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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

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Task 4

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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!
I haven't known about 'used to'-form.
I read in my English grammar and I think I understood what you mean.
I'll try to use It in my posts. :))
Thank you:))

Hello Niksi,
Happy to help! You can also read about it by following the link in my last message to you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Most people in my country prefer to drink coffee.This beverage is good here like in Italy.I love drinking coffe,although I Know is not very healthy.I use to drink four cups a day,but in the last few months I have begun to drink green tea in the afternoon,because it makes me feel more relaxed.I don t like sugar because it changes the original taste and I always drink coffee with soia milk,it s delicious.

Like Tess, i don't like drinking tea, neither. But in my country Turkish tea is preferred most of the people despite that Turkish coffee is also popular.

The British are amazing with this tea culture! I would taste original British tea even if I'm not a tea fan. In my country people drink tea for breakfast but without milk. I prefer strong coffee - also without milk. But I try to take it only in the morning because if I drink in the afternoon I can't sleep at night. I only drink tea if I'm ill or in a very cold winter day. 

When we get up in the morning most of people in Algeria take a coffee with milk ,someone add one spoon of sugar someothers add more.Somtime you can fin people who add four or five spoon of sugar;if i were one of them i would start to get down the quantity of sugar because it's unhealthy .
In the Sahara it means the south part of my country most of people take a tea.they take it in three steps.The first step is so strong that makes your mouth stick. The second step is medium and the third one is quit normal ,it's a ritual. 

i don't drink either tea or coffee, i mostly drink pure water which is very good for my health. According to many researches, coffee can bring a lot of disadvantages, so, if i must choose one of them, i will opt a cup of tea instead of tea ^^

Hi every body,

I like to drink tea so much, it is my favorite drink. I usually take tea on breakfast with a sandwich of cheese. I really enjoy tea drinking with my friends when we take a break at work.
A lot of British people like tea with milk (Ravi for example), but for me I don’t like milky tea, the delicious tea which I drink is very simple and very easy to prepare. Only boil some water in the kettle and put a bag of tea leaves in the teacup with a bit of sugar as you prefer, and then add the hot water to them and shake the mixture slowly, wait one or two minutes, and enjoy drinking of delicious tea. 

Best wishes to all

Hi every one
 we often drink tea with milk in the morning  with breakfast
sometimes in the afternoon we drink tea with milk or without as we like and of course with
biscuit or cake
sometimes we drink coffee with sugar or Arabic coffee without sugar and we drink Arabic coffee with dates (pass)this from our traditional
how we make tea ?we have different ways to make tea  one way it is like British tea
 Thanks allot
English team
could you help me to explain exercise 4?
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Hello maryoom25!
Thanks for the interesting information about tea and coffee – Arabic coffee is delicious, and I bet it's good with dates!
For exercise 4, this is about the passive voice. You have to look at the verbs and decide which is best. One is active, and one is passive. Don't forget you can check the answers with the check answers button as you go!
Best wishes
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team