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Episode 09

Our listeners' musical talents are the topic for discussion this episode. Tess and Ravi tell you all about the drink British people are famous for loving.

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Do you drink tea or coffee? How do you make it? With or without milk? With or without sugar? What other things do people in your country like to drink?

We always enjoy reading your comments and we read some of them out in the following episode.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi everyone! I am Angel. I love drinking coffee and tea. Every morning and night I drink a cup of coffee and after lunch I drink a cup of green tea. I drink coffee and tea without sugar or milk because if you mix them with these ingredients lose its flavors. In Mexico, there are lot of traditional beverages better than coffee and tea like taxcalate, pozol, tejate among others, this beverages are made with cocoa and these are delicious

In Algeria and especially in the south of the country، prefer to drink tea than coffee.In fact, our tea in the south has a distinctive flavor.

here in our Bechar city and in all cities in the south of Algeria we like drink tea evry day and especially after eating meals. it's very special to prepare tea in these cities.we pour a water into kettle to boil it ,and after this ,we put a tea leafs into the teapot, then we put it on embers at boiling degree, then we pour the tea into the big glass cup,where we put sugar and mint in , then turn the tea over and over again in the teapot untill we see a white foam, that's the flavor for our tea, after this operation we can pour tea into the little glass cups for to present it to the guests in occasions.

In Russia except of tea and coffee people usually drink cocoa, chicory and traditional tea made of fireweed . Several cups of tea per a day and a coffee in the morning are the same as in Britain. As Tess said that 95 per cent of British people prefer drinking tea with milk, in Russia is opposite situation when milk is preferred by not so many. Ravi telling how he do his cup of tea according his ritual when it’s always added sugar, so a sweet cup of tea is made. Many Russians prefer tea or coffee without sugar but with some sweets while drinking. There are lots of different herbal kinds of tea potions here. One of them is Fireweed tea, a traditional one which was drunk here long ago. It’s considered to be very useful for health and used against many diseases even cancer.

How are you doing? I really like drinking tea especially with honey or peanut butter but I never drink tea with milk because I'm a vegan. Coffee is mom's favorite drink but I can't stand it at all. Good luck.

I prefer coffee to tea because here in the Philippines coffee is everywhere especially in sidewalk vendors. It is easy to prepare when office breaks, just get a cup, a sachet of coffee, and hot water then stir and have a happy break time.

people in my country drink a lot of tea. My mother make tea all day long the only thing that she really enjoy to drink is tea with choclate. I usually eat three cups of tea everyday at work. I often drink my tea with a choclate, cake or biscuit.

I' d rather the way Tom , the teacher, taught grammer. If he were here he explained the structure of active and passive sentences but Adam and Rob don't explain about it . please make a podcast with Ravi and Tess and Tom

Hi everyone,

I live in Turkey. And Turkish people do love tea like British people. They drink it every hour of the day. For example my family, They wake up and then my father prepares tea then he goes to work. When he arrives to work, his first job is to prepare tea :). Then about he comes home at about 7.30 pm. And again his first job is to prepare tea. They drink about 10 cups of tea every day. I used to drink too but I do not drink any more. And there is another drink here called Turkish Coffee. This drink looks like mud and taste is terrible. I can't understand why people like it.

Hello everyone, I don't drink coffee or tea. But when my family has friends or guests visit, we usually make some tea to invite them. We pour the boiled water into green tea leaves in a teapot. After 5 minutes, we pour the tea into a teacup and drink it without milk or sugar. The green tea is very good for health and beauty. In my country, people drink both tea and coffee. Every morning, they drink iced black coffee and iced tea. But I like the fruit juice more than tea.