Episode 69 – Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day ?

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Episode 69 – Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day ?

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

I don’t think any city was built in a day but we decided to make a podcast about this one! ? Other than the Eternal City, we speak about SEX World Records ?, The Pope being a LAD ?, CATS called Dan the Man ? and so much RnR vocab that it’s almost ILLEGAL! ?

  • I utterly love this podcast
  • A wolf brought them up
  • How did the wolf change the NAPPIES?
  • His third wife was a nymphomaniac and had competitions with prostitutes
  • I can’t imagine there was much foreplay
  • I worked it out and it’s one a minute
  • I’ve got you on edge
  • You can toss a coin into the trevi fountain
  • Toss yourself off
  • You are a tosser
  • If anyone’s looking to make a few bob, go to the Trevi Fountain
  • Try and keep up to my pace
  • The latin word for left was ‘sinister’
  • I prefer cats because they leave me to it
  • The Pope is a lad
  • The Pope worked as a BOUNCER
  • The bouncers chucked me out
  • Partying like there was no tomorrow
  • Rome wasn’t built in a day
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do
  • You haven’t got the bottle to cross the road
  • I’m going to England for a piss up

Don’t tell the police though, just keep on ROCKIN’! ?

RnR Grammar

I want to talk about synonyms (words which have similar meanings) today, as they can often confuse people.

For example, we had the word ‘utterly’ today, when we read out the review and it said ‘I utterly love your podcast‘. As I mentioned in the show, it is similar to the word ‘completely’. However, it is not EXACTLY the same, as generally 2 words never have the exact same meaning (that’s why we have 2 words and not one! 😉 ). Very similar meanings, yes, but 100% the same? Almost never.

To resolve this problem, you need to think of collocations. For example, I couldn’t say “I have utterly finished my homework“, but I could say “I have completely finished my homework“.

So what words go with ‘utterly’ I hear you ask? Well hear are a few: utterly ridiculous, utterly rubbish, utterly mental… and many more! So remember, never make a direct substitute for a word, try to learn the collocations! ?

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

Good luck!

It’s my birthday though so you have to forgive me! 😉 Anyway, it will be there tomorrow! 🙂

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