Episode 7 – Going to prison for some pasta

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Episode 7 – Going to prison for some pasta

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

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Before radio, TVs, iPads, mobile phones and everything else, entertainment was simply story telling and that’s exactly what this is! No Dan ‘the man’ today, so it’s just me and a true story (go to the bottom of the page to see the photo for PROOF) of how I nearly got sent to prison for eating some pasta, lots of stupid sound effects and of course some RnR vocabulary!

  • We were a little bit tipsy
  • I hung up the phone
  • I was trying to call but it was engaged
  • I finally got through to him
  • We got away with it

RnR Grammar

At the beginning of the show I said:

“we’ve had nearly 1000 downloads”.

As mentioned in the show, this is the present perfect as the action is still in progress… BUT… if it is still in progress, why is it not the present perfect continuous?

Why not “we’ve been having”….? This is because, in this situation, have is a STATE verb and we cannot use state verbs in the present perfect continuous.

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

Good luck!

This was one of the pictures on Facebook…. as I said, it is a TRUE story!

I'm Martin. I'm an English Teacher. That's about as interesting as it gets.


  1. Michele says:

    That story! O_O
    Fortunately it finished very well.

    The sounds were very useful for me during the listening.


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