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Episode 11

Tess and Ravi talk about pop music and Jo and Adam look at the difference between the verbs 'hear' and 'listen'.

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • What about you – which British singers or bands are your favourites?
  • Do songs help you learn English?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Oops! I almost forgot to thank Adam for his whish for me. Thank you Adam, good luck you too. :-)

Hi everyone. At first I should say that Ravi is a good singer :-) . I hadn't heard of the Beatles before but now I'm really interested in listening to their songs. I'm a fan of Celine Dion and despite the fact that I can't understand any French, I've listened to all her French songs beside all her English songs. I think "Fly" is the most beautiful song of her.
I also like Persian pop music. There's a band called "Chaartaar" that I suggest everyone listen to their "You are the Rain" album. Iranians also have got their traditional music and I think "Why did you leave me" is a masterpiece by "Homayoun Shajarian" for everyone who is interested in Old Iranian songs.

Agree. Ravi sings really well.

to be honest I listen to the music just to have some fun...I didn't learn any thing from music....the only thing that improves my English very well it's your podcasts thank you very much for that useful app

I think I lost my ticket is correct but it would be better if you were more precise saying I lost my key yesterday.
But if really are not interested in enphasize the time you'd better say
I have lost my ticket

I love this episode. I have always been longing to say something about british music. Especially pop music. It reminds me of my days in university back then in China. I like radiohead most. is my favorite one. Songs like poems which convery some emotion of some situation. Beatles had done a great job of telling people the true feeling. Their works are just unique , extinct. When I been rejected by a girl or another. It will comfort me , and then I came to realize who I was and who I am. It's a hard work to grow up. It's good to have their music with me anytime.

In Brazil the Beatles were a explosion of success , And I agree with Ravi that it is easier to undestand their songs, People in Brazil sing English Music but dont know what it means and the pronunciation is so terrible though.

Hello. I am a new member. Nice to meet everybody!!

Hello, first day here for me, too! :)
So, hello everybody! :)

Interesting podcast as always!
I like The Beatles. The music is easy listening and I remember that Yesterday had ever been used by my lecturer as a media for her teaching.
I live in Indonesia, and because my first language is not English, English songs help me much in learning the language.