Episode 37 – Who will win the UK election?

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Episode 37 – Who will win the UK election?

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

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Today is ELECTION DAY in the UK, but who will win?! Obviously we DON’T know the answer to that, BUT we DO talk about some strange election day facts, as well as The Spice Girls ?, The Queen ?, smoking DRUGS ? and lots and LOTS of sexy RnR vocabulary…. ROCK ON baby! ????

Speaking of RnR vocabulary, here is today’s:

  • It makes a mockery of democracy
  • Labour are the underdogs
  • The election is on Thursday because Friday is payday
  • There is a better turnout if the election is on Friday
  • So is there an age-cap?
  • I would be on the beach smoking doobies
  • I sorted out all the necessary documents to vote
  • If you’re tipsy you can vote
  • The Queen likes to remain impartial 

RnR Grammar

At the beginning of the podcast, I said:

“Neither Dan nor I live in Britain at the moment”

Notice the word ‘nor’ in this sentence, we use this because we use the word ‘neither’ earlier in the sentence, so we DO NOT use the word ‘or’.

Just remember this: Neither and Nor are friends!

And Either and Or are friends!

Here are some examples:

I can speak neither Spanish nor Chinese (I can’t speak Spanish and I can’t speak Chinese)

I can’t speak either Spanish or Chinese (I can’t speak Spanish and I can’t speak Chinese)

Both are the same in meaning, but because the second example is a NEGATIVE sentence, we CAN’T use ‘neither’ as this would be a double negative!

I hope this makes sense!

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. Sabrina Coco says:

    Great work!!!! I use your podcast with my students and they love it!!!!!

  2. Rupesh says:

    Hi Martin,

    At the end of the podcast you said – “If you could leave the comment It would be very greatful”. Also, you mentioned it as a second conditional .

    As I know second conditional is like – If you can leave a comment I will be very greatful.

    If + subject + v1 + ….. + complement + subject + will + ..

    You use a lot of would while talking, could you please help me to overcome my doubt about how and where to use would .

    Generally people use a lot of would while talk but when I look on internet I don’t find more detail.

    You may create a podcast on would .


    • Martman99 says:

      Hi Rupesh! 🙂 Sorry for the delay again, but I very rarely log in to the website – you can contact me on Facebook and Instagram and I usually respond quicker as I can access them on my phone 🙂

      Anyway, what you wrote (if + subject + present simple ….. subject + will + verb) is the first conditional. We use this for things that CAN happen, but depend on a CONDITION (if I go out tonight [this is possible but it is a condition], I will call you).

      The second conditional (if + subject + PAST simple ….. subject + WOULD + verb) is used for things that are more improbable (but can still happen in some cases). For example, if I WON the lottery, I WOULD buy a Ferrari. We use ‘would’ to talk in the hypothetical.

      Anyway, I hope this helps! 🙂

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