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Episode 09

Tess and Ravi talk about a typical English drink and where to find it. Jo and Adam look at adjectives and adverbs. 

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • Do people drink beer in your country?
  • If you like beer, have you ever tasted British beer? What did you think of it?
  • Have you ever been to a British-style pub? Or an Irish pub?
  • What do you think of them?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I like drinking beer. and I think I have tried British beer before. but I prefer to drink larger like Japanese beer. There are many pubs and bars in Japan. And especially the one is called HUB is very famous pub in my country. I can see the HUB everywhere in cities. The HUB looks British traditional style. And most of them are crowded with Japanese and foreigners. I don't often go there but it would be nice to hung out with foreigners there. I think I want to go to a real pub in Britain one day.

I used to drink a lot of alcohol when I was younger, but now I'm on a lot of medication so I can't I'm not supposed to, drink but now I only have two drinks on accessions like Christmas new year birthdays and our wedding anniversary.

I don't drink myself, but I tried a pub in Glasgow when I traveled UK last year. The waiter was kind enough to offer me a so delicious food! It was a bowlful of mussels, the soup of which was so, so tasty. I'll never forget the taste! To tell the truth, my wife and I are going to Britain again, so I'll try beer this time!

Do we say "Express love to me abundantly." or "Express love abundantly to me."
I mean my question is about, placement of the indirect object (me) and the adverb i.e. abundantly.

Hello Zeeshan Siddiqii,

Grammatically speaking, both sentences are possible. The indirect object is quite flexible in terms of its position:

Give me the parcel quickly.

Give the parcel to me quickly.

Give the parcel quickly to me.

The first and second of these are the most common but the third is possible.


Your examples are fine grammatically but do not sound like everyday English. You might find this kind of phrase in poetry, for example, but it would sound odd in many contexts.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for guidance.

I live in Argentina, exactly in Buenos Aires. Beer is the most popular drink here. Government is worried about teenagers are drinking beer younger and younger. Despite we've got many vineyards, we prefer beer over wine. There many advertisements on the TV to appeal people to drink wine but, they don't work.
Buenos Aires has got a little place plenty of Irish Pubs. We love Irish culture. Even we celebrate the Saint Patrick's Day. I've visited a pair of them, a long time ago. I tasted Bitter beer there. The beer was stronger than I used to drink but I liked.

People in my country drink a lot of beer, especially in hot summer days. They also drink ouzo, a traditional drink.
I like beer but i havent try English beer.
I wish i can try one of them when i 'll visit a pub in London!

Hello! I am from Ukraine. It is certainly, we drink beer here, but I do not know and taste British beer ever and I think beer from England should be a good taste
I like beer, and when I'm in Italy I saw an Irish bar, it was an interesting style and a great service.

Hi everyone. My name is Matej allias Matkes. I am from Slovakia. It is the beautiful country in the heart of Europe, especially for me. I have never been in a typical British-style pub. I have only seen them in the TV documents about the United Kingdom, movies or advertisements. I have a plan visit Scotlnad in the near future. I will go and see some bar if I will not forget. I do not know what it looks like a typical bar in the UK but I image older man who comimg from work, seatting at the bar counter a talking abou politics, sports and other topics. I go to nightclubs for young people with my friends wherre we kave a good time. We talk about different things but the main topic is actually study, exams, thesis and what after graduation. Older working men are most often seen in "krčma" - pubs where they spent their leasure time drinking beer as weel as something more powerful than "slivovica" - plum brandy or "borovička" - gin.

If someone could check my grammar and give me feedback would be very helpful. Thanks!