Episode 5 – Love is in the Air

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Episode 5 – Love is in the Air

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

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In this episode, I speak to ‘Dan the Man’ about Valentine’s Day. Learn the history behind the day and some stupid stories about some past Valentine’s Days for the both of us, plus you will hear the following Rock n’ Roll vocabulary:

  • I know what you’re getting at
  • The men spanked the women
  • Bishop
  • I’m still mortified that that happened
  • Buying a rose for a girl is considered tacky in Italy
  • Singles awareness day
  • I hate Valentine’s Day, I hate all the fuss
  • “I had 2 girlfriends” “ooh… blimey


RnR Grammar

At the end of the show when I am talking about the vocabulary I say:

“was when Dan was telling me that he had had 2 girlfriends in his life, I was quite surprised”

The repitition of the word ‘had’ can seem strange to some people, but this is correct. The sentence is in the past perfect, so the first ‘had’ is an auxiliary verb, whilst the second is the verb in its normal form.

This is often shorted to “he’d had“.


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.

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