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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.

Tess & Ravi

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

Task 6

Task 7

Task 8


Leave a comment below!

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


Hello Adam,
Yes, sometimes the excercise do not open. Please check it.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Hello me-ashesh!
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Please let us know, and we'll try to help you!
Jeremy Bee
The Learn English Team

Hello Jeremy Bee!
I use Google Chrome 19.0.1049.3 (latest one). Yes, just  empty page is seen. Please go through it.
Thank you

Hello Ashesh,
Chrome 19 is currently only for testing, so it's possible that's the reason you're seeing problems. I am using Chrome 18, the latest stable version and I can see all the exercises. Do you have the same issues with other web browsers?
Do other pages on LearnEnglish also not show the exercises?
Also, have you tried viewing the pages on another computer, perhaps one at your school or work?
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Podcasts team
hello everyone, my name is momen
I wonder why don't you collect every series from your great podcasts in a PDF file so we can download the whole series and print it so as we can read it anywhere at any time
I already have my own one for series one i print it all and I now enjoying in reading and studing from it it's really a helpful way and a wonderful idea
however I'm not interested in series number 3 as you change the way you present your program because I admire tees and ravi also carolina and want to listen to thire voice all the time not separated, any way I'm sure that you will find a new way which will be nicely for series 4 but please make it long, I mean the time if possible

Dear Momen,
We make PDFs available for each individual episode, but I'm not sure that many people are interested in one PDF file for all the episodes.
Sorry to hear that you don't like Series 3 as much as the first two series. Everyone has different preferences and it's impossible for us to find a formula that works for everyone. Many listeners found the episodes in Series 1 & 2 were too long, which is why we made them shorter for Series 3.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello guys,
What is very interesting-I came from country where tee usually drink people when they getting sick.Stupid but it is true.Many people in the morning take domestic drink called RAKIJA.It is very strong spirit but nice to taste.Normally only one shot glass and after that rest like coffee , breakfast and so on.The drink is similar like whisky but made from fruit(100% fruit without added sugar).Most people consume coffee then tee and I think they do wrong.Tee is much better and healthier then coffee.But RAKIJA is good as well.

i'm from Tunisia and tea is also popular in our country but i think that coffee is more      popular! i like both of them and i drink lot of coffee a day!

Hello Adam!
I thing there is something wrong with task 1. Non matter what I tick, always point b, d, f are wrong and the rest are right.
And I'm a little bit confused about task 4 question 8: Mother Teresa of Calcutta gave/was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. I tick 'gave', but it was wrong. I'm sure should be gave, but maybe I could be wrong. Please confirm that.
Best regardas

In task 1, b, d and f are all false, which is why they have a cross next to them. I know it's confusing and we're trying to think of a way to make it clearer.
Task 4 question 8 has the right answer. Mother Teresa didn't give the Nobel Prize to anyone, it was given to her by the Nobel Prize committee.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team