Rock n' Roll English

Do you want to learn how to order an ice cream by listening to actors or do you want to learn real English? If it's the second, LISTEN to Rock n' Roll English. I am an English teacher living in Italy and I interview my friends every Monday and Thursday, we speak about Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll - just real conversations between real people. Learn new "Rock n' Roll" vocabulary and grammar via the explanations in the show then go to to do exercises to help you remember them - ROCK ON!

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Expert Secrets with Stan Miles #129

We start this Expert Secrets Series in a BIG WAY today where I speak to Stan Miles from South Korea! He shares some MEGA studying techniques to help you learn English for FREE! Studying techniques and free stuff... it doesn't get more RnR than that! 
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How Mentally Strong are you? 🤔 #128

Boom Boom Cannon is BACK! 🔥 And here's here to tell how about FEEDBACK SANDWICHES 🥪, drinking MORE than 6 beers 🍻 and there's also talk about how to satisfy ANY women😮! Lots of RnR vocab and even some RnR connected speech, it doesn't get more RnR than ...
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🌟 New Project 🌟 There will be a podcast on a Thursday now (for how long, I'm not sure), but it WON'T be about poos or nonsense, it'll be a SERIOUS podcast! 😬 Find out about what exactly by listening to today's episode! 👂
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E127: How to Manage Awkward Situations with Luke's English Podcast

🌟SPECIAL GUEST🌟 Much more special than Dan the Man (although he's here too 😬), we're joined by Luke from LEP and we talk about THREESOMES 3️⃣, POOING on walls 😲, taking BULLETS 🔫 and much much more! Some SERIOUS RnR vocab and lots of SPECIAL surprises fo...
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E126: Knowing Me, Knowing You 👬

"How well do you know me" quizzes are usually done by married couples, but today Dan the Man and I take one! 💍 There's talk of NAPOLEON 💪, biggest FEARS 😱, ROMANTIC relationships with the road cleaner 🤭 and much more! There's also LOADS of RnR vocab th...
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E125: Dan the Man is BACK! 😲

This is NOT a dream! 😀 The world's most BORING man is BACK and he is BAD! 👊 There's talk of FREELANCE HUMAN BEINGS ✅, living with MONKS 😲, STALKING on Facebook 👁️ and lots more, so let's just keeeeeeeeep on ROCKin' baby! 🔥
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E124: New Year, Same ROCKin'! 👊

It's a New Year, but there's lots of talk about POOS 💩, HORRIBLE dogs 🐕 and lots more completely irrelevant things so things don't change in the RnR English game!💣 Sit back, put your headphones on and just KEEP ON ROCKIN' baby! 💋
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E123: Come on Mate... it's Christmas! 🎅

It is indeed... so there's a FREE Christmas gift for you! 🎉 Listen to people getting BUTTERED UP 🥞, Churches MUGGING people OFF ⛪, drinking Champagne for breakfast 🥂 and much more! The last episode of the year so join us one more time for a bit of ROCK...
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E122: How Posh Are You? 🤑

Another BIG test today where we discuss the class system in Britain! 😁 There's talk of TINY heads 🙆, BASHING Bibles ✝️, 'DRIVING' horses 🐎 and lots more! Lots and lots of RnR vocab - just standard day in the RnR English office, so keep CALM and keep on ...
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E121: What's Your LIKEABILITY? 🤔

Are you a LIKEABLE person? 🤔 Is that even a word? We look at all of that in today's show! Plus, there is talk of 90 year-olds with Netflix 📺, clarification of the word BITCH 😇, stealing seats in Slovenia 💺 and lots more! Just a normal day in the RnR wo...
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E120: Sorry is the Hardest Word to Say 😬

Boom Boom is back after being banished for his school boy error and he's back to (kind of) say sorry 😀 We speak about Walt Disney imagining his friends having sex 😲, Keith Richards ✌️, the benefits of Coca-Cola 😀 and lots more! So just keep CALM and kee...
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E119: Black Friday Bedlam 🤪

Black Friday can now consider itself 'mainstream' now that there is a show about it on RnR English! 😁 We speak about seeing DREAMS more clearly 💤, VOMIT 🤢, buying clothes before 2001 👚 - microphones are very much switched ON 🎙️, so take a seat, put some...
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E118: International Men's Day 👨

I can't remember if I did a podcast about this last year (and I'm too lazy to look)... but this year I speak to a WOMAN about it! ☮️ There's talk of getting LONGER 😲, PERVERTS 😲, SCHOOL BOY errors 🎒... PLUS there is a very emotional song and lots more, ...
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E117: The Awkward Birthday Stuff 😬

