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Episode 14

Carolina and Emily are in the library to study, but end up chatting. Jo and Adam chat about conditionals – sentences with 'if'. 

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  • What about you – how do you like to study? At home? In a café?
  • Do you prefer to study with or without music? At night or in the morning?

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


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


In my case I prefer to study at home rather than in a café or other public place because I need some quiet place to concentrate, in the high school or at the University I used to study in the library because they were very quiet places to do it.
Most of the times I prefer to study without music because I need to listen what I am thinking and If I'm listening music I can't do that, but sometimes I listen to instrumental quiet music to help me concentrate, though. When I was younger I tried to study listening to music with vocal and lyrics but I got distracted paying attention to the lyrics rather than concentrate on the texts I needed to study, so I started to listen instrumental music.
During the morning is the best time for me to study because I have the mind fresh and because I work in the afternoon and during part of the night.

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I definitely like to study at home. I can't focus in a library where many people are studying. Even if I'm at home I can turn off or set my smartphone to silent in order to concentrate on my study. I don't even watch TV or lie on bed. But when I feel tired of studying, or can't focus any more, I stop studying and take a break. I manage my studying time schedule this way. About music, I like to study WITHOUT music. I like to study in a silent place.

At night or in the morning is ok for me. And I love to study alone in a quiet place. But I don't have my own room. So, I usually go to the library to study.

Back in the day, I couldn't have studied without my sister's voice, She and I shared the same room, and we love to study in the same room and at the same time although we were had different exams, but now I really cant study with anyone I like to study in a very quiet place.

I prefer to study in my room without any loud noise that could disturb me. I don’t like crowded places like libraries because sometimes there are many people there and it is impossible to get silence there. I prefer to study in the morning almost always and I use my computer or phone to accomplish my work.

I think studying at home is better for me specially in the quiet room. I don't like to study in crowded places even if it is a library.

I'd rather study at home than library,because in the library you have to keep silent and I like studying aloud and the best time I like to study is at night.

Actually I do not care where i study but i care about the atmosphere in the place where i study its should be quiet and worm weather of course without music

In my opinion, it depends on your situation, for instance, sometimes your study resources are available in the library only so you have to go there. But in general, the internet, nowadays, is an effective way to do researches and to find resources and references for your field of study. In my case, I always use my laptop for studying and I don't care about the surrounding environment. I sit in front of the window where I have an amazing view which gives me peaceful feelings and if I hear a loud noise that can disturb me, I will use my headphone which can make me focused on what I do.

I think studying at home is good,even so in a library is good too.I prefer study at home with no music and other noise.