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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.


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Intermediate: B1


I often drink tea without milk in the morning and evening. I really don't like coffee so I drink it with a little sugar approximately three or four time a year. In the Vietnam, I saw that almost man usually like drink coffee in the morning every day and some people have drink coffee without sugar. Tks  

Really I am a tea person ,so I used to drink 6 cups of tea during a day.But usually I drink cup of coffee and green tea .but not much .In our country people like tea and tea is used in business ,in parties,when we tired, in breakfast ,before and after lunch and dinner,everywhere tea comes and bring us joyful freshness with itself.
when we want to make it we pour boil water in pot and we add some flowers which they have good smell and taste,so they are nice compliments for tea ,then we put our pots on Samavar or the kettle with boil water on heat ,after 20 min the color is brown-red and taste is so especial ,On thing ,,when we want to drink it we pour it on teapot that shows us its color and drink it with sugar - cube and we can get the cube on our mouth until the tea pot is empty ,so I can't beat a cup of tea!  

hi there
ı like more tea than coffee and ı don't put sugar in my tea...Sometimes ı drink coffee and when ı drank coffee ı usually put sugar in to the my coffee...How do ı make tea? first of all, ı put water into the kettle,and ı wait for it's boils....and the rest of this process as you know...:)

Hi there, I drink 6 cups of tea and 2 cups of coffee everydays, I drink green tea without milk and sugar, but I drink normal tea like English tea with milk, just a bit of milk, no sugar. I used to drink a lots of coffee about 7-8 cups during a day then  I couldn't sleep at night, may be too much coffee! Now I prefer to drink tea more than coffee, I love tea, it can't beat a nice of cup of tea!!!

Hello! I write to you because I think is very interesting your country. I think is:  "Now i prefer to drink more tea than coffee".
I'm from Mexico. Have a nice week-end

hi all
most of people in our country have not something special about coffee or tea , I mean we have not ritual or tea culture like British, even though they are like coffee or tea , they  make it just a simple  when deserve , for example some of people just  put  some sugar to cup tea before to deserve even without sugar just tea.

in Sweden people drink too much coffee. most of the people drink more than 4 cups coffee everyday.
actually I am from Yemen and their people drink a lot of tea with a milk same like England .

hi every one.
we often drink tea rather than coffee with out a milk also we have s special way for using the sugar. I think that way is not common in most countries. we have cube sugar. i think there are lots of Iranian people who are addicted to drinking tea. as I know it is not so healthy to have more tea during the day. my brother in low is addicted to drinking more tea during the day. he drinks tea inside his car during going to the work. he can not stand the tea to get cold and drink it so hot. it makes our body's blood to get decrease.
even though it is not a good habit, unfortunately,it is so common to have  tea just after the meal, it is so unhealthy, it can destroy whole the benefit of food. it does not let to get absorbed the food's iron to the body.

Coffee is drunk in Bulgaria. I think Bulgarian people prefer coffee than tea. I also like coffee and drink three or four coffees during a day. If I'm sick I drink tea. I like mint tea without sugar. I've never drunk tea with milk. Tea is drunk in Bulgaria with sugar or honey. I drank a lot of tea when I was child. My grandmother prepared toasted slices and tea for breakfast. She smeared the slices with butter. It was delicious.

I have got a question. Are my last three sentences right or I should write them in past progressive?

Hello Niksi,
Your last three sentences are great, but they might be even better in the 'used to' form.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team