Birthdays are great, but are they ALWAYS great? 🤔 Here we look at the NOT so good stuff like the DOUBLE DIP 🤢, BOUNCY castles 😀, NO-ONE coming to your party 😢 and lots more! There's some GOOD news but also some BAD news, but whatever happens you know t...
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E116: Guy Fawkes / Fireworks / Bonfire Night Debate 🔥

Should fireworks be illegal? 🚫 An interesting debate that we look at with help from 🤓 There's also talk of MACHINE GUNS 🔫, dubious Google searches 😬, blowing up Buckingham Palace 🔥 and lots more - BOOM shake the ROOM! 💣💣💣
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E115: Halloween, Souls and Saints 👻

A Halloween podcast was done last year, so it's the difficult Part II 😬 There's talk of boys wearing LIPSTICK 💋, first time we saw GENITALS 😲, doing ANYTHING for a £ 💸 and LOTS and LOTS of RnR vocab - so just keeeeeep on ROCKin'! ✌️
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E114: Every Penis Tells a Story... 🤨

As always, the most important problems of the world are discussed on this show... politics, culture, science, so that's why we speak about penises today 😀. Not much else to add to that except.... keeeeeeeep on ROCKin'! 👊
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Only a few more days...

It's not a real episiode, but it's only 3 minutes long... so give it a listen anyway! 😁
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E113: We are FAM-I-LY 👪

Definitely NOT selling anything in this episode, so don't worry! 😅 There's talk of GANGSTA cars 😎, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 🐢, HAND-ME-DOWNS 👚, so much RnR vocab it's scary (and tiring!) - so just keep CALM and keep on ROCKin'! 👊 
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E112: Do YOU want to join the RnR English Family?

The Family is open people, some come and join! Remember to go to and follow the instructions there! 
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E111: Back to School 🚌

Back to life, back to reality! 😬 It's that time of year, so we reflect on what it was like going back to school and speak about people with TWO PENISES 😲, football with SCHOOL SHOES 👞, talking STRAIGHT 🗣️ and lots more! So put on your uniform and keeeee...
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E110: It's Better to be Safe than Sorry 👷

Who says Health and Safety isn't RnR⁉️ We show that it very much IS in today's show as we speak about TOUCHING legs 🤭, PRE-PREPARED jokes 😬, hair on FIRE 🔥 and lots more - just keeeeeeeeep on ROCKin' baby! ✌️
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E109: The Benefits of Computer Games 🎮

Did you know that playing on the PlayStation has many benefits?! 🤔 Well... we're here to tell you it does! 😃 Plus there's talk of SONIC the Hedgehog 🦔, NAN'S on the xBox 👵, The KING of the Jungle 🦁 and lots more so just keeeeeeep on ROCKin' people! ✌️
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E108: How NOT to Lose Your Mojo 💎

Mojo = Magic, but it’s not easy keeping your magic, is it? 😬 So in this pod, we look at ways to do EXACTLY that, baby! There’s talk of WHATSAPP vagina pictures 🤢, lots of MOANING 😀, 9 year olds with BEARDS in church 🧔 and lots more useless rubbish! So ...
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Last Chance…

The IELTS course is starting next week, but there are a few places left, so get in contact quickly if you’d like to take part! If not… just ignore this message and keep on rockin’!
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E107: No Regrets Baby 👊

I have a massive REGRET from last week’s show 😬 So that gave me just the motivation I needed for today! 😃 There’s talk of poorly timed FARTS 😷, getting BANGED UP 💥, SEX positions 😲 and LOTS more! RnR vocab, RnR grammar, it’s just another day at the off...
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Are you Interested in the IELTS Exam?

…. if you are, then there’s some exciting news in this podcast! 😀 If you’re not…. then it’s probably best not ot listen to this podcast! 😬 Remember to go to to check out all the details! 👊
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E106: How to Have a Night Out 🍻

Continuing the ‘HOW TO’ serious, today we find out some things that lovely English gentlemen do when they go out for a few drinks at the weekend 😬 There’s talk of a familiar face getting ARRESTED 👮, stealing KETCHUP 🚫 and £5 specials! Some serious RnR ...
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E105: How to be a Real Woman 💃🏻

We’ve seen how to be a real man, now it’s the ladies turn! 👒 Clarification Charlie is representing for the girls ✊ and we speak about biological CLOCKS ⏰, touching WOOD 🏯 and how to keep it CLASSY 😎! Some lovely RnR vocab, so sit back, enjoy the show a...
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E104: Is Stonehenge Really RnR? 🤔

A recording of me talking about Stonehenge in 2016, how RnR is that?! Hmmmm…. let’s have a listen and see….
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E103: How to be a Real Man 💪

