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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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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


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

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 ^^