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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2019-08-19 08:42
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You Know You're Getting Old When.... #164

We try to delay the getting old process by talking about sleeping naked together 🛏️, wearing 3 condoms 😲, jumping in rivers 🌊 and lots more! There are some Ts and Hs that go missing and some CRAZY talk about travel insurance.... this isn't called Rock n...
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August is the Month of Happiness #163

Apparently August is the month where we should be happy, but with the Hellraiser in town it's difficult to be happy. We talk about how happiness is punching yourself in the testicles, sexy exchange rates and dogs that work (and kill). There's nothing n...
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FREE Feedback on your Speaking 🗣️

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The Naughty Noughties #162

It's all going on today: sex, drugs, echoes, heads coming off, faces falling off and most importantly... getting a job at the pet shop! 😲 This may sound strange, but will all make perfect sense when you listen to me and the Hellraiser talk about the 00...
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Oh Boris, Boris, Boris... #161

First Brexit, now Boris.... 😔 It's not a good time to be British! The only thing to do in a situation like this is laugh or cry, so we try to laugh! We talk about CF Charlie and Boris becoming a couple 💑, chicken in the fridge 🍗, me getting punched in ...
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Surprise SURPRISE! 🎉

It's here, baby 👉🏽
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Let's NERD Out 🤓 #160

What defines a nerd? That's one of life's big questions, so that's what we look at today! We talk about Star Wars, fixing computers, video game national championships and much more! So nerd out with us and just keeeeeep on ROCKin' baby! 👊
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Loving the 90s, it's Paradise 🏖️ #159

We're going back to my favourite decade... the 90s! 🏖️ There's talk of electronic pets, floppy disks, blue movies and much more! So let's go back in time and keeeeeeep on ROCKin' baby! 👊
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Brilliant Brazil, Baby 🇧🇷 #158

Let's talk about Brazil, baby, let's talk about you and me, let's talk about all the good thing, all the bad things that may be 😎 Or.... just listen to two idiots who have no idea what they are talking about but have got a few facts about Brazil from a...
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UK USA Differences 🇬🇧 v 🇺🇸

How similar are the UK and the USA? We investigate exactly this in today's show where we have.... an American guest! 😲 Yes that's right... but don't worry.... she knows how to ROCK! 👊
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Solo Beaching 🏖️ #156

Have you ever been to the beach on your own? 🤔 If you HAVE, you'll be able to relate to many things in this show. If you HAVEN'T, you'll be prepared for when you do! 😉 There's talk about SHAKESPEARE 📚, going TOPLESS 😲, beach SELFIES 🤳 and lots more! Lo...
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A Trip to Seville for a Corporal Wedding 👰 #155

Have you heard of a vlog? Well today you're going to listen to a "plog"! I take you with me on my trip to Seville for the wedding of the year! You will get to listen to Corporal Comer before AND after he gets married, Mrs. CC makes an appearance and yo...
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Expert Secrets with Lýdia Machová #154

Nothing to see here, just a conversation with a polyglot who speaks 9 languages, has done a TED Talk that has been watched more then 4 million times and has helped thousands of people learn language by themselves... or actually, maybe it is worth liste...
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From Russia with Love 🇷🇺 #153

It's Russian Language Day soon so we thought "let's talk abotu Russia!" So that's what we do, but we also find time to talk about going to prison for some ketchup, poetry and of... a nice argument! It's just a standard day at the office at RnR English ...
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Expert IELTS Speaking Secrets with Keith O'Hare #152

A teacher with over 20 years' experience who worked as an IELTS examiner sharing his best tips to improve your speaking? YES PLEASE! 😀 
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Appreciating Teachers #151

It was teacher appreciation week a couple of weeks ago, so we decide to celebrate that party today! There's talk of spinning bottles, touching students' private parts, managers doing admin and much more! So just keeeeeeeeep on ROCKin' baby! 👊
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Bonus: RnR Champions League ⚽

It's another bonus football chat with me and Boom Boom! We speak about everything Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, a quick mention of the FA Cup and lots of talk about Greame Souness!
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Super Siblings #150

It's International Brothers' Day on 24th May so we speak about brothers, sisters, embarrassing family stories that involve Mike and Dave, finding women (or trying to) and lots more! 👊
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Expert Secrets with Zdenek's English Podcast #149

Expert Secrets are BACK, baby! For this week anyway ;) I speak to Zdenek's from Zdenek's English podcast and as always, he is sharing some Expert Secrets!
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The Work from Home Interview #148

It's International Work from Home Day so who better to speak to than a Freelance Human Being?! The podcast turns into a 'I am motivated individual' job interview as well as some standard talk about poos! Just keeeeeeep on ROCKin' baby! 👊
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A Corporal Stag Do #147

Someone else on the RnR English Team is getting married... and very soon! Before the big day though is the STAG DO and that's exactly what we speak about today! 
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The Benefits of Getting Married 💍 #146

