Episode 38 – Do we need The Queen?

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Episode 38 – Do we need The Queen?

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

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Did you know The Queen has TWO birthdays?! ? Did you also know that many people in England DON’T WANT The Queen?! ??! Find out WHY this is in today’s show… PLUS lots of SECOND CONDITIONALS ?, David Beckham ⚽, The Sex Pistols ? and lots and LOTS of RnR vocabulary ?  like:

  • Sounds like a quiet get together
  • I don’t want any fuss for my birthday
  • Obviously financial institutions day didn’t take off
  • The Queen is thrifty because she switches the light off
  • She’s not short of a few bob
  • Do you reckon she’ll give me French lessons?
  • Sometimes she waves from her balcony?
  • Do you fancy David Beckham?
  • If I met The Queen, I’d be expected to bow
  • People that don’t agree with the idea of the Royal Family don’t sing the National Anthem

Just keep CALM and keep on ROCKin’ baby ✌️

RnR Grammar

There was lots of second conditional today, so that’s what we’ll look at here. I know it’s boring to always repeat, but using this correctly can make a BIG difference to your speaking!

Remember the basic formula is that we use the PAST with ‘if’, then in the other part of the phrase we use WOULD + verb.

So an easier way to say this is:

PAST / WOULD + verb

Write this on your head if you remember so that you don’t forget it!

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. Manuel Tarazona says:

    Hi Martin and Dan the Man, you are doing a great job, your podcasts are really interesting and we can learn English in an irreverent and funny way.
    I hesitate about you, I can’t choose one of you as my favourite speaker so I must listen to more new podcasts and you must try to be better one than the other! 🙂
    Health from Paterna (Valencia-Spain)

    • Martman99 says:

      Hi Manuel! 🙂 Thank you for message, I’m very happy you like the podcasts and that you’re learning! Remember to connect with me on Instagram and Facebook and keep on ROCKin’! 😉 P.S. I hope I become your favourite and not Dan the Man! 😉

  2. Irina Mosocw says:

    Just wonderful, I wasn’t going to listen to the whole story as they usually bore me from the very beginning but that was different! Very well done, it made me smile a few times, I particularly liked a bit about waving lol. I think I will be your listener.

  3. Josiel says:

    You teacher Martin is very special, awesome podcasts. I do my best to keeplistening every week. These contents are uniques. Great job!

  4. Cat says:

    Oh boy — 7 correct answers out of 10! ?
    I really need an English teacher.
    A few bob — I thought it means a few coins of money.
    Well, cats have pretty small brains. ?
    Btw, your conversations are hilarious! Dan the man is pretty boring indeed. I hope he’ll get a job soon (not an imaginary one)! Maybe as ??‍?

  5. Sandro says:

    Very good.
    It’s quite different and better of the others podcasts.

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