Tess & Ravi

Tess and Ravi talk about politeness and Adam reads your comments about going to the cinema.

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Do you think British people are polite or not? Tell us about your experiences – good or bad! And how about in your country? Do you think people in your country are polite or not?


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Intermediate: B1


Unfortunately I've never been in Britain so I can't say how polite British people are. But in any case in my country, I think, people less polite than in Britain. But may be it depends on region.

Hi Everyone
I don´t know if British people are polite or not because I´ve never ever been in England or even know an english people , but I do believe they are very polite , and I hope will go to London some day and discover it by myself .
In my country I think it is so so , it depends on the region you live and level of school you are , people are more or less polite . But I do believe it depends on you mainly to be polite first , because the other people normally respond in the same way . on another word if you want to be treaty in a polite way from world you must be polite too

I went to London one time and met people very pleasant. They helped me when I was lost. They were so patient trying to understand my english... So I think british people are polite and nice. Also, I saw many times people helping each other with suitcases or strollers in tube station.


unfortunately, I think people in my country aren't polite.
and of course I won't tell you where I'm from.

I think is possible that Brazilian will be polite one day, because in our country they are not habitually use the words like please or thank you, But is not a truly a problem because i think it is important our act in front of a determined situation.

I study the conversation between Ravi and Tess, and I observe the people in England is very polite. It is not because the words "Thank you" or "please", but when i watch champion of the England i see the players shake hand the others in the moment in the fault. In my country will be polite in the moment of the disaster or difficult, because it is not common behave. For illustration, when a queue is very common the people jump it.


I listened so many podcasts there and noticed at the form "I do like". Is it stronger than "I like"?

Hello blueroses,

Yes, we can use 'do' in the present simple to insist or emphasise the verb. I don't see 'I do like' in this episode, but imagine for example that Tess has said that Ravi doesn't like football. Since Ravi likes football rather a lot, he could insist that she is wrong by saying 'I do like football!' (and in speaking there would be a lot of emphasis on the word 'do').

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I 've listened to the podcast. I found something not clear.
1)What difference between cartoon and animation?
2) What meaning of "I'll be flown in my dreams"

Hello blueroses,

An animation in cinema is any kind of film (or part of a film) which is created by other means than acting with real actors. This could be using drawings, puppets, models and so on. A cartoon in cinema is only a film or part of a film which is drawn. Cartoons in cinema are one kind of animation. Thus, the recent film 'Paddington' is an animation but most of it is not a cartoon. 'Shrek' is a cartoon (and also an animation).

We can also use the word cartoon to describe stories drawn in pictures such as in comics or satirical newspaper illustrations.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team