Series 03 Episode 01


Elementary Podcasts is back! Some things are the same (Tess, Ravi and Carolina) and some things are new, for example the presenters. So whether you're new to Elementary Podcasts or have been listening since Series 1, give it a try!

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Hello. it is my firs post , so sorry when I mistake. I try to learn english, but I have problems because need someone to talk with me. The last time I had contact with the language more time ago. That's why I care that much to say because a lot of words I forgot. I'm 52 years old and I work as a consultant a free foundation for the EU project helping human beings in such matters as divorce, domestic violence, payment of debts. I'm on facebook.

Hi! Everyone
Im Carolina and Im Colombian

Currently, Im modern languages student and my favourite recipe is Ajiaco. Its a kind of colombian soup with potatoes, chicken, vegetables and corn Thats amazing!!

Good luck


i love fried fish, and i like it with lemon and salt, oh! and hot sauce too! but it has to be mexican hot sauce.

I am a student. I never cooked. I just know how to make Maggi. Its a kind of noodles. It takes only two mints to make. First, we need boil water and then put Maggi in boil water. That's it.

P.S. - Please correct my sentence.

Hello, one of my favorite recipe is an italian one. It's the Risoto of shrimps. I think I can do it very well...

I will try
first we should cover the fish with butter then put it in a deep fried ,almost in a vegetable oil.Then we can boil the potato and also put it in a deep fried .

Hello arafat elsayed hassan,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! First of all, I'd suggest you explore the site.  Use the links at the top of the page to go to different sections and see what kinds of materials are available.  Get a feel for the level of difficulty of different sections so you can see what will be most useful to you at the moment.

Then start with something that is not too high a level. Many users find the Elementary Podcasts Series Three a good place to start.  Work through the episodes, and remember that you can use the transcript to help you, or to read and listen to at the same time after you have done the exercises. As you work, it's important to keep a vocabulary notebook. Organise it by topic ('work', 'family', 'food', etc.) and add words and phrases to it as you go through the material.  Test yourself regularly to see if you remember the words.

Finally, practise English every day, even if it's only for 10 minutes. You can study the vocabulary you've recorded, listen to an Elementary Podcasts episode again, or if you have a friend who is also learning English, practise speaking with them. You can also practise by yourself, just speaking English when you are alone at home or at work.  This kind of practice is great for developing fluency in speaking, so that when you need to use English in the 'real' world you are ready and confident.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team