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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'. 

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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


Well, I don't study at the library in my university because it's the worst place for studying in the whole world, you can do anything you want except studying, it's where students chatting, laughing, taking selfies and they even eating there. Can you imagine that??
So I found studying at home is always the best for me, because I used to sing when I get bored of studying to cheer me up, do some exercise or simply have a little nap. And my favourite time is absolutely at night, everyone is sleeping, it's all quite outside, nothing distract me, just courses, a hot cup of coffee and me.

Thank you Peter

when i was in the university i used to go library for reading because it is quite place to get coelenterate.
in my collage only few student used to go library. they like to study at home. so nobody would disturb me.

hi! I don't understand the task 3 (series4 episod 14). When I check the answer I'm right, and at the end when I submit I've just 50 per cent. I don't see where is the problem. Thank you for you help

Hi bibill38,

You need to click on the green thumbs-up for each correct answer and the red thumbs-down for each incorrect answer. I suspect you are clicking only on the green ones, and so are scoring only 50%.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter,
You're right! better than Sherlock Holmes! thank you very much. I understand quickly but I always need a lot of instructutions :)

I like to study at night it's the best time for me to be in mode.

Although I'm living in a dormitory and sharing a room with some other girls, I prefer studing at home for the reason that has been already mentioned, I have everything I need by my side. However, it tends to be difficult as there is so much to talk about.
And music is, in my opinion, a great distraction.

For me, it depends. But study at night work best for me. And it has to be with music. I can't study in a quiet place, but i also didn't like it being too noisy. Music always be my companion. I usuaĺly study at my room because i feel the most comfortable there.

I prefer reading at home , but here is the thing , when I learning English or reading a book such as novel or nonscience article , I would like to read it at home with some light music. Especially Mozart or Chopin. Music can help me imagine the content of the book. But when it comes to math or science subject , I would like to study in the library, because it need more concentration and inspiration. And I can seek help from these schoolmates around me.