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Episode 02

In this episode, Carolina returns. What happened with her and Jamie? What is new in Emily's life? Plus, Adam and Rob talk about the recipes you shared after last week's show.

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How do you say hello to your friends? Do you shake hands? Kiss? Hug? Bow? Perhaps you wai ​like people do in Thailand!

Write to us in the comments and we'll discuss your answers in the next show.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi everbody,

I'm from Turkey. When I meet with my friends, I say 'Hello' and hug them. Also, I feel happy to see them and share with them my feeling.

I usually shake hands with boys and hug girls. When don't see friends for a long time I can even hug boys. :)

In Italy not everyone greet in the same way, usually in the south of Italy people are more effusive, and they usually give kisses to girls and hug to men, meanwhile in the north people are colder, they tend to shake hands, hugs and kisses are only for closer friends

Hi everyone. In my country, in Poland, in general when we are meeting with our friends or other person we shake right hands each other. When we are meeting close friend, which is woman, we kiss in cheek that person. When we are meeting old friend we hug them.

Hi everyone,
In my country when we see our close friends, we hug each other dearly. If we see a casual friend, we just shake her hands.

I usually hug and shake hands with friends, accompanied with a "nice to see you brother". Some people just shake hands and that means that the other one is not that important for you. So, a hug is important for me! XD

I think shaking hands it's not an unusual greeting. But in Russia we have the other one. Sometimes with friends we can greet each other by our leg. It's like "give a five", but we use our right inner side of foot. We use this greeting when the weather is very cold and we don't want to take off our gloves to greet someone.

When I met with my friend,I just say hello or hi and if he/she is my best then only I will hug them.and as per Indian tradition say "Namaste" to relatives.

I'm from Vietnam. In my country, when people meet a person they usually say 'hello' in a polite way. They sometimes shake hands or slap back. They hug if they haven't met for a long time. But not kiss. Kisses, in my country, are most show love, not a way to say 'hi'

Hello guys
In my country our traditional way to welcome in friends is shaking our hands but for dear friends and relatives we embrace and kiss each other one in every cheek