Tess & Ravi

Discussing TV crime programmes, Tess teaches Ravi a thing or two about Sherlock Holmes. Adam and Jo explain how to use 'to be born'.

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Leave a comment below!

  • What about you – do you like Sherlock Holmes?
  • Do you like other crime writers or TV programmes? Which ones are your favourites?

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


Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


I was thought that Sherlock Holmes was a real person.

I don’t like crime writers very much, but I already watched a serie of Sherlock Holmes at Netflix.

Besides English, I learn about many things in this site. I really like this. Thank you very much!

Ha ha ha. I was thought that Sherlock Holmes was a real person too.. ))) by the way, probably at that time there was a man like Sherlock Holmes. I am sure!

I have read almost all the stories of Sherlock Homes when I was a student. and like Tess said, I found that I like the story that he seems to know everything by tiny clues and solving crimes without stepping outside. and I began to start reading other novels that are kind of mystery. but Japanese manga Detective Conan isn't my favorite.

Sherlock Holmes is actually genius in solving difficult criminal cases, yes, but I know a man who is more intellectual than him. His name is..... Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's elder brother. He is not so active as his younger brother, but as for inteligence, Mycroft is more intelligent than Sherlock since Sherlock sometimes goes to Mycroft in order to consult on a really difficult case that even Sherlock cannot solve.

I have watched Sherlock Holmes the tv series and i liked a lot. I have read some books of
Sir Doyle Arthur Conan, like The Vital Message. I like to watch crime series , for example
Breaking bad ..but still my favorite is Sherlock!

Hi everyone!
I haven't watched Serlock Holmes yet. But i remember i watched only first episode of this series. I liked it. but i am a fan of Dr. House. I love the way he knows everything logically and the way he treats everyone :)

Oh/ I like films of Dr. House too very much. I have watch all seasons many time)) I hope some time I'll watch in English

I heard on the grapevine that Sherlock Holmes was very famous all around the world. However, I haven't watched it because detective films are not my favourite.

Good afternoon for everybody.
I like Sherlock Holmes I used to watch some version, from few years ago but I stopped because it has appeared modern series named Doctor House, for me this version it was much more interesting.
And about writers I didn't read any book about crime but now I would like to read since Ravi and Tess gave me the interest about all the writers of books on crimes. It was for the first time when I have learned something about those writers.
I think I will start to read one about Sherlock Holmes although I know it will be really tough for me to read in English but one more time this will be a really good thing for me to improve my English, maybe up to the end the book, I will start to read in English much better than now.
Now I watch at a series movie called Death in Paradise, this movie is from the BBC and is about the crimes but in easy way.
The main character is a man that solve all the crimes like Sherlock Holmes, he uses tiny clues to solve the problem in the island. The movie action is on an island in the ocean, a small one with just a few people on it. And in this movie you can see wonderful landscapes and exotic trees.
The atmosphere there is like a holidays.
I like this movie, it makes me to be relaxed through see all that wonderful views

do you Recommended to study the series in the order( series 01-02 ecc..) or depending on the levev(a2-b1 ecc..) ?