUTURE.

In this example the ‘action’ is ‘living only one life’ or ‘living 5000 lives’ that will be COMPLETED when you read 70 (a specific time in the future).

You will often see words phrases like “by that time” “by 6 o’clock“, as they give the point in time by which the action will be finished. For example “by 3pm, I will have finished writing this article…. I hope!

The construction is always:


Now that is some seriously sexy stuff.

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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