Episode 9 – It’s just another Manic Monday

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Episode 9 – It’s just another Manic Monday

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

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Did you know 50% of people are late for work on Mondays? Find out some other sexy statistics in today’s podcast, listen to people being late for funerals, a special ‘gift’ for you at the very end of the show, plus some rocking RnR vocab and grammar as always, such as:

  • It’s a big tune
  • A study was carried out
  • You’d be late for your own funeral
  • The average person moans for 34 minutes on a Monday
  • I’m not making this up 
  • You’re well and truly in the week by that point
  • I can’t afford to buy a new car

Here are links to the studies mentioned in the show, as I told Dan the Man, I’m not making this up! Look here and here.

RnR Grammar

As mentioned very early on in the show (via the great song), to express a PRESENT wish, we put the past simple.

So the ‘formula’ is Subject + WISH + Past Simple.

As mentioned in the song – I wish it was Sunday.

I also gave another example in the show when I said “I wish I had a more interesting guest“.


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

Good luck!

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


  1. Lyn says:

    Really like your podcast, natural conversation and funny , I learned new words, phrases and idioms from your teaching, And it’s great that you posted them, that I can check them up, if I didn’t quite understand during the show.Thank you very much, I like it!!! And I downloaded the podbean, it’s really useful!!!

    • Martman99 says:

      Thanks for your message Lyn, I really appreciate it! 🙂 If you have time, please leave me a review on Podbean too, as it helps people find me! Thanks again! 🙂

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