Mrs RnR English has made a big mistake and agreed to be my wife 😅. So we talk about that and the BENEFITS of the whole wedding thing! 
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Easter All Around The World 🌎

As always, there's talk of poo, but this time we talk about WINNIE THE POOH! 😄 Probably in a different way to what you're expecting, then there's talk of EGGS, dancing to TECHNO 🕺 in church and lots more! Oh yea... we also speak about Easter Traditions...
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Things that Suck Day! #144

Not in a sexual way! 😝 We're speaking about the American meaning of the word 'suck' today! 😉 Plus there's talk of PYJAMAS 😄, things moving from SOUTH to NORTH, socks in pants 🩲 and MUCH more! So just keep CALM and keep on ROCKin'! 👊
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Some Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Germany 🇩🇪 #143

This is a podcast about the boring life of an English teacher, the boring English teacher went to Germany recently... so the episode is about Germany! Nothing amazing here people! BUT.... we do have a useless talk about days of the week 📅, getting kick...
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What's the BEST Month of the Year? #142

As always, we are tackling the SERIOUS issues here! 😀 We have the OFFICIAL list of the best months ranked in order (according to a very respectable website) and we also talk about cans of WORMS 😖, Christmas socks in March 🧦, Theresa May ruining May 😆 a...
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Expert Secrets with Robert Martinez #141

Today we have an English teacher with more than 20 years' experience who has taught in various different countries and is internationally known for his expert knowledge in teaching with technology... and he's sharing his best tips for teaching and lear...
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Bonus: I'm Football Crazy, I'm Football Mad! ⚽

I often speak to Boom Boom Cannon about football, so this time we decided to hit the RECORD button so that YOU can be part of our football conversation! We talk about the Champions League matches and much more! ⚠️WARNING⚠️ - Football fans only! ⚽
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Live for Events (and Conferences) 🎫

Concerts, the theatre, football matches are all great events... but so are conferences! 😁 And that's what we talk about today, including things such as FREE food 🥞, FARTING in lifts 😬 and even FALLING ASLEEP listening to RnR English 😴! Some SEXY 3rd co...
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Expert Secrets with Anya #139

Some SUPER SEXY secrets in today's episode (one of which I've already stolen! 😀) and there's even an INVITATION for you at the end! 👌
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Raising Hell in Uganda 🇺🇬 #138

BOOM! 💣 The mystery (ex)transcript writer of RnR English is FINALLY revealed! He is ALWAYS causing trouble and he's here to tell us about the trouble he's causing in Uganda, we talk about racist POTATOES 🥔, driving with GIRAFFES 🦒, strange ways to say ...
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Expert Secrets with Blackboard English #137

FORGET Expert Secrets for today's episode and listen to hear a WONDERFUL story that will make you APPRECIATE many things in life that you hadn't even thought about! Plus there is a SURPRISE and some FREE stuff 😀
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The World of Public Transport #136

As always, we look at the SERIOUS issues of the world 🌎 Are taxi drivers b@stards in ALL of the world?! 🤔, taking a MERCEDES to the gym 💪, HOPPING to work and MUCH more! 👊 So just keeeeeeep on ROCKin' baby! ✌️
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Expert Secrets with Christina Rebuffet #134

It's Thursday, so that only means ONE thing! Today we have a guest who was a teacher in a course that I did... so there's lots to learn! 
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What We Think About BREXIT 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 #134

If you worried about Brexit, don't be... as Dan the Man says everything will be FINE! 😅 He tells us why as we speak all things BREXIT but there is some SERIOUS RnR vocab in the process - just keeeeeep on ROCKin' people! 👊
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Expert Secrets with Teacher Mike #133

Here we are again people, another EXPERT sharing more SECRETS from YEARS of experience! Today I speak to Teacher Mike who teaches English in China - listen and learn! 
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Why We Need Women 👭 (like CF Charlie) #132

GIRL POWER! 👊 That's the vibe in today's episode where we talk about telling Google to SHUT UP 🤫, burning BRAS 😲, there's some present continuous PASSIVE and lots more! Just keeeeeeep on ROCKin' baby! 💣
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Expert Secrets with Peetu Skyttä #131

Another EXPERT sharing some more SECRETS with us today! I speak to Peetu Skyttä from Inglês Feito Fácil. Peetu is FLUENT is THREE languages and he also has a FREE gift just for YOU! 🙌
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Do What You Enjoy! 😀

It seems like simple advice... and it is! Anyway, there are a LOT of things I forgot to say, so make sure you go to to check out Dan the Man's work! 🙌
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What Your Personality Says About Your Fashion Sense #130

This is a SERIOUS thing, ok? 😀 Not only do we talk about FASHION, but we also talk about Dan the Man learning how to DANCE cumbia 🕺, ELEPHANTS doing the wild thing 🐘, The Incredible HULK 💪 and MUCH more! So just keeeeeeep on ROCKin' baby! 👊
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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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