Elementary Podcasts

Carolina and Jamie disagree about telling Emily about Cameron as they get ready to eat dinner, while Adam and Jo consider potatoes and the past continuous. 

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Leave a comment below!

  • What about you? Do you cook at home?
  • Or do you eat in a canteen, or buy something to eat on the way home?
  • And what's your favourite way of eating potatoes?!

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


Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


I am surprised that Jamie don't know anything about Cameron's private life - after all he is his close friend! And more it worse if he knows but doesn't tell the truth (but I don't think so).

i like home made food because it is more healthy and clean but some times i have many things to do so i go and bring some thing to eat
my special potatoes is mashed potatoes it is really very delicious i aften add some chesse to it

Hi everyone! In Italy cooking is a normal activity for every woman, in every good family. Especially in the south, we cook a big variety of food, known in all over the world, as pasta, pizza, vegetable's dishes, fish's dishes, cured meats of great quality.
My special potatoes are cooked in the oven, with olive oil, salt, oregano and a mix of peppers (black, green, red, white pepper together). Very delicious!

Hi, everyone!
I don’t know to cook very much. Nowadays I only work, so I take my mother’s food to work. I love it, it’s really good.
And my favourite potatoes is fries! :)

I am always cook at home , because it is healthy and cheaper , and nowadays cooking are at fashion with a lot of cooking program on tv , cooking is a kind of therapy for me and when you made a beautiful dish and people praise you it makes me feel so proud.

I'm use to cooking by myself. Actually, I don't like cooking very much. but I don't want to eat anything bad for my health. and I'm trying to lose my weight. so I only cook and eat salad and smoothie and roasted chicken. that's all. I really love potatoes. but I haven't had any potatoes for ages for my diet. I would want to taste it in chips...
thank you :)

Hello every body
I like potato when throw in fire.

Carolina, please forgive Cameron, men sometimes flirt with attractive women.  I am one of them. I sometimes (in the past, of course) flirt with some girls and have some relationships with them, but it's not serious, just a fickleness. I do love my wife and want to continue to be a good husband forever!

Hellos I´m from Mexico. In the Weekend, People here, eat in family, the sons and grandchildren the come to grandparents to have a delicious meal. But in the week, the single persons buy food for eat because they don´t have time to make food, the job is very absorbent. However married people afther the school, go home and eat with here kids, some times they go to a restaurant o buy somethig, It depends.

Please i have a worry i want to know if i should listen to all the series about listening skills before moov to something else reading skills for exemple or what should i do exactly? Thanks