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Episode 11

Tess and Ravi talk about pop music and Jo and Adam look at the difference between the verbs 'hear' and 'listen'.

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • What about you – which British singers or bands are your favourites?
  • Do songs help you learn English?

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


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


It's useful for us to learn english!!

I don't know how many times should I listen to one episode. In what situation means I have mastered this episode. Is that ok if I have just work all these exercises out. Then I can go to next episode ?

Hello Chickenteriyaki,

That's really up to you. I'd say the minimum is doing the exercises, but most people would benefit from listening to the episode several times, at least once while reading the transcript. To get even more out of the episode, choose six to ten words or phrases that you don't use in your speaking and which you think could be useful to you. Practise saying them until you can say them without effort, and write them down in a notebook. Then try using them in your daily life or at work – if I remember correctly, you work as a waiter, so you speak with people quite often. 

If you do this with episode, over time you will build up quite a lot of new vocabulary – not just words, but the kinds of more complex phrases and sayings that native speakers use quite often. Refer back to your notebook from time to time to revise these new phrases, and continue trying to use them in your speaking and writing.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Ya i realy like to listen english songs and its use full for learn english i listen many more english but my fav song is heartatck .enriQue shakira lady gaga rehana. Thanx

Hello, I'm come from Vietnam. I really like the Beatle as well, especially 2 songs of them: Let it be & Yesterday. Sometime i hear that songs over and over again. It's awesome.
And when I read the book: "Outliers" of Malcolm Gladwell, he said "to achieve this success, the Beatle have to practice 10,000 hours in Hamburg". It's icredible, right? :)

Hi everybody.How are you? I am fine. I like listening music, especially national music. Azerbaijan people loves national music-mugam. Our have great singer. Every year in Azerbaijan held mugam festival. And Gabala popoular international Jazz music festival.Of cours our people love foreigen songs.

Hello everyone..
I'm Dora from Indonesia. I'm so glad to join this group. I hope we can learn together.
Hi Adam and Jo.. :)
I really love music and i always listen for it every single day before i go to work. Listening to the music is one of my favourite hobby. I love Bon Jovi and Queen, they are the best.
I think that music can bring my mood on, so I ready to do all my job all day.

Thank you for this useful website, Learning English team..

Hi to everybody, hopefully all of you in a good health and good mood , learning English it's fantastic we are lucky to have people who help us to learn in prepare way
Thanks to all of you

I like to listen to a lot of music every day. My favourite english band is Rudimental - a drum and bass band.

Wooooow!! Ravi has a great sound I think he can join to any music band in the world, I will be one of the his biggest fans..