Some useful information in this episode for people like me (as I am definitely NOT a real man!) 😬 There’s talk of use should use the DRILL 👨, lots of TOOLS 🔨 and even ELEPHANTS 🐘! Some SEXY RnR vocab and even a phrasal verb used in 2 different ways - W...
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E102: Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride 👰 🎩

We know what weddings are, but what about the different jobs at British weddings?! 🤔 In today’s show, we talk about the role of Best Man 🎩! There’s a NEW guest on, so get ready people! There’s talk of rubbish HAIRCUTS 👨‍🦱, LIQUID lunches 💧 and MILLIONS o...
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E101: The Birds and The Bees 🐦 🐝

Sex Education is a subject in schools in the UK 😲 And that’s exactly what we speak about! LOSING vaginas 😕, going to TOWN on things 👊, and masturbation MYTHS 🙋 are all spoken about PLUS there’s the usual RnR vocab and grammar! It’s back to normal here ...
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E100: Episode 100 Part 2 🎉

The party is not over people, here is Part 2… make sure you listen to the very end for a special surprise! 😁
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E100: Episode 100 Part 1 🎉

Like any party, this episode is total choas! 😬 As like any GOOD party, it doesn’t stop yet and you will be seeing a part 2 very quickly! 🥂
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IMPORTANT - Please Listen!

Remember… record… send to and keep on ROCKin’! 👊
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Bonus: Football DID Come Home ⚽

Listen to heartbroken friends talk about their pain and suffering after last night’s result. Also a quick appearance from Clarification Charlie and my brother as their share the pain with us. The trophy may not have come home, but football certainly di...
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E99: Life’s a Beach 🏖️

It’s summer baby so we talk about that place we all love… the BEACH! ⛱️ Men wearing socks AND sandals 🤢, getting sun burnt in PRIVATE places ☀️, DOGS running around 🐕 and lots more! So much RnR vocab it’s scary - one more episode to go then it’s 100 baby...
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Bonus: Is Football Really Coming Home?

Recorded the morning after the England match. Listen to 2 friends daring to dream 💝
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Bonus: How can you not love football? 😍

Listen to 2 friends in absolute joy after last night’s football and talk about why we love this beautiful game 💓 
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E98: The World’s Most Exciting School Trip 😁

Have you even wondered what school trips are like in England? 🤔 Probably not… but now you’ll find out! 😁 There’s also talk of A-GAMES 🅰️, SWANS 😕 and Clarification Charlie is not happy with Boom Boom 😬! Listen up people and just keeeeeeep on ROCKin’! ✌️
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Bonus Episode - Real People Real Football ⚽

⚠ WARNING ⚠ This podcast is for football fans! If you don’t like football, it’s probably best not to listen to this episode, as Boom Boom and I talk about the World Cup in a bit more detail and basically GEEK OUT over football! Will Germany get out of ...
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E97: How to ROCK 👊

Everyone’s been to a concert, but does everyone know how to ROCK? We give some tips and recount a few of our (not very) Rock n Roll stories of our younger days that includes PISSING in cups 🥤, DRUNKEN dancing 🕺 and going to bed EARLY 😬. Just keep calm ...
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E96: World Cup Mania ⚽

Do we say ’soccer’ or ‘football’ in English? 🤔 Find out in today’s podcast… PLUS there are some songs about Football Coming home 🏠, SAVING The Queen 👸 and lots more! Keeeeeep on ROCKin’ people! 👊👊👊
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Bonus: In Conversation with Effortless English

In today’s BONUS episode, I speak to AJ from Effortless English. AJ has more than 20 years teaching experience and he shares some EXCELLENT tips for learning English! I learnt many things from speaking to AJ, so I hope you learn a lot of things listeni...
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E95: The Strange Laws of Britain 👨‍⚖️

Did you know it’s illegal to drunk in a pub in Britain?! 😲 Find out lots of other strange laws that we have PLUS there is a DIFFERENT opinion about The Royal Family from Clarification Charlie (finally you will hear the other side of the royal story!) 👑...
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E94: Buses Are Minefields 💣🚌

What are the DANGERS on a bus? 🤔Listen to Boom Boom Cannon and me speak them and our 12 hour bus ride in Thailand 🇹🇭, what to do when someone steals your money 🤔 and lots more! Keeeeeep on ROCKin’ people! 💣💣💣
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Apologies and Donations

I was right…. I did regret yesterday’s podcast - that’s why I’ve made this podcast! 
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A Very Strange Episode….

This is just an experiment… please don’t hate me! 
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E93: The Royals Are Rather Strange 😕

Some people (like me) may not agree with The Royal Family, but it’s always great to talk about them! 😀 We talk about the strage things they do, like bringing their own CUTLERY 🍴, the strange way they eat dinner and why The Queen is so tight 🙊! Loads of...
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