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Episode 14

Carolina and Emily are in the library to study, but end up chatting. Jo and Adam chat about conditionals – sentences with 'if'. 

Elementary Podcasts

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Leave a comment below!

  • What about you – how do you like to study? At home? In a café?
  • Do you prefer to study with or without music? At night or in the morning?

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


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


nice way dear

I love to study late at night at home of course so no one will disturb me. I prefer listening to music while I am studying, although sometimes when I am reading something that needs more concentration from me I tend to listen to music with no vocals.

how much time??..I have to say...I downloaded your app Big city small world..
Lession 4, 9, 10, 12 ist not good..Could you try to check? There are so many app for learning english (free), but I decided to use yours app...would you be so kindly ..and correct audio and text for it?????
Thank you...

Hello mirjanas,

We're sorry about this. Could you please copy this comment on our LearnEnglish Audio and Video page, including the URL which you downloaded the app from? 

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

dear friends I need some help :-(
I used to go to English class but at the moment I'm studying English at home.
I have 2 big problems! 1- when I study English in my own way, after some time I think my own way isn't true and I'm in a wrong way! so I stop studying English! can you offer me a way that I can study English at home? I don't know how much time do I spend for listening, grammar, writing,...
2- I'm afraid of speaking English! dose this web site have a chat room or another way that I speak English with other people?
I hope you help me...

hey..would you like to talk with me in englesh? from romania...and i want to speak with somebody in englesh ..

Hello SamiraDodange,

I'd suggest you read our Help page, where you can find general advice on how to study English as well as advice on how to use LearnEnglish. I'd suggest you follow some of that advice while working through Elementary Podcasts. Begin with this episode, and then work through episodes 1–13. Take your time as you work through them – in addition to doing the exercises, be sure you listen to each episode several times, and study the transcript, making lists of words and expressions that you think you should learn. Practise pronouncing that vocabulary until it's easy for you to say it.

We don't have a chat room and our House Rules, which are designed to protect users, do not allow you to exchange the kind of personal information you'd need to chat outside of LearnEnglish, either, but I'd suggest you visit our Facebook site and I'm sure you can find other places to do that. Please just be careful about the personal information that you share.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I think the best way to improve Eng skills is by make it as life style. i mean listen to songs, watch movies, read novels, make conversations with others. i don't websites like that, but I like u trying to improve my Eng skills, we can make conversations over skype if u like.
good luck

Hello Ma-Z,

Doing all of the things you describe is certainly a great way to improve your English. Participating in the comments is a way of having a conversation and we hope to see more of you here. Please note, however, that our House Rules prohibit the sharing of personal information such as Skype addresses. You might want to take a look at our Facebook page if you're looking for extensive interaction with others.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I've observed that amid daytime and nighttime but the best time was always at early morning. I think this is the most better time for me to sink new things into my mind but no matter where I am.