This clip is from an episode of the Adam Buxton Podcast, which is a brilliant, funny and interesting conversational podcast. This episode features an interview with singer-songwriter, actor and presenter Charlotte Church.
Charlotte is telling Adam about her new project, which involves building a school.
In this exercise, all the weak forms (unstressed forms of grammatical words in connected speech) have been removed. Listen as many times as you need to, and see if you can identify them all. Good luck!
…what is the point…
The point of something is the reason for doing something.
If you ask what the point of something is, you are asking what its purpose is, or what the reason for doing it is.
If you say that there is no point in doing something, you’re saying that there is no reason for doing something, that it is a waste of time.
A useful adjective from this expression is pointless. e.g. Staff meetings at my company are totally pointless. We never actually talk about anything useful.