Elementary Podcasts

It's the end of Series 4! Carolina tells Emily she’s going to miss her while she studies in France. But will she be missing Jamie too? What’s Jamie going to do? Jo and Adam look at different ways of speaking about the future. It’s goodbye until the next series!

Elementary Podcasts are suitable for learners with different levels of English. Here are some ways to make them easier (if you have a lower level of English) or more difficult (if you have a higher level of English). You can choose one or two of these suggestions - you don't have to follow all of them!

Making it easier

  • Read all the exercises before you listen to the podcast.
  • Look up the words in the exercises that you don't know in a dictionary.
  • Play the podcast as many times as you need.
  • Play each part of the podcast separately.
  • Read the transcript after you have listened to the podcast.

Making it harder

  • Listen to the podcast before you read the exercises.
  • Only play the podcast once before answering the questions.
  • Play the whole podcast without a break.
  • Don't read the transcript.

Now, listen to the podcast and do the exercises.

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Language practice exercises





Language level

Intermediate: B1


Will we have Series 5 of this learning
English podcast by the end of 2018 ?

Hello SonuKumar,

At the moment we don't have a date for the next series, I'm afraid. You'll need to be patient a little while longer!



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi sir,
i want to say that in India there are several competition exam held and in each competition question are asking from long and difficult English passage and sometimes also say to write long passage in your language in short and attractive form.and also write essay on different famous topic.
i want to say that if you have knowledge about good website which provide different English passage and eassy for practice point of view then provide me. i search on google but i do not find any good website.

I´ve been studying english here and I really enjoyed every single podcast I hearded from series 1 to series 4 , and I´ve been feeling that my english is improving , all podcast are easy to listen and understand and I can´t to wait for the next series .
until next time

Hi All,

Hi All,

Thanks to you for this amazing job you guys were doing with this podcasts, this help me a lot to improve my English. I saw the comments below, the series 5 is in progress, so can you suggest another series similar (poadcasts) ? I usually I'll listen the podcast when I'm going to work. Thanks a lot

Thanks for all series so far. I have enjoyed a lot. I have been listening to all series of podcast for more than 6 months. I always practice English with this podcast. I stop every sentences and repeat what you said. and I am going to keep doing this exercise, so I'm really looking forward to the next series comes out. Thanks.

Hello, Kirk
I enjoy a lot with yours podcasts. I use to listen to them in my headphones while I am walking. I am looking forward for the series 5, meanwhile Would you recommend other podcast for my level (B1). I had read your recommendation about "Word on the Street" but I need something without video. Thanks in advance and excuse my mistakes.
Regards for all of you. You are an incredible team

Hi Esteban,

We're really glad to hear you enjoyed the podcasts. Series 5 is in production, though I'm afraid it's too early to say when we will have it ready to share with everyone.

In the meantime, I would suggest Big City Small World, which is another series at the B1 level.

I hope you enjoy it. Let us know how you get on with it!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

So this is the last story and I also miss Jamie, Emily and all other members of this course. I have a plan to go to Malaysia next year and perhaps my English will work there. My wife likes to go to the shore, so we may as well visit some island in Malaysia. Everybody, bye for now!