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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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  • 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


Hello every body.As for me i prefer to study at any place wich is calme and peaceful. It Could be at home or a way from home. When i was a student i used to study at night or in the early morning if i had an exam nearby. I Could also rivise at home in the afternoon when the sun wasn' t too hot. But when the sun was too hot i Could gow out of town in the gungle under trees.for me there's no way to understand waht i'm reading with out any silence . so i didn't use too much libres. I could only go there if i don't have documents to do my home works given by teachers.

I prefer to study in library because I fell sleepy when I study at home but in library I have to sit one place and attend to studying. library is quiet and there aren't TV or refrigerator or bed or..Then they can't tempt me..I studied for my MS exam in library and I succeed and went to a good university.

This advise is very cool , my husband told me to listen to BBC news if i would to develop my english language ,but i didn't use this advise. Now i'll do.

As I said before, I improved my English a lot with the all podcasts from Bitish Council but, I'm far to be a good listener, writer or talker in English. Despite of that, I study all weeks and I prefer to do it at home, normally on wednesday, saturday and sunday when I don't go work.
At work I tried to study by listening the BBC radio but It is very difficult to me understand.
So, thank you all of podcast programmes who I understand very well, and help me a lot.

Hi dear I think most of us need to practice English to improve that. I wish we create a group in telegram or whats app or another application for this purpose. What do you think?

Hello marziyeh,

It's great that you want to practise your English with others, but I'm afraid our House Rules prohibit the sharing of the kind of personal information you'd need to do this. If you're interested in this kind of interaction, you might want to check out our Facebook page, where many users also participate.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

A big hello to Adam and Jo . well my answer of today question is: I like to prefer study at home. There’s no place like home. The decision whether to make your home a study place is an important one. Studying at home is easily the most convenient option - you have access to all your material, there is no time wasted in commuting, everything is familiar.However home is best option for studying because I try to study in the library but like in today episode Emily and Carolina were trying to revision for their exam so with me happened like this because you can't pay your full focus on your study when you were with your friends in in others places , home is best place for study. Thanks . Have a peaceful day , Adam and Jo. bye for now.

I Perfer to study in cold place and quite and to be honest I like to study alone and dark place not very dark place
And while I'm studying I like to listen to you because I feel very relax thank for your helping to learn english
I think I learn so many English from you thanks so much

I like to study in cafe with friends of mine. We made a group discussion to solve problems we might find in our lesson. A group discussion I have is weekly forum with several topics that gives a chance to members to speak with English. That has extended our insights and drilled our English skills.


Thank you all for the podcasts
Thank you Adam and Jo especially...
I have an issue since the beginning of the series 4, is that the sound level is low even if I use the top level volume... the problem occurs more especially when I listen to podcasts in the car or from the phone.